Summit Scholarship

Program Description

The Summit Scholarship Fund (SSF) was created in 2006 to support the educational goals of GOJoven Fellows who had successfully completed their fellowship in PHI’s Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven). The SSF was designed to enhance the capacity of these select group of young GOJoven leaders to advance adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programs, policies and services in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Quintana Roo, México.

The SSF provided guidance and financial assistance to support GOJoven Alumni Fellows’ efforts to achieve their short and long-term academic goals. The program had been quite successful thus far, with 98% of current scholarship recipients successfully graduating from the program.

Since graduating, several Summit Scholars have reported that their experiences in undergraduate studies have helped them to form strong networks with other professionals and faculty members. These networking opportunities have been useful as they have entered the professional arena, taken on positions of increasing leadership, and even forming their organizations such as the GOJoven Alumni Associations.

Many of the Summit Scholars have since entered into higher leadership roles in their ASRH work. By advancing their professional mobility, the Summit Scholars have been expanding their potential to create long-term changes in the field of ARSH. The end goal of the SSF was to maintain the GOJoven Alumni’s focus on ASRH as they develop their longer- term career plans.

Dunia“I know that with my Master’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking, I’ll be able to create TV programs and series that carry a strong message of equality, participation, education and entertainment. I want to tell stories of the diverse SRH issues that exist in Honduras and ensure that the realities of women, young people and LGBT individuals are reflected in the Honduran media”

Dunia Orellana, Graduated Scholarship Recipient and 2004 GOJoven Fellow from Honduras

Scholarship eligibility criteria included:

(1) Successful completion of the GOJoven Fellowship, including active participation in the design and implementation of the Leadership Action Plan.
(2) Continued active participation as a GOJoven Fellow.
(3) Two strong letters of recommendation;
(4) An ability to articulate how an advanced education will contribute to the field of sexual and reproductive health in the Alumni Fellow’s country of origin.

Unlike most other scholarships, Summit Scholarship recipients could apply for renewal support each year as long as the recipient met certain reporting and GPA requirements. Each award was made with the expectation that, if the recipient fulfilled these program requirements, future support might be granted.

Summit Scholars

  • 2011 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Certificate in Information Technologies; Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo UNID, Mexico

Areli Sánchez Flores's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, México
  • Master’s Degree in Family Therapy, Graduated May 2010
  • Universidad del Mayab in Mérida, Yucatán

Aide Ortiz Avila's full bio »

  • 2012 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies
  • University of West Indies in Jamaica

Carmita Lemus's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa; CEUTEC

Dayana Mondragon's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Bachelor’s in Business Education
  • University of Belize in Belize City, Belize

Edna Cano's full bio »

  • 2012 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Commercial Markets Specialist and Public Accountant; Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
  • Central American Technical University (UNITEC) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Enil Hernandez Diaz's full bio »

  • 2012 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Accounting Specialist; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Mariano Galvez University, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Erick Bocel's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Master’s Degree in Primary Education; License in Social Work
  • Mariano Galvez University, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Eva Patricia Chuc Choxom's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Bachelor’s in English Education
  • University of Belize in Belize City, Belize

Felix Mai's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Systems, Graduated 2012
  • Central American Technical University (UNITEC) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Gabriela Flores's full bio »

  • 2010 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Master's Degree in Administration
  • Central American Technical University (UNITEC) in La Ceiba, Honduras

German Sandoval's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar; Guatemala City

Ingrid Galvez's full bio »

  • 2011 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Teaching Credential in Middle School Pedagogy and Psychology,
  • Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Juan Pablo Escalante's full bio »

  • 2008 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Graduated 2003

Karina de la Torre's full bio »

  • 2012 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Associate’s Degree in Social Science; Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • University of Belize, Belmopan‎, Belize

Kylah Inez Ciego's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law; Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democracy
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Plantel México (FLACSO MÉXICO), Mexico City, Mexico

Marco Antonio Toh's full bio »

  • 2006 GoJoven Fellow, Belize
  • University of Belize in Belize City, Belize

Omar Rodriguez's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math
  • Universidad Pedagogica Nacional “Francisco Morazan”, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Roberto Carlos Flores Lainez's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration
  • Universidad Galileo, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Oscar Roberto Morales Buch's full bio »

  • 2011 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; Master’s Degree in Government Administration and Public Policy
  • Universidad del Sur, Cancun, Mexico

Sandybel Robaldino's full bio »

  • 2011 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Social Development
  • Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras (UMH), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Yordin Onasi Aguirre's full bio »

  • 2004 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Graduated May 2011; Master's Degree in Social Work, Graduated May 2012
  • Grambling State University (GSU); Louisiana, KY

Elvis Tillet's full bio »

  • 2004 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Graduated December 2010; Master’s Degree in Education, Graduated December 2011
  • Grambling State University (GSU), Louisiana, KY, USA

Rudolph Khendis Ellis's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Master’s Degree in Science and Chemical Technology, Graduated May 2011
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears; Mallorca, Spain

Cecilia Cortes Santiago's full bio »

  • 2004 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Master’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking, Graduated November 2012
  • Universidad School of Fine Arts (TAI); Madrid, Spain

Dunia Orellana's full bio »

  • 2007 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Development and Management, Graduated December 2012
  • Metropolitan University of Honduras; Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Alex Sorto's full bio »

  • 2007 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, Graduated September 2012
  • Central American Technical University (UNITEC); Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Ivonne Diaz del Valle's full bio »

  • 2007 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Graduated May 2012
  • Monterrey Technological Virtual University; Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cecilia Nicté Chable Berlín's full bio »

  • 2008 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Graduated May 2012
  • National Pedagogical University; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Gabriela Guzman's full bio »

  • 2004 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • High School Diploma, 2008; Associates Degree in Nursing, 2009; Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, 2014
  • Adventist Adult School; University of Belize, Belize City; University of West Indies, Belize

Eva Burgos's full bio »

  • 2007 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Catholic University of Honduras

Antonio (Toño) Barahona's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Graduated January 2014
  • Mariano Gálvez University; Petén, Guatemala

Esther Barajas's full bio »

  • 2007 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tequcigalpa

Wendy Aguilar's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Bachelor’s in Social Work
  • Rafael Landivar University; Guatemala

Ana Lourdes Tojin's full bio »

  • 2005 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Master’s Degree in Childhood and Adolescent Development
  • Rafael Landívar University; Guatemala

Ana Sylvia López's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Legal Sciences
  • Mariano Galvez University; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Gloria Salanic's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Social Development
  • Metropolitan University; Tocoa, Honduras

Octaciano (Chano) Banegas's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Carl Rogers University; Chetumal, Mexico

Silvia Muñoz's full bio »

  • 2010 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Central American Technical University (UNITEC); La Ceiba, Honduras

Griselda Martinez's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Honduras
  • Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Catholic University of Honduras; La Ceiba, Honduras

Ivonne Miranda's full bio »

  • 2006 GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala
  • Master’s Degree in Rural Development, Graduated 2015
  • University of San Carlos; Petén, Guatemala

Saul Paau's full bio »

  • 2009 GOJoven Fellow, Belize
  • Associate’s Degree in Biology, Graduated 2013
  • Belize Adventist Junior College; Corozal, Belize

Elmer Cornejo's full bio »

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