She’s the First provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders. Working closely with our international, locally-driven NGO partners, scholars at primary and secondary school levels* are identified based on financial need, scholastic merit, and their potential to become positive influencers and leaders within their communities. Harnessing technology and social media, She’s the First is committed to connecting our sponsors, student campus leaders and scholars around the world in innovative, mutually beneficial ways to foster mentorship, philanthropy, equality, and leadership.
*She’s the First primarily focuses its support on students at the secondary school age, a time when girls are particularly vulnerable to factors that prevent them from graduating from high school.
Our educational philosophy is
that quality always trumps quantity.
We partner with those who believe the same. Each scholar is given tools and resources to ensure her success, during and after her school years. Our scholars learn more than basic academics; they learn how to apply their new skills to the world around them, encouraged by support systems and mentors every step of the way. Ultimately, our student leaders and scholars become change agents who will break cycles of generational poverty and transform our world.
Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda