Sharing the Dream runs a student sponsorship program that provides scholarships to promising children who lack the financial support to pursue their studies. The scholarship provides students with the necessary resources and support to achieve their dreams and to eventually become leaders in their communities. Currently we support 25 students from primary school to high school.
In order to receive a scholarship, students must show academic promise, have supportive parents and demonstrate a financial need. As a scholarship student they must maintain an 80% grade point average in all of their classes, attend weekly tutoring sessions, participate in student workshops, and participate in the Reading Circle. In addition, we encourage accountability for education, asking that that students write four letters a year to their sponsors, provide their own budget for school supplies, and complete 72 volunteer hours per year.
Students in Sharing the Dream’s Scholarship Program have demonstrated increased confidence, improved their Spanish fluency, and are more self-assured around others. These qualities will push them further toward their dreams.
Sponsor a Student
For more information on the student sponsorship program or to sponsor a student, please contact our Executive Director, Lauren, at email@example.com
In order to continue providing the individualized attention that each student deserves, we limit the number of scholarships that we give out each year. Luckily, all of our scholarship students have a sponsor in 2021. However, there are many other ways to support students in Guatemala, such as supporting the Reading Circle, career workshops with the scholarship students, or sponsoring school supplies for students in one of our rural partner schools.
A scholarship provides:
Annual sponsorship costs:
- One year of tuition
- School supplies
- Transportation expenses
- Extra expenses, such as project expenses
- Access to the STDG tutoring center, computer, and internet
- An opportunity to pursue their goals.
Annual sponsorship costs:
- $200 for primary school
- $300 for secondary school
- $500 for high school
Sharing the Dream believes that academic success is much more than moving on to the next grade. In order to truly be successful in school, students must be able to read and write well. Sharing the Dream runs Reading Circles with the scholarship students to help them to develop the reading, writing and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful both in school as well as outside of school. The Reading Circle also helps the students to fosters a love of reading.