MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Servants for Haiti is pleased to announce that its first scholarship for continuing education has been awarded to George Dorilien. George is a hard working young man who has always endeavored to do his best in his education.
Sixteen students from CJRA were nominated by school staff for the scholarship program. SFH asked Harry Stewart, who has been to Haiti a number of times but knew none of the students, to lead a selection team to evaluate student essays for the program. Harry developed an essay question for the students to answer in English. The independent three member team rated the essays without knowing the names of the submitters. They chose the top five candidates. Laurae Richards, president of SFH, met with three of the teachers from the school who confirmed that the quality of the essays as rated by the selection team aligned very closely to the students’ academic performance and that the proposed career goals of those students made sense. Based on these criteria, the selection team chose George as our first scholarship recipient.
George is now attending medical school at Université Notre Dame d’Haïti in Port-au-Prince. When George received his scholarship award letter and contract, he responded with the following email messages:
“Praise the Lord! God is so great and so wonderful! Thank you a lot for your help. God will bless you so much. I read your email carefully and I understand it. I accept all things that they told me and I’ll respect them. I ask God to lead me so that I can respect my promises. I read the contract agreement carefully and I sign it.
God is so great and so wonderful! I praise His name for that. He helps me so that my dreams can be true soon. Thank you, Servants for Haiti. I receive the funds. I’ll go to the University and pay the money soon. After that I’ll send to you all the receipts. I’ll respect all things that you told me. Thank you so much.”
George is obviously excited and grateful, and we are confident that he will succeed in his studies and give back to his nation. This is one of the chief goals of Servants for Haiti and we are gratified to see it coming about!