The Amaro Tan Scholarship is named after NG’s Amaro Tan Project in Pogradec, Albania. Amaro Tan means “our place” in the Romani language, reflecting the project’s identity as a place where children from marginalized communities find a place which is more than an just a school. Amaro Tan is a place of encounters, of cultural exchange, of personal growth, of friendships, and of family-oriented educational programming. It is a place where children from poor families learn the skills they need to build dignified and self-sufficient futures—and to help others in their community to do the same.
The Amaro Tan Scholarship honors this principle of help for self-help. Students from Amaro Tan, Nehemia School, and NG’s international partner organizations in East Africa, Latin America, and Southeastern Europe are eligible to apply for support to study at Nehemiah Gateway University, where they gain the tools and skills they need to help and empower people to sustainably shape and determine their lives in dignity and independence.
Eligibility requirements for the Amaro Tan Scholarship
People from the following categories are eligible to apply for the Amaro Tan Scholarship:
A. Graduates of the Nehemia School in Bucimas / Albania
B. Beneficiaries of the Amaro Tan Project in Albania
C. Individuals recommended or sent by any of the NG partners from East Africa, Latin America or Southeast Europe or EU, who:
1. Are involved in the projects of the partner organizations.
2. Are in a leadership role in their organization, or are being developed to assume a leadership role after graduating from NG University.
3. Demonstrated need of support (low-income, orphaned, refugee, etc).
4. Committed/Willing to commit to returning to their home countries and working in their communities for a minimum of two years after graduating from NG University.
Application process for the Amaro Tan Scholarship
Applications for an Amaro Tan Scholarship are considered after eligible individuals have received conditional admission to NG University. For more details on applying for the desired study program please visit: www.ng-university.org. Only complete applications will be considered. If during the application process forged or false information is discovered, the application process is stopped.
Scholarship applications are submitted online. The following information is required:
A. Application Form
B. Curriculum Vitae according to the Europass format (with evidence of educational and professional background, and / or internships)
C. A scan of the passport and personal ID Card
D. Academic Certificates
E. Letter of Conditional Admission from NG University
F. Certificate of health with evidence of vaccination for the category NG Partners (download template here.)
G. If applicable: employer’s reference letter, or confirmations of internships
I. Two Recommendation Letters (for international applicants: one recommendation letter must come from the partner organization)
J. Demonstration of Need (self-declaration of income/evaluation from social worker)
K. Research proposal: Present an idea of a project with social benefit for the communities back in your country for the categories Amaro Tan Project and NG Partners. (download template here.)
Please find detailed information on this scholarship here.