Alternative Giving

Looking for a gift for someone who is hard to shop for or who has everything they need?  Give the gift of education! An alternative gift through Few for Change can help a hard-working student stay in school or gain leadership experience through a community project.  When you make an alternative gift, your donation goes directly to a student on behalf of the recipient. We will then email you, the gift-giver, a customized card that can be emailed or printed out to give however you like.

Every dollar of your donation goes towards a scholarship: by supporting students in purchasing their school supplies, covering matriculation fees, paying rental costs for rooms required to attend school far away from home, funding travel costs to and from school, or enabling families to pay their electricity bills so that students can do their homework at night.  Our scholarships are flexible, with the goal of providing both support for direct educational costs, as well as enough additional income to the family to prevent our students from having to drop out of school to help support their families.

Choose from any of the following gifts:

Inside a classroom at Hato Ratón’s school.

Inside a classroom at Hato Ratón’s school.

One Month of School: $40

For $40, you can help a Few for Change student stay in school for a month.

Give one month
Classmates and friends, working together.

Classmates and friends, working together.

Trimester of School: $140

For $140, you can help a Few for Change student stay in school for a trimester.

Give one trimester
Mirtha working thoughtfully.

Mirtha working thoughtfully.

One Year of School: $400

For $400, you  can help keep a Few for Change student in school for a full year.

Give one year
The school in Hato Ratón, which some of our students attend.

The school in Hato Ratón, which some of our students attend.

Three Year Scholarship: $1200

Few for Change believes in supporting students long-term. When we award a new scholarship, we ensure that we have enough funding to support the student for 3 years.  This removes some financial uncertainty for the students and their families, helping students focus on their studies rather than worrying if they will be able to continue year-to-year.  As long as our scholarship recipients persevere in school and maintain their grades, we continue funding their studies for the full three-year term.

Give a three year scholarship
Ramon and Brooks discussing the community center’s construction.

Ramon and Brooks discussing the community center’s construction.

Community Project FUND: any amount

One of the most important qualities we look for in our Few for Change scholarship recipients is a desire to lead and create positive change in their communities. After their first year of University, we ask our University scholarship recipients to plan and carry out a community project that is connected to their field of study or community’s needs. Our goal is to help students learn leadership skills while addressing some of the community needs that they identified when applying for a Few for Change scholarship. Projects range from community clean-up days to teaching computer classes for community members.

Help fund a community project