Student Scholarships

  Scholarship winners

Scholarship winners

 

In rural Haiti, it is very common to find that there are only one or two people, usually men, per village, who have finished high-school or have any further eduction. This is one of the reasons not much progress is made in improving standard of living as teachers and trained personnel cannot easily be persuaded to live in the remoter areas. Haitians are so eager to have more education and training but for subsistence farmers it is out of the question; feeding and clothing their children and dealing with the constant cycle of illness, natural disasters like the recent crop and drought failure, political upheavals and poor market prices make their lives unending drudgery.

  Elisee S. our assistant agronomist, starting veterinary course!

Elisee S. our assistant agronomist, starting veterinary course!

We are trying to change this by offering scholarships to the brightest local youth to finish courses they have had to leave for family reasons or lack of funds. Those qualified and trained will return, to fulfill their commitment to the community and help improve lives and health in the area by so doing. 

GSF is committed to our side of the bargain - students will be funded as far as we possibly can towards finishing their high school diploma, or college degree. They will be equal percentages girls and boys when possible, from poorer families, and we will attempt to either provide first employment for them or help them to find jobs. In return they commit to upholding standards in their behavior, helping our projects during holidays, and returning to the community. We are sometimes able to offer targeted courses at trade school (mechanic, electrician...) which are one to two years and the skills are urgently needed in the area.

All scholarship donations to Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti go to the students' education, books and living costs.  

Donors have the satisfaction of knowing their money enables someone from a very disadvantaged background, in a rural village where most people are illiterate, to qualify as a professional - giving life-changing improvement to them, their families and their community! All are happy to provide details of their progress, and their lives and aspirations! Please ask your friends, any group/club/church you belong to, even your office colleagues - this is such a worthwhile and productive opportunity . Thank you for all your help!

We have young adults in university, at trade school, and in language courses, ranging from $250 to $3500 per year.

We also have 7 scholarships for high school, all for teenagers or early-twenties who have not been able to complete high-school due to difficult family circumstances. These cost only $400 each per year.

  Nathanaelle M, 5th yr medecine DR - always over 80%!

Nathanaelle M, 5th yr medecine DR - always over 80%!

The current students are all committed to staying in their villages on Ile a Vache and helping advance the community when they graduate.
  Roselande 2nd yr kindergarten teacher-training

Roselande 2nd yr kindergarten teacher-training

  Exal Destil - mechanics SCHOLARSHIP

Exal Destil - mechanics SCHOLARSHIP

   Anousse, our  agricultural manager now finishing a year of veterinary training

Anousse, our agricultural manager now finishing a year of veterinary training

  Ismanne after finishing high school

Ismanne after finishing high school

  Tamar 2nd yr kindergarten teacher -training

Tamar 2nd yr kindergarten teacher -training

  Carline - Nursing   Diploma completed in 2016

Carline - Nursing Diploma completed in 2016

  Janel is now 1st yr welding student

Janel is now 1st yr welding student

 Jisnol Messina - Mechanics Scholarship

Jisnol Messina - Mechanics Scholarship

  Michel Payant, IMECt supervisor, in 2nd YR English course

Michel Payant, IMECt supervisor, in 2nd YR English course

  Romario in last year of high school

Romario in last year of high school

 

We are striving really hard to keep the success growing and this is where your help is much needed.

 
 
  Adeline - Advanced Nursing degree completed and state license achieved!

Adeline - Advanced Nursing degree completed and state license achieved!

  Carmesuze C. after finishing high school

Carmesuze C. after finishing high school