Quetzal Fund: University Scholarships

Ensuring every Girl Pioneer obtains 15+ years of education.

We want every Girl Pioneer to be able to achieve her dreams, and for those Girl Pioneers who wish to attend a post-secondary educational institution, Starfish provides support through a program called the Quetzal Fund (QF). The fund was launched by Ted and Connie Ning in February 2015, and it provides full-ride university scholarships to many of the top 10% of Starfish graduates.

The mission of the Quetzal Fund is to ensure that high-achieving Starfish students can pursue post-secondary education, regardless of their economic circumstances. We aim to prepare young women to become agents of change in their communities, country, and our world. In 2015, 15 Girl Pioneers received full-ride scholarships to attend university because of the Quetzal Fund and scholarships from our partnership organizations, such as She’s the First, Progressa, and FEPMaya. 

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Addy C
Donation & Mailing list
$5
09/23/17

Girls never give up on your dreams, and remembet every no is one step closer to a yes. Addy C

Lynn Dimmick
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$50
12/21/16

Happy Birthday, Connie!

Madeline Catterson
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$100
11/29/16

In appreciation of everything Starfish donated to me. Working to achieve a college degree has been one of the most empowering things I have done as a woman. Continue education beyond the standard to master one's passions, and truly change the world.

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