International relief organizations cite lack of education as the principal cause of poverty. Often, the only thing that stands between a good student’s achieving the education he or she seeks is the ability to cover the costs. Your funding of one or more scholarships assures that bright, deserving young people are not doomed to a life of poverty due to circumstances beyond their control. Project Amigo junior high and high school scholarships are available to poor children who graduate from rural primary schools in the state of Colima, Mexico, with a grade point average of 9.0 out of 10.
Your $600 scholarship provides the following for one school year:
• School Uniform
• Registration/ lab fees
• Bus transportation
• Nutritional Lunch
• Books/ Schools Supplies

Student commitment:
• Maintain GPA of 8.5
• Minimum of 10 hours of monthly community service
• Letter to sponsor
• Behave respectfully towards teachers and peers
• Attend weekly homework club
Homework Club
These clubs provide students with tutoring and mentoring. But most of all, they provide us with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.

Sponsorships are not exclusive. All sponsorship funds are pooled to assure that every child and higher education student in our program receives the same benefits whether he/she has a sponsor or not. Many students in our program each year do NOT have a sponsor. That means that many other students must have more than one to assure funding is available for the incentive programs and scholarships of every student. We do not drop a student from our program because that student is not directly funded, or because a sponsor elects to discontinue the sponsorship. Nor do we make decisions about a student continuing in the scholarship program based on whether he/she has a sponsor or sponsors. If a child fails to maintain the required achievement level or meet other requirements, we'll first work with the student to determine what issues are getting in the way of his or her success and work to overcome them. If the student doesn't progress and improve, he/she will be dropped from the program and the sponsors notified. It is our hope that sponsors will let us select a new student for them the following year.
Project Amigo US contact  
936 B 7th St, #168
Novato, CA 94945
Cofradía de Suchitlàn, known as “Cofradía” for short, is a typical hill country village in western Mexico with a population of about 2000 people. It is located about 20 km north of the city of Colima in the state of Colima at an elevation of 4200 feet. Colima is the third smallest state in Mexico. The elevation ranges from the 13,600-foot peak of the Volcan de Fuego to the Pacific coastal plain. It’s bordered by the states of Jalisco and Michoacan, and on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean. Colima has great climatic contrasts between the coastal and mountain zones. The climate is warm and humid with an average temperature of 26º C. In the high altitude areas near the volcano, the climate is mild with an average temperature of 17º C.