Since 2010, IIE’s ESF has provided over $1 million in emergency grants to nearly 400 students from Japan, Haiti, Libya, Thailand and Syria.
Julov Andy Pierre graduated from Pacific Union College last year with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion with an emphasis on Health. He will complete an R.N. program in December of this year. He says, “I am grateful for the emergency assistance IIE provided. It helped me a lot.”
Sakurako Ujiie worked as a Resident Assistant at University Housing & Dining Services, and walked in the graduation ceremony at Oregon State University. She will receive her diploma in Fall 2012. “It was so humbling to see the huge public support for tsunami relief efforts around the world, including the EAF grant. I would like to say thank you again for the support.”
Siripond Siriwandee attends Seattle Central Community College and works as an office assistant in the international student office on campus. She plans to obtain an Associate’s degree. Siripond faced the possibility of returning to Thailand after flooding destroyed her family’s apartment building and rice shop. She says, “It is thanks to the support that your grant provided that I was able to relieve their financial stress and not have my education interrupted by these circumstances.”
A PhD student in Foreign Language Education who received an ESF grant says, “While being an academically and professionally fruitful year, it has placed financial burdens threatening with the discontinuation of my studies. IIE’s Syria-ESF generous contribution toward my university tuition helped sustain my studies, ensuring the stability [of] my academic work and the peace of mind needed as I strive for success and academic achievements.”
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