Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands

Building Friendships since 1986

Sponsor a student

How you can help

student with scholarship sponsors

When Lynn Oliver and Sam Sharar visited Ometepe on a Health Delegation, they were excited to meet their scholarship student.

Anyone familiar with college costs in the United States is likely to be astonished at what it costs for a college education at a public university in Nicaragua. Just $1,000 a year fully funds one of our scholarships, which pays about half of a student’s total costs. Some Bainbridge families team up and jointly sponsor a  scholarship.

Our scholarship students write to their sponsors regularly, and we encourage sponsors to write back. Some sponsors visit Ometepe, and looking up the student is always one of the highlights of the trip. If you don’t know Spanish, that’s no problem since our Scholarship Committee is happy to translate letters, and our staff on Ometepe can help during visits.

Dana Willerford heads the scholarship committee. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a scholarship sponsor, please contact her using this form.