Promote Scholarship Endowment

The Promote Scholarship Endowment (PSE) provides a USD 50 million endowment to fund higher education scholarships for qualified Afghan women.

The endowment enhances women’s empowerment and gender equity, an Intermediate Result in the current USAID/Afghanistan strategic framework, by assisting

Afghan women in obtaining a university or graduate education, better enabling them to serve in positions of influence in the public and private sectors.

The endowment merges with other Promote components to create a full suite of empowerment activities, supporting women from the beginning of their higher education through attaining a professional position.

Establishing the endowment also preserves empowerment successes by sustaining long-term educational assistance.

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USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development

Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Afghanistan USAID-Kabul

Estimated Funding: $50,000,000

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