Scholarship programme

Each year eef grants up to 20 scholarships (boys & girls) to talented yet severely underprivileged children selected from across all racial and religious communities. Our scholarships include four years of fully paid tuition, for the period Grade 9-12, at the School Of Tomorrow, one of Ethiopia’s leading private schools, as well as uniforms, books and study materials.

For each student, eef also provides full board and care in one of our student houses. The facilities of these houses such as computer room with internet access, library and recreational as well educational facilities, 1-2-1 mentoring and group seminars can be used and attended by all eef scholars.

The School Of Tomorrow enjoys an excellent reputation as one of Ethiopia’s top private schools and its students continuously achieve top position in the country’s National Examinations. For the last ten years 100% of School Of Tomorrow Grade 12 graduates were accepted for degree programmes in Ethiopia, Europe and North America.

The school is the perfect partner for eef as its principles are closely aligned to those of eef.
Ato Samuel Woldekidan, Director of School at the School Of Tomorrow says “We strive to raise standards in our school working in harmony and mutual respect to produce better citizens who can compete, win and achieve in the 21st century. We believe that we can create better opportunity by trying our very best.”

Selection process

1. Nominated by a selection of government feeder schools, each October approximately 150 potential candidates are invited to sit an entrance examination set by the School of Tomorrow. The exam tests both English and Mathematics.

2. Each candidate must then submit a completed application, consisting of;
A recommendation from their current Head Teacher to support the application giving details of their socio-economic background.
Two years of past authenticated school reports.
A handwritten essay on topics such as family life and career aspirations.

3. Around 50 candidates receive a home visit by one of our management team on the ground in Addis Ababa to get a feel for how the students live and to find out more about them.

4. Between 30 and 40 candidates are then short listed for an interview and assessment center by the eef trustee team.

5. Based on the examination results, application, interview and the home visit, as well as discussions with the school staff the scholarships are awarded.