The East Cape Guild, A. C. has been working since 1997 to provide scholarships to help young Mexican students attend high school. The Mexican government requires school attendance only to the 9th grade and provides free education only to that level. The cost to attend high school includes tuition, bus transportation, uniforms, gym clothes and other school supplies. The east Cape Guild consists entirely of volunteers and all money raised (less expenses) goes directly to provide scholarships. Student applicants must submit an application including a letter in Spanish and English explaining why they deserve a scholarship. They must also have high grades to qualify and must reapply each year.