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Help a high-school valedictorian from Honduras get to college in America!

Carlos PascallMeet Carlos Pascall, a high-school valedictorian from Honduras who will be transferring to North Carolina State University this fall (read Carlos’ Acceptance Letter from NCSU).  Carlos is a straight-A student who has proven himself academically and athletically, time and again, to his high school teachers, who are assisting him with this fundraising campaign.

Read comments from Carlos’ teachers. 

Read how Carlos helped save his former teacher’s life.

Honduras is known to be the poorest, most underdeveloped country in the entire western hemisphere. Public school ends at 6th grade, and most children live in neighborhoods with severe endemic poverty. Luckily, Carlos’ father, a small businessman, was able to pay for him to attend a high school that, though small and poor, was academically rigorous. Through Carlos’ hard work and some dedicated assistance from his volunteer teachers from the US, he has successfully navigated the arduous process of applying to international universities. His academic achievements, athletic abilities, and community service record spoke for themselves, and he was accepted to the NC State Poole College of Management, where he will be pursuing a bachelor of science degree in business with a concentration in finance.

Now Carlos has the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to come to the United States for a quality education that will be recognized worldwide!


The next step is to raise funds to help Carlos pay for his first year at NC State.

Carlos has worked tirelessly to gain admission into an American university. He passed the TOEFL test for international student admission into American universities with flying colors. He studied hard for the SAT, and wrote superb college application essays. Carlos is a talented basketball and soccer player, and he will be able to try out for those teams in Spring 2015, after the completion of his first semester at NC State.

Unfortunately, most public and private US universities do not offer any grants, scholarships, or financial aid to their international undergraduate students. However, once he has finished his first year, he will be eligible for a multitude of private scholarships through third-party organizations that give scholarship money based on merit and need.

His teachers are confident that he will prove himself to those organizations, and will work hard to get a scholarship-sponsored education from private donors as soon as he is able.