To date we have 12 universities that are part of the SHE-CAN Coalition by supporting our scholars in receiving higher education.

We are true partners with our Coalition Colleges. While the university agrees to provide a SHE-CAN scholar with a full tuition scholarship and to cover room & board costs, SHE-CAN provides all the rest — invaluable wraparound support that ensures our scholars have a successful college experience and return home as leaders.

SHE-CAN’s scholar support starts with our extensive staff and expands to a dedicated mentor team who is committed to helping their scholar succeed. Together, we help our scholars:

  • Get Ready for Life in the U.S.: Extensive vetting, entrance exam prep, support of leadership projects, immigration processing support, pre-college writing & reading prep, acculturation workshops, and more
  • Settle in at College: Flights, a place to stay before going to campus, move-in support, dorm supplies, warm clothing, a computer & phone, and more
  • Thrive on Campus: Guidance from five mentors, a home for the holidays, health insurance, books, internship support, and more
  • Develop as a Leader: Annual leadership training, extensive public speaking experience, personal development courses, enhanced English language courses, and more

As a SHE-CAN Scholarship Coalition member, colleges benefit from having outstanding students on their campus.

Our extensive, in-person recruiting process assures our scholars shine on campus. Over two-thirds of our scholars are on the Dean’s List, 99% graduate on time, and the average GPA for last semester was 3.4. In addition, our scholars get involved on campus as resident advisors, orientation leaders, club presidents, study abroad scholars, and more. Once they graduate, they become leaders at home and distinguished alumni. 

Partners Committed to Educating Global Women Leaders

SHE-CAN | Coalition Members
Sopharoth (Rosie) Ith

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University of Portland ’22

  • ​4.0 GPA in Fall 2020, Dean’s List
  • FGEN (First Generation College Student)
  • Admissions Assistant at International Student Services
  • Member of Habitat for Humanity, Model UN, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Janet “CeCe” Kwenah

Lafayette College ’24

  • ​4.0 GPA in Fall 2020, Dean’s List
  • Member of:
    • International Students Association
    • African and Caribbean Student Association
    • Disciples Makers
    • French Club
    • African and Carribean Dance Club
Janet Kwenah
Nich Vunn

Nich Vunn

Gettysburg College ’22

  • ​3.8 GPA in Fall 2020, Dean’s List
  • Student Employment Services Assistant at the Center for Career Engagement
  • Program Coordinator at the Center for Public Service
  • Garthwait Leadership Certificate recipient
  • Program Coordinator for the Painted Turtle Farm

Diane Ingabrie

Spelman College ’21

  • House of Representative of Chemistry Club for Spelman Student Government Association
  • Member of:
    • Undergraduate Health Science Academy
    • American Chemical Society
    • African Student Association
Diane Ingabire

We excel at placing sought-after students on our partners’ campuses because of our hands-on, step by step process.

In-Person Recruitment

  • We recruit candidates through an online application that is sent to our extensive in-country networks, pushed with paid advertising, and promoted by our current scholar-base.
  • SHE-CAN staff and recruitment volunteers travel to meet top candidates in person. During the pandemic, this was done online.
  • ​Selected candidates participate in rapid fire interviews, small group conversations, an in-home visit, and a community presentation.

Early Preparation

  • Scholars take IELTS & SAT prep classes and lead a project that addresses an issue in their community.
  • Local tutors work with scholars to prepare them for U.S. college coursework.
  • Each scholar is matched with a 5 person mentor team to assist her with her college applications & her community service project.
  • Scholars participate in acculturation workshops to minimize their culture shock upon arrival.

On-Going Support

  • Mentors provide their scholar with emotional support, a home away from home, and guidance on their academics, finances, career plans, and more.
  • SHE-CAN connects scholars with top internship opportunities at companies like Boeing, Cisco, and Worldbridge.
  • Scholars participate in exclusive leadership trainings, career development, and personal development trainings.

Interested In Joining The Coalition?