Post-Secondary Scholarship

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Nelson Gámez
Nelson Gámez
Luis Adolfo
Luis Adolfo
Ana Cristina López
Ana Cristina López
Carlos
Carlos

Our Commitment to Education Continues Past High School

Members of rural communities in Nicaragua face considerable struggle to complete their high school education, as you have already read. When a student graduates from high school it is truly something to celebrate, and shows a level of commitment to education that we hope to foster and cultivate. When those students express interest in furthering their studies, we want to ensure that doors remain open for them as much as possible. 

How do Students Apply? How are they Selected?

Students apply to us for support for post-secondary education by writing a letter explaining their:
a) plans for the future (i.e. what they will study, what they would like to work in)
b) their monthly budget and plans to keep expenses to a minimum
c) their commitment to using their training and skills for the betterment of their own communities

As of 2015, we have agreed to accept all applicants who have asked for support for their post-secondary studies. We are supporting 7 students: 2 from the village of Sontule who study in Esteli, and 5 from El Rosario who study in Chinandega.

How Much Does it Cost to Pursue Higher Education?

Rural students need to go to their local respective cities to study. The basic costs of post-secondary school includes:
- tuition, which varies depending on the institution and program
- books, materials and diploma/certificate

The additional costs for a rural student includes:
- transportation to and from their communities
- accommodations (usually with extended family members)
- communication (i.e. use of the internet and telephones)
- the reduced income while they study

How do Students Apply? How are they Selected?

Students apply to us for support for post-secondary education by writing a letter explaining their:
a) plans for the future (i.e. what they will study, what they would like to work in)
b) their monthly budget and plans to keep expenses to a minimum
c) their commitment to using their training and skills for the betterment of their own communities

As of 2015, we have agreed to accept all applicants who have asked for support for their post-secondary studies. We are supporting 7 students: 2 from the village of Sontule who study in Esteli, and 5 from El Rosario who study in Chinandega.