In honour of his late mother’s Birthday,
Julian Lennon’s White Feather Foundation
has announced it will establish
The Cynthia Lennon Scholarship For Girls.
Once only, Every month, Every 3 months, Every 6 months, Once a year
Scholarships will be provided for 10 girls.
The initial funding will be in partnership with Connect To Learn, a global education initiative of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Ericsson and Millennium Promise. With a focus on Africa, scholarships will be provided to ten girls, covering a full four years of educational support for each recipient. In total, The White Feather Foundation is committing to multiple scholarships (in Cynthia Lennon’s name) over the course of five years.
The Cynthia Lennon Scholarship For Girls will launch by focusing on the Sauri region of Kenya (according to UNESCO, 56% of secondary-school aged children are actually enrolled in secondary school, where 93 girls are enrolled for every 100 boys in Kenya). This fall, an application process will be conducted, with scholarship recipients chosen in January after exam results are released. The White Feather Foundation will work closely with Connect To Learn to subsequently track the progress of each scholarship recipient.