Padoc Area Scholars Society (PASS) is a need and merit-based scholarship program for students who are residents of Apuk Padoc in South Sudan and 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, South Sudan. Impacted by intractable conflicts, this community has been deprived of development opportunities for centuries. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after many 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.
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Thank you to our 2022-2023 sponsors and donors!
For the 2022-2023 school year PASS awarded 52 full-tuition scholarships as well as food and textbook stipends to all 52 students. The students are majoring in the following areas: