Scholarship students from Cacahuatal and Hacienda Vieja

In rural El Salvador, families who rely on subsistence farming often make as little as about $500 a year. Since most families have more than one child, it is often impossible for parents to afford schooling. Even though public schools are free, sending just one child to school costs families several hundred dollars per year (which covers school supplies, transportation, food, etc.). The result is that 4th grade is the average level of education for people in rural El Salvador, with many never attending school at all. Without help, this means that another generation cannot break out of the cycle of poverty.

Cruz with certificate acknowledging her IP scholarship

Your scholarship makes what was once an impossible dream become a real possibility. As younger students see their older peers graduate from high school, college, and vocational schools, they are inspired with the faith that they, too, can reap the benefits of education.

Please keep this ripple effect going by providing a scholarship to one of our hardworking students. Education is their only path to a better life. Your gift will make a world of a difference. If you choose to support a student with a scholarship, you will receive photos, letters, and updates.

Check out the link below for more information. If you have any questions, contact Missy Robbins, IP’s Scholarship Director, at

IP Scholarships

Education is a child’s only escape from generations of extreme poverty.

In El Salvador, school is the door to a better life. Your gift of an education not only gives a student a chance at a better life, but it also creates a positive ripple effect for that student’s family and community. At the same time, it also inspires other students to pursue their dreams.

The table below shows yearly school costs as of January 2018.*


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, P.E. uniforms/shoes, food, transportation (if necessary), books, other academic necessities, and part of IP’s costs for supporting students and managing the program.

**The cost of the scholarship for students in these grade levels also covers part of the student’s graduation expenses.

If you are interested in providing one or more students with a scholarship, email Missy Robbins, IP’s Scholarship Director, at to get the process started.

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