I want my daughter to study because without education “no somos nadie” (we are no one).
-33 year old mother of a scholarship recipient
Every June ASEAC’s teacher representatives meet to nominate new students for the program from each of the area’s bilingual (Spanish-Kichwa) community schools. Nominations are made based on academics, classroom behavior, and the financial needs of the family. Each teacher is allowed one to two nominees based on available funding. Once a student has been invited to join the program they are given a yearly scholarship of $180. This is used to help offset the costs of uniforms, books and transportation.The parents of each student must then meet with the ASEAC Team twice a year: once in September to show proof of matriculation and to receive the first $120, and then in February to turn in the students’ grades and receive the remaining $60.00. During both meetings parents must provide receipts for the purchase of approved school items, totaling or surpassing the amount of funds received. While students must maintain a minimum of 7.0 (out of 10.0) in every class to remain eligible for the scholarship, our students are truly outstanding and most score in the range of 9.0 and above!
Finally, parent involvement is very important to us. With that said, our scholarships are designed to offset but not fully subsidize the cost of high school education. Additional costs beyond those of uniforms, books and transportation are therefore assumed by parents.