We believe that youth are the stewards of our vision and commit to supporting them.
See details on eligibility criteria for the scholarship.
Our selection process is optimized for selecting students in need, with outstanding academic record and positively involved in their community.
Have specific questions about the program? See our list of frequently asked questions.
To build “A better Guinea”, youth play a major role. Guinea Promise invests in the education of young, high potential Guineans because we believe that they are key in the stewardship and fulfillment of our vision.
“Les Elites De Demain” scholarship creates a supportive and merit based structure around high potential youth in financial need so that they have a shot at their dreams. Through this scholarship, Guinea Promise strives to begin a virtuous cycle in which successful Guineans empower other Guineans to create a generation of leaders that will shape the future of the country. We provide scholarships to students in their final year of middle school through their high school graduation. Each of our scholarship recipients go through a rigorous application process and is carefully selected. We look for students with a rare combination of talent, outstanding academic or community service record, leadership, determination and purpose.
Each scholar receives financial, academic and social support, attends one of Guinea Promise’s partner schools, connects to a network of like minded grantees, and is given priority access to other Guinea Promise programs. To be named a “Les Elites De Demain” scholar is an outstanding accomplishment that will significantly impact the future of each recipient.
Guinea Promise created a competitive scholarship “Les Élites de Demain” targeting low-income students who have demonstrated academic excellence, are deeply committed to their community and have shown a strong willingness to contribute to the development of Guinea.
Applications are ONLY accepted via email. All required documents must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. All applications missing one or more supporting documents will not advance to the next round of the selection process.
The selection committee uses a combination of the following criteria to select and invite candidates to a face-to-face interview:
Your application should be sent during this period. All applications received before or after these dates are simply ignored.
Guinea Promise announces the list of applicants selected for the interviews, which are the next step of the selection process. An email will also be sent to your email address informing you of the outcome of your application, and if you are selected for the interviews how to prepare.
Guinea Promise conduct the interviews in person in Conakry and all selected candidates are required to be present in Conakry for a day between September 3rd and 7th. Guinea Promise covers transportation costs for candidates applying from other cities.
Guinea Promise announces the list of candidates selected for the scholarship.
“Les Elites de demain” is a merit based scholarship targeting high potential high-schoolers, residing in Guinea, from low income families.
The scholarship management team determines on an ongoing basis what support is the most impactful to assist the scholarship recipient. The scholarship currently covers tuition, school supplies and transportation.
We support young Guineans through the scholarship because we believe they are the steward of our vision, and good education is fundamental to their role in the future of Guinea.
The scholarship is funded by generous contributions from Guinea Promise members and various donors.
Funds are disbursed directly to the respective parties providing the service. For example, school. No money is directly given to students.
The scholarship is granted to student during their first year of high school renewable each subsequent year of high school for a maximum of three years. Renewal is contingent on the recipient continuously meeting all scholarship requirements.
The scholarship is granted for the three years of high school.
Students that are granted the scholarship are expected to attend one of our approved high schools, strive for excellence, and attend other mandatory programs such as the Book Club.
Yes, all students residing in Guinea are welcome. Our partner high schools are currently in Conakry but we are working on expanding that list to more high schools outside of Conakry.
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No. However since one of our evaluation criteria is financial need, you will have to prove, in addition to our standard criterias, that you need the scholarship.
Yes, you are still eligible but will have to prove that without the scholarship your education could be jeopardized.
Application are only open to students in their first year of high school.
No, only students in their first year of high school are eligible.
Guinea Promise is an accredited NGO in the United State. For any inquiry about our accreditation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations to Guinea Promise by U.S residents are tax deductible. Residents of other countries should check with their tax authorities.
No, Guinea Promise is nonpolitical and not affiliated with any business interest. Moreover, we pledge to never let source of funds dictate policies of our programs.
Guinea Promise members are committed to building and maintaining effective programs. Programs that serves the people. You can support us in our effort, by donating, volunteering, joining us or simply sending us your kind words.