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2017 Scholarship Recipients

by Thomas Nelson

The Least Among Us is proud to present four new scholarship recipients for the 2017 academic year.

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Joaquin is 17 years old and lives in Santo Domingo de Guzman. He is currently enrolled in a five year program to study industrial engineering at The University of Sonsonate (USO.)
Joaquin graduated high school with very good grades, and wants to study engineering in order to contribute to the economic development of Santo Domingo and to promote employment opportunities for others  in El Salvador. In his free time, Joaquin enjoys playing football and basketball.

Scholarship details: 
Monthly Stipend: $ 49.00
Tuition: $ 50.00 (twice a year)
Use of Laboratories: $ 20.00.
Transportation Cost: $ 3.00 per day. (6 days a week)

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Meysi Ramirez, at 21 years old, has recently graduated with a baccalaureate degree from the Educational complex at Santo Domingo de Guzmán, and has recently become a nursing technician at the Andrés Bello University.
Meysi is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Medicine from the New San Salvador University (UNASSA.)

Back at home, Meysi’s mother makes a living by creating ornamental mud pots and selling them in the squares and markets of the bordering municipalities.

Scholarship details:
Amount of the monthly fee: $ 60.00 (12 months)
Tuition Fee: $ 100.00 (twice a year)
Transportation cost: $ 6.00 per day (6 days a week)
Duration: 5 years

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Isaías Jheovani Ramírez López

At the age of 18, Isaias hails from the town of Canton El Caulote. Isaias desires to obtain a degree in public accounting. The Least Among Us helped Isaiah to study high school, and his final grades were excellent. Well above the average grade point average, TLAU decided to support his decision to enter the university. As the second child of six, Isaias’ family would not  have been able to send him to college, so it is with great pride and joy that his family sees him go. Isaias’ parents are farmers; they harvest corn, beans, millet, vegetables and fruits. Mrs. Lopez sells all the products that they harvest in the central market of Sonsonate. He and the rest of his brothers would help his parents with the field work and tend to the livestock in order to afford food, clothing and healthcare.

Duration: 5 years of study
University: University of Sonsonate (USO)
Monthly Stipend: $ 49.00 (12 months)
Tuition: $50.00 (twice a year)
Use of Laboratories: $20.00
Transportation Cost: $ 4.00 per day. (6 days a week)

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Jaqueline Estefani Ramírez García

Jaqueline is 21 years old, and also from Santo Domingo de Guzmán. She is studying to become a nurse technician. This process involves two years of education as well as six months of clinical rotations. Jaqueline only needs financial aid during these final 6 months, since she will not be paid during this residency. In the month of December she will graduate as nurse technician.

University: Universidad Andrés Bello
Monthly Stipend: $ 30.00
Transportation Cost: $ 4.00 per day (5 days a week)