After several weeks of intensive tutoring, these talented and determined youth have all qualified to become the 2021 cohort of Amigos' High School Scholarship Students! They are now prepared to start the new year, and receive the education they need to pursue their dreams. 

Guatemala has one of the highest dropout rates in the region. This is due to the lack of public funding for education, which means that most children are forced to stop studying after elementary school because their parents cannot afford to continue their education. In Santa Cruz, accessibility to schools is an issue and students must also factor in the extra cost of traveling to a neighboring town to continue studying.  

Thanks to the 2021 Amigos Scholarships, these students will receive the financial aid they need to attend high school. Congratulations to these outstanding students!