Since its establishment in 1997, the Kateri Education Fund has provided financial assistance to dozens of girls and young women. With the financial support of the Kateri Education Fund, girls and young women are able to stay in school and complete their education beyond elementary school. Kateri Education Fund graduates have gone on to pursue careers in accounting, teaching, nursing, music and the arts, and business.
To apply for a scholarship, women submit an application letter, a career and education history, and two letters of recommendation. To remain eligible, recipients must maintain an average of 70% or better at a recognized school. The scholarship recipients are required to attend monthly workshops and events led by staff members and local experts. The workshops and events help provide the young women with career, economic and professional skills, and develop sisterhood through social and cultural events. Graduates of the Kateri Education Fund provide additional mentorship support and lead workshops, which empower all those involved in the program.
The current Kateri Fund scholarships are going to students in the field of nursing This will help young women become trained in a field that is not only very important, but also in high demand. Learn about the young women in our program below.
Sandra is studying at the Universidad Rafael Landivar. She is married
with a 4-year-old son. After graduating, she would like to start her own pharmacy and serve her rural community, which lacks many medical resources.
Sandy is in a one-year program to train as a practical nurse. She is very excited to be studying and learning about anatomy and first aid. She began hospital practice in March 2023.
Josefina completed her training and graduated as a practical nurse in January 2023. She has now opened up a pharmacy in her hometown.