Mayatan Alumna Wins Scholarship to U.S.
Mayatan graduate Doris, who attended school on a half scholarship until 9th grade (our highest grade at the time), recently came back to campus brimming with excitement. Although she's always very positive and outgoing, Doris had a particularly good reason to glow: she is one of 10 Hondurans who have been awarded a prestigious all-expenses paid scholarship to a college in the U.S.
Doris will benefit from the Walton International Scholarship Program, funded by Walmart founder Sam Walton. She will attend Harding University in Arkanasas, and the scholarship will cover all her costs, from travel to tuition, fees, housing, meals, and more. The Walton scholarship has helped to educate youth from Mexico and Central America for the past 25 years.
The application was not an easy process. Doris applied in the fall and wast later interviewed by a team in Honduras. The next round involved an interview by a group visiting from the United States. She finally found out that she was accepted in March. She will be one of three Hondurans in her cohort at Harding.
As you can imagine, she is excited about all this new adventure. She can't wait to meet people from different cultures and study and live exclusively in English, but she is also a little bit nervous. All college-bound students experience this mix of eagerness and anxiety, but not all are making such tremendous life changes by traveling to a new country where so many different experiences and opportunities await.