The Nido Scholars Program supports exceptional Chilean public school students with 100% scholarships. The program welcomed its first three students in February 2020 and grants aid to students who could not otherwise have afforded a Nido education.
“We knew our son had great potential, but our economic reality presented limits that were difficult to overcome. Without the Nido Scholars program, it would have been impossible for him to attend a US university.”
Father of a Nido Scholar
Nido’s first two scholars graduated in June 2021 and went on to attend the University of Chicago (Mathematics) and Lafayette College (Mechanical Engineering) in Pennsylvania. The School’s founders, Waldo Stevenson (American) and his wife Juanita Keller (Chilean) envisioned in 1934 a School where, “everyone had a right to an education regardless of nationality, race, religion, or economic status.”
In the same way that the world’s leading universities prioritize educating exceptional students regardless of their ability to pay, Nido seeks the same. The end result is a diverse study body, a diversity of thought, and an elevated, academic environment that enriches not only the students on scholarship but the community as a whole.
“Bruno told us in our last Philosophy class that he planned to return to Chile when he finishes his engineering studies in the United States to contribute to the development of our country. I hope that's how it is.”
Sergio Quintanilla, Nido Philosophy Professor
Bruno, Nido Scholar Graduate
The program intends on admitting 1-2 new scholars per year. However, this is highly dependent on donor support from individuals, families, and companies. Nido accepts donations to the Nido Scholar’s Program to continue providing this life-changing experience to more and more exceptional Chilean public school students.
Please contact Peter Frerichs in the Advancement Office if you would like more information on how to support the program.
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