Since 1985, Asociación Emergencia Ayacucho (AEA) has supported and enabled care for more than 1,800 underprivileged children from Ayacucho who have received the proper education, basic care, psychological support and inspiration to become upstanding citizens of Ayacucho. In 1987, AEA started a chapter in Miami, Florida.
Currently, AEA supports three orphanages in Ayacucho located in the districts of Huanta, Huancapi and Vilcashuamán. Each home has capacity to care for approximately 30 children.
When the children graduate from high school from any of the orphan homes, they are offered to live in a youth home, one for men and one for women, located in Huamanga. The Youth Homes are designed to teach young people the skills and confidence to live independently, and enable them to continue their education through scholarships funded by AEA to local technical schools. Each youth home accommodates up to 18 people.
AEA believes in the power of education, and has, therefore, created two scholarship awards, each one of $1,500 to two deserving male or female Miami-Dade County Public Schools high school seniors matriculating at an accredited four-year college or university for the Fall 2022 academic year. Because education and caring for one’s community is part of AEA Miami’s mission, special consideration will be given to applicant’s interest in education and civic service, as demonstrated by their personal essay.
ELIGIBILITY – THE APPLICANT MUST:
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
REMINDER: Carefully review the application guidelines for details about each attachment. All required attachments must be uploaded as a single document. PDF and JPEG formats are the only formats allowed. For documents with multiple pages, you must combine them into a single document before they can be uploaded.
NOTE: Only completed applications, postmarked by Sunday, July 15, 2022, will be processed (NO EXCEPTIONS).
If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact AEA Miami at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Guidelines and Form
Andrew Lazara – Miami Springs Senior High
The son of immigrants from the Philippines, Andrew admires his mother’s determination and optimism in striving to achieve the American dream. This has encouraged him to work hard to achieve success. Not only did he earn a 4.785 weighted GPA while attending Miami Springs Senior High, he was also active in academic and athletic organizations.
He was Parlamentarian of Health Occupation Students of America; Captain of the Varsity Tennis and the Cross-Country teams; and a member of the Debate Team, the mathematics honor society Mu Alpha Theta and Anchor Service Club. He also completed over 500 community service hours.
Among his academic achievements, Andrew earned 1st Place at the Health Occupation Students of America Regional Competition, 2nd Place at the Florida State Leadership Conference, an Excellent Award at the Miami-Dade STEAM Expo, and qualified at the International Leadership Conference. He was also nominated for the Miami-Dade Scholar Athlete of the Year, the Best in PE Award, and the Best in Math Award.
He graduated from high school this past June and has now headed to the University of South Florida. When we interviewed him via Skype, we were impressed by his demeanor, and his professionalism.