How are the Young Women Selected?

Students and mentors participate in a monthly workshop.

Program coordinator, Beto, orients new scholarship recipients.


These young women come from families who have nothing. They live in dirt floor homes with no running water or sewer and are required to work in the sugar cane fields and/or grab any source of income possible to make ends meet. Young women do not generally go to high school as it is a budget expense the family cannot afford. The first college graduates from this high school program are now emerging back into their communities. Can one imagine the impact of a female doctor on a rural community where no previous woman graduated high school let along college? The statistics on the impact of educated women on a culture are well documented. Educating these ten young women will forever change them and their communities for the better.

Students and mentors participate in a monthly seminar.