SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The annual cost of a scholarship for the school year is $700 USD for University student scholarships per academic year. The money is awarded to the students only after they submit their quarterly report cards that reflect at least a “B” average.

No matter how much you contribute, you will be supporting all or part of one or more students in their quest to better themselves and their community. To help support all or any portion of these expenses, please send a check made out to “FOB CANAM INC”  to either Dale Lyster (1117) or Dick McGuire (1105).  In return, you gain contact and perhaps friendship with a local family. Or just donate!

Please note that FOB CANAM INC is a registered 501(c)3 meaning your donations are tax free in the United States.  We are looking into establishing Canadian tax-free status.  FOB will provide documentation in receipt of your donation.

2021

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Nayleth is 19 and in her second year at Mazatlan’s school of fine arts studying to become a pre-school teacher. She has a one-year-old child and with her mother’s help babysitting, she is able to maintain a solid B average. Her ultimate goal after graduation is to open a new day care center in Barrón to eventually provide this important service for the many working mothers.

Ana Julieta

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Ana is 18 years old and is in her second year studying accounting at Sinaloa state university in Mazatlan. Accounting is a five year program which includes one year of apprenticeship. Ana was raised by a single mim and is working almost full-time while in school trying to help pay her own way. She maintains a 9.0 grade average.

Katia Berenice

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Katia is 21 years old and a first year student in dentistry at Northern Pacific University in Mazatlan. She enjoys reading and spending time with her baby daughter. She works half-time while in school and contributes to her education and do her parents. Dental school costs range from $4000 -$6000 pesos per month and she is having difficulty making ends meet on her own. She has expressed a desire to volunteer as an intern at the FOB Medical/Dental Clinic in Barrón.

William Smith

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William is nineteen years old and is enrolled in education at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlan where he is pursuing a high school teaching degree. This is a five-year program. He is helping to put himself through school by working sixteen hours a week as a waiter in the restaurants in Isla de la Piedra and as a day laborer in the agricultural fields of Barrón. He volunteers as an internet technology tutor for kids in the secondary and high schools of Barrón. Ultimately, his goal is to be a teacher and set up workshops for kids to learn new technologies after school hours.

Katia Guadalupe

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Katia is nineteen years old and is a sophomore in the Nursing Program at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlan. She is a graduate of the Barrón high school where she maintained an 8.5 GPA. During her summer vacations and on weekends, she works in a mango packing plant and as a waitress at Stone Island. One of her goals when she graduates is to return to Barrón and work as a nurse.

2020

Ana Isabel Sponsored by Rob & Jane Rupe

Ana is 17 years old and graduated in July from the new Barron high school with a 9.2 GPA. Since September, she is enrolled as a freshman in the University of Sinaloa Occidente, Mazatlán studying Psychology. She plans to work 16 hours/week as a waitress during school. Ana and her friends started a small charitable program in Barrón to distribute food to poor and elderly people and continues to help her community in this way. She was raised by her grandmother and plans to live at home in Barrón during University.

José Juan Sponsored by Joe Peters & Kelly Cosgrove

José graduated from Barrón’s new high school in July with a 9.5 GPA. Since September, he has been studying information technology and computer science at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlán; this is a five year program. José is 18 years old and has worked during high school as a fisherman, day laborer, vegetable and fruit packer, and waiter. He plans to work 10 hours/week during the school year. José has a computer for his online classes but no internet access. He uses the neighbor’s internet for his studies.

Ana Gabriela Sponsored by John Davis

Ana is 21 years old and is in her fourth and last year studying psychology at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlan. She maintains a 9.3 GPA even though she is married and raising a five-year old son. Her goal after graduation is to teach in public schools with a focus on kids with learning disabilities. Ana has a personal computer and internet at home to support her online classes.

Jesús Ernesto Sponsored by Mark and Susan Weigenent

Jesús is in his second year at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlán, where he studies psychology and maintains a 9.3 GPA. He works weekends as a waiter during school and is able to contribute $1200 pesos per month toward his education. He is raised by his mother whose livelihood is selling seafood from their home in Barrón. Mom does not have the resources to assist with the cost of Jesus’s education so he has to work 20 hours per week to help make ends meet. He has a computer but no internet at home. He has to borrow internet connections from his neighbors to complete his online classes.

Vanessa Sponsored by Bonnie & Harrison Wreschner

Vanessa is in her second year of accounting at the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlán. This is a five year program. She plans to work 42 hours/week during the school year as a cook and waitress. She also does farm work during harvest season. Currently, she contributes $1200 pesos/month toward her education. Vanessa graduated in 2019 from the new Barrón high school. At university, she has maintained a 9.4 GPA through three semesters of study. Vanessa has a computer but no internet connection at home so she uses a neighbor’s connection.

María Estephani – Sponsored by Margaret Perez

María is twenty-two years old and is in her third year of Nursing School at the University of Sinaloa in Mazatlan. She is trying to work her way through school and spends 42 hours per week on the job as a cook and a waitress. During vacations, she works as a storekeeper and a day laborer in the agricultural fields around Barrón. She will graduate from Nursing School in two years, and after she finds gainful employment, she would like to volunteer her nursing services to the poor people in the community of Barrón.

Jesús Martin – Needs a Sponsor

Jesús is twenty years old and is enrolled in the University of Sinaloa Agronomy Program in Rosario, Sinaloa. Jesus is studying fruit culture and is seeking a degree in Agricultural Business, a four-year program. Jesus is a baseball player in this spare time, and works in agricultural around Barron and in an auto mechanics shop. After finding gainful employment and experience in the Agri-chemical Business, he would like to develop an organic farm in Barron and develop chemical-free crops that can be exported to the United States and Canada. He sees Environmental Education as an important endeavor for the residents of Barrón to help them protect their precious river and their flora and fauna.

Kate Estephania – Sponsored by Torrey Cosgrove

Kate is eighteen years old and is enrolled in the Polytechnic University in Mazatlán studying animation and visual effects, a three-and-a-half-year program. Kate maintains a 9.3 GPA and her passion is drawing and painting. Kate has a history of volunteering for several services in and around Barrón and Mazatlán. She works with Amigos de los Animales, which is a rescue and adoption program for animals. She also volunteers to help kids with cancer and helps raise money for their medical treatments. She has volunteered as a tutor for the secondary and prep schools in Barrón. She would like to decorate the Plazuela in Barrón with murals, making it more picturesque for the local residents. Her dream is to work as a animation and visual effects artist in a Warner Brothers or Pixar Studio.

Jesús Francisco – Sponsored by Joe Peters & Kelly Cosgrove

Jesús is nineteen years old and is enrolled as a cadet in his second year of military school in México City. This is a four-year program that will lead to a degree in Public Security. His ultimate goal is to be in the National Guard or Military Police where he would specialize in natural disaster response. His stated objective in life is to serve his country. During his summer vacations in Barrón, he works as a fisherman and in the local agricultural fields. His favorite pass-times are baseball and reading.

William Smith – Needs a Sponsor

William is eighteen years old and is enrolled in the Education at the University of Sinaloa where he is pursuing a teaching degree. This is a five-year program. He is helping to put himself through school by working sixteen hours a week as a waiter in the restaurants in Isla de la Piedra and as a day laborer in the agricultural fields of Barrón. He volunteers as an internet technology tutor for kids in the secondary and high schools of Barrón. Ultimately, his goal is to be a teacher and set up workshops for kids to learn new technologies after school hours.

Katia Guadalupe – Needs a Sponsor

Katia is eighteen years old and is a freshman in the Nursing Program at the University of Sinaloa. She is a graduate of the Barrón high school where she maintained an 8.5 GPA. During her summer vacations and on weekends, she works in a mango packing plant and as a waitress at Stone Island. One of her goals when she graduates is to return to Barrón and work as a nurse.

Nayleth Isabel – Needs a Sponsor

Nayleth is eighteen years old. She graduated last June from the Barron high school. She now is a freshman at the School of Fine Arts in Mazatlan pursuing a degree and license in child care. During school, she works as a waitress ten hours a week in Stone Island and she also tends a small store in Barrón. Nayleth’s dream is to set up a day care center in Barrón so that working mothers have an alternative outside of their immediate families. She is married and is expecting her first child in the next few months. She will continue her univertsity education after her child is born with the help of her mother.

Arlete Joceylyn – Sponsored by Richard and Kris McGuire

Arlete is nineteen years old enrolled int he Technical Institute of Mazatlán in a four year program to become a fisheries biologist. She is in her second year of University. Arlete’s goal is to work in aquaculture and ultimately to start her own aquaculture business in the Barrón area.

2017

  • Jose Carlos –   Age 20   – You might have seen him working at La Tienda de Chula’s Store in Barron. He’s the one with the big smile and with pretty good English. He was a FOB scholarship student during Prep School, but decided to postpone his University entrance for a year so he could work.  He spent a year working in the fields around Barron and quickly decided that he needed a higher education if he was going to be able to get a good job. In 2017, he entered the University of Sinaloa as a student pursuing a degree in Public Accounting. He works 35 hours a week during school and 80 hours a week during vacation to help pay for his education. He is a sports enthusiast and for this community project (it is a requirement for Scholarship students to propose and implement a community project) he sees sporting events as a way to involve Barron’s youth and help keep them away from the usual problems of alcohol and drugs.
  • Ana Iris –   Ana is enrolled in the Instituto Technologico de Mazatlan studying to become a Biochemical Engineer. With this degree, she hopes to work in Nutrition for big food producing companies like Pinsa or Bimbo. In her spare time, she likes to participate in traditional folkloric dances. For her community project, she wants to help obese people understand their nutritional issues and the need for exercise. She sees the need in Barron for a local gymnasium. Her ultimate goal is to study abroad and learn English. During school, she plans to work 24 hours a week and 48 hours per week during vacations with the goal of contributing $4000 pesos a month towards her own education.
  • Jose Francisco –  Age 19  – Jose is enrolled in the Polytechnic University of Sinaloa studying to become an Engineer of Animation and Visual Effects. During the week, he works 24 hours a week in a hotel and in a cyber cafe and contributes half of his monthly earnings to his college education. In Barron, he volunteers helping younger kids participate in the arts and in sports. He hopes to set up sports tournaments and works at finding uniforms and equipment for kids to use while participating in these tournaments.

2014

Alondra – Sponsored by Ken and Jan Clarence

In her 2014 essay she writes:

“I really need this scholarship because there are three kids in my family. I am the oldest. My family doesn’t have much money. My father is a day worker in the fields and my mother does not work because one of my sisters has special needs and my mother has to care for her. She used to attend a special education school in Mazatlan, but for lack of money, she has to stay home. I have big dreams to be a school teacher and maybe even through my education to get a doctor’s degree. I am not certain what I want to study but nursing and psychology are high on my list.

Rodolfo – Sponsored by Bill and Jayne Jackson

In his five-page 2014 essay he writes:

If FOB offers me this scholarship, it would be my only opportunity to continue my studies and ultimately meet my objectives. There are five kids in my family. I have two little brothers; one that is 1 yr old and another that is two. We are a family that lives day-to-day. My father does not have a salary. We get by on the little bit of money that my father makes. It makes me really sad because many times there is not sufficient money to pay the basic costs of living. My father has a really hard time supporting the family. And for these reasons I see the importance of education for myself because someday I want to get ahead. I’ve never had the opportunity to receive any kind of help with my studies. And if you award me this scholarship, I promise I will not fail. Ultimately I would like to enter University and become a Naval Engineer.

Jesus Abraham – Sponsored by Glenn Long & Bette Millar Long

In his 2014 he writes:

 I’m a very responsible person. I have always made good grades in school. I know that going to high school in Mazatlan is going to be a big change for me. But I know I can do it. If you agree to award me this scholarship you have my word that I will work as hard as I can to maintain a good grade average. I, Jesus, promise you that I will finish high school and after high school I would like to pursue a professional career and at the same time, continue to play baseball because I am good at that sport. I want to be a veterinarian because I love animals. I’m disturbed by what I see as many animals face extinction because Humans don’t value the fauna. 

Rosalinda – Sponsored by Dave & Elaine Greiner

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In her 2014 essay she writes:

My aspirations are to prepare myself to become what I really want to be. But first I know that I have to finish high school. And only after that can I pursue a University degree in Hospitality and Tourism. Having that degree I can then study to be what I’ve always wanted to be since I was a little girl. And that is, an international chef. I dream of traveling to Madrid, Spain and meeting Omar Pereney, one of the World’s great chefs. I want to also meet a great man, get married and have two sons. I realize that right now at my age, these are all just dreams, but I need to dream. 

Amiaramy – Sponsored by Sandy Vernon

In her 2014 essay, she writes:

The only way for me to succeed and achieve my objectives to to get a good education. I consider myself to be a kind, sensitive and responsible daughter, and I always try to be one of the best students. My family of five is poor. My parents are farmers and they both work hard when there is work. But they only finished primary school. I have a brother in the fifth grade and another brother in his third year of high school. And now with me in high school, this is a real financial strain on my family. So I really need this scholarship. 

Fatima

In her 2014 essay she writes;

I want my parents to be proud of me so I can be proud of myself. This scholarship will allow me to finish high school. And with my ability to get good grades, I think I will have a good chance to get into a good University because ultimately I want to become a teacher or a nurse. 

2013

Kenia – Sponsored by DJR!!

Kenia has graduated

In her 2013 prep school application essay she wrote:
“I have always liked school and have always had good grades. I have always liked studying and I am responsible and committed to my studies. I would like to pursue a career and I really love babies. For that reason, my chosen career is pediatrics. But my second option is nutrition. I have always wanted to be a baby doctor since I was young. My dream is to come back to my community and open up a medical clinic. My parents have always helped me and have always had faith in me. This scholarship will allow me to help them. When I am successful in my career and have money, I want to buy a big house for my parents and take them on trips all over the world. I want to have the money to do this for them.”

Iris – Sponsored by Jim & Susan Baillon and Dick & Kris McGuire

Iris is about to graduate from University

In her 2013 application essay, Iris wrote:
“My parents have given me so much support and help in pursuing a dignified educational path. Education will help me along my career path, especially when I encounter career obstacles because I know I can overcome those obstacles and continue forward if I have a good education. When I become a professional, I am going to provide financial help to my family because I am indebted to them for providing me with the willpower to make something out of my life.”

Teresita – Sponsored by Jim & Susan Baillon and Bonnie & Harrison Wreschner

Teresita completed

In her 2013 application essay she wrote:
“I have always thought that when I finished my studies in secondary school that I would go on to high school, because I can see in the example of my parents, who do not have a high school education, that this is important. I don’t want to be in the same situation as they are today. I want to win this scholarship so I can continue studying because the economic situation here is very difficult. My mother has to stay at home and its only my father that works as a farmer. My parents are very concerned about my education and they are the force that encourages me to continue my studies and become a professional. I also have a younger sister who is in the secondary school in Barron and so the economic situation for my parents is very difficult.”

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Jorge Manuel – Sponsored for one year by Ron & Joyce Pogue and Rob & Jayne Rupe saw him through university graduation

Jorge graduated from the Vera Cruz Maritime Academy

In his 2013 application essay (which he wrote in English) Jorge says:
“As you can see, [I can also speak] some English. My parents are divorced for seven years. I live with my Mom and my brother, Luis Fernando. My life has not been easy for I have been through so much [such] as the divorce of my parents. My parents love me so much but sometimes I feel sad because I miss my dad but I have learned to tend to myself with the help of my mom and my grandparents and my sister. So I forged my character and I [intend] to be the best man and human being like my dad and to be better than him. I would like to enter the Heroic Naval Military School in Vera Cruz because it instills values, character, discipline and after five years of work plus an internship I can have work. Nowadays, jobs are very scarce. I want to prepare very well for a good future and help my Mom out because she has done so much for me. She is my great example. God willing, I think that I will marry, have children, a dog, a house, a car and try every day to make my family happy. So I would like to win the scholarship so that my Mom will “alcanse” for my studies and my brother’s studies. I thank you for taking me into consideration and taking the time to read my essay. Despite the difficulties presented to me in my short life, I consider myself lucky to have a wonderful family that always supports me, especially my Mom, who has been everything in my life. The goal I have set myself is to [graduate] out of junior high with a good grade average and enter high school and later, if God lets me, go to college and pursue a goal that I always [wanted] like and engineer and logistics so in the future [I can] support my Mom and my brother [who] also wants to be a great professional like me.”

Katia

Kathia – Sponsored by Dick & Kris McGuire

Kathia

In her 2013 secondary school exit essay she wrote:
“Here is wishing you success in everything you do and blessings you and your family”

My name is Kathia Berenice G. I. This year I will finish my studies at the prep school Ruben Jaramillo and like most good students my age I want to continue studying and pursuing my dreams. The economic factor is the principle obstacle that I see in my dream to become a professional. With this letter, I would like to solicit from you a continuing scholarship so I can pursue higher education in the Universidad Autonomia de Sinaloa. I would like to pursue a professional degree in nutrition and chef school. I would like to become a high level professional chef and contribute to the development of food services using the latest technology in culinary science. I am very interested in understanding the food service industry on a regional, national and international level. Unfortunately, to pursue studies for this career is very expensive unless I can get in to some government school. My parents don’t have the economic resources necessary to help me pursue this dream. I have a sister who is already studying at the university and a brother who is in secondary school.

In truth, I really want to thank you for the help you have already given me for prep school but I would be forever thankful if you could help me with my university studies. I promise you that I will discharge my responsibilities favorably if you agree to help me. Its my feeling that intelligence does not only consist of knowledge but one’s ability to apply that knowledge in a practical way.

I will await your favorable response to this humble petition. Before I say goodbye I want to thank you again for the help you have given to me and the help that you have given to so many young people with this program.

Now that I have gotten to this point in life and I am about to finish prep school, it is with a lot of emotion and gratitude that I want to tell you how important my economic help has been and how it helped me continue my studies without interruption. For me and for my parents, if it wasn’t for this help that you have given me, I probably would not have been able to continue my studies.

Bianca

Bianca – Sponsored by Jim & Frances Barnes!

Bianca

In her 2013 prep school exit essay, Bianca wrote:
“The reason I am contacting you now is that I hope you will continue to help me with this scholarship because I need it now more than ever because I want to continue studying for a career and it’s even more expensive. I want to continue my studies because I want to be somebody in life. Once I have graduated and have my career, I want to help my community with the knowledge that I have gained during my studies. I know my community needs a lot and seems to be stuck. There is no progress in this community and it seems to me that young people with new ideas can make things better here.

I believe that education is the best basis for life. It seems to me that a person that is not educated does not have much of a future, especially here, where the only thing you can do is work on a farm and the employers treat you very badly. On the other hand, the person who has an education and has a career has a much better future and better opportunities for work. My vision has always been to graduate with a career and not get diverted halfway through my education.

I want to study business administration and graduate with a career in that subject. My biggest fear is that I get started on my career and my studies and I will not be able to finish because my parents don’t have the economic resources necessary to see me through my college education. For this reason, I hope you will continue your help with the scholarship so I can go forward with my studies. With nothing else to say, I want to thank you again for all the help you have given me and I hope that you will consider my petition for continued help with my studies.

With much love and respect. Thank you very, very much.

Jessica – Sponsored by Bill & Jane Jackson

Jessica lives in Barron and is enrolled at the University

In her 2013 prep school essay she wrote:
“I want to finish my studies in nursing because I feel that higher education is the basis for personal success and it’s a way for me to repay my parents for all they have done for me. I decided to study nursing because I feel it’s a very humane profession. It’s a career that can provide a lot of satisfaction because you are helping other people in need that are not your own family. Another motive for me to finish my studies is that I think that when I am done, I can help my parents financially and if they ever get sick, I’ll be there to be able to provide professional advice and help. I am really happy to have this scholarship because I have a lot of expenses in uniforms and transportation. My last year of nursing school is a practicum and I’ll be in a hospital but I don’t get paid. I’ve always been worried because there are three siblings in my house that are students and sometimes I worry that there is not enough money to send us all to school and that I’ll have to drop out. But with this scholarship, I’ll be able to stay in school.”

Daniela Guadalupe – Sponsored by Jayne & Rob Rupe!

Daniela lives in Barron. and is in her last year of medical school

In her 2013 prep school essay, Daniela wrote:
“I want to attend CBTIS 51. This is where I want to study. I understand that prep school is totally different from secondary school. I know I am going to have to work extra hard to pursue the career that I will choose. I don’t yet know which career I want to pursue, but I know I want to do something important that will help society. The only thing I lack in achieving my dreams for the future is economic help. My parents never had the opportunity that they are giving me. I will always appreciate them and what they have done for me.”

Kassandra Guadalupe – Sponsored by Rod & Terri Kaasa!

Kassandra graduated

In her 2013 essay, Kassandra wrote:
“My aspirations are first and foremost to really do well in my last year of secondary school so I can get into a good prep school which I have chosen to be Ruben Jaramillo (UAS) in Mazatlan. My goal is to do well in prep school so that I can get into a good university where I can study English and computer science. These are the two careers that most interest me. I want to be an independent, professional women; working only for myself, depending on myself and earning my own salary. Once I have achieved that, I want to help my parents and my brother with his studies. My parents wanted to be professionals but they didn’t have the economic opportunity. In their day, there was no secondary school, much less an opportunity to go to prep school. I want to be what my parents didn’t have the opportunity to be.”

Maria GPE

Maria Guadalupe – Sponsored by Kris & Dick McGuire

Maria lives down by the river in Barron.

In her 2013 essay, Maria wrote:
“My future aspirations are to become a good nurse so I can help sick people and save lives. I want to have children. I really want to study. I understand that to become a nurse I have to study long and hard. I want to go to COBAES 37. There is only one professional in my entire family. I want to become a professional and make my family proud.”

Ricardo Noel – Needs a Sponsor.

In his 2013 essay he writes:
“One of my most important decisions is to decide and choose a professional career. I evaluated several options and decided that I really want to study architecture. One of my great motives in deciding to pursue a professional career is my family, consisting of my grandmother and my sister. I want to succeed in my education so I can be somebody in life and so that I can be an important person in my community and so that I can make my family proud of me. I want you to know that this scholarship is very important to me because my economic conditions would not allow be to continue my studies. My sister, who has her own life, is the only one in my family that can help me.”

Daimy

Daimy Yatziri – Needs a Sponsor.

In her 2013 essay she wrote:
“I know education is one of the most important things in life. It is the primary tool to get ahead in general. But in particular, I like school. My aspirations in life are to continue my studies to become a professional and secure a stable job. My family tries to do everything possible to help me pursue my future studies but they just don’t have the economic resources. But even though they can’t afford it, they insist that I continue my studies. Also, I want to demonstrate to my friends and other people, like the help that this scholarship is offering, with a little bit of financial help, I can make the best of my opportunities and come out ahead.”

Alondra – Sponsored by Ken and Jan Clarence and 

In her 2013 essay she writes:

“I really need this scholarship because there are three kids in my family. I am the oldest. My family doesn’t have much money. My father is a day worker in the fields and my mother does not work because one of my sisters has special needs and my mother has to care for her. She used to attend a special education school in Mazatlan, but for lack of money, she has to stay home. I have big dreams to be a school teacher and maybe even through my education to get a doctor’s degree. I am not certain what I want to study but nursing and psychology are high on my list.”

Rodolfo – Sponsored by Bill and Jayne Jackson

In his five-page 2013 essay he wrote:

“If FOB offers me this scholarship, it would be my only opportunity to continue my studies and ultimately meet my objectives. There are five kids in my family. I have two little brothers; one that is 1 yr old and another that is two. We are a family that lives day-to-day. My father does not have a salary. We get by on the little bit of money that my father makes. It makes me really sad because many times there is not sufficient money to pay the basic costs of living. My father has a really hard time supporting the family. And for these reasons I see the importance of education for myself because someday I want to get ahead. I’ve never had the opportunity to receive any kind of help with my studies. And if you award me this scholarship, I promise I will not fail. Ultimately I would like to enter University and become a Naval Engineer.”

Jesus Abraham – Sponsored by Glenn  &  Bette Millar

In his 2013 essay he writes:

“I’m a very responsible person. I have always made good grades in school. I know that going to high school in Mazatlan is going to be a big change for me. But I know I can do it. If you agree to award me this scholarship you have my word that I will work as hard as I can to maintain a good grade average. I, Jesus, promise you that I will finish high school and after high school I would like to pursue a professional career and at the same time, continue to play baseball because I am good at that sport. I want to be a veterinarian because I love animals. I’m disturbed by what I see as many animals face extinction because Humans don’t value the fauna.”

Rosalinda – Sponsored by Dave & Elaine Greiner

In her 2013 essay she writes:

“My aspirations are to prepare myself to become what I really want to be. But first I know that I have to finish high school. And only after that can I pursue a University degree in Hospitality and Tourism. Having that degree I can then study to be what I’ve always wanted to be since I was a little girl. And that is, an international chef. I dream of traveling to Madrid, Spain and meeting Omar Pereney, one of the World’s great chefs. I want to also meet a great man, get married and have two sons. I realize that right now at my age, these are all just dreams, but I need to dream.”

Melannie – Sponsored by John Watson

In her 2013 essay she writes:
“I am a person who loves to study and I have an unlimited desire to be a good citizen and to be a capable and prepared person for whatever future responsibility I may encounter. I want to continue my studies in prep school and ultimately become a professional so that I have a good opportunity to find a job. My parents are a fundamental part of my life and it is from them that I receive the basis of my character to become a good person in society. I admire and respect my parents very much and I love my two little brothers. This scholarship will help me take a little pressure off my parents. Maybe I’ll be able to see them smile a little more and they won’t be so worried about all my expenses to go to school.”

 

Daniela – Sponsored by Dave & Lindy Marvin

Jose Maria – Sponsored by Bob & Julie Wallace

“La Tienda de Chula”, which is his mother’s store. Besides helping his mom in the store, He graduated from the Mazatlan Naval Academy and is serving his

In his 2013 essay he writes:
“I know for a fact that if I don’t get a good education, I will not find a good job. And if I don’t have a good job I won’t have a bright future. For me, my parents are a great example. They are very strong people of good character and have many good qualities that I admire very much. I want to be like them. After I graduate and have a good stable job, I want to marry, have two or three kids, a house, a car, two dogs and every day try to better myself personally.”

Carolina – Sponsored by Rene Carlson!!

Carolina

Carolina is Aida Alvarado’s niece.

In her 2013 essay she wrote:

“I want my family to be proud and to benefit from the career that I have chosen in life and in the kind of work I will ultimately do. My ultimate goal is to help my family progress towards a secure future and to become an independent woman. I want to be able to live my life without having to depend on anyone else. My goal is to become an accountant and a good businesswoman. I’d like to have my own firm and be able to manage the finances of that firm.”

Amairamy – Needs a Sponsor!!

In her 2013 essay Amairamy wrote:

“The only way for me to succeed and achieve my objectives is to get a good education. I consider myself a kind, sensitive and responsible daughter. I always try to be one of the best students. My family of five is poor. My parents work as farmers but can only work when there is work. My parents only completed primary school. My brother is in 5th grade and another brother is in 3rd year prep school at UAS. This puts a real strain on the finances of the family.”

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Naydelin – Sponsored by Dick & Kris McGuire!!

Luis Fernando – Sponsored by Ron & Janice Ohmes!!

He writes in his 2013 essay:

“My examples in life are my grandparents. My mother has worked hard over the past 12 years to keep the family together. My mother and grandparents have instilled in me the importance of education from the beginning. I would like to become a computer science major in college.”

Fatima – Needs a Sponsor!!

She writes in her 2013 essay:

“I am a very responsible person in almost everything I do. I am a good worker and I have been able to perform well in almost everything I have dedicated myself to, including my studies. I want to finish secondary school with good grades to make my parents and grandmother proud of me and so I can be proud of myself. If I get this scholarship, I promise to get good grades and to finish prep school. The problem with attending prep school in Mazatlan is that it’s a difficult proposition from an economic point of view, especially the daily transportation costs to and from Mazatlan. This scholarship will help greatly in relieving my family of some of the economic burden of continuing my studies. ”

Jesus Idelfonso – Sponsored by Sonny Wong

Jesus

In his 2013 essay he wrote :

“I am a very energetic and enthusiastic teenager. I do well in school and I want to continue my studies but my parents don’t have the resources to help me advance my studies. I want to go to University and become a professional in naval engineering so I can show my parents that I can make something of myself and make them proud. Thank god there are people like you, FOB, to help kids like me achieve my dreams. I think this is the best career for me. I’ll be able to find a decent job and help my parents and people who are less fortunate than me. I understand that in my chosen career, the studies are very difficult. But I don’t think anything is impossible. I think with my enthusiasm I can come out ahead in anything I want to do, achieve anything I want to achieve.”

These first year students have graduated from prep school. Thanks to the support of their adoptive parents, they are off on the right foot in life.

Jesus

Jesus – Sponsored by Dick & Kris McGuire!

In his 2011 application essay he wrote:
“I know how hard it is to be a student. It’s not enough to just walk into a classroom, you have to put into practice what you learn there. You have to suffer a little bit in order to be a good student; mostly in your social life. But we have to be responsible in order to move forward and find the good opportunities in life. It’s my responsibility to continue to be a good student and to succeed in Prep School. And that’s why I am asking for this scholarship because most often the family’s funds are insufficient and it’s very difficult to continue studies without some kind of help. I want to continue with my studies and excel in Prep School. It’s my way of saying “Thank you” to my parents and all they have done for me. To show them my thanks through my studies will be much more important than my words.”

Guadalupe

Guadalupe – Sponsored by Bob & Julie Wallace

In his 2011 prep school exit essay he wrote:
“Hello and thank you again for reading this petition. But in reality I want to start by saying that I don’t have sufficient words to thank you for all the help you have given me; not only with economic resources, but also with your friendship, your tolerance, your comprehension of my circumstances and I am thanking you this day for helping me progress with my studies in prep school because now I am ready to start my career at the university.

My name is Guadalupe C. A. and I am finishing my third and last year of prep school. I plan to study to become a professional biologist with emphasis in ecology and environment and biological resources and experimental biology. In order to pursue this course of study, I’ll have to leave Mazatlan. I would like to study at the Universidad Automonia de Sinaloa in Culiacan because they are well established in this field. In my first essay three years ago, I said that I wanted to study business administration. But after three years in prep school, I changed my mind 360 degrees, and this new turn has given me new perspectives.

I am sending you this petition because I don’t have the economic resources necessary to pursue this career because my parents are not in a good economic situation. My parents work in the fields and for them it is very hard to educate my brothers and me because there is more than one in school. Nevertheless, my parents give the best that they have because they don’t want the same future for us as they have for themselves. They go to work in the fields every day and each time there’s less and less work because the climate is changing and agriculture is not that productive in this area.

I am asking you for this opportunity because I really want to continue with my studies. I will be forever thankful to you if you give me this opportunity. Thank you for helping me and my friends.”

Irelda – Sponsored by Keith Prosser

In her 2011 prep school exit essay she wrote:
“Dear Mr Prosser,

First of all, I hope all is well with you. With this letter, I want to thank you for all the help you have given me during these three years. Without your help I never would have been able to finish prep school and now I am almost done with this phase of my education. These past three years, I have been enthusiastically pursuing my high school studies with the idea of entering the university to pursue a career in nursing. I wanted to become a nurse so I could help my community because here there’s not even a medical clinic and there is a lot of need.

But today I have the priority that blocks my pursuit of my dreams and I will not be able to continue my studies. So I will finish my studies with prep school and I will try to find a way to survive, looking for some kind of work because my mother is very difficult for her to continue to help me and my grades have been disappointing.

Nonetheless, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the help that you have given me and I want you to know that very soon I will reach my goal to graduate from prep school.

Thank you very much,

Irelda

Janeth

Janeth – Sponsored by Dave & Lindy Marvin
Age 18
Janeth likes reading and music. She wanted to be a teacher.

In her 2011 application essay, Janeth wrote:
“I want to go to prep school because it will not only be good for me and my future, but also for my family and other people around me. I know with my strong will I can accomplish many things, including pursuing a professional career or anything else that interests me in my life project. With all the help and love of my parents, they have educated me to this point and have helped me go forward in life. Without my parents, I would not be what I am today. And I thank them for all their hard work, their love, their friendship, their honesty and their loyalty. and everything else they have given me. They have been with me in my most difficult times, and I love them very much and I want to make them proud of me. I want to become a teacher because I feel strongly that I can make a difference in other people’s lives, especially young children. When I have more education, I want to come back to Barron and help my community.”

less than 8.0 and is not currently enrolled in university due to health problems.

Aaron

Aaron – Sponsored by Sonny Wong

Aaron now works for EDM as a Phase I maintenance man.

In his prep school exit essay, he wrote:
“First of all, I want to thank you from my heart for the great help that you have given me during these past three years. Thank you for the scholarship, but better said, thanks to all you who are admirable people. I am about to finish my high school and for that I am very happy,

Once I graduate from high school, I would like to go onto the university and I need to ask you to continue to help me pursue my university studies. My parents do not have sufficient financial resources to send me to university and for that reason I hope you will be able to help me with another scholarship. And if you do, my promise to you will be that I will study hard and try to master all the subjects as I did in high school. If for some reason you cannot continue to help me I will be very content to have completed my high school education with the help that you have given me so far.

Finally, I want to reiterate my sincere thanks for the great help you have given me and I want to ask for your help to continue my studies in the future.

Jose Carlos

Jose Luis – Sponsored by John Watson

In his 2011 application essay he wrote:
“I would like the help this scholarship would provide so I can get a decent job that will allow me to help my family. I think of myself as a responsible young man with a good vision as to where I want to go in life. I want to make my parents proud of me. Since I was a little boy, my parents have always encouraged my education. Now I want to be the best student I can be for them and for my future.”

Jose Ernesto

Jose Ernesto – Sponsored by Garry & Taressa Szmyrka!

Jose lives in Barron.

In his 2011 essay, Jose wrote;
“I want to attend CBTIS 51 prep school because it is a good technical school which will prepare me for the university where I want I want to pursue a technical career in electrical engineering. I also want to teach English. I’d like to work either as an electrical engineer or an English teacher or maybe both. I think these professions will help me earn a good salary so I can help my family economically. I especially want to help my nieces get a good education.”

Greisy – Sponsored by Cliff & Barb Du Fresne!

Greasy completed prep school as a mother Greisy graduated with a A+ average from secondary school. She did not elect to continue on to University.

In her 2011 application essay she wrote:
“I want to be the best teacher I can be because I want to help kids. I want to help all kids understand what it is they have and to help them feel secure in themselves. My parents have been supporting me in my desire to become a teacher because they know I like to work with kids and play sports. I would like to teach kids to play sports. This has been one of my desires in life and this scholarship will help me get there.”

Treisy – Sponsored by Cliff & Barb Du Fresne!

Treisy finished secondary school with an A+ average. She did not elect to continue on to University. She was married and now has a child.

In her 2011 application essay she wrote:
“My family consists of two brothers and my parents and my twin sister, Griesy My “older” sister is also studying. It’s always been my mother’s dream and willpower to see her children advance thru their studies and to have her children complete their studies. But we are a family with few resources and so this scholarship is very important because I have other siblings in school and it is hard for my parents to send us all at once.”

Anaid

Anaid Ciltalil – Sponsored by Anonymous!

Anaid graduated from prep school. Her father has left EDM employ and no further updates are available.

I her 2011 essay, Anaid wrote:
“I want to go to medical school in Culiacan and become a dermatologist. I study theatre at Angela Peralta and I hope to receive an acting certificate in two years. My family includes two other siblings so I worry that my family will not have the funds to help me finish prep school and go on to medical school.”

Cecelia

Cecelia – Sponsored by DJR, Inc.!

Cecelia graduated from prep school and elected not to attend University.

In her 2011 prep school essay, Cecelia wrote:
“My aspirations for the future are to continue studying, get good grades, work hard in class, and give my studies all the time that they deserve. When I finish prep school, I would like to continue studying a subject of my choice and become a professional. I am not certain what yet, but I think a psychologist or a doctor. Those are the two professions that interest me the most. I would like to earn money so I can help my parents with the household expenses.”

Aldo

Aldo Michael – Sponsored By Dale & Lynda Lyster

Aldo graduated from prep school in June. He did not go on to University.

In his 2011 essay, Aldo wrote:
“Since I was very young, I always had a lot of dreams for the future. I want to study and become a professional because my parents did not have the opportunity to do that. I would like to become a lawyer but unfortunately, my parents don’t have the economic resources to send me to law school. Society needs well-educated people who are willing to give something back to humanity and you can include me in that group. If I become a good professional, I will pursue that mission.”

2 thoughts on “SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  1. Kris– could you please give us more information on Jessica, the nursing student? She was given a scholarship, so would that mean she only needs a sponsor for one more year? How much would her sponsorship be (usd)? Thanks. This looks like a terrific program!
    Jane (I’m the one who asked about this after yoga this am)

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