Becas (Scholarship Program)

UPAVIM has awarded scholarships to students in the community since 1992 and awards around 300 scholarships (Becas) annually.

For Primary School and Junior High students, the $63 Beca helps to cover the cost of their basic school supplies, and supplies for them to use at the Reforzamiento tutoring center and pay the salary of a Guatemalan teacher. A committee of UPAVIMas evaluates the applications to determine which children in the community have the greatest need for the scholarships and all students are required to pass their classes to receive a scholarship the following year.

Keeping these young minds in school is not only important for them as individuals, but it is an important investment into the futures of their families and their community.

Suggested amounts:

  • 1 time payment of $63 for the year to sponsor 1 child
  • $10.50/month for 2 children
  • $15.75/month for 3 children


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