Education Scholarship Program
The CAA Student Scholarship Program was developed in 2012 and initiated in 2013. Criteria for selection are: 1.) The student must not be receiving any other form of financial aid and, 2.) “Absent financial assistance to the family, the candidate student would have difficulty completing his/her education, or reach their academic potential”. Awards are issued at the beginning of each semester and are in the form of vouchers redeemable only for shoes, uniforms and school supplies through partnering merchants that offer discounted pricing. The program has grown from 8 students in 2013 to 13 in 2014, 25 students for 2015 and 28 in 2016.
Education = Hope
The CAA Education Committee partners with Education = Hope, a 501c3 not for profit located in Fort Mills, South Carolina. e = H has has a parallel mission of providing education to children in the Americas and Africa. Its website is http://educationequalshope.org/ or click the button below.
- University of Costa Rica-Sede Occidente, San Ramon
- University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
- Costa Rica Ministry of Education (MEP) Regional Office
- Museo Regonial de San Ramón (part of the University of Costa Rica)
- Centro Cultural
- Peace Corps
- Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA), the national apprenticeship institute which offers English courses in San Ramón, and for which the Education Committee provides classroom native English volunteers.
- Local businesses which provide discounted school supplies/uniforms through the scholarship award voucher redemption program including El Mercadito/Nueva Merdcadito de San Ramon, Zapatos de San Ramon and Tienda 5th Avenue.
- e=h, Education equals Hope, a 501c3 organization located in Fort Mills, South Carolina