Fundacion Ceiba Mission

Ceiba Foundation Logo-tree(Caption: Vieques' 400-Year-Old Ceiba Tree Blooms Again After Hurricanes Irma and Maria)

We believe in the strength of the Puerto Rican people, and in their inherent dignity. We also believe in Puerto Ricans’ entrepreneurial spirit, and their desire to work hard, succeed and provide for their families. Nevertheless, that desire is often stymied. Too many people on our island are held back by a lack of access to economic resources and educational opportunities.

We believe that education is the gateway to success. By supporting students with great financial need and a desire to give back to their communities, the Fundación Ceiba aims to create a generation of scholars, engineers and entrepreneurs who will not only achieve their dreams, but also lift up their island. To this end, Fundación Ceiba grants scholarships that cover tuition and living expenses at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, as well as mentoring, service opportunities and career guidance.


Fundación Ceiba is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the 2024 - 2025 scholarship - "Give Back: Creating a Community of Scholars and Entrepreneurs", starting Tuesday January 16th, 2024. Application deadline has been extended until Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, 17:00 EST due to technical problems with the US Government processing of FAFSA applications.. Finalist interviews will be conducted via the web on the week of April 29th through May 5th, 2024. Scholarship awards will be announced Thursday, May 18th, 2024. Download Application Form. Additionally you can apply online here.