THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The standard annual donation needed to sponsor one student is around 6,900,000 rupiah. Sponsors are asked to make payment to Yayasan Goodwill International during June and July, ready for us to start funding the student at the start of term time, orientation and training in August. This is enough to pay:
- the University – for onr year’s tuition fees;
- the Student – a monthly allowance which must cover their books, materials, food, accommodation, use of computers, and transportation to classes;
- the Yayasan – for its cost of administering of the scheme for that student and providing them leadership training
To be considered for a Goodwill Scholarship, each student must:
- Be recommended by their university;
- Need financial support if they are to complete their studies.
- Have strong academic standing;
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and potential;
- Be active in community service and work part time
Goodwill does not discriminate with regard to gender, religion, or field of study.
- The application form is designed to identify the most worthy yet financially challenged students; questionnaires include on their personal circumstances and family background that need to be verified by recent utility bills and a written statement from their neighbourhood head; three essays written in English must be submitted on leadership themes to demonstrate their qualities, qualifications and achievements.
- All applications are handled and approved by each university’s student affairs department.
- Only those applicants short-listed at the above process will be called in for interview
The Leadership Training Program
It is the leadership training schedule that makes a Yayasan Goodwill International scholarship different from others.
It is also the part of the programme that Alumni report that they found to be most helpful after graduating, when they were starting their careers and searching for jobs.
Yayasan Goodwill International provides 60 course hours of Leadership Training per year on various topics for helping students realize their potential to become true leaders in future. Students must attend at least 40 course hours. Instructors are all volunteers who contribute their time to share their professional expertise for future leaders.
The Modules generally public speaking, CV writing, job searching, interviewing, team building, leadership styles, business English, and participating in a business game, and are delivered by a group of experienced and knowledgeable volunteer tutors. Many of the most highly motivated students put the skills they learn to immediate use, winning University or even National Student competitions. A few are awarded rare one-off scholarships for short study tours to Singapore, Australia & the USA. Most find jobs quickly, in itself a considerable achievement given local economic conditions, and all agree that the Leadership training is a big factor in their success rate.
- Since 1999, due to Indonesia’s drawn-out economic crisis, university students all over the country, many of who have the capability to become future leaders in Indonesian society, have faced the possibility of having to drop out of their studies.
- The program has now given more than 1.081 disadvantaged, bright and motivated students the means to graduate from the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) or the University of Indonesia (UI) in their chosen discipline. To date, around 1.016 of these students have graduated with a degree. Without Goodwill scholarship program, most would have otherwise had to leave university before graduating due to financial difficulties.
- Goodwill scholarship program not only provides financial support to students, but also provides them with the Leadership Training Program.
- The students are required to complete at least 40 course hours of the trainings, as well as attend Orientation at the Museum Nasional and the Get-Together to meet their sponsors. Sponsors receive a letter of introduction from their students at the beginning, followed by reports on their academic progress and activities at the end of each semester.