Yspaniola’s University Scholarship Program provides full university scholarships, extracurricular tutoring, and professional development to deserving students from Batey Libertad.
This program is designed to not only give students from Batey Libertad access to a college education, but also to support them in acquiring the skills they need to be successful in their chosen careers. Yspaniola supplements the academic coursework of each scholar with career counseling, internship opportunities, and individualized academic support and tutoring.
Yspaniola USP scholars and graduates are the ultimate goal of Yspaniola, providing access to quality education from pre-k through university. It is our hope that by supporting community members through university and into the workforce, we will also be supporting advocacy and advancement for the entire community of Batey Libertad.
Yspaniola’s first university scholars, Julio Louis and Federico Charle, graduated from the Santiago University of Technology (UTESA) in March 2014 and 2015 respectively. Yspaniola's third university scholar, Mayra Rodriguez, graduated from UTESA in July 2016. Most recently, Yspaniola's fourth university scholar, Ramón Sanchez, graduated from medical school at UTESA in July 2018. Currently, we support three scholars with tuition, transportation and stipends for extracurricular activities. Our scholars attend the Technological University of Santiago (UTESA) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) in the city of Mao.
In 2010, Yspaniola filmed this video about our university scholarship program
. Since then, we are proud to have celebrated four graduations and added three new scholars to the program. Read on to meet them all!