US offers scholarship for high school students

DHAKA The American Centre at the US Embassy in Dhaka

has announced the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K L YES) Program

for the high school students of 2020 21 academic year.

The programme is administered in Bangladesh by the International Education

and Resource Network Bangladesh (iEARN BD), a non profit organisation, with

the support of US Embassy in Dhaka, said a press release here today.

The interested students can apply at the iEARN BD website:

http://www.iearnbd.org/ online. The deadline for submission of applications

to iEARN BD website is Sunday (November 23).

To be eligible for the K L YES programme, interested candidates must be a

Bangladeshi citizen and not dual citizens or permanent residents of the US,

or any other country; aged between 15 and 17 years on August 01, 2020, and be

currently enrolled in grade 8 11 in any high school and or college in

Bangladesh.

The K L YES programme is a high school exchange program sponsored by the US

Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The programme enables exemplary Bangladeshi high school students from

grades eight through eleven to spend one academic year at an American high

school. Its purpose is to provide promising high school students with a

deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing

their leadership skills.

The K L YES Programme began in Bangladesh in 2004, and since then, 420

Bangladeshi students have successfully participated in the programme. Many

YES participants have been recognised for their community service activities

in the United States and the YES alumni association in Bangladesh is actively

engaged in several community programmes.

Detailed information regarding application procedures and requirements is

available on the website https://bd.usembassy.gov/apply for the kennedy

lugar youth exchange and study k l yes program fy 2020 21/.

For general programme information, the aspirants have been requested to

contact to the following mail ShahidTX@state.gov of the American Centre.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)