Mexican American Educational Guidance Association

"Helping motivated students achieve a college education through locally-supported scholarships"

Celebrating 50 years of awarding scholarships to local high school seiors

Don Lapham Dinner

The Don Lapham Dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Tickets can be purchased from any board member or at the door. Please come by for a great dinner and to say hi to our board members who will greet you, once again, in the patio area and with a smile. We'll be selling tickets for our wonderful basket raffle.

18th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival

The 18th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Please visit the following site to purchase tickets: Encinitas Wine Festival. Please remember to indicate MAEGA as a beneficiary when purchasing tickets. This will help MAEGA raise additional funds for scholarships.

*The MAEGA Board of Directors meet on the 2nd Monday of the month. All interested, please email [email protected] for information on meeting location and time.

We are so very happy to report 37 high school seniors were awarded MAEGA scholarships. Additionally, 21 alumni now entering their second year of college, were awarded renewal scholarships thanks to all of our wonderful donors. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

You can support MAEGA by participating and Amazon will make a donation with every order. Remember to always start at to support MAEGA every time you shop.

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I'm so thankful for the impact my previous scholarship has had this year, making it possible for me to start my educational journey at this leading institution I worked so hard to get into. Cal Poly, Slo Freshman

Attending college, being educated and becoming the first in my family to graduate college are major aspirations of mine...For this reason, having the pleasure of receiving a renewal for this upcoming school year would be such a blessing UC Merced Freshman

I see how proud my parents are of me and for having the courage of leaving home to become a better version of myself. Seeing how hard my parents work only motivates me to continue striving for my goals...My family isn't able to help me as much as they would like due to their income. This scholarship gave me the opportunity to help with my college expenses CSU, Sonoma Freshman

I am grateful that MAEGA was able to help me financially this past academic year, as well as help me feel better about going to a college away from home. With this scholarship, I will be able to grow my love for RIverside even more and work towards getting my degree in neuroscience. UC Riverside Freshman