Financial limitations can be a problem for students who want to continue their studies in the United States. However, there are different scholarship options, such as those offered by Benedictine College (Kansas, USA).

This university has several financial aid options including academic merit scholarships based on applicants’ GPA, test scores on the SAT or ACT, and level of English proficiency. The scholarship amount ranges from $5,000 to $16,000, which is renewable for each year of study. Candidates must be accepted for admission to the university before a scholarship can be awarded.

Other aid options are the “Presidential Scholarship” and “Dean’s Scholarship” which are open to high school students in their senior year with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a score of 1220 on the SAT (math and reading) or a 27 on the ACT. Applicants meeting those requirements have the chance to compete for a full or ¾ of tuition scholarship.

Candidates must complete an interview and submit a personal statement essay, all in English. Qualified students must be accepted to the university by January 15 during their final year of high school. The scholarship competition will open the first week of February.

Benedictine College offers 46 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs. The school has 17 various sports teams and 4 sports clubs. The majority of students live within the campus and the student body is represented by 48 US states and 14 foreign countries, allowing international students to experience North American culture among others.

For more information, you can visit Benedictine’s scholarship page: http://www.benedictine.edu/admission/financial-aid/scholarships/index#Scholarship

Those who would like to know more about other possibilities to study in the USA can visit the EducationUSA office located at CEDEI Centro (11-02 Gran Colombia & General Torres, 2nd floor) or at:

 - http://cedei.org/index.php/es/education-usa-minisitio

 - https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSA.ecuador/