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The IUGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by U.S. and Ivorian supporters of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) located in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The IUGB Foundation’s Mission  is to provide financial and in-kind assistance to help the International University of Grand-Bassam realize its vision of becoming a Regional Center of Excellence in Higher Education.  The Foundation provides need-based scholarships and fellowships, learning technology and grants and stipends to IUGB students, faculty and staff from Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere.    (Read more)


Good Progress, but Your Help is Still Needed!


IUGB’s second commencement ceremony is the perfect opportunity to update you on the status of our Invest for Success Scholarship campaign.  At this writing, we have raised $101,000 with some pledges still outstanding.  This puts us a little over halfway to our campaign goal of $200,000 by the end of 2016.  Funds on hand will allow us to award scholarships to approximately 8 students, 7 shy of our mark of 15.  While this doubles the number of scholarships awarded last year, we are determined to reach our goal, with your help.

IUGB is making remarkable progress: student enrollment is growing, the university is consistently adding competent and experienced faculty and staff, and additional classroom and designated learning spaces are increasing as evidenced by the recent opening of a new Science and Technology Center.  Also, IUGB is building out its STEM curriculum to offer degrees in mechanical and petroleum engineering and other disciplines.  As the institution grows, the university is maintaining its high standards of excellence. Our greatest immediate need is financial support for over 50% of students who will require this assistance to attend the University.

We sincerely appreciate the many contributions received to-date.  However, we appeal to those of you who have been putting off writing a check or going online to make a gift to this worthy cause to act now and make a donation.  Your support makes it possible for gifted students to access and make the most of a superior education.  Donating is easy-and you’ll have the lifetime reward of educating leaders who will help develop their own countries and also contribute to global well-being.

Click here to donate today.




Application deadline extended to September 30, 2016
Instructors have prepared lesson plans, students have purchased back to school supplies, and the IUGB community is geared up for a new semester.  Likewise, the IUGB Foundation Scholarship Committee is preparing to collect and review scholarship applications. The IUGB Foundation awarded its first four scholarships in Fall of 2015 so talented and deserving students could attend IUGB.  Due to a strong response to the Foundation’s Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign, several scholarships will be awarded to students this Fall.
If you are a motivated, hardworking student ready to contribute to your local and the global community, we urge you to apply today.  Click on the link below for the application & criteria. 


IUGB and GCECI Presidents Help Honor Graduates at July Commencement Ceremony

Six students graduating from the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) were awarded their Bachelor’s Degree diplomas at the University’s graduation ceremony held July 23rd at the N’Sa Hotel in Grand-Bassam.  In addition, several IUGB alumni who finished Bachelor and Master’s Degree programs in the United States were awarded diplomas. (Read more)


IUGB/CCE and UEMOA Celebrate First Language Center Graduates

Under a two-year agreement signed on June 3, 2014 between IUGB and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), IUGB’s Center for Continuing Education was tasked with setting up and managing a language center at UEMOA’s headquarters in Burkina Faso. The CCE proudly announces that 95 UEMOA employees recently completed their course of study at the language center. (Read more)



Focus on Women and Girls: IUGB’s STEM Program Partners with GIST

IUGB is partnering with The American Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire in implementing the Embassy’s new program, “Girls in Science and Technology” (GIST). Girls from primary and secondary schools nationwide are eligible to participate in this program, whose goal is to introduce female students to and increase their participation in Science and Technology and prepare them for university level courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  (Read more)




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