The U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program 2018
Scholarship Opportunity for Female High School Students
Win a scholarship this summer to study at prestigious universities in the United States!
iEARN-Pakistan in collaboration with American University is in the process of selecting dynamic Pakistani female students to participate in the U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program 2018.
The U.S. Summer Sister Exchange Program offers high school females an opportunity to attend pre-college summer programs at prestigious American universities. The exchange is now part of “Let Girls Learn” initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of State and is administered by a consortium of partners, including American University, iEARN, the Society for International Education, and the US-Pakistan Women’s Council.
The U.S.- Summer Sisters Summer Exchange Program encourages gifted female high school students to imagine more for their future by allowing them to study science, leadership, international affairs, among others topics, at U.S. universities. Through the generous support of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, and the academic partners, Summer Sisters participants have developed leadership skills, gained confidence to invest in their future, and served as cultural ambassadors to the United States.
In past years, our academic partners were American University, Babson College, Barnard College, Brown University, Duke University, Eleanor Roosevelt Center, Harvard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, the National Student Leadership Conference, Smith College, University of Chicago and Washington University. Supporting the mission of the US-Pakistan Women’s Council, which promotes economic opportunities for Pakistani women and girls, the U.S.- Summer Sisters Exchange Program, in its fourth year, will recruit 22 dynamic young girls, who will go through a rigorous selection process conducted by Society for International Education, American University, and the US-Pakistan Women’s Council.
Scholarship winners will live and study at these universities. In addition, they will develop their leadership skills, form lasting friendships, and learn how to become an entrepreneur or how launch a career in business, science, or international relations.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
· Female currently enrolled in High School/College (grades 10, 11, 12 and 13)
· Pakistani citizen (American citizens are not eligible)
· Age 15 to 18 on June 1st 2018
· Has excellent oral and written English Language skills
· Complete an application with all the required documents
· Overall minimum grade 70% in all subjects in all core subjects during the past two years
· Should come from families with moderate to low income
· Able to apply and secure a passport or already possess one that is valid for minimum one year
· Has Pakistani nationality only
Confident enough and agree to travel and return from United
All travel, academic, and living expenses will be paid by the U.S. Summer Sister Exchange Program. Upon arrival in the United States, students will be provided with mentors and connected to university resources. Upon their return home, students will be linked to resources in Pakistan, including the U.S. Embassy’s exchange alumni network.
For application, question and queries about the U.S. Summer Sister Exchange Program click at www.facebook.com/summersisters. Find more about the program http://www.american.edu/sis/us-pakistanwomenscouncil/summersisters.cfm
To apply, download the application by clicking here: Final_Application 2018.pdf
For frequently asked questions (FAQ) click here: http://iearnpk.org/SS/FAQ.pdf
Please complete the attached application and submit it to H-88, P.E.C.H.S. Block-6, Karachi by 20th November, 2017 along with the copies of last three years' (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17) mark sheets and NADRA authorized Birth Certificate or B-form. Please write on the envelope “U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program”