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DRC Scholarship

You Can Support Legal Education
for Congolese Women Through Scholarships 

“This scholarship is for me more than just a dream come true, it is a pillar upon which from now on all my hopes are born—the chance to see a better world where women assume their rightful place.”
-- Kelly Shukrani, Buhendwa, Scholarship Recipient

In Eastern DRC, women make up only 15% of the total students enrolled in law schools. In 2011, a generous private donor helped create the ABA ROLI Legal Scholarship Fund for Congolese Women after being inspired by the work of the female Congolese lawyers working in our legal aid clinics in Eastern DRC. These women demonstrated the consequential role that legal professionals play in protecting women’s rights. Since the legal scholarship program began, it has expanded to benefit female law students throughout Eastern DRC, thanks to the support of individual donors and Cynthia’s Sisters, a group of dedicated advocates of the program who inspire others to support the cause.

Please consider joining them in making a difference in the lives of Congolese women and girls. Your donation will ensure that more women can access legal education in Eastern DRC.

Your contribution to the ABA ROLI Legal Scholarship Fund will help cover the costs of tuition and fees, as well as student participation in two internships with local organizations, courts, and ABA ROLI's own legal aid clinics - an average cost of just $1,700 per year; $7,000 to support a scholarship recipient through graduation.

Have questions?  Contact Maggie Nyce, Program Associate at ABA ROLI at Maggie.Nyce@americanbar.org or +1 (202) 662-1963.

 
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The public service and educational programs of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) receive funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE).  Any contribution designated to the ROLI DRC Scholarship Program will be allocated accordingly.  The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work.  The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.