University and High School Scholarships
What Motivates Us
While 12 years of education in Mexico is compulsory, the average number of years of education is only 9. Students who want to go on to high school need to pay for an entrance exam, school fees, transportation and uniform costs. We believe in public education. It is not a perfect system in any country, but we believe that all children should access to 12 years of education.
What We Do
KKIS provides scholarships to public high school and university. Applications for high school scholarships are given out to communities recommended to us by the Secretary of Education. With the help of school administrators, we choose recipients based on previous grade point average and financial need.
The opportunity for a university scholarship is offered to graduating KKIS High School Scholars. KKIS University Scholars participate in the Wings program designed to ensure they obtain a job in their field of study upon graduation.
How Does it Help?
KKIS scholarships literally keep students in school – students, who despite their good grades, were at risk of not going to high school simply for economic reasons. With the exams, entrance fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies paid for, the students are able to focus on their studies and achieve their goals.
The Gift of Education
Public high school education is not free in Mexico, which is why almost half of the population does not have an education beyond the ninth grade.