Education plays an important role in San Pedro, as in the rest of the world. Graduates from high school seek to further their education either in the city or abroad. Unfortunately sometimes, financial difficulty handicaps a student to continue his/her studies putting to waste an intelligent mind. Fortunately, in San Pedro there is a vibrant organization willing to assist interested students in continuing their education by awarding them with scholarships.
The San Pedro Foundation is a government registered, non-profit organization founded in 1993 by the Belize Yacht Club Owners Association, at that time. Their main goal is to raise funds to aid in scholarship funding for young Belizean students.Throughout its existence, the foundation has helped numerous kids make their dreams come true.
The San Pedro Foundation is pleased to announce that after careful revision of applicants, they will be awarding scholarships to three outstanding Belizean students: Mariana Ancona, Mary Gonzalez and Karen Martinez . These three students each received $800 to assist them with their books, lodging or tuition fee. They have proven their determination and seriousness towards their education and gained admiration from the San Pedro Foundation.
Mariana Ancona will use the monetary assistance to continue her tertiary education. She is presently studying at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the U.S. She is pursuing her PHD in Science and is now preparing to enter Medical School. Ms. Ancona received one of the highest grade averages last semester.
Karen Martinez will be graduating from Muffles Junior College in May majoring in Business Science. During her four semesters there, she made the Dean's honor list twice and hopes to be on it at the end of the fourth semester. She has also received an award from the Hon. Ruben Campos for Youth Leadership and Community Service, and an award from the University of Quintanaroo, Mexico for her participation in a Master Plan Survey for the Orange Walk Town Board. Ms. Martinez will use her scholarship to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business Science at the University College of Belize.
Mary Gonzalez is presently enrolled at St. John's Junior College pursuing a General Studies course and majoring in Biology. This is her first year at the college and has already completed the course requirements for the first semester. Mary hopes to have a co-major in Chemistry next semester.
Congratulations to the recipients of the scholarships and our kudos to the San Pedro Foundation for their great work.
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