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Irene Sheahen Memorial College Fund



Upon the death of his wife, Irene, Frank Sheahen made a generous donation to Friends of Niños Adelante for the purpose of awarding one four-year scholarship annually to the outstanding program graduate who has been accepted at a major university in Mexico.


All students meeting eligibility criteria and who are planning to go away to a major university or college in Mexico to earn a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to submit an application. High School Seniors are eligible to apply and all applications must be received by June 1st. The winning applicant will be selected from the applicants by the Niños Adelante Scholarship Committee.



 Application Eligibility Criteria:


  • Strong moral character


  • Niños Adelante Program high school graduates with a minimum of 3 years in the program


  • Committed to earning a four-year college degree at a major university outside of Guerrero (students accepted at the University of Mexico, Chilpancingo, Guerrero, are also eligible)


  • Willing to share their personal story


  • G.P.A. of 9.3 or higher at end of Junior year (to be maintained during Senior year)




A grant of $1,500 US per year for four years will be administered beginning with acceptance to university and continue annually for a total of four years upon successful completion of each year with a minimum G.P.A. of 8.0. The grant will be paid one-half at the beginning of the school year and one-half in January.


Continued Funding of High Achievement Students


Each year the program graduates several high achievement students who are qualified to attend Mexico’s finest colleges and universities away from home.  We very much wish to extend this program into the foreseeable future and, if possible, build the fund so that we can extend these awards to more than one student, if qualified. Your tax deductible gifts to this fund will make it possible for the brightest and ablest to achieve their potential.


Would you like to help extend this worthy scholarship program?


If you would like to donate to this scholarship program, please click         for an online donation form.

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