High school scholarships

The program of the school scholarships of the Puente Nica e.V. covers the fees of the German High School in Managua for highly gifted Nicaraguan students with financially weak backgrounds. The aim is to enable the best-in-class students of community schools in the Managua district to complete a high-quality school education.

The idea for the scholarship program goes back to 2012 and is based on the belief of the importance of good education - especially given the devastating differences in education levels between state and private schools.

In the first phase of the project, a student from Tipitapa (suburb of the capital Managua) was enrolled in the German School Managua with the support of a 40% partial scholarship from Puente Nica e.V.


Who do we support?

  • Financially weak applicants

  • applicants who provide above-average school achievements and show motivation to complete a school education at the German School Managua (DSM)

  • applicants who have passed the DSM admissions exam

  • With the same qualification female applicants are preferred

  • With the same qualifications applicants from rural settlements are preferred


How do we support?

  • Full scholarship: about 400 € per month per person (2017)

  • Enrollment and school fees, travel and copying costs, study materials, lunch

  • Personal support (at least one persoal meeting per month with our coordinators)

  • Tutoring lessons in subjects with a particularly high degree of difficulty


How is this funded?

  • Donations 

  • Sponsorships 

  • Membership fees