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 scholars and graduates are the ultimate aim of our pre-k through university education programs. We believe that empowering community members with university and career attainment will create a pathway for advancing the entire community of Batey Libertad. In 2010, Yspaniola filmed this video
to show why we started our university scholarship program. Since then, we are proud to have celebrated four graduations and added six new scholars to the program.
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. Yspaniola's fourth university scholar, Ramón Sanchez, graduated from medical school at UTESA in July 2018. Currently, we support six scholars with tuition, transportation and stipends for extracurricular needs. Our scholars attend the Technological University of Santiago (UTESA) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) in the city of Mao. You can meet them all below!