Welcome to Our Scholarship Page.
Click on a Student to view a description of their studies and their history.
UPDATE: Abraham has graduated. Please check back for updated information.
Abraham Rudy Camargo Apaza, 21,is in his second year of studying Agronomy at the Caquiaviri Institution of Agriculture and Technology, where he has 3 more years to go.
Abraham's studies have been sponsored by a private donor from Chapel Hill Meeting.
|Abraham Rudy Camargo Apaza|
Alicia graduated in 2007 with a degree in Educational Sciences from UPEA and went to work in the administrative offices of Colegio Max Paredes. For the 2009-2009 school year Alicia interned at Carolina Friends School in North Carolina .
"I was all ready to begin my university studies, but then my father lost his job and told me that he could no longer afford to pay my fees. I was devastated, because I counted on being able to improve myself and help my family. Then hermano Bernabé told us of the possibility of a scholarship. I could hardly believe it. It seemed like a miracle."
Ana finished her Dentistry studies at UMSA in 2005 and went to work in a municipal government's medical center in Inquisive province. As a becaria, Ana wrote that she particularly needed the scholarship because of the clinical and laboratory work required in dentistry studies. The middle of three daughters of Victor and Luisa, Ana is a member of INELA yearly meeting.
Beatriz graduated in August 2008 with a degree in Systems Engineering from the Salesian University of Bolivia.
During a chat with a visiting Friend, Beatriz had this to say about her hopes and dreams:
I chose this study because I really wanted to understand technology and programs...My dream was to have a profession, now I’m achieving that with the BQE. Now that I’m managing that, I hope to continue improving my knowledge and working in the church and in my profession. When I was young, three years old to be exact, my father was a missionary in Peru for five years. In 1995 my mother died. I have four older sisters, I’m the baby, and all of them are married."
|Beatriz Apaza Condori|
Benito completed his degree in alternative education with a specialty in rural internado administration, at the Catholic University of Bolivia in North Yungas in 2006. He currently works part-time as the administrator of the Internado de Pallcapampa in Sorata. This Internado is the fulfillment of a dream for Benito, who used to spend 3 1/2 hours a day walking to and from the high school in Sorata. During his first year of scholarship he developed a plan to have a dormitory in town for students from his community. One could see already his initiative for solving problems in order to ease the lives of others.
UPDATE: Benjamin graduated with his degree in Agricultural Engineering from UMSA this June. During their field work, Benjamin and his classmates learned to excavate the soil to see the layers or phases that the soil has in the country, with the goal of recognizing the different layers in the Bolivian soil. The sampling pits were done in the valleys, tropics, and high plateau of the Department of La Paz.
Benjamin is in his last of ten semesters studying Agricultural Engineering at UMSA. He was inspired to study agriculture to help improve the productivity in his community. His favorite subject is Irrigation, because water is a vital - and diminishing - resource in the area.
|Benjamin Yanarico Cahuana|
UPDATE: Carlos has graduated. Please check back soon for updated information about his efforts.
Carlos is in his last of 5 years studying dentistry at UMSA, and is now working on his thesis. "I grew up in Santidad Amigos; I studied in Quaker schools. My family was very sick, my mother and my cousins. For this reason it was clear that God’s will was for me to help people. I want to do surgery, also to study theology to be fluent in the Bible. I have lots of plans for helping people."
Carlos' studies have been sponsored by Little Rock Monthly Meeting.
|Carlos David Larico Khara|
UPDATE: Carolina has completed her studies and graduated as a teacher of "Expression and Creativity in Music".
|Carolina Contreras Roca|
After she obtained her nursing license from UMSA in May of 2007, Carolina went to work as a nurse in Amacari medical center in the town of Desaguadero in the Ingavi province.
When Carolina was graduating, she wrote to us (translated by Jane Simkin):
First, may you receive a cordial greeting, wishing always that this finds you well and that God may bless you in your lives and in the work that you carry out day to day.
Claribel finished her political science studies at UMSA in June 2008 and went on to defend her thesis. After her defense she graduated as a lawyer. Bernabé writes: "It is a very important achievement for her future life, she goes to the purpose of exercising her profession freely."
|Claribel Chipana Karita|
UPDATE: Crispin has graduated. Please check back soon for updates about his efforts.
|Crispín Copa Flores|
UPDATE: Dámaso has finished his degree and has graduated with a degree in Musical Expression and Creativity.
|Damaso Choque Yupangui|
UPDATE,05-05-09: Edwin has completed his law degree (which he says he could not have done without the scholarship support) and is now working in the Bolivian government's Office of Justice. This is an example of the sort of professional positions where Bolivian Quakers can influence events in their nation in a positive way.
|Edwin Quispe Arratia|
Elias Villca Hilario graduated in 2006 with a degree in Industrial Agriculture from Bolivian Catholic University in Batallas. He works administering a trout project in Los Andes province near Suriquiña, and is a member of Santidad Yearly Meeting.
|Elias Villca Hilario|
We could go on - glowingly - about Emma for ages, but she's very modest and we would not want to embarass her.
UPDATE: Emma has graduated. Please check back soon for updates about her efforts.
Emma, 24, is in her 4th of 6 semesters, studying Mathematics Education at the Adventist teacher’s college, “CCBA”, in Cochabamba. Emma lives in Villa Tunari and is a member of Santidad Yearly Meeting.
|Emma Flores Quispe|
Esperanza finished her studies as a primary school teacher in 2006 and is now working in a rural area teaching fifth grade. She is a member of INELA.
|Esperanza Llanqui Cutipa|
UPDATE: Esther completed her thesis and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in June 2010.
Esther is preparing her thesis to earn her degree in Agricultural Engineering at UMSA. She chose this vocation because she has loved working with animals and plants since she was very young. Her favorite subject was Horticulture because she enjoyed learning about the cultivation of plants and vegetables and the use of solar tents. As a field assistant for Intensive Crops at the Experimental Center in Cota Cota, she recently assisted in the harvest of paprika, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, and roses. Esther is also a teaching assistant in horticulture and plant physiology for UMSA.
Projects Esther has worked on include:
|Esther Tinco Mamani|
UPDATE: Gales has graduated. Please check back for updates about his efforts.
Gales is in his 2nd of 6 semesters studying Primary Education at a teacher’s college and is a member of INELA.
|Gales Mamani Vargas|
"Lucio" completed his coursework in Environmental Engineering at UMSA in 2006 and now works in the Ministry of Environment. Lucio has learned much in his work about the problems of caring for the environment and is planning on sharing his knowledge and experiences with current becarios.
|Guido Lucio Quispe|