We currently provide scholarships for 35 CECyT (high school) students and 29 college/university students.

Our semester 2 CECyT students (high school sophomores)
Our semester 4 CECyT students (high school juniors)
Our semester 6 CECyT students (high school seniors)

Student profiles

This is a new section on our site where we introduce you to some of our past and current students.

Jose and Dana

Congratulations to the CECyT 01 Heroica Mulegé teams for taking first place in their categories at the State Competition for Creativity and Technological Innovation in La Paz! We are especially proud of our scholarship students Dana Sofia Aguilar Flores (left) and José Guadalupe Villavicencio López (left).

Meet Angel Arturo Alvarado Mendez

Angel is pursuing a Nursing Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Durango located in Ensenada, BC, Mexico and set to graduate in June of 2024.

From the time Angel was in elementary school, he dreamed of being a doctor. With excellent grades in high school, he received a scholarship from Xochicalco University, the medical university in Ensenada. However, due to financial constraints, the university cut many student scholarships. Angel had to quit. Although incredibly saddened and frustrated by the turn of events out of his control, he persevered. He chose to look for new opportunities and enrolled in the nursing program at Autónoma University of Durango, which is when his Los Amigos scholarship began.

Although nursing was not his first choice, he is very passionate about his new path. “Getting here was a difficult process but right now I am sure it is one of the best things that has happened to me”.

Angel summarizes “I am doing very well. I have the best average in my class with very high grades. For me that represents that I am doing things well, that I am trying hard. It shows that all the effort that my parents and all the other people who have helped me were worth it.”

Meet Abraham Mendoza Osuna

Abraham was the first student sponsored by Los Amigos de los Niños. In 1996, his mother approached a few Los Amigos members asking for help for her son to go secundaria (middle school). Nine years later, Abraham graduated from university with a degree in architecture. Now he is a supervisor, monitoring the activities of mining operations at the Boleo Mine in Santa Rosalía. As part of his job, he lives at the mine when he is on duty; otherwise, he lives with his mother and younger sister in Nuevo Mulegé. He was married and has a twelve-year-old daughter who lives with her mother in Cabo. He is an intelligent young man who is very thankful for the help he has been given.

[The following is an excerpt from a translation in a short video that was recorded.]

“Thanks to God mainly, but with your help, I finished the course of studies. Now it is like a seed that was watered little by little, the tree was growing and now we have this tree and even its fruits. I thank you very much and I greet you with all my heart.”