Project Description

Scholarship Programs

In East Africa, rural families are often unable to pay secondary school fees, especially for girls. Due to financial hardship, many young girls are subjected to early marriage and childbearing soon after completing primary school.

Educating a girl has a resounding impact on household health and economic wellbeing that increases exponentially. Research shows that when girls go to secondary school, they are more likely to have higher household income, fewer children, healthier children, and more educated children. Therefore, educating a girl builds a bridge to self-sufficiency for their future families and communities for generations to come.

The Marlene Assell Scholarship Program, created by Dr. Linda Lea in honor of her late sister, funds secondary school scholarships for girls who would otherwise have no chance of continuing their education past primary school.

Secondary scholarships include school fees, room and boarding fees, uniforms, books, scholastic materials, and personal hygiene items for $700 per year. University scholarship costs vary based on school and degree. New scholars seek funding year-round and additional scholarship funding is a continuing need.

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Academic Scholarships

Secondary & Tertiary Scholarships


The Ugandan scholarship program is managed by the Executive Women in Development (EWIDA) with leadership from Naome Rukundu. The program helps to fund girls who are good candidates for secondary school but would not otherwise be able to continue their studies. Forty-six ongoing scholarships are funded for three terms per year for 21 lower secondary students, 20 upper secondary students, and 5 university students in Rukungiri, Uganda. We sponsor 15 students at St. Gerald’s Secondary School, 4 at Holy Field High School, 2 at Makiro Girls’ Secondary School, 16 at Kinyasano Secondary School, 4 at Nyakibale Lady’s  Vocational School, 4 at Uganda Christian University, and 1 at Makerere University.

Maasai Scholarships


Global Partners’ Tanzanian scholarship program is managed by the Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC) under the leadership of Maanda Ngoitiko. PWC is a community based-organization in northeastern Tanzania that promotes cultural, political, economic, and educational development of pastoralist Maasai women and children. Currently, the program funds 38 scholarships for 15 lower secondary students, 11 upper secondary students, and 12 first-year university students. Most secondary students attend Emanyatta Secondary School, and university students attend various universities including Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science, Kenyata University, Tanzania Public Service College, St. Joseph’s Teaching College, and Bugando Medical College.

University Scholarships


Global Partners funds university scholarships for four young women in the Arusha area of Tanzania. The program is managed by Juma Sulle. Mwajuma studies at Tenguru Institute of Community Development seeking a bachelor’s in community development management. Malka studies at the Moshi  Co-operative University seeking a degree in human resource management. Jubilate studies at the University of Arusha pursuing a degree in education. Finally, Evaline attends Mt. Meru University studying business administration. In addition to their studies, these scholars also have ongoing service projects that they chose at the beginning of their studies such as HIV/AIDS awareness, community development of water and hygiene programs, and educational initiatives. These women also participate in computer training and other professional development activities provided through the internship program for current scholars and recent graduates.