Rural Scholarship Program
Our largest program provides scholarships each year to over 30 carefully selected high school and university students in the rural provinces of Altaverapas and Quiche in the Guatemalan highlands. Our scholars receive a small monthly advance to cover basic expenses such as transportation and school supplies. Students and their parents agree to a set of challenging expectations including attendance, academic standards, and attendance at workshops that support both the students and their families. Student's are carefully monitored and receive counselling when required. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend high school and some of their parents do not know how to read or write. Our scholarship program is run by local Guatemalans and we have enjoyed a success rate of over 90%. Some of our students have gone on to study at the university level as teachers, agronomists and other fields with many of them returning to support their communities.