Applications for the 2022/23 school year are now open. The application deadline has been extended to September 2, 2022.


A college scholarship program to change life trajectories of youth living in South Sudan.

Padoc Area Scholars Society (PASS) is a need and merit-based scholarship program for students who are residents of Apuk Padoc in South Sudan who are pursuing 4 year university degrees and 3 year technical college degrees.

Apuk Padoc is a small community in Warrap State, South Sudan. Devastated by intractable conflicts, this community has been deprived of development opportunities for centuries. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after 22 years of civil war. South Sudan lacks basic infrastructure and has a very limited skilled workforce. Apuk Padoc is a community in South Sudan with a literacy rate of less than 10%.

Dr. Augustino Ting Mayai, one of the "Lostboys of Sudan" and co-founder of PASS, has dedicated his professional life to helping the people of South Sudan. He spends much of his year working in South Sudan on efforts such as PASS and the Sudd Institute, South Sudan’s premier policy think tank where he is the Acting Managing Director and the Director of Research.

PASS scholarships range from $22/month to $200/month.

PASS scholarships cover tuition fees, books, and transportation costs.

You can help fund the entirety or a portion of a student's tuition.


In 2021-2022 PASS awarded scholarships to 33 college students in the following areas of study:

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