Scholarship Program FAQ's
They can got to the school of their choice, within the San Lucas
All sixth grade classes in the area are visited in June, after the second
semester. Students' reports are checked, and those with good grades are interviewed.
If their economic situation is difficult, they are offered scholarships or put on the waiting lists.
In cases of doubt,their teachers or people in their communities are consulted.
They can also ask later in the year to be considered for a scholarship.
The school year starts in the middle of January and finishes in the middle of
November and December are the months of the Harvest.
Unfortunately no. By their nature, students from poor families live a
precarious life, and each year, sadly, a small number drop out. Many others get on their school honor lists, or have
graduated and got good jobs.
We ask sponsors, where possible, to sponsor a student for the three years of
junior high. Some students go on to high school, and sometimes their sponsors wish to continue to help them in the
three years of high school - that decision is entirely up to their sponsors.
Yes, schools give me copies of the students' marks each semester. The
schools are regularly visited, some several times a week, and teachers will often tell me if they have concerns about
Students normally write to their sponsors three times a year, more if there
are special reasons for so doing. Sponsors are free to email their students via:-
(Put to (student name) as subject)
The salary of our full time helper is donated. Dennis and the US committee give
their time, so there are no other staff costs. At least 98% of the money sponsors send goes to pay student tuition and
related student expenses (uniform, activities and paperwork charges,school supplies etc.)