A college scholarship to change the trajectories of youth in South Sudan.
Advertising the PASS scholarship to community leaders in Wau, South Sudan
Padoc Area Scholars Society (PASS) is a need and merit-based scholarship program for students who are residents of the Apuk Padoc and Murle communitites of South Sudan, who are pursuing 4-year university degrees and 3-year technical college degrees.
PASS Scholarships cover tuition fees, books, and transportation costs.
Donors can choose among several levels of sponsorships ranging from $36 to $200 per month.
Apuk Padoc is a community in Warrap State, and the Murle people live in Jonglei State. Both states are in South Sudan, the newest internationally recognized country in the world. Impacted by decades-long conflicts, these communities have been deprived of development opportunities for many years. Many of our youth are orphans. Many others suffer from PTSD as a result of experiencing traumatic violent events. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after many years of civil war. South Sudan lacks basic infrastructure and has a minimally skilled workforce. Apuk Padoc and Murle communities have very low literacy rates and very high poverty rates.
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.
WHY CHOOSE PASS?
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Thank you to our 2023-2024 sponsors and donors!
For the 2023-2024 school year PASS awarded 78 full-tuition scholarships as well as food and textbook stipends to all 78 students. The students are majoring in the following areas: