College for impoverished youth

Student Scholarship

Roots & Wings International provides full-tuition university scholarships to indigenous youth from families that earn $2 or less per day. Our scholars come from coffee-growing communities in rural Guatemala, and they are the first in their families to study past elementary school. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic promise, and commitment to promote community development where the students live.

Our Mayan students study in cities near their village and remain vested in their communities in Guatemala. We require our scholars to attend Roots & Wings International monthly development meetings. These meetings provide the students space to discuss their struggles and their aspirations while also providing an opportunity to apply their education to development issues in their communities.

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For about $2 per day you can provide a university education for a young Guatemalan and be a part of the transformation of his or her community.

Meet our scholars