Diane Nelson

Diane Nelson

With greatest sadness we learned in late April of the passing of Diane Nelson, a treasured friend and colleague to many in our MEF and Guatemala Scholars Network communities Gone too young, her spirit will live on in all who knew her. Any In memoriam donations you may want to make to the Maya Educational … Read more

Bulletin No.26 March 2022

Dear Friends: After a flurry of year-end activities, January and February 2022 turned out to be even busier, with new students entering the programs and getting settled to begin their next semesters at universities in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize, some still in hybrid mode, and with MEF disbursing a major bulk of its annual funding … Read more


We are very sad to announce that our former board president Marilyn Moors’ grandson Brian Moors passed on from this world in March, at only 41 years young. We send our condolences to his wife and his whole family. We want to thank the kind people who have, on behest of Brian’s family, have sent … Read more

New year – New hope

Maya Educational Foundation

We have begun 2022 with renewed strength and determination to bring higher education opportunities to Maya students in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize, especially for university studies. We are deeply grateful to the Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation, the Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation, the Robert Laughlin Family Fund, the Lutz family, and a foundation that prefers … Read more

Bulletin No. 25, November 2021

Bulletin No. 25, November 2021

With Thanksgiving Holidays in the U.S. almost upon us, closely followed by Giving Tuesday, we’d like to first of all give thanks to you, our friends and donors, for believing and supporting our work and for all you have made possible for Maya students in Guatemala, Mexico and Belize already. Each student’s graduation is a … Read more

Art for Good, Peter Ruta, Chiapas and Guatemala paintings

MEF press release August 2021 Dear friends, We’d like to share some exciting News today. A few months ago, we received word that Suzanne Ruta, published author and widow of renowned painter Peter Ruta (1918-2016), had decided to dedicate proceeds from a few of his paintings to the Maya Educational Foundation (MEF) for its cause … Read more

Bulletin No. 24, August 2021

Dear Friends: We hope this finds you in good health and perhaps even in vacation mode. Some quick notes for you from MEF: ► We would like to close with a time-sensitive appeal on behalf of the volunteer-led English Language Program (ELP): We wish you a great summer!With kind regards, Elisabeth NicholsonExecutive Director

You are making a big difference!

With your contributions we have been able to thus far purchase 30 laptops and distribute to students at our two major scholarship program partners FEPMaya in Guatemala (17 units) and Sna Jtz’ibajom in Chiapas, Mexico (13). 

Here are some students who are expressing their thanks and certainty that without the laptops they could not have continued.

Yesica Elizabeth
Técnico Universitario en Enfermería con Orientación en Atención Primaria Maya Mam

José Manuel
Técnico Universitario en Enfermería con Orientación en Atención Primaria Maya Q’eqchi’

Licenciatura en Mercadotecnia con Especialidad en Comercio Internacional Maya K’iche’