First Class


In order to create a peaceful and equal world, women must be included at the table in all important conversations, and access to advanced education is a key to achieving this level of inclusion.

We connect professional US women with young female leaders from post-conflict countries to win US college scholarships, thrive in school and launch their careers as change-agents at home.

Open A Door’s network provides connections and support that propel these women in becoming leaders.

Everyone touched by these relationships is transformed. Deeply caring about someone who experienced her country’s atrocities changes our global empathy and outlook forever.

We currently have 9 Rwandan and one Afghan student studying in the U.S. on full scholarships. An additional 8 candidates are applying for Fall 2014  admission.  All of our students are hungry to eventually return home and bring positive changes to their countries.