The Green Scholarship Program (GSP) is a not-for-profit organization serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need. The Program assists minority youths granting four-year scholarships for higher education.
The Green Scholarhip Program provides much more than financial support, it also provides leadership skills to form active community members. The Green Scholarship Program believes in providing opportunities through education to empower disadvantaged people to improve economic circumstances and quality of life.
The Program exists to help young adults through education to build a better tomorrow for themselves, their families, the community and Mexico.
Mandate Our mandate is to serve those who are in need of financial assistance because of their social or economic circumstances.
Education We have chosen education because we believe that it is the best means to empower people to become more independent and to participate more fully in the benefits of our society.
Strategy Our responsibility is to execute the Foundation’s core education programs effectively and to develop new ones. We realize that our resources are limited and, in order to be most effective, we must concentrate our efforts to make the most of our resources. We must also constantly re-evaluate and improve our programming, and change or replace non-core programs when we find alternatives offering a better combination of value and effectiveness.
To maximize the impact of our new program, we feel an obligation to do more than provide scholarship aid to needy individuals. We also seek to identify niche areas which may have been overlooked or under funded by other educational foundations. We seek ways to amplify the impact of our programs through cooperation with other organizations.
Launched in 2006 by philanthropists Arthur and Patricia (Green) Pratt, the foundation has sought out deserving, under-privileged, high achievement preparatory level students in Los Cabos, providing them with tuition for university studies. The scholars are also offered the opportunity to travel to the US and Canada during summer break to stay with sponsors there who provide English immersion experience for two week or more periods.
In return, the scholarship foundation asks each scholar to maintain an 8.0 grade point average, attend weekly English language training and attend a monthly meeting where local community members come and speak to the students about future opportunities.
As of this announcement the foundation has matched 80 young scholars with endowments from donors and matching funds from the Stars and Stripes Fishing, Golf and Music festival, whose 16th annual event will be held June 29-July 01 at the Hilton Hotel.
Under the previous executive director, Cecilia Avalos, the foundation has held an annual fundraising event to get the community involved and have them meet the scholars that are benefitting from this program. The last event was a Casino Night held on February 25th, 2012 attended by over a hundred guests who played games at casino tables, participated in silent auctions and a raffle of items donated by businesses around the Los Cabos area. The foundation thanks Cecilia and her husband Jacinto Avalos for a terrific job on the event.
The 2012 expansion of the scholarship program under Mrs. Christensen will include providing a study and guidance center in Cabo San Lucas that will offer computers and electronic equipment, study space, English classes, guidance counseling for students, as well as an administrative headquarters. This new location can also house students that need a place to reside while attending classes. The founders are preparing to grow the outreach of the foundation in order to help as many young people as possible, and reach to outlying areas where need exists.
Becas Green offers benevolent patrons the opportunity to participate in this life changing work through donations with full 501-C deductible status on their US tax declarations. Just $3000 US can provide a full year of tuition, books and transportation for one student in State or Private University right here in Baja California Sur.
For information on becoming a financial supporter, or to recommend a student for scholarship application, please contact Mrs. Christensen at 624-143-0085 or email@example.com
Green Scholarship Program:
Salvatierra S/N, Alikan & 12 de Octubre, Col. Cabo San Lucas, CP. 23470,
Baja California Sur, México.