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How Do We Choose Scholarship Students?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

As anyone sponsoring a CoEd scholarship student will tell you, our students are AWESOME. If you didn’t see this post with statistics confirming that statement, you might want to go read it. ;) One of the highlights is that 53% of our Scholarship Program graduates are now giving back by helping to pay for their younger siblings’ education.

In short, they are STELLAR human beings who are reaching their potential thanks to you. But have you ever wondered how we find students with such potential in the first place? Find out below! (And when you’re finished with the infographic, be sure to read the incredible story underneath it.)


Scholarship Graduate Survey: Results Are In

Friday, May 27th, 2016

There is nothing like KNOWING that you have changed someone’s life, and our recent survey of Scholarship & Youth Development Program graduates proves that YOU have done just that. Scholarship graduates see the world differently when they finish the program, and go on to achieve things that once seemed like pipe dreams to them, their families, and their communities.


Scholarship Graduate Survey Infographic

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We always knew that our scholarship students were rock stars, but it’s nice that our latest round of survey results continues to prove just that. And these numbers don’t lie–CoEd’s Scholarship & Youth Development Program is changing lives in Guatemala.

We surveyed CoEd’s scholarship program graduates, and are bursting at the seams to share the results with you.

Why is this study important? Because measurements like this allow us to gauge the efficacy of our programs, measure the impact of our youth development component on students, and show the ripple effect that happens from helping just one student (check out that 92% stat—not bad, eh?).

Take a look at the numbers, and, if you like what you see, head over to our scholarship webpage to meet the middle school and high school scholarship hopefuls in need of your help. Given a chance, we know they will become part of the success story too.

meet the students 

Scholarship & Youth   Development           Graduates | Create Infographics

Feeling inspired? Check out our scholarship webpage to meet the students who hope to become success stories someday: 

Meet the students!




Lesly Patzán: Worth the Hardship

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

It’s 4 a.m. in Guatemala’s Central Highlands. As the roosters groggily begin their morning ritual, 20-year-old Lesly Patzán is already on her way to school in Guatemala City. Sheer determination fuels her during these early morning hours. Instead of giving way to the nagging question, “Is it all worth it?” Lesly motivates herself by reflecting on her family’s sacrifices to make her education a priority. After the hardships they have endured, Lesly has no other option. She will graduate. She will become a nurse. Her success will be worth her family’s sacrifices.

Lesly's graduation

Lesly was honored to carry Guatemala’s flag during commencement because she graduated at the top of her class.

Lesly recently graduated first in her high school class. Amidst the celebration, she couldn’t help but think back to sixth grade: “My dad had just been diagnosed with cancer. My mother started working at a vegetable packing plant to pay the medical bills. With seven children and only one income, they were struggling to put food on the table.” Lesly was on the verge of dropping out of school to start working. That is, until she was accepted into CoEd’s Scholarship & Youth Development ProgramWith a CoEd scholarship, Lesly was able to stay in school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.


Infographic: The Benefits of Educating Girls

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Today’s post is all about girl power (the Spice Girls would be so proud). Educating girls in developing countries has gotten a lot of buzz lately with the release of the Girl Rising documentary and we were lucky enough to be at the Cincinnati showing a few weeks ago.

The timing is perfect because the CoEd scholarship program is expanding and our focus is on supporting the education of girls in Guatemala. Nearly 70% of the scholarships offered will be to educate girls in the developing world.  Why is this such a big deal? Because educating girls yields a higher rate of return than any other investment available in the developing world. Whaaat? Talk about girl power—let’s hear it for the girls!

Girls Education Infographic

Infographic: Why Does Education in Guatemala Matter?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Allow us to paint a vivid picture for you of what a good education means for a Guatemalan student and how difficult it can be to attain through our new infographic.

Why does education in Guatemala matter? Infographic

This is why CoEd provides textbook, computer, literacy, and scholarship programs to break even one student out of poverty. Thanks to your support of CoEd’s programs, more students are completing those 12 years of education necessary to support a family. And we think that matters a great deal.