Most of us take the opportunity to have access to a middle and high school education for granted, but here in Guatemala, the education that the government requires and readily provides ends at 6th grade. While the level of elementary school enrollment generally approaches 100%, because of the lack of access and increased cost of a middle school education, the percentage of Guatemalan youth who continue their education past the 6th grade drops to below 50%.
The students in our “Becas Con Misíon” scholarship program (Scholarships with a Mission) are selected based both on economic need and on their grades from elementary school. Once accepted into the scholarship program, students will have the opportunity to continue in the program throughout middle school and beyond, as long as they maintain a 75% average each semester.
The scholarship program covers costs including:
- School supplies
- School uniforms
- Free access to Mission Guatemala’s medical clinic
We invite you to help make these students’ dreams a reality! The average monthly cost to provide a middle school scholarship for these students is $25 a month, and the average monthly cost to provide a high school scholarship is $45 a month. (We're happy to announce that our high school scholarships are fully funded for 2017!)
*Please note that we are unable to connect donors with individual students within our "Becas Con Misión" scholarship program. All funds raised for scholarships will be used to fund the general costs of all students enrolled in the program.
To see more photos of our scholarship program, click here!
With a contribution of any size, you can make a difference in these students’ lives!