Online contributions to the scholarship fund can be given with a credit card on PayPal. Click here to access the William and Nancy Budd Scholarship Fund – PayPal donation web page. You will need to provide your e-mail address and credit card information to complete your donation. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account in order to donate online.
If you would prefer to send a check directly to the scholarship fund, click here to download the contribution form. Make the check payable to William Budd Scholarship Fund, and send it to the address listed on the form.
Thank you for your support.
Why give to the Budd Scholarship in 2020?
The Budd Scholars have strong character, show academic promise, and come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They would not be able to attend school without the financial support we provide.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all. It has exacerbated an already challenging situation for our scholars.
Schools in Kenya were closed when the first case was discovered in March, and students were sent home and were not able to continue their studies. The 13 students we support in Form 4 (equivalent to 12th grade in the US) have been able to return to in-person learning as of October 12. The remaining 36 Budd Scholars will have to repeat the 2020 school year and we hope they can return to school in January 2021.
The current financial need is larger than in past years because many of our students’ families have lost their sources of income. Your donation will go to fund:
- Full cost of school fees (about $500 per student per year)
- School materials
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer