One of most significant of Grameen Bank members' 16 decisions is the decision they undertake to educate their children. Through this decision taken by millions of Grameen’s borrowers, 100% of the children of GB families are in school. Many of them are going on to further studies and excelling in their chosen fields. In recent years, there is an exciting development that the children of Grameen Bank borrowers who have successfully completed their higher secondary or undergraduate study are getting scholarships to pursue higher studies in various prestigious institutions around the world facilitated, by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. More than 50 students have secured scholarships to pursue studies in various fields around the world.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) scholarships
Among the top scholarship winners are four students from the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing. The top three students who graduated this year have won scholarships to pursue their higher studies at the Glasgow Caledonian University. The students are Rokeya Akter Bristy, Popi Rani Bhowmik and Satu Mondal. Another young woman Mr Rofiqun Nesa Tuli was awarded special scholarship provided by the CEO of Bangladeshi origin of a US-based multinational company . The scholarship will cover their course fees, accommodation and subsistence, including travel to and from Bangladesh. The students will pursue BSc in Nursing which is a post-basic course that will give them the opportunity to study nursing at an advance level.