Scholarship Program Update

2010 – 2011 School Year Scholarship Winners (the original group)

In May of 2010, scholarships were awarded to 15 Barron secondary school graduates. The scholarships each amounted to $10,000 MN and were to provide support for these students to attend preparatory school in Mazatlan. Five payments of $2,000 MN each were to be made to the parents of these students at regular intervals throughout the school year. Students had to present acceptable grades and attendance records to receive payments. Of the original 15, two students were dropped from the program in November, 2010 for lack of adequate grades. At the end of 2010 – 2011 school year, six of the 13 students were selected, based on grades and attendance, to continue on the scholarship program for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Of the remaining seven students, four were dropped from the program; two had inadequate grades and two got married and dropped out of school. The last three students had C+ averages for the 2010 -2011 school year and were placed on probation for the first quarter of the 2011 -2012 school year. If they can bring their grades up to a B average by November, 2011, they will be retained in the program.

Scholarships for this group are worth $6,000 pesos MN, paid in three installments (Nov 15, 2011, Feb 15, 2012, and May 15, 2012). As always, the Scholarship Committee will approve each payment based upon grades and attendance records.

2011 – 2012 School Year Scholarship Winners

In May, 2011, the Scholarship Committee received 29 applications from Barron secondary school graduates. Eight students were selected for scholarships based on their grades, attendance records and the quality of their application and essay. The value, payment procedures and schedules for these scholarships are the same as for the original students, described above. All students from the original group were adopted by scholarship donors. The eight new scholarship winners are hoping for your continuing support. Please go to the Adopt-A-Student tab (at the top of the page) to review the biographical information for our new scholarship winners. Friends of Barron thanks you for your past support.

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