Educational Institutions

Beca Org Foundation A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

  • Lawrenceville, NJ
  • www.beca.org

Mission Statement

Offering educational opportunities to Nicaraguan high school graduates who are serious about continuing their education, but cannot afford to do so.

Main Programs

  1. BECA.org Nicaragua Scholarship Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Nicaragua

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Howard Walter Hunchak

Keywords

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Nicaragua, poverty, education, scholarship

Also Known As

BECA.ORG

EIN

26-2828810

 Number

7298869030

Physical Address

Apartado Postal 27

Masaya, --

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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BECA is dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth education in Nicaragua.
 
Specifically, BECA facilitates technical school scholarships for committed high school graduates who can't afford to continue their education.
Candidates are qualified via a six month screening process that includes a computer course and full-time volunteering in a primary school.
 
Those that finish receive a scholarship to study a technical career of their choice. The scholarship includes transportation expenses, tuition and books.
 
BECA supervises their progress by monthly visits to either their home or school.
 
Our cause is educational inequality in Nicaragua among high school grads. BECA envisions a future where all Nicaraguan high school graduates share the same educational opportunities.

 

Students receiving scholarships are asked to participate in two weekend community projects monthly.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

BECA.org Nicaragua Scholarship Program

BECA.org offers scholarships to Nicaraguan high school graduates who cannot afford to continue their education, but who wish to return to school. Applications for scholarships are limited to those in financial need.    
Donations are transferred to the BECA.org field office in Nicaragua, which then pays the tuition of the courses at the participating schools and technical centers.  

 Students receiving scholarships are asked to: 1) do a social project in their community, for a minimum of three hours every two weeks.  2) keep a weekly blog.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Nicaragua

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Beca Org Foundation A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

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Principal Officer

Howard Walter Hunchak

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Howard Walter Hunchak

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