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College Scholarship Program

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College Scholarship Program

The Community College Scholarship Program was created by QMC in 2016 in order to provide particularly stellar students from the 8 Qholaqhoe communities with the funding required to attend college or university within their country.
QMC awards scholarships to four different colleges within Lesotho: The National University of Lesotho, Lesotho Agriculture College, Maluti Hospital Nursing College and the National Health Training College.
Individual scholarships remain in effect for their undergraduate years, as long as the recipient maintains passing grades, lives on campus and attends classes regularly. Joseph Lengala, Deputy Principal of Qholaqhoe High School and Ts’epang Motli, QMC Community Representative, are a support system for the students as they learn to navigate a whole new college environment.
The Qholaqhoe community is actively involved in the process, both recommending and supporting scholarship students. They also help provide transportation and clothing.
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2021- 2022 QMC College Scholarship Recipients

Paulosi has long had a "passion for learning”. "I always did well in school. I knew I would do what was right for myself and I did not bend to peer pressure. I studied hard by myself and some teachers like Khauta, MPhomeli, Tlai Lengala, they helped me. When I won first place in the United Nations essay contest I was invited to attend a dinner and met many good people. We have developed a cooperative for people over age 18 and under 35. We meet here at NUL once a month. We are studying crops, livestock, poultry. Our goal is to know how to get employment and earn a living.”

Paulosi Tema

Paulosi Tema

2nd year, BA Political Science and Public Administration

National University of Lesotho

Itumeleng is a serious and very focused student. She said law school has not been difficult. Her biggest challenge has been on-line learning during the pandemic, without classroom lectures. She studies every night with Karabo, also a QMC scholarship student and fellow 4th year law student. Itumeleng said that it has been helpful living on campus as she and Karabo have access to the library and professors.

Itumeleng Lengala

Itumeleng Lengala

4th year, Law

National University of Lesotho

Karabo has done well in the law program at NUL. She is focused and is a leader in the QMC group at the university. She has a 4 year old son who is being raised by her grandmother, as she was also raised. She has great ambitions which include helping her grandparents and being with her son full time.

Karabo Tjoobe

Karabo Tjoobe

4th year, Law

National University of Lesotho

He entered NUL at the beginning of COVID shut down in 2020 and has not yet attended an in-person class. He found on-line learning very difficult, especially when he was not on campus and had no access to internet at home. He said his grades were good because his older brother helped him. He is happy to now be living on campus. He says his family loves him so much that he must do well to honor them.

Home Mota

Home Mota

2nd year, Social Work

National University of Lesotho

Mapula tells us that she had a very hard time with on-line learning during the start of the pandemic but has adjusted now. She loved her 6 month internship at Seboche Hospital (near Qholaqhoe High School) and it brought all of her book learning alive. She feels this year will be better because there will be more in-person, physical class time 2-3 times a week. She regrets that she can’t keep in contact with her family because they have no phones.

Mapula Talime

Mapula Talime

3rd year, Social Work

National University of Lesotho

Kananelo has had some trouble academically. Determined, after failing some of her courses, she took supplementary exams and was able to pass. She did well in her practical at Seboche Hospital and said that actually working with patients and counseling them helped her discipline herself. Her mother and father both work in South Africa and rarely come home. Before university she lived alone with her brother, but had her grandparents nearby.

Kananelo Bohome

Kananelo Bohome

3rd year, Social Work

National University of Lesotho

Moeling is really into football (soccer) but realizes that this year, his final year, he cannot play as much as in the past. He received D’s in some classes and was very embarrassed to admit to receiving such marks. He is committed to focusing more on study time and go to his labs regularly.

Moeling Ts’oaenyana

Moeling Ts’oaenyana

4th year, Humanities

National University of Lesotho

Sejohana has an intense interest in agriculture and in improving the agricultural practices of his country. He is thus excited to be able to attend Lesotho Agriculture College through the QMC scholarship program, as it would have been impossible for him to attend otherwise. He looks forward to the good study programs offered to him and has already begun an agriculture project.

Sejohana Sejohana

Sejohana Sejohana

1st year, Agriculture

National University of Lesotho

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