Sthephany Girón Franco is thirteen years old and is from Kuerima, Panama. We were very impressed by Stephany’s scholarship application which demonstrated clear goals, a drive to finish her education, and the neatest handwriting most of us have witnessed.

As a student, Sthephany is hard-working and upbeat. She graduated first in her class from primary school where her teachers noted her timeliness with assignments and her willingness to help her fellow students when they were struggling with a lesson.

Sthephany dreams of studying math education in university and then returning to her community to teach upper school mathematics. She credits her mother and father for doing everything in their power to help her continue her studies, and looks forward to one day supporting them. In her free time, she likes singing with her friends.