Two of our scholarship holders, Valentina and Alan, accepted in both English and Spanish the prestigious “German Saldarriaga del Valle” Award given by the Rotary Club of Medellin.

When the Marina Orth Foundation began, higher education was an unheard of dream for our students. Today we have 35 scholars receiving scholarships for higher education in English, technology and teaching.

At the high school level our best English students are able to study at the Colombo Americano center in downtown Medellin after school and on the weekends. We not only support them financially but also offer a wide range of services to make sure they will succeed.

We have meetings on study techniques, assertive communication, body language, anxiety management and self knowledge. We make both home and campus visits.

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Making dreams come true

On my graduation day, I received news that would change my life; The Marina Orth Foundation granted me a scholarship to study Agronomy and Agriculture at the University Catolica de Oriente. Without this opportunity it would have been impossible to fulfill my dream of being a professional agronomist.

Every day I try to do things the best way to increase my dedication and commitment to my dream of being the best professional agronomist. I want to make the most of this opportunity that the Foundation gave me.

Jesús Antonio Valencia, Agronomy Student
Universidad Católica de Oriente

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Steve Bergen Scholarship

In 2014, the Steve Bergren Scholarship for engineering was created in the memory of Steve Bergren, a former Peace Corps volunteer who taught engineering at the Technological University de Pereira, 1966 – 1968.

Bergren Scholar #1
Carlos Villa – 23 years old
Mechanical Engineering student at EAFIT University