Thanks to the grants received from the Leahy War Victims Fund of USAID, ISPO has allocated a significant number of scholarships for education and training of P&O professionals in Category I and II schools recognized by ISPO.
A scholarship contains two elements:
- Tuition and school fees, which comprise all expenses related to schooling and training, including books, examinations and graduation.
- Living costs, which cover accommodation, stipend, resident permit an medical cover.
ISPO provides two types of scholarships:
- Full ISPO scholarship, which covers both elements.
- Partial ISPO scholarship, which implies that ISPO awards the tuition/school fees on the condition that another party/partner (NGO, charity, government programme or private funds) provides cost-sharing, thus covering part of the scholarship, such as the living costs an travel costs (in-bound travel to the school, one round-trip for a home vacation during the school vacation periods, and the homebound travel after graduation).
The cost-sharing option makes it possible to double the amount of scholarships allocated to students for the same amount of funds. The cost-sharing model may extend across geographical borders and regions. However, the cost-sharing amount may not be raised from money already granted to the partner by a federal entity.
In addition, the total commitment for ISPO will not exceed the multiple of the number of full scholarships allocated to a particular school.
How to apply for a scholarship?
See here the profile of a USAID-funded candidate and read more news about USAID-funded students and graduates in the publication 'The P&O Scholar':