Liberia Community Association of Connecticut Education Committee Report

2010-2011 LCAC University of Liberia Scholarship Program                                                                                                             

At the beginning of the second semester (2010-2011 Academic Year), LCAC paid a grand total of $47,250 LD (or $675.00 USD) to the University of Liberia for the tuition and fees of 12 LCAC Scholars.  These 12 students completed the second semester.  Grade report for these students to end the academic year:

Name

GPA

Status

College

Status

Alexander Kessely

3.0

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Bus

Sr

Archie Karzear

2.315

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Lib

Sr

Cyrus Cephas

3.5

Not in school. Will graduate in December 2011

Bus

Sr

Dave Karpilee

3.2

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Lib

Sr

Francis Fallah

2.5

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Bus

Jr

Jack Flomo

3.0

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Lib

n/a

Solomon Saah

2.3

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Sci

Sr

Tenneh Toure

2.0

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Lib

Jr

Varney Siafa

3.0

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Bus

Jr

Victor Whea

0

Reported a false grade report to coordinator

Bus

Sr

Winston Kesseh

0

Did not submit a grade report to coordinator

Lib

Jr

Wooiklee Sundayboy Paye

3.6

In school for 1st semester 2011-2012

Agr/For

Sr

Mr. William Karpeh, our Scholarship Coordinator has recommended that we drop Victor Whea from the scholarship program because of his dishonesty.  We need to know the status of Winston Kesseh also.

In October of 2011 the LCAC Education Committee began accepting new scholarship applications for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Scholarship applicants were restricted to Science, Education, Agriculture and Forestry students attending the University of Liberia. October 31, 2011 was set as the deadline for online submission.  A total of 76 students completed the application form at our website www.liberiact.com.

At the end of the submission period, the Education Committee made the hard choice of selecting 10 new scholarship students to bring our total back to the official number of 20 LCAC Scholars.  The selections were based on Education Committee member evaluation of the student online application form inputs which included a statement from each student stating why they deserved the scholarship.  Members ranked the students accordingly, and based on a tally of member votes, the top 10 students were selected for the scholarship. The list of new LCAC Scholars is as follows:

Name

Sex

Classification

College

ID Number

Massa Akoi

F

Jr

Science

48580

Octavius Nehan

M

Fr

Science

71195

Morris Passawe

M

Soph

Science

62359

Elizabeth Toe

F

Sr

Science

60339

Dak Aboah

M

Soph

Science

50279

Daniel Fayiah

M

Fr

Science

63815

Ansumana Kromah

M

Fr

Science

65987

Lucillia Merriam

F

Soph

Science

57181

Taylor Morris

M

Jr

Ag/For

52699

Davide Wilson

F

Sr

Ag/For

34105

 

We have started a new publicity campaign to raise awareness of our LCAC Scholarship Program with the publication and distribution of an LCAC Scholarship Program brochure.  We hope to solicit funds or gain sponsors for our program through this process.  So far, one Hartford Connecticut resident, Ms. Letonia Wright, has joined in to support our scholarship program.  She has agreed to personally sponsor one scholarship applicant with the understanding that this student must be a female student.  We went back to the list of all students who were not selected in the top ten and picked the next female student for her sponsorship:

Name

Sex

Classification

College

ID Number

Salome Garway

F

Fr

Science

66507

 

We are now waiting for a final report from our scholarship coordinator in Liberia to verify that all of our scholarship students are presently in school.  We need to know exactly how many credits each student is taking so that we can forward a payment to the University of Liberia on behalf of these students.  This amount will satisfy their tuition and fees payments for the 1st semester of 2011.  Presently, our scholarship coordinator is in Tanzania attending a one month training program for his job at the Ministry of Finance.  He will return to Liberia at the end of November.

The Education Committee has instituted a grade point average restriction for our new LCAC Scholars.  As of this academic year, all new LCAC Scholars must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA to remain on the scholarship roll for the next academic year.  LCAC Scholars who are from the initial 20 students that began our 2009-2010 scholarship program must now maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue on the scholarship roll.  All students will have to sign a formal contract with our LCAC Coordinator in Liberia for our records, acknowledging this new agreement.

This report is submitted by the LCAC Education Committee on November 25, 2011.

Education Committee Members are:

Emmett C. Dennis, Chair

Salome Quirmolue, Co-chair

Marie Seton, Member

Masnoh Wilson, Member

Flomo Freeman, Member

Trudy Blamo, Member