SHE-CAN Program for 4-year Bachelor’s degree in the U.S

SHE-CAN seeks talented young women leaders from Cambodia and Liberia who have few opportunities but incredible potential and passion for change. Through access to a world-class college education, mentorship and leadership training in the U.S., we provide our scholars the tools and support needed to return and make change in their home countries.

Program Length: 5 years

Program Eligibility: Ambitious young women aged 18-22 from low-income backgrounds who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills through activities or service in their community

Program Summary:
  • Test preparation classes for SAT/TOEFL and support executing a community service leadership project
  • Guidance to apply for and win a scholarship to a SHE-CAN Coalition School in the U.S.
  • Build relationship with 4-6 American mentors
  • Completion of 4-year Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
  • Participation in SHE-CAN-funded Leadership Summit in California
  • Complete at least one summer internship
  • Return home within one year of graduating 
  • Launch your career at home, make a difference in your community, and give back to SHE-CAN sisters

Apply for SHE-CAN program if you are:
  • A woman between the ages of 18-22
  • Passionate about improving your country
  • High school graduate 
  • Living within 1 hour of capital city (e.g. Phnom Penh, Monrovia) 
  • From a low-income household
  • Interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university (SHE-CAN does not work with students seeking graduate degrees)
  • Already a leader in your school or community
  • A strong English speaker: Your ability to speak and write in English is critical because all U.S. universities require a high score on the TOEFL or IELTS language exam. Therefore, if your English is not strong, we recommend that you spend a year studying and apply next year.
  • Academically strong: Consistently strong grades with close to a perfect score on National Exam
  • Dedicated to this program: Able to dedicate your days in February – June to SHE-CAN's pre-college program. Accepted scholars must not work full-time during this period
  • Able to access a strong Internet connection and computer daily to check emails

What you’ll need to apply:
  • High school transcripts for grades 10, 11 and 12
  • National exam score report or WAEC score report
  • English translations of transcripts or exam scores if necessary (can be self-translated)
  • Estimate of family’s monthly income
  • Optional: Score reports for the SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL if you have taken them
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