EDUCATION & RESOURCES LEAD TO OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY LEADS TO HOPE. AND HOPE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
Our scholarship program seeks to empower marginalized youth in BiH through education. We bring together an ethnically and religiously diverse group of BiH youth to promote unity and diversity. We go beyond traditional aid with our holistic approach by providing additional educational support through tutoring, room and board, English lessons, and more to ensure each scholar has the tools necessary to succeed. Together, through higher education and unity of the youth, we are building a better BIH
The statistics on education are conclusive. A college degree leads to higher earning power, greater access to food and electricity, healthcare, and a stable home environment. Because the country has not yet economically and politically recovered from the brutal civil war, once-thriving families have been unable to regain emotional and financial stability. Ethnic tensions limit job opportunities, social interactions, and community involvement as youth attempt to navigate ethnic lines built before them. For the next generation, higher education seems impossible as their families, by no fault of their own, have been trapped in a cycle of poverty and post-traumatic stress. There are few scholarships or student loan options available to help finance education in BiH. This is where Jericho steps in to create opportunities where there are none and impact a region, one student, at a time.
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BIH STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
All students selected for our program go through a very thorough selection process: we look for academically talented students that are limited in opportunity by their geographic location, financial need, and difficult family circumstances. Our application takes a thorough look at their grades, written essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, finances, and an interview to determine their readiness and sincere willingness to obtain higher education. To maintain the scholarship, students have to achieve excellent academic standing, submit semester grades and reports, as well as participate in our leadership workshops.