Scholarship Guidelines and Selection Process
Every individual on the Board of Directors will be eligible to serve on the selection committee. The selection committee will always consist of a minimum of seven members having to review and approve the application of every student before they are awarded assistance. Board Members will recuse themselves from the process if they have a familial or personal relationship to an applicant.
All Liberian citizens with a high school diploma, regardless of ethnic background, is eligible to apply for a Dr. Harry F. Moniba Foundation Scholarship.
In order for a student to become a Moniba Scholar, the applicant must provide the HFMF selection committee with the following items prior to the May 15th deadline.
Attach an autobiography, no longer than three pages, describing:
A Statement of Intent, no longer than one page, describing:
3 Letters of Recommendation, no longer than one page each:
Please Attach Official High School Transcripts.
Amount of Scholarships Provided
The number of grants/scholarships awarded annually, will be determined by the amount of money raised by the foundation yearly.
The HFMF has decided to only give out full scholarships. This will cover the student’s tuition, and books requirement. The number of scholarships the selection committee assigns will solely depend on how much the foundation raises for the school year. Based on overall rank assigned by the selection committee, which will be determined by grade point average, prior community service, Statement of Intent and Letters of Recommendation, the committee will then allocate scholarships accordingly.
How to Maintain Your Status as a Moniba Scholar
In order to maintain a Dr. Harry F. Moniba Foundation Scholarship throughout the four years of undergraduate studies, an applicant will have to provide the Board (at the end of every semester) his/her college transcript. All applicants will be required to maintain a yearly GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Secondly, the HFMF requires that all scholarship recipients commit four days a month (two hours each visit), volunteering their time at an elementary or middle school in mentorship roles.
Implementation of Scholarship
Scholarships/grants will be paid directly to the school after the student, who must be in good standing and enrolled in classes, brings to the foundation proof of registration.
Loss of Scholarship
A student will immediately forfeit his/her right to receiving scholarship assistance if he or she:
The matter will be promptly reported to, and then investigated by, the selection committee. Based on the findings, the committee will vote as to whether the student should be non-eligible for any future grants or awards rendered by the foundation.