Education is the Most Powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Children & youth don't attend school
1 in 4
Students complete upper secondary school
Had a graduation rate of 90%
“There are today 264 million children and youth not going to school – this is a failure that we must tackle together, because education is a shared responsibility and progress can only be sustainable through common efforts. According to the report representing 90 percent of the global population of upper secondary school age, less than one in four young people had completed upper secondary school in 40 countries and less than one in two in 60 countries … there were only 14 countries with a completion rate of at least 90 percent.”
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Our vision at the Bernadette Francis Foundation is to close the education gap by providing financial support to students who otherwise will have difficulty completing their education. We believe deeply that education is instrumental in lifting not only students, but their families, and entire communities out of poverty.
Apply For Funding
To start your application as a student, small organization, or someone who needs emergency relief, click the button below.
You will be asked to login to your existing Google Account or create a new one. This allows you to upload your necessary documents and answer the questions all in one place.
Answer all of the questions to the best of your abilities. Once submitted, we will be in touch after fully reviewing your application.
Applications for the school year will be accepted between June - July 2023. Scholarships will be awarded in mid-August 2023. We will consider off-cycle applications on a case-by-case basis.
*Note: Please fill out the scholarship application in its entirety. Those partially completed will not be considered.