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Here is some basic information you might want to know after becoming a sponsor in the American Women’s Club (AWC) Scholarship Program:

1.  Donation receipt
  • AWC Sponsors will receive an original receipt within 7-14 days by e-mail, after the donation has been fully processed.
2.  Scholarship Student Information
  • Your student information will be sent to you by e-mail in August after the start of the school term and all students’ enrollments are confirmed by schools. Enclosed in the e-mail are the Student Information Certificate which includes a student photo, map with her province location, and a message from the student.
3.  Correspondence with Scholarship Students
  • Also included with the student information is the name of the counselor and address of the school the student attends. If you wish to correspond with the student, please send a letter to the student in care of the counselor at the school address. Please include your address and e-mail contact information if you would like the student to correspond with you. The student is not given the sponsor contact information by AWC or EDF.
  • AWC does not want the student asking the sponsor for money or any inappropriate communication. If your student does so, please let us know at scholars@awcthailand.org, and we will contact the counselor/advisor to inform the student that such communication is not acceptable.
4.  Transfer of Scholarship Funds to the Scholarship Recipients
  • Funds are transferred to scholarship students twice a year after confirmation of school term enrollment has been received. Funds are transferred in July for the 1st School Term and November for the 2nd School Term.
  • Occasionally student substitutions are necessary as a result of factors such as change of school or relocation due to changes in parents’ employment. Sponsors will be informed of such changes and AWC will reallocate the funds to other qualified candidates whose information will be e-mailed to you at the earliest possible time.
5.  Tax-deductible donation receipt (only for those filing taxes in Thailand)
  • You may request a tax-deductible donation receipt by contacting scholars@awcthailand.org. It will be sent from Education for Development Foundation (EDF), the nonprofit charitable organization directed by AWC to administer a portion of the Scholarship program.
6.  Updated news and information
  • AWC Scholarship Program will e-mail newsletters to sponsors to keep you informed about our activities and progress reports about our program.
7.    School Calendar in Thailand
  • Term I             Mid-May / June – early October
  • Term II            Early November – early March
  • Children’s Day  2nd Saturday of January

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As always, please contact us, scholars@awcthailand.org, with any questions.


MORE INFORMATION:

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 June 2016


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