Needy Cambodians who want to further their education but do not have the funds will have a fourth chance to apply for a Regent College/Cambodia Daily scholarship this week and next.
“Education is the key to propelling Cambodia back to its golden past,” said Cambodia Daily publisher Bernie Krisher by e-mail. “These scholarships… open up opportunities to many deserving Cambodians unable to afford the tuition.”
Regent College Director Neil Stewart McLaren added: “Our goal is to facilitate learning, foster creativity and equip our students with the skills…to improve their positions both professionally and economically.”
Thirty scholarships for bookkeeping, working internationally, computer skills and English classes worth $120 each are awarded each quarter.
Applicants, who are selected according to financial need, should already speak basic English and earn no more than $100 per month.
People interested in applying should pick up an application form at Regent College, 98 Pasteur St, Phnom Penh, Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 7 pm or Saturday from 6:30 am to noon. Regent College reception is closed from 1 pm to 2 pm. Forms are also available from The Cambodia Daily, 50B Street 240, Monday through Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm. The Cambodia Daily reception is closed from noon to 1 pm. Applications will be available until Dec 17. Forms must be turned in by the end of the day Dec 17.
The applications will be judged by McLaren, Secretary of State for Education Pok Than, British Ambassador George Edgar and The Cambodia Daily’s weekend editor Victoria Stagg Elliott. Winners will be announced in January.
Employees and relatives of staff of The Cambodia Daily, Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope and Regent College are not eligible to apply.