Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.

Student scholarships

The student scholarship program helps students of limited resources through scholarships and other activities designed to increase their educational aspirations and support community values.

About 100 young students in high school and university are selected each year according to their financial need and academic excellence.

In addition to economic support, our scholarship recipients receive tutoring oriented to their field of study.

Ninety-seven percent of our scholarship recipients stay in school with average grades of 8.5 to 10.

Fifty percent of our students are from rural areas around San Miguel de Allende.

The majority of scholarship recipients are the first in their family to graduate from college.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Annual scholarship at High School level $4,400 pesos
  2. Annual scholarship at University level $8,800 pesos
  3. Annual University Plus scholarship $20,000 pesos.  This is an honors scholarship that recognizes exceptional community service projects.  This award is only for current recipients who are in their last or next to last year of university.

Get to know some of our students

If you want to make a contribution to our Scholarship Program, simply click on this link:

Are you a student? Get to know the requirements and important dates.

Minimum requirements to apply to the competition

  1. Be enrolled in Preparatorio or University.
  2. Have as your permanent residence the Municipio of San Miguel de Allende or Comonfort.  Those applicants who reside at the location of their university need only provide proof of address of their family that resides in San Miguel de Allende or Comonfort.
  3. Have a grade average of 8.5 or better.

While not a requirement, the Library is particularly looking for students who are the first in their family to graduate from Preparatorio or University.

 

Important dates:

The application deadline for 2022 was the 21rst of January of 2022

Next application deadline: 

Steps in the selection of new recipients

Request the application at becas@labibiotecapublica.org.  In your email indicate clearly that you are enrolled in Preparatorio or University.

Fill out the application form and provide all the required documents.

Evaluation of the applications by the Scholarship Committee

Individual interviews of selected students

Final selection of scholarship students

Signing of the scholarship agreement.

Scholarship Committee

Members of the committee are volunteers who support the educational goals of the students.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Scholarship Committee, please contact Alma Cervantes:  becas@labibliotecapublica.org

Ideal members of the Committee are those:

  • Very interested in making education available to children and youth.  Being bilingual and bicultural is an advantage
  • Capable of guiding a selected student who needs orientation and support.
  • Able to provide an average of 8 hours of time as a volunteer each month.  This could be through participating

 

In the monthly Zoom meetings that usually take place on Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:30 (meetings will continue to be virtual until the COVID 19 pandemic is resolved)

 

Writing a news article for Atención covering the most important aspects of the Scholarship program

 

As a principal organizer of a short term-project or event

 

As an interviewer of new scholarship applicants (Spanish speaking is important)

 

Providing information or useful support to the Scholarship coordinator