To: The YMG community
Re: The cancellation of the YMG Scholarship Program
December 2, 2015
I hope I had better news to bring, but today’s announcement is just the opposite. I regret to inform the community, especially the aspiring applicants and the existing scholars alike, that the YourMathGuru Scholarship Program (YMGSP) is no longer continuing.
Last year, I envisioned a program that I thought would give talented yet not so privileged students access to education that they deserve. This gave birth to the induction of the YMG Scholarship Program.
Even without sufficient funds, I decided to move forward in hopes of gathering enough support until the program would become self-sufficient. Even without sufficient funds, I decided to award 25 deserving YMG scholars whose funding came straight from my own pocket. Unfortunately, YMGSP didn’t soar as I was hoping it to. It became a very difficult journey and indeed a struggle just to keep the program running. I decided to hold on thinking that my own hardship was still nothing compared to the struggle a lot of our aspiring scholars endure each day. I held on to this until I can no longer do so. That’s why it is extremely difficult for me to finally pull the plug and just stop the program at this point.
To be fair to aspiring scholars who applied before the deadline, I am refunding them the application fee. Also, the existing YMG scholars will be contacted individually by my executive directors to let them know of this news. They will however continue to receive funds until the end of their first school year.
When I conceptualized YMGSP, all I wanted was to make a difference, but sometimes, things just didn’t go the way they’re hoped to. Let me however emphasize that our website www.YourMathGuru.com still continues in helping and giving support to the YMG community. YMG is still conducting regular quizzes and giving away prizes as before. It’s only the YMGSP that is shutting down.
I remain committed to the YMG community and I still dream of making a difference especially to deserving students around the globe. I seek understanding from everyone especially during these difficult times. I am taking a step back in hopes of coming up with new ways to support programs or projects that will benefit the YMG community. I will be back.
Engr. Alex Argimón
Founder and CEO
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