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Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship program

The Western Union Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships are used for college tuition, language acquisition, technical training and GED classes, with two family members receiving a scholarship to help achieve the type of education they need in order to create a brighter future for their entire family.

Eligibility requirements:
•All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
•Both applicants are members of the same family.
•Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or less.
•Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
•Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
•The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
•The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
•Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy.
•Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
•Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
•Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Process for Selection

Scholarship recipients are determined in a selection process independently managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an international non-profit educational exchange organization. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the educational providers. No payments will be made to individuals.

•Application open and available: April 25 – May 23, 2014. APPLY NOW!
•Application due date: May 23, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)
•Scholarship notifications made: Starting July 7, 2014

Contact Information

For questions related to this scholarship program, please contact the administering organization, Institute of International Education (IIE) by phone, fax, or e-mail at:

Institute of International Education
1400 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202)326-7742
Fax: (202)326-7841

Privacy Statement

Information provided through this application will be used only for selection purposes and will be treated with utmost confidentiality. All data will be available only to members of the Institute of International Education and the Western Union Foundation. An application package becomes the property of the Western Union Foundation once it is submitted. The application or any parts of the application package will not be returned to the applicant.


Willy Paul dismisses rumours of his arrest in the US


Gospel artiste Willy Paul has dismissed as rumours claims on social media that he had been arrested in the US.

Paul denied claims contained in a blog that he had been arrested and jailed in Missouri.

“These are unfounded and malicious rumours by busy bodies who have been tracking my every movement looking for unsavoury things to report.
When they didn’t find anything, they manufactured their own story and sent it to the bloggers,” he said.

Late April, a Nairobi blog claimed that the musician had been jailed in the US for misconduct.

The story went viral on the Internet, mainly via social media.

“My life is a painful story that makes me shed tears every day when I look at where I have come from and where I am now.

I have been through a lot, from insults to false allegations. It really doesn’t bother me much for I know the devil works overtime when he sees God being glorified,” he said.


This comes barely a month after another popular Kenyan Gospel artiste told that her marriage was intact contrary to reports that she was about to divorce her Nigerian husband.

During a church service in Dallas, Texas, Emmy Kosgei Madubuko hit out at bloggers saying they were only out to get hits on their websites and make quick money.

She said rumour mongers would go to any lengths oblivious of the damage some of the allegations they publish would affect those mentioned.

“I thank God for blessing me with a wonderful man,” Emmy said.
“He loves me and spoils me,” she told


Paul left the United States for Kenya Wednesday evening after a two-and-a-half-months tour that saw him perform in twelve different cities.

Speaking to from Dulles Airport in Washington DC shortly before he boarded a plane, Paul expressed gratitude to the organisers of the tour which he described as “immensely successful.”

“This trip was a big eye opener for me and I must thank the tour organisers for making it happen.
May God bless my hosts and all my fans for making my experience in the US memorable,” he said.

The tour sponsors said the youthful artiste lived up to the expectations of his audiences.

“He was at his best in all the places he performed and we are very proud of him,” said Ms Meggie Waruri, CEO of Talanta Development Inc.

Source: Daily Nation



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…..they replied, “Let us start rebuilding” So they began this good work. Nehemiah. 2:18






You are cordially invited to attend the sendoff Party for Reverend – DR. Jemimah Ngatia and Mr. Benson Ngatia as they relocate from their home in St. Louis Missouri to Denver Colorado.

Date: May 10, 2014

Time: 3.00PM



ST. ANN, MO 63074

The Ngatia family has been part of the St. Louis community since 1992 and contributed to the growth and evolution of the community to what is today. Reverend – Dr. Jemimah is a Founder member and Former Director of Kenyan Community St. Louis founded in 1993. The idea for a community came about after the death of her mother in Kenya as an avenue to bring Kenyans in the St. Louis community together in their time of need as is custom in Kenya.  The family has continued to be supportive of other community members ever since. Reverend – Dr. Jemimah Ngatia also founded the United African Presbyterian Church in Webster Grooves in 2005 where she continues to serve today.

The family is relocating to Denver and will be starting their lives afresh and humbly invite the community to join in the farewell celebration and covet the spiritual and material support from the Kenyan Community as they start the next chapter of their lives in Denver with their grandson  Benson Ngatia and his family.

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