Scholarship Information

UBSSL 2012/2013 Academic Year Scholarship Award Announcement

In addition to renewing scholarships for twenty one (21) students, United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone (UBSSL) is pleased to announce the following ten (10) first-time scholarship award recipients:

Tity Mansaray - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

 Ms. Tity Mansaray is a first year student at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone who is pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Medicine (Pre Med II). She sat to the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May 2012. Tity is described as a hardworking and consistent student who has worked relentlessly to improve on her academic performance.  She is polite, friendly and relates well with her colleagues and teachers. Tity would love to make a career in Pediatrics. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Tity as she prepares for her college studies.

 

Dauda Brima - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Mr. Dauda Brima is a first year student at Njala University pursuing a programme of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science – Business Information and Technology. He attended the Methodist primary school from class 1 to class 6 and later entered the Government secondary school Kenema where he completed both junior and senior classes. He sat to the WASSCE in 2011 and was successful with three Goods and three Credit totals of six subjects. Dauda aspires to become an IT professional. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Dauda as he pursues his degree.
 

Posseh Kanu - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Posseh Kanu was offered a place to study for a degree in Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Fourah Bay College effective December, 2012. She completed her Senior Secondary School education at the Royal Beckyln Academy by taking the WASSCE in May/June 2010. She is described as studious, respectful, obedient, diligent and self-motivating. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Posseh as she pursues her academic goals.

 

Madimatu Ayodela Thomas - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Madimatu Ayodela Thomas is a pupil of the United Methodist Secondary School for Girls, at Circular Road in Freetown. She is currently in JSS II. Her mother is a house wife and her father is seriously ill. Madimatu is worried about the fact that she might not further her education if she is not provided a scholarship. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Madimatu as she pursues her secondary school certificate.
 

Fatmata Fanta Tunkara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Fatmata Tunkara is a Senior Secondary School III Arts pupil at the Queen of the Rosary School (QRS) in Bo. She is one of the prefects of the school. During her stay at QRS, she has been found to be punctual, dutiful, and law abiding. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Fatmata as she prepares for the WASSCE.

 

 

Hassan Kanu - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Hassan Kanu is a Junior Secondary School three pupil at Albert Academy. He sat to the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) at Amaria Municipal primary school and passed with flying colours (316). Hassan wants to become a lawyer in profession because he sees the constraints of poor and innocent peoples in his country. “I want to free innocent people”, he says. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Hassan as he pursues his secondary school certificate (WASSCE).
 

Kenyeh Apiah - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Kenyeh Apiah, aged twelve, is a Form two (II) pupil at the Tony Blair International Academy in Bo. “Her performance at her schoolwork has been impressive. Aside from this, Kenyeh bears acceptable conduct and she is promising. Her mother is a single parent taking care of Kenyeh and her two siblings. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Kenyeh as she pursues her secondary school education.

 

Alphonso David Koroma - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Alphonso David Koroma is a Form one (I) pupil at the Bo Government Secondary School. He was admitted to the school after he successfully passed the National Primary School Examination (NPSE). He is thirteen years old. Alphonso is eager to excel in school so he can rid himself and his family from a long cycle of poverty. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Alphonso as he pursues his secondary school certificate (WASSCE).
 

Josephine Salmatu Blake - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Josephine Blake is a Form I pupil at the Queen of the Rosary Junior Secondary School (QRS) in Bo. She is regular in school and has a very good conduct. Josephine volunteers with the Red Cross organization on her spare time, and she enjoys dancing and reading literature. At home her chores include helping her aunty sell cold water along streets and highways which is against government street trading policies for girls. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Josephine as she pursues her junior secondary school education.

 

Euricce Le Sure - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Euricce Le Sure attended Redlands High school and is a freshman at Western New Mexico University. She is a highly driven young lady who plans to major in biology to provide her the foundation to get into medical school. Her long term goal is to become a pediatrician. She believes her chosen profession will allow her to fulfill her desire to help others. She maintains good grades, and participates in extracurricular activities, including valuable volunteer experiences. Additionally, Euricce is a varsity player for volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She received an award for athlete of the year. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Euricce as she pursues her college education.

Additional Scholarship Announcement for 2012/2013 Academic Year

The United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone (UBSSL) is pleased to announce the availability of an additional $1,600 of financial scholarships to ten (10) academically distinguished and financially needy students.

University----------------------------$300.00 to cover tuition and some incidentals –3 scholarships

Secondary Schools- -------------$100.00 to cover some school expenses- 7 scholarships

Scholarship Application Deadline

January 31, 2013

Eligibility and Submission Guidelines

Students are eligible to be considered if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • Currently reside and attend school or college/university in Sierra Leone
  • NO immediate relative is an Active UBSSL member
  • Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance
  • Submit three Letters of Recommendation (at least one from an Instructor)
  • Submit certified true copies of Transcripts and 2011/2012 Academic Report Card
  • Complete online scholarship application form, or mail to: P.O. Box 3108, Corona, CA 92878, USA

Questions?

 
GOOD LUCK!

Apply For Laptops While They are Available...

The Laptops are donated to UBSSL by Carl's Jr.

The United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone (UBSSL) is pleased to announce the availability of ten (10)  laptop computers for donation to an eligible educational institution in Sierra Leone.  All 10 laptops will be donated to a single institution.

Please apply for the laptop computers by writing a letter that includes (but is not limited to) the following:

· Demonstrate a need for them.

· Demonstrate the capacity to use them.

· Demonstrate they will be for students’ use only

· Demonstrate the capacity to repair them exist.

Submit your letter by  December 16, 2012.

E-mail to [email protected] or send by regular mail to:

P.O. Box  3108, Corona, California- 92878, U.S.A. 


UBSSL is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for the underserved and underprivileged. We are pleased to announce the availability of a total of $2,000 in financial scholarships for academically distinguished and financially needy students in Southern California.

Scholarship Application Deadline

December 16, 2012

Eligibility and Submission Guidelines

Students are eligible to be considered if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • Currently reside and attend college/university in Southern California
  • NO immediate relative is an Active UBSSL member
  • Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance
  • Submit three Letters of Recommendation (at least one from an Instructor)
  • Submit certified true copies of Transcripts and 2011/2012 Academic Report Card
  • Complete online scholarship application here, or mail to: P.O. Box 3108, Corona, CA 92878

Questions?

 

 

UBSSL 2012/2013 Scholarship Renewal Announcement

UBSSL is pleased to announce that ALL of last year’s scholarship award recipients in Sierra Leone will have their scholarships renewed for the 2012/2013 academic year if they met UBSSL’s student academic performance goals from last year. NO new awards will be made in Sierra Leone for the 2012/2013 academic year. The UBSSL board of directors believes this approach best maximizes program impact given limited available resources. To ensure you receive your award, please send a certified copy of your 2011/2012 academic progress report no later than September 30, 2012 to: P.O. Box 3108, Corona, CA-92878 or email it to: [email protected]. For additional details about award recipients, please click here

Final Round of Scholarships Announced - 2012

Memunatu Jarah - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Memunatu Jarah is currently enrolled at the Abdul Tawab Haikal Academy in BO, Sierra Leone as a JSS 1 pupil. She was admitted on a NPSE score of 262. Memunatu loves reading poems, and listens to the radio to keep abreast with news. She is a member of a news club in her school. She also enjoys sporting activities. Memunatu’s father, Adam, worked as a driver but lost his leg in a recent car accident. Their family is under severe economic challenges as Adam is the sole provider for their home. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Memunaat as she pursues her secondary school education.
 

Hassanatu Senesi - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Hassanatu Senesi is a Junior Senior Secondary School (JSS) I pupil at the Every Nation Academy (New Harvest Ministries) senior secondary school in BO, Sierra Leone. She graduated from Eastern Polytechnic Practising school in Kenema with a National Primary School Examination (NPSE) score of 270. Hassanatu believes she can perform better if afforded some financial assistance. She lives with her mother Hawa and older sister Mamie Sonnia. Her mother Hawa is blind and her sister Mamie Sonnia is a nursing student. Times are really tough for Hassanatu and her family. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Hassanatu as she completes her junior senior secondary school coursework.
 

Alimamy Kamara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Alimamy Kamara is a registered Form II pupil at the Dr. David A. Arnold High School in Wellington, Freetown. His unemployed father cares for Alimamy and his three siblings on meager resources. Their family is really struggling just to have one hot meal each day. Alimamy is a hardworking and obedient student. He enjoys working with computers at school and would like to have one at home to improve his skills. But this dream seems almost unrealistic for him at the moment. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Alimamy as he completes his Form II coursework.
 

Jamestina Clara Blake - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Jamestina Blake is a student at the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law (Department of Peace and Conflict Studies) of Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone. She is an active member of the Children’s Forum Network – Sierra Leone, a peace society at FBC. Jestina is passionate about sharing her counseling gifts with young girls needing guidance. On her leisure time during the weekends, Jestina reads novels and visit friends and relatives after Sunday mass. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Jamestina as she pursues her academic career.
 

Alpha Kamara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Alpha Kamara is a Junior Senior Secondary School (JSS) I pupil at Tahir Ahmadiyya in BO, Sierra Leone. He was class monitor and graduated from SLMB Primary School BO (Coronation Field) with a NPSE score of 268. Alpha is eager to excel in JSS. He loves reading Arabic and English books, playing soccer, and is an active Boys Scout. His father worked as a motorcycle mechanic until very recently when he lost one leg in a car accident. Alpha now lives with his uncle in order to ease the burden on his dad who still has to figure out a way to care for Musa, Abdul, and Foday – Alpha’s siblings. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Alpha as he pursues his
 

Mariama Kanneh - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Mariama Kanneh is a Senior Secondary School (SSS) II pupil pursuing commercial courses at Hope Royal College in BO, Sierra Leone. Mariama specifically requested tuition assistance; text and exercise books, bags, shoes, and other school material to help her improve on her academic performance. Her father’s income as a tailor is just not sufficient to support Mariama and her four siblings. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Mariama as she pursues her academic goals.
 

James Blake Jr. - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

James Blake Jr. is in Form V at the Every Nation Academy (New Harvest Ministries) senior secondary school in BO, Sierra Leone. James enjoys playing soccer, singing, and participating in debates. James finished as the fourth (4th) best student in his class at the end of last academic year. James’ mother is a house wife. His father practices polygamy and cannot afford to care for James and his two siblings. His mother Beatrice manages to support them by making and selling African clothing (Gara). But now she has been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to James as he finishes senior secondary school.
 

Hassan Kabba - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Hassan Kabba attends Kankalay Islamic Junior Secondary School at Lumpa, Waterllo Village in Freetown as a JSS II student. Hassan lost his mother and several relatives during Sierra Leone’s recent decade long civil war. His father is a Taxi driver along the Freetown – Waterloo highway. Hassan is specifically interested in a computer so he can work on his homework, expand his mind, and explore new horizons. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Hassan as he prepares for senior secondary school.
 

Zainab Abdulai Sandy - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Zainab Abdulai Sandy is a pupil at the Tina Memorial Junior Senior Secondary School (JSS) in BO. She is sixteen years old, currently in JSS II, and enjoys reading and High Jump. Zainab was recently asked not to return to school for not paying her tuition. Her mother Wuya is a house wife and her father recently fell from a palm tree while extracting palm wine (poyo). Zainab’s mother now sells potatoe leaves in the market to support her family of five. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Zainab as she prepares for senior secondary school.
 

Abu Bakar Bockarie - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Abu Bakar Bockarie is a Junior Senior Secondary School (JSS) II pupil at Tahir Ahmadiyya in BO, Sierra Leone. Abu is struggling to maintain good grades because of lack of basic support at home. His father works as a security guard and earns less than $10 a month. Abu has two siblings Mohammed 12, and Morie 7. Like many families in Sierra Leone, Abu’s is somehow, someway surviving the numerous daily challenges to exist. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Abu as he pursues his junior senior secondary school coursework.
 

Mariama Kabba - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Mariama Kabba was admitted to the United Brethren in Christ (UBC) Junior Senior Secondary School during the 2010/2011 academic year. She gained promotion to JSS II during the 2011 promotional exam finishing first (1st) in her class. Mariama is very serious, hardworking, and has profound respect for authority. Her father abandoned the family for another woman, which left her mother who sells petty market for a living to care for Mariama and her two siblings. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Mariama as she pursues his junior senior secondary school coursework.
 

Abdul Manor Kamara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Abdul Manor Kamara is a registered SSS II pupil at the Bishop Johnson Memorial Senior Secondary School. Abdul is hardworking, respectful, obedient and helpful. His grades are average but he believes he can make significant improvements given the right assistance. Abdul’s leadership abilities and athletic talents have led him to be JONES house captain during school athletic completions. His father has been unemployed for a very long time and his mother is a house wife. Abdul, his four siblings and parents are having serious challenges every day just to have food on the table. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Abdul as he finishes secondary school.
 

Fatmata Duya Bangura - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Fatmata Duya Bangura was enrolled at the Kankalay Islamic Secondary School in Lumpar, Waterloo during the 2009/2010 academic year with a very good score in the NPSE. Her performance was exemplary at the beginning of her secondary education. But her father who is the only bread winner in the family died in a car accident in early of 2010. Since then life has not been easy going for her as her mother has to feed six kids and she is jobless. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Fatmata as she continues her senior secondary school coursework.
 

Brima Kamara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Brima Kamara is a registered JSS III pupil at the Bo Commercial Secondary School. He has been found to be a responsible pupil, one with good conduct and serious at his studies. He is above average as far as academic performance is concerned, and is presently studying for his BECE Exams. Brima lost his parents during the Sierra Leone civil war when rebels attacked his village Telu, in the Taiama Bonger chiefdom of Bo District. His guardian Ms. Marina Amara recently retired and can no longer support him. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Brima as he prepares for the BECE.
 

Sheku McCarthy - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Sheku McCarthy is a registered JSS III pupil at the Bo Commercial Secondary School. His parents are deceased and he is currently being cared for by his step mother. Since his father died in July of 2009, Sheku has found it difficult to have basic school supplies like books, uniforms, pens, and ‘pocket-money’ for lunch. Sheku is preparing to retake the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in July. Sheku’s best subjects are mathematics and Integrated science, and he enjoys playing soccer. In the future, Sheku will like to become a Medical Doctor. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Abdul as he finishes junior Secondary School.
 

Prince Luseni - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Prince Kongoma Luseni is a Form II pupil at the Bo Commercial Secondary School. He entered the school during the 2010/2011 academic year. Prince has been found to be respectful, serious at his studies, and responsible. His principal believes his academic performance will improve greatly if he is able to meet his financial commitments. Prince lost both parents during the civil war. He specifically requested assistance with food, clothing, textbooks, uniforms, pens, and a computer. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Prince as he pursues his educational goals.

More Scholarship Recipients Announced

Brima SesayBrima Sesay - $50 Financial Aid Recipient

Brima Sesay is a registered pupil at SOS Hermann Gmeiner International School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is presently in class 4 and his attendance has been successful. Brima’s mother (Millicent Johnson) is a single parent who supports her family by selling packet water and ginger beer on a daily basis. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Brima as he prepares for junior secondary school.

 

Zainab Kargbo

 

 

Zainab Kargbo - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Zainab Kargbo is a JSSI pupil at SOS Hermann Gmeiner International School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Zainab’s father was a poda poda driver on the Freetown – Waterloo road. He was killed by the rebels after they burnt his vehicle. Her mother is barely making ends meet selling Akara and Fry Fry. After school, Zainab’s chores include selling Akara and Fry Fry with her mother. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Zainab as she prepares for secondary school.
Reginald Johnson

Reginald Johnson - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Mr. Reginald Johnson is a student in the Department of Physics and Computer Science, School of Technology, Njala University. He is pursuing the Higher Diploma Course in Data processing and Information Technology and currently in the second year of the program. Reginald is an orphan who lost both parents at age two. His uncle who works as a security guard supports Reginald and his six siblings on a monthly salary of $60. Reginald works on weekends doing laundry and house cleaning services so he can buy food and attend lectures. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Reginald as he pursues his diploma.
 
 
 
 
Winstina Matilda Decker

Winstina Matilda Decker - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Ms. Winstina Decker is a first year student studying Business and Finance at the Institution of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Freetown. Winstina’s dad is currently unemployed and her mother’s income of less than $100 per year supports their family of four. Winstina volunteers her services in the Youth Wing Program at the Sierra Leone Adult Education Association. She has also attended workshops and seminars on development issues ran by the Division of Extra-Mural Studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Winstina has demonstrated a clear interest in academic work. UBSSL hopes that this award will assist in nurturing hope to Winstina as she pursues her academic goals.

2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Michael KailieMichael Kailie - $300 Financial Aid Recipient

Michael Kailie is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Accounting as a first year student at the Institution of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Michael is an orphan who lost both parents during the decade long civil war between 1991 and 2002 in which 50 thousand citizens lost their lives. Michael’s challenges are enormous to say the least! UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Michael as he pursues his long term goal of becoming Bank Governor in Sierra Leone.

 

Ibrahim S. Kamara

Ibrahim S. Kamara - $100 Financial Aid Recipient

Ibrahim Sorie Kamara is a first year student recently admitted to the Prince of Wales Junior Secondary School in Freetown, Sierra Leone on a National Primary Selective Examination score of 304. Ibrahim’s family faces severe economic challenges. Both parents are unemployed and his grandmother is the sole provider for his educational needs. UBSSL hopes that this award will help in nurturing hope to Ibrahim as he pursues his academic goals.