Education

University Consortium for Liberia scholarship deadline extended to July 31st

March 22, 2018
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by UCL
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University Consortium for Liberia scholarship deadline extended to July 31st

UCL Application 2018

UCL Application Guidelines 2018

The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) was established in 2015 by the UCL Board of Directors.  The scholarship program is open to Liberian students and/or students of Liberian descent pursuing a post-secondary education at a U.S. College or University.  Priority will be given to students applying to a UCL college/university  considered Institutional Partners.

The UCL Scholarship for Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Faculty and Student Exchange programs will be announced at a later date, pursuant to funding availability.

 

 *Download Application and Submit Completed Form to UCLSCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM

Download Guidelines

 

Applicants must meet the criteria below:

Higher Education

  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into an academic program of study pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. program
  • Student must be Liberian or of Liberian decent
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit an Academic Transcript
  • Field of Study: Any Field of Study
  • Complete the UCL Scholarship Application
  • Provide 2 letters of Recommendation from any of the following: College Professor, Community Member/Faith Leader, or Current/Former Employer or Government Leader.  (The writer of your letter(s) of recommendation should address Leadership Abilities and Potential) Letters of Recommendation should be e-mailed to the scholarship address with their name, contact info, and academic institution. The subject line should be ‘Student Name’ Reference Letter.
  • Scholarship recipients who received a scholarship in the previous year, can apply annually.
  • Copy of Passport must accompany application for international students and a copy of the F1 visa must accompany the application.

 

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Dr. Tolbert Nyenswah Discusses the National Public Health Institute of Liberia

September 20, 2017
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1. What relationship does your organization have with Liberia or the UCL?

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has a mission to prevent and control public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes while serving as a source of knowledge and expertise. As the center of excellence for better health outcomes for Liberians through a strong health system, the Institute aims to strengthen existing infection prevention and control efforts, laboratories, surveillance, infectious disease control, public health capacity building, response to outbreaks, and monitor diseases with epidemic potential. NPHIL relation with the University of Liberia and other institutions of highest learning in Liberia is paramount. NPHIL is partnering with the University of Liberia addressing national public health needs through the development of a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree programs.

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University of Liberia and University of Georgia Sign New MOU

September 19, 2017
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Agribusiness

Last month, The UCL brought the University of Liberia(UL) and the University of Georgia (UGA) together to further partnership discussions. During the August meeting, UL President Ophelia Weeks and UGA Assistant Dean and Director of the Global Programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dr. Amrit Bart each represented their institution. The two discussed partnership with a specific focus on Agribusiness.

Both parties came to an agreement, which was completed and signed on August 7, 2017. Click Here to read the MOU between UL and UGA.

 

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Meet Our 2017 UCL Scholars: Randolph Glee

September 19, 2017
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Randolph Glee

Name: Randolph Glee (Ph.D. Candidate)

School: Clark Atlanta University

Major/ Concentration: Social Work policy/Administration

Degree level: Ph.D.

1.Why do you choose your major / concentration?

I chose Social Work because my country (Liberia) has suffered many years of civil conflicts. As a result of these conflicts, the academic, social and political fibers have been broken. To gain our post war status or get on path with other nations we need professional social workers, who will get into the communities to work with community dwellers on community projects. Moreover, Liberia needs professional social workers who will conduct evidence based research and present findings to parliament for better policy to help the vulnerable populations (elderly, Children, women, orphans, homeless, and disable).

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Meet Our 2017 UCL Scholars: Varbah H. Sorsor

August 25, 2017
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Name: Varbah H. Sorsor

School: Clark Atlanta University

Major/Concentration: Chemistry

Degree Level: PhD Candidate

1. Why did you choose your major/concentration?

I began to like chemistry from high school. My high school teacher was so experienced and included real-life illustrations in his teaching. He worked with Firestone Rubber Company as a chemist. So, he taught the subject with such great enthusiasm. I always liked his class and made good grades at the time.

I remember him lecturing on the contribution of Marie Curie to science – radioactivity. He said this was a female with such high work. I got more interested because, I said to myself, I can do chemistry as well. I wanted to learn more and gain a better understanding of the various fields. My emphasis in polymer chemistry deepened when I started graduate studies at CAU. My advisor, Dr. Mintz is such a knowledgeable person, with his mentorship I am excited for this field.

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