Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. College Preparatory

UNITED STATES EMBASSY KIGALI-PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION

                                NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

 

Office:                                                 Public Affairs Section

Funding Opportunity Title:               U.S. College Preparatory Course Announcement Type:                        Grant

Date Opened:                                     May 16, 2019

Deadline for Applications:                 June 14, 2019 Award Ceiling:                                                            U.S. $5,000

Award Floor:                                      U.S. $2,000

Submission: Proposals should be submitted by email to EducationUSAKigali@state.gov

 

         THIS NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

 

  1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

U.S. Embassy Kigali EducationUSA Office is pleased to announce that funding has been requested for the following project:

The grantee will coordinate with the EducationUSA Advising Center of the Public Affairs Section to carry out a college preparatory course for 35 students who will apply to U.S. colleges and universities for the 2021 fall admission. The college preparatory course will cover SAT and TOEFL classes, and essay writing skills. The EducationUSA Office-Kigali invites all qualified individuals and organizations to submit proposals by 12:00 PM on June 14, 2019. For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact EducationUSAkigali@state.gov

B.     AWARD INFORMATION

 

Projected start date: January 13, 2020

Projected end date:   June 26, 2020

Course Schedule:    8 Hours per week
(Format: 4 hours on Mondays and 4 hours on Thursdays)

              Course Materials and Delivery:
1. Course Materials
The grantee should be available to teach the classes in person using the most up-
to-date SAT, TOEFL, and essay writing prep materials including but
not limited to the resources available at the EducationUSA Advising Center.
Interested applicants may request a list of SAT and TOEFL prep materials
available at the EducationUSA Kigali library by emailing
EducationUSAKigali@state.gov

2.    Course Delivery

 

I20190516 EdUSA Notice of Funding Opportunityn this series of classes, EducationUSA scholars will prepare for various aspects of the U.S. college application process including:

·         The SAT and TOEFL Classes

The SAT classes will prepare students to succeed on the reading, writing, and the math portion of the SAT test. The TOEFL classes will teach students TOEFL test- taking techniques and do various problems to practice the skills needed to perform well on the SAT and TOEFL tests.

·         COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS

With reference to the 2019-20 www.commonapp.org essay prompts, the instructor (s) will help students develop and edit their college application essays and personal statements. The essay writing classes will introduce students to the style and goals of personal statements as well as build their general writing skills.

·         US COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

The classes will be primarily focused on preparing the students for the application process, but will also emphasize skills that they will be able to use in an American university setting. To this end, the instructor(s) will thoroughly explain to the students the functionality and the advantages of the leading college application platforms namely www.commonapp.org , and www.mycoalition.org

·         OTHER ENGLISH RELATED CLASSES

The instructor will conduct specialized classes that will give students a chance to practice important communication skills such as interviewing, conversational English, email etiquette, and writing that will be relevant to their university course work. The curriculum for the special classes will be determined based on students’ academic needs.

      Program participants: EducationUSA Scholars
The EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP) assists highly qualified students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities. Each year, the U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Affairs Section selects ESP members from top performing high school graduates.

  1. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
    1. Eligible applicants

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Individuals (US or Foreign)
  • Public and Private Educational Institutions (US or Foreign)
  • Non-governmental organizations (U.S. or Foreign)

2.       Other Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for information on how to obtain these registrations. Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in SAM.gov.

Note: Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.

D.     APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

              Further details regarding the application and submission process can be found in
the COMPLETE NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY