We believe that education is critical for our student-athletes and coaches to succeed. Our goal is to use our lacrosse programs to help increase attendance and improve graduation rates.
coaches' scholarship program
Central to LtN’s mission is the growth and development of our coaches. As an organization, we believe that access to education is key to escaping the constraints of poverty. Because our coaches are role models to hundreds of students, LtN practices what we preach by also supporting their educational goals.
Through our Coaches' Scholarship Program, all of our Nicaraguan coaches are pursuing higher education. In addition to their monthly salary, LtN provides a monthly stipend to cover the cost of university or school fees.
ltn SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Launched in 2014 as a way to motivate graduating student-athletes in LtN’s international programs with:
Educational Scholarships- Supporting supplies, uniforms, book bags, textbooks
Student Coaching Job Opportunities
Mentorship and Academic Support from LtN Staff
Students chosen have exhibited strong participation, a good attitude, strong academic promise and a love of sport.
Requirements for Senior LtN Scholars
hours per week
assisting w/ practice
Meet Our Current LtN Scholars!
Freddy Tellez, senior LtN Scholar Chiquilistagua
Freddy is 18 years old and is currently in his second year at university studying English. Freddy graduated from Chiquilistagua Public School, where he played lacrosse and is now coaching. Outside of lacrosse and his studies, he enjoys playing soccer, listening to music and hanging out with his brother (a fellow LtNer) and friends.
When he first saw a lacrosse stick Freddy thought, “What are those sticks for? Fishing? Catching butterflies? But when the coaches explained the game I got really excited. At first though, I almost gave up because it was so hard, but I kept going and soon I got really good. Now, everytime I play I have a great time.”
This is Freddy’s third year as an LtN Scholar, graduating from Chiquilistagua and continuing his education at university. Hi current scholarship covers the costs of his tuition and books for the 2018 school year.
Maycol Bojorge, senior LtN Scholar Club Hope
Maycol is 24 years old and has been involved in LtN Programs at Club Hope for many years. Since his start, he has personified all of the values we hope to instill in our kids. He enjoys listening to music, reading and spending time with his family (Maycol is one of 8 children, 6 of whom play lacrosse with LtN).
Maycol says “being chosen as a LtN Scholar was a huge change for me. After seeing how our coaches included us and spent time with us, its become my turn to do this with my (former) classmates.“
This is Maycol’s third year as a LtN Scholar and thanks to the scholarship he will be able to finally finish his high school career. The scholarship covers the costs of all his needs for the 2018 school year, including backpack, uniforms, textbooks and notebooks.
ltn scholars program expansion
In 2017 we were able to increase the scope of our scholarship program to include more LtN student-athletes thanks to a grant from the Bill Belichick Foundation. We currently have 28 LtN student-athletes in Nicaragua on scholarship, made up of fourteen players from Chiquilistagua and fourteen players from Club Hope who have received all required school supplies (notebooks, calculators, and graph paper, writing utensils), two full sets of school uniforms, and two sets of PE clothes.
While public school in Nicaragua is free, students are required to wear uniforms, purchase their own supplies and pay for their own transportation. The cost of all of this can be overwhelming for families. The expansion of the LtN Scholars program allows these 22 players to receive an education by eliminating that barrier – allowing our student-athletes to remain in or return to school. Without the Bill Belichick Foundation grant, none of this would be possible.
Eligibility Requirements for New LtN Scholars
tutoring & study hall