2010 School Scholarships – Record 73 Scholarships Offered

KIBCA is proud that its schools scholarship scheme for 2010 has grown and this year a record 73 scholarships were offered to students of local Kolombangarans.

The scheme is made possible by donors who gave a total of $61,000 in return for Kolombangara landholders agreeing to protect the forests above 400m. Last year only $40,000 was offered.

KIBCA thanks the American Museum of Natural History for its yearly commitment of $40,000 until 2013, provided through SICCP. We also thank this year’s contributors Gordon Darcy Lilo, MP and KFPL for providing $10,000 each. KFPL has pledged ongoing support for the next four years. One private donation was also received.

Scholarship Highlights at a Glance

Applications received  127
Applicants met criteria 90
Scholarships offered 73
Proportion of eligible students funded 81%
Funds distributed      $61,000

Result of 127 School Scholarship Applications
Graph of 127 School Scholarship Applications

Applications will open at the end of the year for the 2011 scheme after the KIBCA Committee reviews the operation of the scheme.

KIBCA apologizes for the late distribution of some funds. One major funder withdrew at short notice.