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Nolbed is a Not-for-Profit Organization founded in 2014 with the major aim of bridging the gap between exceptional students and quality education within underprivileged communities. Selected candidates get the opportunity to pursue their education at top tier universities around the world. Our belief is that the good of the individual and the communal good are indivisible as they rely on each other in a reciprocal relationship. By extending opportunities to members of underprivileged society, the community thrives.

Nolbed seeks to unlock and harness the inherent potentials of the youth as we believe they are crucial agents of change. Our program therefore inspires and grooms candidates to take up both the challenges of higher education and career building. By so doing, the organization hopes to develop responsible leaders to help bridge the development gap – to help transform and shape the image of their respective communities.

Our goal is to alleviate barriers between exceptionally talented students and quality education


Nolbed uses a holistic review process when evaluating applicants. It means our selection process is not based on a simple formula of grades and test scores. Instead, we consider a variety of factors: the candidate's academic record, extracurricular interests, intellectual achievements and personal background. 
We will be looking at a variety of factors to help us make informed decisions during selection, which includes:

  • How motivated and curious the candidate is

  • The student’s curriculum and grades - we hope to see that a student is challenging herself or himself with a rigorous course load

  • The context of a particular candidate, including family circumstances, secondary school, community, interests and access to resources

  • The quality of a student’s involvement in activities beyond the classroom

  • The character and personality of a candidate, and the impact she or he will make on our community in the future

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