‘Scholarship Program’ Archive

New Beca Students for 2016! January 15, 2016 No Comments

We are so happy and proud to welcome 9 bright-eyed new students to Beca Project for the 2016 school year. I’ve pasted a few photos below and you can view the whole set by clicking https://www.flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/albums/72157662534808605. Miriam Josefa Ajcac Bay and family Vilma Rosario Tuch Mendoza Ashley Maria Ajcac Pop and family Katarina Cruz Cruz [...]

More to celebrate in San Pedro: local festivities and social projects November 20, 2015 No Comments

Mike joined me for my last week in San Pedro. We enjoyed bumping into Beca students and families around town and visited the successful chocolate business that Beca Project university student Dorcas started with her sister and another friend. We also took many of the Beca students and their families shopping for needed items thanks [...]

Graduations 2015 November 15, 2015 No Comments

Another highlight of my Fall 2015 visit was watching Beca Students graduate from both Basico (similar to 9th grade in the US) and Diversificado (sort of combined high school/trade school) programs. The schools really celebrate their graduates and the pride of the parents shines like the sun. Some of the parents put on parties for [...]

Fall 2015 visit to San Pedro la Laguna – Ice Cream Socials October 30, 2015 No Comments

In October and November 2015 I visited San Pedro again. Mynor and I decided to host a series of ice cream socials on the rooftop terrace at Ti Wachooch for Beca Project students and family members. We started by visiting every home in one day to pass out invitations, then hosted 5 socials, Monday through [...]

Beca Family Visits – Spring 2015 May 19, 2015 1 Comment

My husband Mike and I spent 3 wonderful weeks in Guatemala in March and April to celebrate Semana Santa in San Pedrano fashion, study Spanish at the Cooperativa Spanish School, further explore the area on foot and in kayaks, settle in to Ti Wachooch, our little home away from home there, spend time with our [...]

MEET OUR NEW BECA STUDENTS FOR 2015! December 1, 2014 No Comments

This weekend our advisors in Guatemala, the directors of the Cooperativa Spanish School, held a meeting for our new 2015 students and their parents. I AM PLEASED AND PROUD TO INTRODUCE TO YOU: Ana Maria Ujpan Gonzalez (with her parents) Bryan Oliver Gonon Domingo Sacach Chavajay y padres (with his parents) Juan Navichoc Cortez Gerson [...]


In October 2014 Mike and I returned to San Pedro La Laguna, timed to celebrate the graduations of a dozen Beca Project students from 5 different programs. I have posted a few photos below. You can check out an extensive post on my travel blog HERE and a huge set of photos HERE. On November [...]

2014 Beca Project Celebration September 24, 2014 No Comments

Another highlight of my 2014 trips to San Pedro was a celebration luncheon that included well over 300 Beca Project students and their families and more than a dozen sponsors. Staff of the Cooperativa Spanish School and some of their spouses prepared the meal which was served at the school’s beautiful new campus. So much [...]

2014 Family Visits 1 Comment

As always, visiting Beca families was a highlight of my 2014 visits to San Pedro. I have included 15 photos below. The 1st 7 are from June and July visits with Beca sponsors who made the trip to San Pedro to meet their students. The final 8 are from visits Mynor and I made to [...]

New Beca Students for 2014! December 10, 2013 No Comments

We have 17 new Beca students for the 2014 school year, bringing our total of supported students to 55! Earlier I posted photos here of the 1st 9 students and I’ve added 8 more; you can view additional photos of them in this set on my flickr site. You might have read on the ‘About [...]