English Access Micro-scholarship Program

The English Access Micro-scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is part of the Office of English Language Program’s suite of initiatives.

The English Access Micro-scholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented youth from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions.  The program gives participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States.

In Mongolia the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar oversees the implementation of this State Department program.  Each Access program runs for two years. Since its launch in 2006, over 600 secondary school children aged 13-20 have completed the Access program.  Access programs have been held in Ulaanbaatar and rural provinces across Mongolia. Over the years, the Mongolia Access program has provided opportunities to students living with disabilities, those living in informal ger district settlements, and other economically or socially disadvantaged Mongolian youth.

Independent non-governmental organizations compete for grants from the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar to implement Access programs.  The embassy holds a competitive process to select implementing partners each summer. For more information, please contact us at englishprograms@usembassy.mn.