UUOEF provides financial assistance to Ugandan orphans so that they can attend secondary school. In Uganda, primary school is free, and secondary school is not. (Secondary school in Uganda is equivalent to high school in the United States.)
Our US-based fundraising efforts enable qualified orphans to attend secondary school.
We award financial assistance to the top applicants (which may include funds to cover room and board payments in addition to tuition) and commit to supporting the selected students until they graduate from high school, providing that the students continue to meet our academic standards.
The UUOEF Scholarship Program
The Ugandan orphans we support receive assistance via our scholarship program. We raise money through donations and public fundraisers in order to fund the scholarship program. (All donations are deductible as we are a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.)
The UUOEF Scholarship program intends to align financial assistance awards with Uganda Government development objectives which aim to improve future economic and health living standards of all Ugandans by emphasizing studies in sciences, technology, agriculture, social sciences and mathematics. To support this objective, qualified applicants who show high potential of succeeding in the above identified areas of study receive top consideration.
UUOEF raises money, then uses that money to support vetted students while they attend high school.
Once a candidate is selected, he/she will receive assistance throughout his/her secondary school years as long as he/she continues to meet our program’s criteria.
Who is eligible to receive a high school scholarship in Uganda?
UUOEF supports qualified high school student applicants ranging in age from 13 to 19. To qualify for funding, applicants must submit proof that they have been orphaned due to the death of at least one of their parents.
UUOEF scholarships are weighted towards students who demonstrate strong aptitude toward mathematics, science and social science related subjects, and who have gained admission into academically reputable secondary or high schools.
Typical Career Focus of our Scholarship Candidates
Social Science (Economics)
When awarding scholarships, we make every effort to address the local cultural institutional biases that tend to favor educating boys over girls.
In order to qualify for admission to US equivalent Community College vocational training institutions or to Bachelor Degree awarding Universities, graduating high school students must take and pass Uganda Advanced Level Certificate of education examinations. [More on the educational requirements in Uganda]
We are proud to provide the opportunity afforded by education to the brightest underprivileged youth in Uganda! Many of the UUOEF Scholarship recipients go on to further education and then return to their local area in order to contribute and help others move forward with success in their lives. Some student success stories.