By Hope Imaka – EMTV Online
Playing their part in nation building, the Miss Pacific Islands pageant PNG (Formally Miss South Pacific Pageant) will select a number of young women to receive scholarship to study in tertiary institutions around Papua New Guinea. The MPIP Scholarships only covers tuition fees for 2016.
This scholarship is made possible by the revenue generated from the donations and ticket sales during the course of the pageant in 2015.
The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG is committed to ensuring that young women are given the opportunity to complete their studies, and contribute meaningfully to their community. These scholarships are designed to assist young women facing financial hardship complete their education.
Applications are open to women between the ages of 18 and 30, must be currently enrolled at any tertiary institution around PNG (university, technical college etc.) and must be in your second-last or final year of education in 2016 academic year
More often than not, when a family faces financial struggles, the priority of paying school fees is given to the sons of the family, whilst daughters are expected to sacrifice their education to stay and help with the family. This is predominantly bound to occur in the rural areas of Papua New Guinea.
This scholarship recognises that struggle of young women, and seeks to assist them overcome that hardship by helping them complete their tertiary education and give back to the community from which they came from.
Applications can be downloaded from the Miss PNG Pacific Islands Facebook Page; attach academic transcripts, student ID and in 500 words or less, inform MPIP PNG about yourself, your commitment to education, your career and personal goals, and reasons why you face financial difficulty completing your education.
All applications are to be hand delivered to House of Gemini, ANG Haus, Downtown Port Moresby; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only shortlisted applications will be contacted via phone or email.
Closing Date: 29/02/2016
“…if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”
~Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey (1875-1927)