‘Scholarship Program’ Archive

April 2017 visit to San Pedro June 7, 2017 No Comments

Mike and I spent much of April in San Pedro La Laguna and – as always – our interactions with Beca Project students and their families were highlights of our visit. Walking the streets and trails of the town and shopping in the market, we often run into current and graduated Beca Project students; here [...]

New Beca Students for 2017! June 6, 2017 No Comments

I am happy and proud to present our new students for 2017. You can view additional photos of these students by clicking HERE. Alison Michel Gonzelez Gonzalez with her mother Juan Felipe Baram Quieju Catalina Leticia Machic Quiacain Maria Mendez Chavajay Lorenzo Xiquin Quiacain Juanita Ester Mendez Esquina and her family Rosaria Chavajay Rosita Maria [...]

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 [...]