Fully Funded 1 Year in Ecuador with Manna Project International

The Amaguaña Social Service Scholarship was created to help Manna Project International (MPI) provide more underrepresented individuals with the opportunity to participate in a career- and life-enhancing experience abroad! Amaguaña Social Service Scholarship recipients will have the chance to volunteer with MPI as a Program Director for one year at our site in Ecuador.

Manna Project International’s Program Directors lead a variety of impactful programs designed to meet the specific needs and opportunities of underserved communities in Ecuador. MPI’s model creates a one-of-a-kind,
impactful experience for our Program Directors and the communities we serve, and provides a unique opportunity to expand and build upon leadership skills while experiencing the challenges and rewards of
international community development.


WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP?

The Amaguaña Social Service Scholarship was created to help MPI increase racial diversity at our organization and provide more underrepresented individuals with the opportunity to participate in a career- and life-enhancing experience abroad.

The Amaguaña Social Service Scholarship is designed for U.S. college students and recent college graduates who are part of the *Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC)* community and have financial need.
Award recipients will receive *a full scholarship to volunteer with MPI as Program Directors in Ecuador for 1 year*, providing the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by:

  • Directing community development programs.
  • Receiving monthly training and mentoring in leadership and community development.
  • Immersing in cross-cultural teamwork and a foreign language.
  • Expanding their network through MPI teammates, Ecuadorian program participants, and some of MPI’s over 2000 alumni.


ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION

To be eligible for the Amaguaña Social Service Scholarship, you must:

1. Be part of the Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) community.
2. Have financial need (as demonstrated by a FAFSA application or statement of need).
3. Be able to commit to 12 months of service with MPI at our site in Ecuador.

To apply for the Scholarship, please follow these steps:

  • Complete the Program Director Application form on MPI's website (be sure to check the box at the top to indicate that you are applying for the scholarship).
  • Submit an additional 1-2 paragraph personal statement explaining what you hope to accomplish with this scholarship and how the Program Direct or experience will help you reach your personal and/or professional goals.
  • Submit proof of financial need (either a FAFSA for or a statement of need).

Application Deadline: December 3, 2021. For questions contact: Jackie Houston (Kinsella), Director of Development at jackie@mannaproject.org