2011-2012 Scholarship Program Update

The Friends of Barron sponsored scholarship program for high school students living in Barron has begun. Applications for new students have been distributed and will be due back May 6, 2011. At that time the selection committee will begin deliberating and will choose ten new candidates. Last year’s thirteen scholarship winners’ grades and attendance records will also be reviewed at this time and their scholarships conditionally renewed.

Special thanks go to our dedicated parent/teacher committee (Laura Isabel Zambada Aguirre, Maria de Refugio Velarta and especially Manuel Rodriguez Lopez) for their continued efforts throughout the school year to administer and maintain the program. Our thanks also go out to all of the donors who adopted Year One students. Their names and associated students can be found on the “Adopt-A-Student” page (just click the Adopt-a-Student tab at the top of this page). If you are interested in adopting a Year Two student or renewing your commitment to Year One students, please let us know immediately.

On another note, the parent/teacher committee sponsored a picnic for the Year One scholarship students at Don Manuel’s ranch last week. The committee met with the students and their parents and the students presented personal letters addressed to each of their donor parents. The letters are now being translated and will be distributed to each of the donor parents in the coming week.

If you are interested in reading the English version of the scholarship application and the program description and rules, just scroll down. We have two sets of each as the Year One Students are governed differently than the Year Two students. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact Dale Lyster (dlyster@shaw.ca) or Dick McGuire (richardmcg@aol.com).

Barrón
Junior High School
Prof. Juan Rodolfo López Monroy
Principal: Laura Elizabeth Zambada Aguirre
Head of Parent/Teacher Committee: Manuel Rodríguez López

High School Scholarship Program For Year One Students

Program Description and Instructions

1. Value of each scholarship; $6,000 MN for the 2011-2012 school year; Up to 10 scholarships available.
a. The scholarship funds will be paid to the parents of the students three times beginning November 15, 2011; parents of each student will receive 3 payments of $2000 pesos each; 15 Nov 2011, 15 Feb 2012 and 15 May 2012.
b. Continuation of the scholarships and payments throughout the school year will depend on the students’ attendance and grades during the previous months. Students must maintain at least an 8.0 grade average and a 90% attendance record.
c. To receive scholarship payments, the parents of the student will be required to present proof of attendance and the grades to the Committee.

2. Qualifications and Selection of winners
a. To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must have a grade average of 8.0 and an average attendance of 90% for his/her last year of middle school.
b. The Selection Committee will consist of the Director, one teacher at the junior high school plus one of the members of the parent/teacher committee. No selection committee member can have a son/daughter that is eligible for a scholarship.
b. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2011 at noon. The winners will be notified no later than June 1, 2011.

High School Scholarship Program
Year Two
(2011-2012 School Year)
Program Description and Instructions

1. Value of each scholarship; $6,000 MN for the 2011-2012 school year.
a. The scholarship funds will be paid to the parents of the students three times beginning November 15, 2011; parents of each student will receive 3 payments of $2000 pesos each; 15 Nov 2011, 15 Feb 2012 and 15 May 2012.

b. Continuation of the scholarships and payments throughout the school year will depend on the students’ attendance and grades during the previous months. Students must maintain at least an 8.0 grade average and a 90% attendance record.

c. To receive scholarship payments, the parents of the student will be required to present proof of attendance and the grades to the Committee.

d. The committee will consist of three people; the head of the parent/teacher committee, Mr. Manuel Rodríguez López, the principal of the middle school in Barrón, Mrs. Laura Isabel Zambada Aguirre and one of the middle school teachers, Mrs. Maria de Refugio Velarta.

Application for Scholarship
High School – Mazatlan
A. Basic Information:
1. Name of Student: _________________________
2. Age: _________
3. Address:

4. Names of Parents:

5. Telephone Number: __________________(or other point of contact)

B. B. References: Names and telephone numbers of two adults (not family) from Barrón who know you and can comment on your character and behavior:
C. Activities outside of school (sports, hobbies, etc)
D. Which prep school do you plan on attending?
E. Qualifications
Grades and attendance records from the last year of junior high (attach a copy).
Explain why you want to attend prep school.
When you finish prep school, what do you want to do?
Prepare an essay (at least 300 words) explaining your aspirations for the future. (Attach your essay to this application).

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