The Community College Scholarship Program was created by QMC in 2016 in order to provide a few stellar students with the funding required to attend college or university within their country. We are very proud of our recipients and will follow them closely as they pursue their degrees.
Community College Scholarship Selection Process
The Qholaqhoe community is involved in the process of selecting which of their students are best qualified to apply to the college scholarship program. It is indeed a community effort and responsibility that assists the QMC Board in making the final decision of who will be our scholarship program recipients.
Community Committee Members:
Chief Thabo Matela
Current Counselor for Qholaqhoe
Principal/Deputy Principal Qholaqhoe High School
Two Qholaqhoe High School teachers
Responsibilities of committee members:
Give QMC application form to serious students who are submitting applications to only these colleges: Lesotho Agriculture College, National Health Training College, National University of Lesotho
Collect and review all completed applications.
Meet and discuss all applications.
Support applicant and receive stamp of approval from Chief Matela.
All approved applications will be sent to QMC
The Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections Board of Directors selects and notifies scholarship winners.
If an applicant is related to a committee member, the committee member cannot attend the meeting to discuss any applications.
No favoritism or special privileges will be awarded to any applicant.
Requirements for students applying for scholarship:
Attended QHS for three years.
Graduated from QHS.
Live in Qholaqhoe area.
Admitted to Lesotho Agriculture College, National Health Training College or the National University of Lesotho.
Demonstrates economic need.
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Seotla Motholo: National University of Lesotho (Public Administration & Political Science)
Ts’epang Maria Matli: National University of Lesotho (Faculty of Social Sciences for Bachelor of Social Work)
2016-2017 College Scholarship Recipients
Ntsebo Balimo: National University of Lesotho (Faculty of Social Sciences for Bachelor of Social Work)
Remaketse Molisana: National University of Lesotho (Faculty of Social Sciences for Commerce in Accounting)
Ts’epo Qamo graduated 2017 from the Auxiliary Social Work Program at the National Health Training College in Masuru.
Quotes from College Scholarship Students
January 2018 Letter to QMC: "We're back from our two weeks break but I didn't really enjoy it. I had an assignment and I had to prepare for a test as soon as I got back to school,,that's basically a life of a university student. This semester will hopefully be better than the last one's since there won't be strikes or any interruptions in our studies and I'm ready to improve academically so that I can graduate to the third year. Beside school stuff,it's really hot this side of town ,we're advised to carry our bottles filled with water to avoid fainting and the other stuff that becomes with heat.
I was talking to Dr Joseph and he asked if I joined any clubs that are not associated with school and I told him no because I look at some student that have joined them and they are more focused on them than what really came here for,,they even go to class unprepared sometimes even to a test. But I joined an organization that trains the youth to be young entrepreneurs and it motivates them. we're also made aware that it should come to our recognition that university only provides us with skills that we need to apply in the real world and that we can use those skills to create our own businesses and not focus on being employed since such jobs are not guaranteed. I find it interesting since I want to be in the business industry.
I hope you're having a good time as well and a great year, like I always say I'll forever be grateful for this sponsorship and to you my sponsors. "
Remaketse Molisana, NUL
January 2018 Letter to QMC: Dear Sponsors: I am very glad to write to you to give you updates of what is happening at the moment. I hope everyone is fine, and I too am fine. I had practicals last academic year whereby I was putting theory into practice, it was not easy at all but I have tried all my best in doing well. I'm now doing my second year.
I wrote first semester examinations some of them were quite challenging but I have a hope that I'm going to pass all of them. I will be having second attachment in June and I know that this year will be better than last academic year, because I have learnt a lot in first attachment.Its the beginning of the second semester hopefully everything will be alright. Thank you for paying for our academics I really appreciate it. HAPPY 2018, BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE OF YOU. MAY ALL YOUR WISHES BE DONE. THANK YOU. LOTS OF LOVE FROM YOUR STUDENT .
Ntsebo Balimo, NUL
January 2018 Letter to QMC: 'It is now the end of summer in Lesotho and the sun is heating over the heads, it is very hot and there is no rain. The land is dry and is no longer green. We are now back to school. We opened on the 02 even though classes have not started yet. December holidays were really enjoyable and it was so nice to be back home with my parents and friends after so long. The last semester ended well indeed ,and now is the beginning of the second semester which is considered the last at NUL. Social work is a nice course because it helps me to study a human being and really I love it a lot. Again I just want to say I am very delighted to have got QMC scholarship and thank you very much for offering me that and I promise to work very hard so that I can not lose this scholarship. The food we eat are mouth watering indeed. We have our breakfast, lunch,and dinner almost everyday. Thank you very much for offering me this scholarship.
During winter holidays I would be going to my practical section that is where I am going to apply my theoretical knowledge. And I think I am going to enjoy it because I love my profession. Social work is the healing profession for people who are not functioning to the best of their ability.Also I love helping people. I like changing peoples lives so that they can live better lives.Thank you very much for the scholarship you have offered me. I and my family are very happy to have got this. Happy 2018 to you and your family. '
College Scholarship Application 2017: ''For as long as I could remember, I have wanted to work with the society at large. I have been responsible for the care of young and old people ever since I was in primary level.
Due to all of these behaviors, I wish and decide to study social work, a helping profession which improves a society’s overall well-being, especially for the most vulnerable population. I like this course because it is through it that I can work with couples, families, communities and organizations to examine their relationships, family history, community environment and policies that impact them in order to identify ways to help address a problem.
The university scholarship will be a big help to me to attain higher education, especially in today’s society where an advanced education is a necessity for success. From the bottom of my heart, a good university education is my primary goal at this time in my life. I like to build a good future for myself and to make my mark in my society by helping others. ''
Tse'pang Matli, NUL
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