Prospective recipients of the scholarship fund must be interviewed by our committee and present their grade average. Parents are asked to attend with the idea of encouraging family support. In the interview they are asked about their aspirations and outline the course of study they wish to take and the expenses that will be incurred. Since there are no facilities for higher education on Isla Mujeres, the universities and colleges the students will attend require housing and transportation costs as well as tuition, books etc. Students are asked to help with financing whenever possible either with part time jobs or help from family. Each student is asked to submit an essay with details of their lives and dreams of the future. The students are also asked to volunteer in the community in some capacity throughout the course of their studies. Once the student has been accepted into the program they are asked to submit a copy of their transcripts for each semester.