Missed the first post about the Beca 18 scholarships? You can read it here.
Last week we received the news that all 4 of the boys who applied for the Beca 18 scholarship were awarded the scholarship from the Peruvian government!
As I wrote before, the Beca 18 scholarship is a great opportunity for any of its recipients and offers programs of study in both the university and institute (technical school) levels. The scholarship covers tuition, English classes, a new laptop, uniform for classes (like a suit if needed), private insurance, and provides the student with a monthly stipend for housing, food and transportation. It is a great opportunity for these 4 guys that who would not necessarily have had access to higher education studies.
A few days ago, Billy and I visited both the university and institute where they will be studying. We met with the government scholarship representative at each school and were filled in on all sorts of details like when classes start, benefits of the scholarship and class schedules. We were helicopter parents at its finest.
On April 29th, Daniel and Eloy (business administration at the Instituto Emprendedores) start with a welcome ceremony where they will be given their class schedules, a tour of the school — basically everything that a welcome day entails. For Wilfredo and Huberth (chemical engineering and architecture/urban planning respectively at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola), they will register for classes during that week as well but the date for their welcome event hasn’t been determined yet.