Evolutionary Studies Collaborative Fundraising Page
Project Name: Evolutionary Studies Collaborative's: Orangutan Caring Scholarship Fundraiser
The Evolutionary Studies Collaborative (ESC) working along with the ASEBL Journal and Bibliotekos is campaigning to raise funds for a single 4-year scholarship for a deserving Indonesian student as part of the successful Orangutan Caring Scholarship Program. The purpose of the program is to award tuition funding to talented and needy Indonesian students on a competitive basis enabling them to attend local universities in the fields of Forestry, Biology and Veterinary Science.
The program has recently awarded its 100th scholarship to Evy in Medan, Sumatra in June 2016. By the time all 18 students received their scholarships in Sumatra and West Borneo, the 112th scholarship was given out by Orang Utan Republik Foundation's President Gary Shapiro.
Students holding their scholarship awards in Medan, Sumatra (left) and in Ketapang, W. Kalimantan (right)
Why support the Orangutan Caring Scholarship program? In addition to being able to attend university, scholarship recipients develop an understanding of the plight of the orangutan from the perspective of the nongovernmental organization (NGO). They graduate as advocates of orangutan conservation when entering the private, nonprofit or government workforce. The program has been successful in that since awarding its first single scholarship in 2006, it has graduated 56 students from both Sumatra and Borneo. Many of the graduates have moved into positions of influence and advocacy for the orangutan.
Students in the United States and those who participate in the ESC know how hard it is to fund education these days. The challenge of fundraising for a single, 4-year scholarship for a needy student in Indonesia is worthy and a reachable goal. One 4-year scholarship is weighted at $1500. That is enough for the implementing NGO to administer the scholarship and tuition for four years as well as funds for the student's write up of their thesis. Learn more about the Orangutan Caring Scholarship here.
Want to help ESC? Here is how you can help ESC fundraise to support the Orangutan Caring Scholarship program and raise the funds to help one aspiring student in 2017. Click on the Paypal button and enter the amount you would like to contribute. Donations on behalf of ESC to the Orang Utan Republik Foundation are fully tax-deductible (EIN: 26-0880405)