Our Scholarship Program helps students with financial need through scholarships and other activities designed to increase their academic achievement, leadership skills, and community values.
About 100 young students in high school and university are selected each year according to their academic achievement and financial need. We want to support Mexican students who enroll in high school and/or college to finish their degrees by providing scholarships directly to the students when they need it most.
In addition to economic support, our Scholars receive mentoring support.
Our program has a high retention rate. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of our scholarship recipients stay in school with average grades of 8.5 to 10.
Fifty percent (50%) of our Scholars are from rural areas around San Miguel de Allende.
The majority of our scholarship recipients are the first in their family to graduate from college.
Biblioteca Scholarship Amounts
Annual scholarship at High School level $4,400 pesos
Annual scholarship at University level $8,800 pesos
Do you believe in the transformative power of education? Invest in our community by supporting the educational aspirations of students in San Miguel de Allende and Comonfort
Under 20% of college students in the state of Guanajuato finish their degrees. The pandemic had a major impact on education in our state — Guanajuato ranks among the top four states with the most school dropouts in Mexico during the pandemic. 5 out of 10 high school students in the state of Guanajuato left school during the pandemic.
The Scholarship Program at the Biblioteca encourages and supports highly motivated students with limited resources to attain their higher education degrees. We know that a diploma can change a life. With this financial support, our scholars can better plan their future, achieve more qualified jobs and higher incomes, and sustain their families and community. Join us by pledging to our Scholarship Program today.
Minimum Requirements to apply:
*While not a requirement, the Library is particularly looking for students who are the first in their family to graduate from Preparatoria or University.
Steps in the selection of new recipients
The next application cycle is OPEN TO PREPARATORIA STUDENTS ONLY.
The next cycle of scholarship applications opens December 21, 2022 with a deadline of January 28, 2023. The 2023 application cycle is only open to Preparatoria students. This website will be updated with additional information when the Application cycle opens.
New university scholarships will resume in 2024.
The Scholarship Committee is a working committee composed of volunteers who believe in the transformative power of education, support the educational goals of our Scholars program and wish to take action to keep our Scholarship program running.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Scholarship Committee, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Serna at: email@example.com
Ideal members of the committee are those:
Ideally, members of the Scholarship Committee are able to provide an average of 8 hours of time as a volunteer each month. This could be through: