In 2005, TSF made it possible for the first ten of its high school graduates to go to universities in Phnom Penh. Previously sponsored for high school, these students passed the National High School graduation exam, given each August for 12th graders who wish to take it. Each of the students had also had at least 4 years of instruction in the TSF English school and passed an English Exam to qualify for University Sponsorship.
All our university students continue to take English courses while in college, as English proficiency is vital for almost any good job.
We have two coed dorms in the Phnom Penh, where Norton University students share a room with as many as four other students. Dorm residents take turns cooking and cleaning and are required to speak English. All university students have U.S. sponsors who finance their students’ education. The actual annual cost is approximately $1600 per student, but we ask sponsors to donate what they can afford. A generous TSF donor makes up the rest. Often, the relationship between student and sponsor begins in high school and continues for eight years. This relationship is an important factor in a student’s life. Cost includes tuition, room, board, books, uniforms, internet access, a bicycle to get to class, required field trips, and a small allowance of $5-$10 a month, according to need. Sponsors are obligated to exchange letters with their students four times a year.
If you would like to learn more or participate in this program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. with the subject line: “University Sponsorship”.