East Cape Guild
The East Cape Guild has been working for the past sixteen years to provide scholarships to help young Mexican students attend high school. The Mexican government requires school attendance only up to the 9th grade, and only provides free education to that level. The cost to attend high school includes tuition, bus costs, uniforms, gym clothes and other school supplies. The East Cape Guild consists entirely of volunteers and all money raised goes directly to 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. In May, 2014, 152 students were awarded scholarships and are now attending local high schools.