A local organization, the National Single Parents Association of Liberia (NASPAL), is offering a one-year scholarship to 18 students who lost their parents during the civil war and the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
NASPAL Board of Directors chairman Isaiah Sackor said beneficiaries are free to attend any school of their choice, starting from the first grade to college or any university of their choice.
Mr. Sackor, who announced the scholarships in an interview with a reporter from Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Monrovia Thursday, noted that recipients of the scholarships will be given tuition, texts, copy books and uniforms “absolutely free of charge.”
According to him, beneficiaries who perform well academically and in deportment will have part of their scholarships extended annually.
NASPAL was established in 1994 to respond to the educational needs of orphans; a role it has been fulfilling over the years.
Mr. Sackor said his association is lobbying with local and international organizations to expand the scholarship program to cover several other school-going persons directly or indirectly afflicted by the civil war and the Ebola crisis.