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Welcome to the AWC Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 1995, the AWC Scholarship Program has supported more than 7,000 students across rural Thailand through this sponsor-driven program. Our mission is to advance the educational knowledge of disadvantaged female Thai high school students by providing supplemental financial assistance. We also partner with the students by providing encouragement to develop English-language skills to further their educational opportunities.

About the Scholarship Program:
The Scholarship Program is led by inspired volunteers within AWC. Supporting the Scholarship Program is a chance to contribute and help education development in Thai society, targeting the young women who are from the poor family background and who have good academic performance. The support encourages these young women to continue and complete their education at least in the high school level. The Scholarship Program’s work includes:

• Sponsorship Drive and Donor communications
• School Visits,
English Camp, and Art Contests

Scholarship Fundraising Drive
We are now accepting donations for the 2017 school year. We are grateful to all the new and renewing sponsors. Please click here if you wish to donate.

A scholarship sponsorship covers most educational expenses for one year, enabling a student to further her education. The fees for books, uniforms, supplies, meals and transportation are all the responsibility of the student’s family. These extra expenses are a real burden for most families in rural communities in Thailand. 

2017 marks the 22nd year of the Scholarship Program. It is something we are very proud of. We believe we have made a difference in the lives of so many students in Thailand. Through school visits we have heard many success stories of our scholarship students returning to the province after completing their university education to teach in the local schools.

The program is run by volunteers who believe that there is a great need for providing financial assistance to the girls living in the small towns and villages to enable them to complete their high school education.

If you are interested in supporting the Scholarship Program, becoming a major sponsor, or joining the Scholarship Program Committee, please contact us here, or email us at

Scholarships and Awards:
The Scholarship Program awards a total of more than 2 million baht annually in scholarships to at least 400 students in 34 targeted schools across rural Thailand. Eligibility criteria for
young women in grades 10-12 (M4-M6) are good academic performance (> 2.5GPA), a low family income, good behavior and a commitment to education while building a sustainable community. Each student is awarded 5,000 baht per year for school-related expenses their families often cannot afford. Your charitable donation is an investment to the students ~ the important work of our program. Another great opportunity to give and connect to our future!

Promote and Educate:

Thank you for your interest in the Scholarship Program! We are grateful for the efforts led by dedicated volunteers like you who make our mission possible.

The Gift of Education Lasts a Lifetime

We are thrilled to report that what started with a simple idea to raise awareness and fund raise turned into an inaugural event with 2,200 participants in Bangkok and 270 virtual participants worldwide.
Beyond the community awareness, Run for Dek Thai 2016 raised a net profit of 950,000 baht. It is the most successful fundraising event in the Scholarship Program’s history.
We have committed to use these funds for at least 100 scholarships for the 2017 school year. Funds not used directly towards scholarships will benefit girls already in the program by paying for English Camp, school visits, or other Scholarship Program needs.



AWC Scholarship Facebook page

Read the annual Scholarship Newsletter 2016 to learn about our activities and accomplishments.
Read our FAQs page to learn more about the program.


Rotary Club of Denver Southeast

Thailand Oilmen's Charity Invitational

Association of Brazilians in Thailand




Upcoming Scholarship Meetings

April 25, 2017 10:00 AM • AWC Clubhouse, 72/1 Sukhumvit 38
April 26, 2017 11:00 AM • AWC Clubhouse


Scholarship Program ~ Supporting disadvantaged Thai female high school students since 1995

Sponsor a Student ~ 6,000 baht (or US$200) gives a girl the chance to attend one year of high school

Our Partner, EDF ~ Read about this very special partnership

Program FAQ ~ Questions and Answers about the AWC Scholarship Program

Sponsor Guide ~ Some helpful information for our program sponsors

Student News ~ Letters, contest winners and more from our students

Updated December 2016

72/1 Sukhumvit Soi 38 • Klong Toey • Bangkok • 10110  
9:00am-4:00pm, Mon-Fri (Limited coverage, 12:30-1:30pm)  
TEL: 02-712-3380, FAX: 02-712-3919  
Map to AWC 

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