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Students Seek Sponsorships to Attend University

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Eighty students have applied for scholarships to complete their university careers through Jovenes Adelante, a local nonprofit that grants scholarships to local, Mexican honors students who otherwise could not afford to attend university and break the cycles of historic economic disparity into which they were born.

Forty-five have passed the initial screening. Of those, typically 25 pass their personal and family interviews, so Jovenes is seeking 25 sponsors for their typically five-year university careers. For about $4 USD/day, you could be the proud sponsor of one of these rising stars, and your donation could be tax-deductible in the US, Canada, or Mexico. Jovenes Adelante students have an 85-percent graduation rate – higher than in the US, Canada, or Mexico – and go on to become mentors and sponsors of other deserving students!

While we cannot guarantee that you could sponsor the exact student you might see here because we are still interviewing, we will do our best to match you with an outstanding opportunity for pride all around! Here are the first profiles of those students who will be featured in coming weeks in a series to help you determine who you might like to sponsor.


Female tourism major from the campo is working at a local real estate development popular with expats thanks to her enthusiasm, facility to express herself well and relate well with others. She has a passion for hotel management.
Female law major from SMA has a talent for taking landscape photos and speaking English at the intermediate level. Her passion is sports, and she performed her social service at the city’s culture and sports department. She likes to motivate people to eat healthily.

Male legal student from SMA wants to be a lawyer to help the most unprotected of his countrymen and to be elected to Congress to create laws to benefit all.

Male engineering major from the campo is skilled at drawing and painting. He likes physics, soccer and mechanics, and wants to be an engineer. He has participated in various community projects such as putting trash cans on streets in his community.

Female engineering from SMA is a composer and a singer. She belongs to a local orchestra. Some of her gifts are goal setting and persistence; hence, her motto is Never Say Never! Her father died when she was 6.

Female tourism major from SMA likes to dance ballet folklorico. She is passionate about relating to different world cultures. She has performed an internship at the largest hotel in the region. She likes to serve in leadership positions, and is very persistent. Her father and grandmother have health issues that require costly medicines.

Be a champion to these outstanding local Mexican honors students and leave your legacy! To learn more about how, contact President Robin Loving at 415 112 3413 (SMA), 925 476 8117 (US/Canada), and/or [email protected]. Thank you!

By Robin Loving

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