Welcome to The Refugee Education Initiative

Refugees arrive in America with great hope for their future. Refugees are willing and anxious to go to school and work, but due to years in refugee camps they often have little English, education or work skills.  Regardless of these challenges, students are capable of achieving success with educational support.  The Refugee Education Initiative targets capable, highly motivated students with a refugee background, who are pursuing higher education and employment.

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Our Vision

The purpose of The Refugee Education Initiative is to create a community of contributing refugees by building self-reliance through spiritual and physical support.

Our Mission

Through post-secondary education, we guide students to marketable employment where they can be productive family, professional and community contributors.

Eligibility and Assistance

Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Student with a refugee background
  • Recipient of federal financial aid
  • Student in good academic standing
  • College level English
  • Work eligible
  • Permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • Permanent resident of Utah

The Refugee Education Initiative provides financial support such as:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Books and supplies
  • Tutoring
  • Bus pass, etc.