In 2008, Titian launched its High School Scholarship programme, with its first batch of 76 students from SMPN I (National Junior High School) Bayat, Klaten, enabling them to pursue further studies at general or vocational schools—Grades 10 to 12.
The Scholarship Programme targets underprivileged children who have qualified for further education and is valid for a period of three consecutive years.
Up to 2021, the value of Titian’s Scholarship Programme is approximately IDR 25 billion.
Giving opportunities for underprivileged youngsters to graduate high school and empower them for a better future in Bayat and Lombok.
The Scholarship provides its recipients with financial support to reach higher education in general or vocational school. This support includes coverage for three years of school fees, as well as textbooks and school uniforms. What distinguishes Titian’s Scholarship Programme is its emphasis on nurturing the development of essential soft skills.
A dedicated team performs the dual function of mentor and supervisor to follow the students’ progress during the course of the programme. These mentors also regularly consult with teachers, visit the students’ homes to talk with and encourage parents to support their children and hold students’ get-togethers to forge a strong social bond among them as a form of ongoing support and encouragement for these students to reach their dreams.
The Titian Foundation Scholarship Programme empowers less-privileged junior high school graduates by supporting them through three years of high school or vocational education. Remarkably, some high-achieving students even qualify for university and government-sponsored scholarships such as BIDIKMISI.
Our foundation seeks to give these students a chance to continue to senior high school. We firmly believe that long term sustainable prosperity in less fortunate rural communities and villages depends on access to higher education and training for the young generation in those communities. We seek to provide this opportunity, and we work tirelessly to communicate with parents to allow their children to continue their education, not stop halfway. Because of this we provide a scholarship programme not based purely on academic merit, instead it is granted to capable children who truly wish to remain in school but whose parents cannot afford to pay the fees required for them to proceed to graduation.
100% of scholarship fees go where they are intended. Funds do not go to the students’ families but are paid directly to the school.
We have dedicated staff who look after the detailed workings of the programme. We also provide a learning centre for students where they can access the internet and use computer facilities.
Our monthly assessment and mentoring programme helps develop students’ character outside the academic environment.
This high school scholarship is currently offered for underprivileged students in Bayat, Central Java and recently Pemenang, North Lombok.
Neither of our scholarship programmes would be possible without the dedication of our partners. Titian is extremely grateful to partners who supported us to kick-start the high school scholarship programme, namely CLSA, ROTA-Vodafone, Bank Mandiri, Barly Foundation, as well as some distinguished individuals.
Our university scholarship programme was initiated with the support of Indonesian banks—Panin Bank and Bank Mandiri—as well as financial services provider Cashmore & Co helping Titian scholarship alumni who face challenges in their first year studying at university. Our partners in this effort are more than just sponsors; they are notable organisations who play a vital role in the ongoing mentoring programme that helps develop the students’ life skills to complement their academic activities.
There is still however much we can do with this programme. We actively appeal to new partners that are interested in participating, sponsoring and mentoring students that have demonstrated outstanding academic performance during their school years. Click here to see how you can help.