La Catalina Foundation Scholarships

We believe that improving educational opportunities is the key to achieving a more prosperous and stable future for the children of La Manzanilla. Many families in La Manzanilla cannot afford the books, uniforms, and school fees required to support their children's education, and consequently students are forced to drop out of school. 

Gaby, a Wings Scholarship recipient with her sponsors Duane and Cheryl at graduation

LCF offers scholarships at three levels in the educational system so that every student has an opportunity to achieve their goals. 

We are very proud of the students who have graduated with the Wings program.  Pleae click here to see a list of all the previous Wings scholarship students!


Please view the following links for more information and to learn how you can directly support the education of La Manzanilla students.  LCF accepts scholarship donations through Cultural Media Services (which issues a US tax receipt) and PayPal.


Wings Middle School Scholarships

Wings High School Scholarships 

Wings University Scholarships

University of Londres Scholarships

One in four students graduating from elementary school in La Manzanilla is unable to continue on to middle school (grades 7-9).  LCF currently administers 23 middle school scholarships of $7,700 pesos each.

Two out of every three students from the middle school are unable to attend high school due to the increasingly large financial burden on families. LCF currently administers 18 high school scholarships of $13,300 pesos.

Every year there are talented local high school graduates from La Manzanilla who aspire to attend one of the nearby universities in Autlan or Colima, but struggle to make ends meet. LCF is currently administering seven university scholarship of $16,500 pesos per year.

This unique full-ride tuition scholarship provides the opportunity for a student to attend one of the two prestigious University of Londres campuses, in Mexico City or Queretaro. LCF is currently administering two University of Londres scholarships, worth $5000USD per year.


Sara Henze Art Grant  In memory of the well-loved La Manzanilla resident Sara Henze (1968-2010) an art grant fund has been established for La Manzanilla students pursuing personal development in the performing or fine arts.


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Wings Middle School Scholarships

Wings High School Scholarships

University of Londres Scholarships

Wings University Scholarships