• $318,230 in scholarships for 297 students in 2022. Across the three University of the Valley of Guatemala (UVG) campuses, 258 students received $249,819 in scholarship support through USFUVG in 2021.
  • Every year USFUVG’s endowment provides funding for fellowships, endowed faculty chairs, and the library at UVG.
  • USFUVG hosts $4,800,000 endowed funds, meaning that scholarships will be available for UVG students in perpetuity.

More dreams are born from initial dreams. I am now considering ways to help and advance my society. I want to develop a better quality of life for myself, my family and my community. I want to contribute to the development of my country. None of this would be possible without the scholarships that have granted me the opportunity of an education.

Amabilia Soledad
USFUVG Student

Institutional Support

  • Since its inception USFUVG has received over $27 million in grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s program for American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA). ASHA provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as demonstration centers for American ideas and practices.
  • ASHA grants were instrumental in building UVG campuses in Guatemala City, Solola in the Guatemalan Highlands, and Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapain Guatemala’s Pacific coast region.
  • ASHA grants to USFUVG have enabled UVG to equip its science labs with state of the art technology, including 3D printers, microscopes, centrifuges, and autoclaves that make a huge difference to students’ learning.
Thanks to ASHA we have high-quality, hands-on equipment that we’d never otherwise have. It gets students excited about learning.
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Community Support

  • USFUVG supports a living laboratory for archaeology at San Andres Semetabaj, home to one of the oldest Maya sites in the highlands of Guatemala. An eco-museum displays many of the significant artifacts found at the site.
  • USFUVG’s land at San Andres Semetabaj is home to one of the oldest Maya sites in the highlands of Guatemala. The project provides the opportunity for students to practice archaeological techniques close to UVG’s campuses.
  • Along with the archaeological remains, the site hosts an ethnobotanical garden where students and staff explore the plant species and agricultural techniques that the Maya used centuries ago.
  • During the Covid crisis, when five UVG-Altiplano students living in the El Hogar Feliz orphanage in San Andres Semetabaj were in danger of having to leave school owing to loss of funding USFUVG stepped in with scholarship funds.
  • As a result of USFUVG funding, 6 students have held internships at the Atitlan Research Center, helping to monitor the water quality of this at-risk lake that is home to about 350,000 people.