MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible.
 
DONATE BY MAIL OR PHONE:
If you prefer to donate by mail, please make check payable to Maya Educational Foundation and send to:
 
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA 
 
Or call us at:
 
Tel. (508) 349-1330
 
The Maya Educational Foundation supports the educational and professional advancement of the Maya people and neighboring indigenous cultures in southern Mexico, Belize and Central America, and sustains programs that foster study, preservation and understanding of those cultures.

 

         
Scholarship Program for University Students (Mexico) 
 
 
In Chiapas, MEF provides university scholarships to Maya students with the help of its three partner organizations: Sna Jtz’ibajom, Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), and Productores Alternativos de la Selva (PAS).

Sna Jtz'ibajom university students with Christine Eber

Women and students from remote areas are given preference, and the scholarship amounts are currently abou US$200 a month per student. As in other MEF programs, once a student is accepted, MEF commits to continue that support throughout her or his university career. Students need to show good grades and steady progress and are required to periodic meetings and to help with the programs of the Mexican partner non-profits, often related to their fields of studies.
 
For its indigenous population, Chiapas is one of the poorest states in Mexico. Education beyond the most basic levels is very difficult for Maya young people to achieve due to the cost. Students tell us they cannot carry out their studies without the financial support of these scholarships, especially at university level. MEF student Carla Hilaria reported about a recent student project: “...some students were not able to participate in the fieldwork for lack of money needed to go to the community...” MEF scholarships enable students to overcome the economic hurdles that stand in the way of accessing higher education.
 
 
 
MEF supports over 40 university students in Chiapas. 
We invite you to join us in helping Maya students 
in this poor region of Mexico.

Please note MEF also supports some non-university scholarship programs in Chiapas: the Chenalhó Scholarships for high school students and educational projects of Amigos de San Cristóbal.
 

Maya Educational Foundation • P.O. Box 1483 • Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Tel. (508) 349-1330 • Fax (508) 349-0252 • mef@mayaedufound.org