LCAC Liberian Scholarship Program 2009 - 2010 Student Winners

REPORT FROM THE LCAC SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

September 15, 2009

Based on information gathered from the University of Liberia website, original estimates for the scholarship fees amounted to a total of $100.50 per student for the 2009-2010 Academic year or $2010.00 for the 20 students for the academic year.  The LCAC scholarship chairman was fortunate to meet with the President of the University of Liberia Dr. Emmet A. Dennis in the USA on August 22, 2009.  This meeting took place in Boston, MA.  The LCAC scholarship chairman discussed issues relating to the scholarship program of LCAC with the President of the University of Liberia.  At this meeting, the U of L President informed the scholarship chairman that tuition and fees had increased for the 2009-2010 academic year to about $140 per student for the academic year or $2800.00 for the 20 students for the academic year.

On behalf of LCAC, the scholarship chairman submitted a manager’s check in the amount of $1400.00 to the President of the University of Liberia to cover the tuition and fees of the first semester for the 2009-2010 Academic Year for the 20 LCAC scholarship recipients. Included with the payment was a list containing the names, ID numbers and phone numbers of the 20 scholarship students. 

At the end of his short visit to the United States, the President of the University of Liberia took this money to Liberia and had it disbursed to cover the tuition and fees for the 20 LCAC scholarship students at the University of Liberia.  Registration for the academic year began at the beginning of September, 2009. 

The chairman of the LCAC scholarship committee appointed Mr. William Karpeh who resides in Liberia, to serve as the LCAC Scholarship coordinator in Liberia.  Mr. Karpeh is to serve as the contact person for all of the scholarship students.  He is also the Liberian representative of LCAC who will transact all financial matters with the University of Liberia on behalf of the LCAC.

List of the 2009-2010 LCAC scholarship winners.

 

 

 

 

 

First

Last

Email

Phone

 

Name

Name

Address

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

George

Belaway

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231-652-6682

 

Ida

Capehart

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231-077-079293

 

Cyrus

Cephas

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231-690-7313

 

Juety

Davis

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231-773-50591

 

Vincent

Eruophe

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077-007-765

 

Francis

Fallah

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231-658-8480

 

Jack

Flomo

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077-771-469

 

James

Karpeh

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06-520-248

 

David

Karpilee

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231-699-8753

 

Archie

Karzear

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06-990-855

 

Winston

Kesseh

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05-599-479

 

Alexander

Kesselly

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231-6921172/ 77098822

 

Jacob

Nankay

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231-676-8073

 

Solomon

Saah

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231-662-1284

 

Varney

Siafa

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231-641-8133

 

Wooiklee

Sundayboy Paye

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66-54229

 

Josephine

Tarlue

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Tenneh

Toure

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06-738-397

 

Victor

Whea

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077- 572-454

 

Chrispin

Williams

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65-28846

 

 

2009-2010 Scholarship Program

 

Liberian Community Association in Connecticut

University of Liberia Fall 2009 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Students

Admission Year at LU

Student ID

College at LU

Photo Received

James   D.  Karpeh

 

1989

20425

Business

Yes

       Varney    Siafa

2009

000237

Science

 

Yes

Wooiklee   Paye

 

2007

48456

Agriculture & Forestry

Yes

       David   Karpilee

2008

52658

LiberiaCollege

 

Yes

George    Belaway

 

2005

41543

Business

Yes

Cyrus   B   Cephas

 

2006

43844

Business

Yes

Archie    Karzear

 

2007

48928

LiberiaCollege

Yes

Jacob  Nankay

 

2008

51909

 

Yes

Solomon   Saah

 

2006

42649

Science

Yes

Juety    Davis

 

2003

35985

Business

Yes

      Alexander  Kesselly

2006

43704

Business

 

Yes

Winston  J. Kesseh

 

2008

51201

LiberiaCollege

Yes

Ida   Capehart

 

2004

42292

LiberiaCollege

Yes

Vincent  Eruophe

 

2000

32507

Business

Yes

Tenneh  Toure

 

2008

51531

LiberiaCollege

Yes

Jack    G.   Flomo

 

2006

44444

LiberiaCollege

Yes

Victor   P.   Whea

 

2006

46978

Business

Yes

Francis  T.  Fallah

 

2005

46809

Science

Yes

Chrispin  Williams

 

2006

43339

Science

 

Josephine  Tarlue

 

2005

43617

Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

Scholarship Students

Essay

Photo

James   D.  Karpeh

 

Things are tough in Liberia. As, you can see I have been in and out dropping for several reasons. However, I am committed to a completion.

       Varney    Siafa

 I deserve this Scholarship to enable me smoothly start up my studies at this university while I am working out some modelities to have me sponsor myself all through my studies. Secondly, This schorlatship will help me as a self sponsored person who is frighting hard to reach his dreams.

Wooiklee   Paye

 

I deserve this scholarship because it will help me to cntinue my quest for  higher education .I am a self suported student ,and I need a great assistance if I should continue this my academic sojourn.If I am selected as a succesful;candidate,I will be ver greatful

       David   Karpilee

I deserve this scholarship because, I need help to enable me complete my college education.  I am self supported and when furtunate to get this opportunity I will make better use of it.  I believe that by the grace of God I will get it and will use it for the betterment of our country.

George    Belaway

 

I would like to use this opportunity to address financial incapacity.  Life in Liberia with out a Job or business is so difficult in that only by the Grace of God one can sustain himself/herself. As a young man, coming out of high school in 1997, and enrolling at the University was almost impossible, until 2005, when I was assisted by friends to enrol at the University of Liberia. Financial constraints remain a storming block in my academic journey and I am constantly soliciting financial assistant to see my dream of being a professional, come to reality.

Cyrus   B   Cephas

 

First, and foremost I must command Dr. Denis for introducint a program for desiring students of the U.L. who will take the advantage of such a program in fostering / in persuit of higher achievement. This scholarship serve as milestone in my life. I am a studnet who is striving for higher education beyond Bsc, I am self sustainable , I have no means of suport to go beyoned, I am financially depressed to go behond bounds of Bsc, so I take this advantage to have me part of such a program

Archie    Karzear

 

I deserve this Scholarship Because of my Parents inability to sponsor me at the University. Financially they were even unable to get me at the University, it was all by the grace of God. I am strongly anticipating a good response in achieving my educational sojourn so that I can be a help to my families and country at large.

Jacob  Nankay

 

I student Jacob Gardia Nankay I read from a notic on campus about this scholarship. I am applying as self suported student that deserve this scholarship. If opportunity given me, I will prove my self the best. May God bless you all.

Solomon   Saah

 

I deserve this scholarship because i need more time to study and make research. As a student studying science, I need a lot of time to read and make research so as to be inline with the technological world of today. I need a little time to rest and refresh the mind for the lesson. But unfortunately, I don't carry these activities fully because I have to do alomst everything myself; pay my own tuition, find my own and so on. So I deserve this scholarship to help me focus on my studies more.

 

Juety    Davis

 

I Juety Davis senior student of the university of Liberia desrve such a financial assistance because currently I am faced with serious financial problems which nearly cause me to drop this just ended semester. Morebesides, I am also in good academic standing at the University and need some assiatance to enable me complete my university education.

      Alexander  Kesselly

 I deserve tis scholarship because of the prevailing situation I am Facing in my personal life. Moreover,I have no parent to support me to college, it is my own affort that I am trying to support both my childern and myself. However, I have do daily hire contract in order to support my family and sometime when the going get so hard, I even drop from school because finanical crisis. so in this manner I think I really need this assistance.

Tenneh  Toure

 

I deserve this scholarship because of financial constraint. I am self-reliant.  Moreover, the time taken to fend for daily substainance those not allow much time for dedication to my studies.

Winston  J. Kesseh

 

Due to the economic difficulties facing me I desire this scholarship to help me further my education, should I be successful.

Vincent  Eruophe

 

My reason of applying for this scholarship is due to my financial incapability to continue my education at the University. Sir, I will highly appreciate if you were to grant me this opportunity to continue my education at the University. thank you.

 

Ida   Capehart

 

Honestly, I deserve this scholarship due to lack of funding right now to enroll this coming academic year 2009.  besides, I am a self-supported student with lot of extended family members to cater for.  I would highly appreciate were you to grant me this unique scholarship oportunity to enable me academically empower muyself as a female and contribute meaningfully to society.  Thanks mver much for this opportuinty wish I believe will enable me to enroll at the University orf Liberia this semster.

Jack    G.   Flomo

 

Reason is that I have been self supporting in my university schooling. Presently, I am a person who is not employed;but, it takes the effort of some related friends who have being offering me some financial aids.  A friend who planned to sponsor me for this semester, just held a tragic accident and lost his two legs which has caused me a big setback. I am so disturbbed,embarrassed and confused; and do not even know whom to turn to for any aid.As per mentioned above, I would highly appreciate you if I am accepted.

Francis  T.  Fallah

 

I need this scholarship because it will help me focus on my course and enable me do more research and reading in my area of concentratration. This scholarship will also be helpful to me because of my present in ability to meet up with all of my academic needs. When given the opportunity, i will make a maximun use of it and ensure that my sponsors don't regreat giving me this scholarship.

Victor   P.   Whea

 

 I deserve this scholarship because I want to continue my education at a higher lever. Also, I want to be able to contribute to this nation - Liberia to put it back on good footing

Chrispin  Williams

 

I desrves such scholarship because I am a son of a single mother who was recently retired after she served the JFK memorial Hospital for more than 30 years... I am currently out of job and find it difficult to get my fees paid.

 

Josephine  Tarlue

 

I express profound compliment with high sentiments for the level of impact your organization continue to make in the lives of Liberrian youths.  With the afore-mentioned, I would like to apply for this scholarship.  I realise that I deserve such a scholarship.  As people from different professional backgrounds continue to pursue knowledge for efficiency and effectiveness in their area of interest, the need to further our education in Liberia is an ardent need.  i would like to be a productive citizen in muy nation.  thius nation that has experience more than 14 years of civil crisis which affected every sector including our educational sector.  Today the educational sector is as much in transition as the country itself.  It is no secret that violence sparked series of political and social unrest plunged the country into anarchy.  The crisis disrupted the economic and educational activities.  the was inflicted huge human and material casualties and retarded the modest progress recorded in previous decade.  Financial constrain is a major problem stopping me from effectively carry out my full credits.  The situation is slowly but progressively revising and the need for hgher education can not be sacrifice.

 

           

 

LCAC Liberian Scholarship Program 2009 - 2010 History

 

The University of Liberia Scholarship Program Sponsored by the Liberian Community Association of Connecticut

 

In 2009, The Liberian Community Association of Connecticut (LCAC) began an initiative to raise funds for the payment of Tuition and Fees for students at the University of Liberia. A fifteen year civil uprising in Liberia left many of the young people with nothing to hope for, and shifted their thinking to survival with just the basics of life. In the midst of this, LCAC firmly believed that the bright future of Liberia rests in the hands of its youth.   It is in this regard that the Liberian Community Association of Connecticut planned and organized a Scholarship Fund to give deserving young people of Liberia the opportunity to get a college education and help raise their country out of the darkness of despair and into the light of hope, progress and development.
 
The short term goal is to sponsor twenty (20) students to pursue their educational dreams at the University of Liberia beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. 

Procedure:

a)  Spread the word in Liberia about the scholarship offer with posters on the University of Liberia campus and with radio announcements for the general public.

b)  Establish a six member scholarship committee in Connecticut to manage the selection and awarding of scholarships offered by LCAC to students of the University of Liberia.

c)  Create a website where students could submit an application for the scholarship.

http://www.liberiact.com/about.html

 

May 31, 2009 – Scholarship Selection Day

A total of 150 scholarship applications from students in Liberia were received. On Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Faith Revival Temple church in West Haven, Connecticut, 20 students were selected as winners of the scholarships. 

The selection procedure was as follows:  The 150 applications were numbered and paper cut-outs, with numbers corresponding to each application, were placed in a basket for the selection of the 20 winners. The process was free, fair and transparent and not based on merit but instead on a random selection.  Twenty numbered papers were selected by members of the church audience and the applications corresponding to those numbers were the 20 students who won the scholarship.  The members of the church were Liberians who reside in Connecticut.

The twenty scholarship recipients were notified by email and officials at the University of Liberia were contacted to verify their status and make arrangement for the payment of their tuition and fees for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The Scholarship Committee

The six member UL Scholarship Committee was created as an ad-hoc committee.  Key duties spelled out:

  1. To coordinate the process for funding of the scholarship program.
  2. To define and develop the general requirements for eligibility.
  3. To define and develop the criteria on which applications are reviewed.
  4. To solicit and review applications, select and reward scholarships for qualified applicants.
  5. To monitor the performance and responsibilities required of each holder.
  6. To receive data on all scholarships awarded and report the date to the Executive Committee.
  7. To advertise availability of scholarships.
  8. To announce winners at a General Assembly of the LCAC or Executive Committee Meeting
  9. To define and develop the administration of each scholarship
  10. To define and develop the scenario and/or circumstances under which a scholarship may be withdrawn and unused balance refunded to the Association
  11. To seek out new grants and scholarships, including designated scholarships and grants.

Composition and Appointment of Members

The composition of the UL Scholarship committee shall consist of a chairperson, co-chairperson and members willing to volunteer their services and appointed by the President in accordance with the Constitution of LCAC.

Meetings

Meetings will be held as necessary and they are scheduled by the Chairman, with advance notice to the members.

Reports

The Committee will report in writing on its activities and programs regularly to the Executive Committee.  If necessary, the Committee may be required to present a report to the board of Directors and/or the general Assembly.

Original Committee Members

Dr. Emmett C. Dennis, Chairman 

Mrs. Salome Quirmolue, CoChair

Mr. William Johnson                             
Mr. Jacob Okai 

Rev. Caleb Yarlatai

Mr. James Blyee 

Mr. Joseph Morris, Advisor

UL Scholarship 2012-2013 LIST OF STUDENTS

LIST OF LCAC SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

LCAC SCHOLARS 2012-2013

 

name

Id

college

classification

 

Alexander Kesselly

43704

business

Junior

 

David Karpilee

52658

liberia

Junior

 

Francis Fallah

46809

science

sophomore

 

Varney Siafa

58955

science

sophomore

 

Archie Karzear

48928

liberia

Junior

 

Solomon Saah

42649

science

Senior

Graduating in Dec 2012

Tenneh Toure

51531

liberia

sophomore

 

Wooiklee Sundayboy Paye

48456

Agriculture

Senior

Graduating in Dec 2012

Winston Kesseh

51201

liberia

sophomore

 

 

Name

Id

Major

classification

 

Ansumana Kromah

66987

Mining Engineering

Freshman

 

David Wilson

34105

Forestry

Senior

Graduating in Dec 2012

Elizabeth Toe

60339

Mass Communication

Freshman

 

Morris Passawe

62359

Geology

Sophomore

 

Lucillia Merriam

57181

Biology

Sophomore

 

Morris Taylor

52699

Agriculture

Junior

 

Salome Garway

66507

Biology

Freshman

 

Massa Akoi

48580

Science

Junior

 

Octavius Nehan

71195

Science

Freshman

 

Dak Aboah

50279

Science

Sophomore

 

Daniel Fayiah

63815

Science

Freshman

 

Jack Flomo

44444

Liberia

Senior

Graduating in Dec 2012

Victor Whea

46978

 

Senior

 

 

Dr. Emmett C. Dennis

LCAC Education Chairperson

UL Scholarship 2009-2010 2nd Semester Report from the LCAC Scholarship Chairman

September 28, 2010

 

To: LCAC Membership:      

 

PROGRESS REPORT OF THE LCAC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

END OF SECOND SEMESTER 2010 REPORT

 

The Second Semester of the 2009-2010 Academic Year has ended for our LCAC scholars.  Registration for the first semester of the new 2010-2011 Academic Year has begun and will continue until October 15, 2010.  The new school year will commence on Monday, October 4, 2010.  There are three LCAC Scholars who were senior students and have completed their academic studies.  They are scheduled to graduate.  However the graduation exercises will not be held until December of 2010.  

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year, we selected 20 students to be our LCAC Scholars.  There were seventeen students who took our scholarship offer and attended LU in the first semester.  During the second semester 2 of the 17 students did not utilize our scholarship, however, one of the original 20 came on board, giving us a total of 16 students in semester two.  At the end of semester two, 3 of the 16 students are going to graduate.  We received the grade reports of 15 students and only one student is on probation, Winston Kesseh, who has a GPA of 1.333. One of our students who did not utilize the scholarship in semester two is back and wants to rejoin the program for the 2010-2011 academic year.  That means we now have a total of 14 students to sponsor for the 2010-2011 academic year.

They are:

1.  Alexander Kessely

2.  Archie Karzear

3.  Cyrus Cephas

4.  Dave Karpilee

5.  Jack Flomo

6.  Solomon Saah

7.  Tenneh Toure

8.  Varney Siafa

9.  Vincent Eruophe

10.  Wooiklee Sundayboy Paye

11.  Francis Fallah

12.  Jacob Nankay

13.  Victor Whea

14.  Winston Kesseh

Of these 14 students, we have not received the second semester grade reports for Jacob Nankay and Victor Whea.

According to our new mandate, we intend to enforce a 2.5 GPA minimum for our students beginning with the first semester of 2010-2011.  Students falling below that minimum will be dropped from the program.

Our graduating scholars are:

            1.  George Belaway

            2.  Ida Capehart

            3.  Jeuty Davis

There were a couple of errors in the calculations of our second semester bill from the Business and Finance Office of the University of Liberia.  Please see the attached letters.  Our final bill from the University of Liberia was not L$4,953.50 ($68.80) as originally calculated, but L$9,553.50 ($144.75).  This bill was due by August 31, 2010.  The full amount of $144.75 was deposited into the University of Liberia Main Operating Foreign Exchange Account at the First International Bank Liberia Limited by our Coordinator in Liberia, Mr. William Karpeh, on August 28, 2010.  A receipt is attached.  Hence LCAC is indebted to me in the amount of $75.95.

We have a commitment to 14 LCAC Scholars this semester.  The exchange rate used by LU to compute our $144.75 (L$9,553.50) bill was L$66.00 = $1.00.  Hence using the best of approximations, from our previous tuition bill, I would project the first semester fee for our 14 students will be not more than $850.00.

Our LCAC Scholars have decided to organize themselves into an association named and styled LCAC Scholars_LU.  The intend is to show togetherness with one another in good times as well as in bad ones.    Presently, it is still in the formative stage with plans to commence during the first semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  The LCAC Scholars were also told to join the “MY LIBERIAN NETWORK” website at www.liberianconnection.ning.com.  This is a website created by me and my cousin that serves as a resource center for Liberians to network with each other.  There are many other educational features associated with this website as well. It will allow me to have more direct contact with the LCAC scholars.

The LCAC Scholars are also grateful for the gift of a 4 GIG flash drive that was given to each of them from LCAC to help store some of their academic work, and any other things that could possibly be stored on it.

Thanks for your hard work and support on behalf of our LCAC Scholars.

 

Dr. Emmett C. Dennis

LCAC Education Committee Chairman 

UL Scholarship 2013-2014 LIST OF STUDENTS

LIST OF LCAC SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

LCAC SCHOLARS 2013-2014

ID #

Last Name

First Name

College

Classification

52362

Carmue

Elizabeth

Science

Sophomore

71589

Marvin

Jallah

Science

Sophomore

57181

Meriam

Lucillia

Science

Junior

59535

Tulay

Hawa

Science

Sophomore

62678

Massaquoi

Julius

Science

Junior

59484

Gibson

Borbor

Science

Junior

67011

Wilson

Leo

Science

Sophomore

70558

Tulay

Jenneh

Science

Junior

65076

Sankay

Mariam

Science

Sophomore

74568

Jatherlyn

Tellewoyan

Science

Sophomore

71138

Doe

Eric

Science

Junior

71195

Nehan

Octavious

Science

Sophomore

72520

Walker

Alice

Science

Freshman

73004

Gaye

Roland

Science

Freshman

82229

Vandi

Lansana

Science

Freshman

76201

Kendor

Hassan

Science

Freshman

76212

Freeman

Teddy

Science

Freshman

78300

Sarnor

Saryor

Science

Freshman

78951

Dukuly

Fredrick

Science

Sophomore

79196

Johnson

Aloysius

Science

Freshman

 

       

Dr. Emmett C. Dennis

LCAC Education Chairperson