Del Mar Scholarship Foundation
The goal of the Del Mar Academy Scholarship Foundation is to make the high quality international education provided by this private school accessible to the children of Nosara.
The foundation raises money in Nosara and internationally to operate the scholarship program for the school, which provides full and partial scholarships to local children. The work of the foundation is based on the belief that providing a first-class bilingual education can change the life of the student and the community, helping open doors that would otherwise be closed. Approximately 20% of the students at Del Mar Academy are sponsored either privately or through the scholarship program. The cost of sponsoring a student for one year is approximately $8,500.
The Guanacaste Community Fund is cooperating with the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, and in 2014 provided a challenge grant for the Foundation’s annual fundraising event in Nosara. In 2015 it assisted in developing a fundraising strategy for the Foundation
- 20% of the DMA students are sponsored either privately or through our scholarship program
- 70% of the faculty at DMA are fully bilingual
- $8,220 is the sponsoring tuition cost of one child per year
Heidi Dawn, President