IP Scholarships and Academic Support

This scholarship program started when we learned that a 13-year-old girl couldn’t go to school because she couldn’t afford notebooks.

Why Scholarships Are Essential

  • Public schools, though free to attend, require students to pay for supplies, transportation, and food.
  • Families in rural El Salvador generally earn only a few hundred dollars per year.
  • Companies require a high school degree for entry-level positions.

Benefits of Scholarships

  • Scholarships allow children to break the generational cycle of poverty.
  • College, vocational programs, and, ultimately, jobs are the path to a better life for students, families, and their communities.
  • Children are inspired to study by seeing older peers reap the benefits of education.

How to Support a Student

  • To get more information or to make a contribution, email IP’s Scholarship Director, Missy Robbins-Passos, at mrobbins@internationalpartners.org.
  • You will receive a few updates per year about your student and his/her progress.

Scholarship Students Annual Camping Retreat

Cost of Scholarships (as of 1/2021)

Grade Levels Total Cost
2-8 $300
9 $350**
2-Year High School: Year 1
2-Year High School: Year 2
3-Year High School: Year 1
3-Year High School: Year 2
3-Year High School: Year 3
Special Education Based on individual proposal
Higher Education: College Based on individual proposal, but capped at $2,050
Higher Education: Vocational Program Based on individual proposal, but capped at $1,550 if long distance and $850 if local

**The cost of the scholarship covers supplies, transportation (if necessary), books, food, P.E. uniforms/shoes, other academic expenses, and part of IP’s costs for supporting students and managing the program. At the university level, it also includes tuition and additional monthly fees. In some cases, scholarship money could go toward housing as well.

Thank you! With the gift of education, you are changing lives forever.