Thanks to your support we were able to reach and surpass our goal of raising $20,000 to support the scholarship fund for the class 2020. All your gifts have been matched 3 times raising a more than $80,000 for our scholarship fund!
This year at UWC Costa Rica we are celebrating that 80% of our 203 students from 69 different countries have a full or partial scholarship. Just in the Class of 2020, 40% of students have a full scholarship! This would not be possible without you and your continuous support and generosity, and for that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Speaking of the Class of 2020, just a few weeks ago they participated in an important milestone in their UWC Costa Rica journey: their firstie camp. This is an off-campus overnight camp where all first year students enjoy team-building and fun activities to foster unity and friendships within their generation. This is also an important component of our Wellness program as it comes at a time in our student’s journey where they start missing home. Through the camp’s activities the students share and validate with each other their feelings, so that when they come back home to campus they say “I feel better because I now know I am not alone.”
As the Class of 2020 settles in, we are already planning and preparing for the Class of 2021. Please stay tuned as at the end of this month we will be launching our first campaign to support these future students through our scholarship fund. We hope we can continue to count with your support so that next year we can celebrate again the rich socioeconomic diversity of our community.
With much gratitude and sending you a big abrazo,
Class of 2008
UWC Costa Rica
Sep 26, 2018
UWC Costa Rica Scholarship Challenge 2017-2018
By Leonor Gutierrez - Project Leader
Thanks to your contribution to our campaign we raised $31,991 with 95% of board members participating in this effort.
105 students have been selected for the 2018-2019 year for the first time achieving the full capacity of the existing campus.
Thanks to your support, our Scholarship Program this year increased the number of fully funded students to 42%, of our coming first years. We aim to have all sorts of diversity at our school, and socioeconomic diversity is definitely very important for us!
We welcomed Class 2019 & 2020 this past August. We are now over a month into the new school year at UWC Costa Rica, and what an amazing few weeks they have been! Classes and extracurricular activities have been underway in Costa Rica. The school is full of joy and happy faces.
"Tuesday Night Dinners with Head and Deputy Head of School" have been a success New students have shared their backgrounds and dreams with our Head, his family, and our Deputy Head.
These are very exciting times. We are witnessing the development of a new generation of agents of change!
Sep 13, 2018
Help fund the incoming class of 2020
By Mauricio Viales - School Head
We are proud to announce that through our global giving platform and outside donations we have not only successfully met our matching campaign goal but surpassed it!
Every dollar amount donated went directly to funding the education of our scholarship students who come from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and socio-economically.
Our incoming class of 2020 has over 40% of students with full scholarships. That is all thanks to this matching donor campaign! These scholarships are vital to our mission of making education a force to unite ALL people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
We received donations from alums, parents of alums and students, past and present board members, past and present staff, as well as continuing support from repeat donors!
This matching fund was also made possible because of the generous matching donors, the Costa Rican family and the Shelby-Davis foundations' ongoing support.
We welcomed Class 2019 & 2020 this past August. In the attached video you can see some images of the arrivals of some first years students to campus. From camps to tournaments and finally classes (with so much more in between), the campus has been alive with the spirit and diversity that comes along with the talented and gifted students you supported.
We are now a few weeks into the new school year here at UWC Costa Rica and what an amazing few weeks they have been! Classes are underway in Costa Rica. Halls are full of joy and happy faces on their ways to classes.
"Tuesday Night Dinners with Head and Deputy Head of School", started last week, where new students can share their backgrounds and dreams with our Head and his family and our Deputy Head
These are very exciting times. We are witnessing the development of a new generation of agents of change."