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ASEC awarded $63,100 grant through Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. This is the third consecutive year the Franciscan Sisters have supported the Scholarship Program.
For 3 consecutive years, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have awarded ASEC a grant to support its scholarship program. This $63,100 grant will educate 104 sisters with high school and 2-year diploma scholarships over 3 consecutive years.
The grant is supporting sisters at the Bigwa Secondary School in Tanzania, as well as 40 sisters studying for 2-year degrees in Tanzania.
A portion of the grant is also supporting the development of online courses for sisters studying in Ghana and Nigeria.
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