Saturday, December 10, 2011

Planting SEEDs

By La Toya Wadley

St. Louis Community College gives students from different cultures and walks of life to obtain an education in the United States with the SEED program.

Established in 1989, the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program allows scholars aged 17 to 25 years old from countries in South America such as the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua, to live and study here in the United States for two years before returning to their home country.

SEED scholarships provide training for those of economically disadvantaged and underserved populations in an effort to aid in their countries' development. 

SEED scholars will learn skills such as proficiency in their technical field in order to assist in the development of their home country and the betterment of their home community.

Fields of study have included Telecommunications, Quality Control and Industrial Maintenance. 

The SEED program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and administered by Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Education and Development.  For more information about the program please visit cied@georgetown.edu.

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