Identify Eligible Students

We use historical data to locate high-need schools whose students are at risk of dropping out.

Provide Scholarships

Scholarship packages include: tuition costs, school materials, lodging and transportation fees.

Track Progress

After enrollment, scholarship recipients must maintain at least a 75% attendance rate to continue in our program.

A PoP scholarship gives students resources for a year of school.

The cost per scholarship is $250, but the impact on their future is much greater.

Without Scholarships,
Education Stops Here.

Almost half of the students in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos aren’t able to enroll in secondary school.

This Fall, you can send one of 1,600 students back to school with a PoP scholarship.

Cecelia wants to be a teacher

Prince wants to be a doctor

Choum wants to be a nurse

Help Send Students to Secondary School

What Makes a Scholarship?

Students who have 75% attendance or higher at the end of each school year receive all of the below. In some cases, students also receive textbooks, paid lodging and transportation fees.



Tuition Fees

This is Mincho. His dream is to be a teacher.

Mincho is one of our hard-working students in Laguna Tzalbal, Guatemala. The youngest of three children, he loves to play soccer and enjoys learning about science. A scholarship means he can create a better future for himself and his family and will be one step closer to his dreams.

Share Mincho's Story

Send a student like Mincho to secondary school

Investing in Education is the Single Most Effective Way to Reduce Poverty

Every year of education increases a student’s lifetime earning potential by 10%, but your impact doesn’t stop there. Studies show that by giving one child an education, you can increase the quality of living for an entire country.

(Unesco Education for All Global Monitoring Report)
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