Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being seek to strengthen an inclusive and equitable education by expanding the capabilities associated with the education of the population that is in a situation of poverty or in conditions of vulnerability. The program grants scholarships in initial, primary and secondary education to girls, boys and adolescents of recipient families, in order to encourage their school enrollment and graduation. As of 2019, this program replaces the educational components of the PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program.

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Programme components
i) Primary Education Scholarships/Becas de Educatión Básica; ii) Universal Scholarship for Secundary Education Students/Becas Universal para Estudiantes de Educación Media Superior; iii) Youth Writing Future/Becas Jovénes Escribiendo el Futuro.
Start date
2019
Conditionalities (if any)
i) Primary Education Scholarships: Registration of students to primary education and in the register of beneficiaries. ii) Universal Scholarship for Secundary Education Students: Enrollment and permanence of the student in upper secondary education. iii) Youth Writing Future: Enrollment and permanence of the student in tertiary education.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Families in a situation of extreme poverty with children, adolescents and young people who attend to school and can access the scholarships of the program. Additionally, the program considers ex-recipient households of the PROSPERA program that meet the eligibility requirements in 2019, whose estimated per capita income is below the Income Poverty Line (LPI).
Eligibility criteria
i) Becas de Educatión Básica: Families in a situation of extreme poverty who (i) have girls, boys and / or adolescents under 18 years of age, who are enrolled between first grade of primary education and third grade of secondary education, or (ii) are registered in the Register of Beneficiaries, with a reported age between 0 and 15 years of age as of December 31st, 2019. ii) Becas Universal para Estudiantes de Educación Media Superior: Students between 14 and 21 years of age, enrolled in secondary education at any public institution. Children and adolescents in higher secondary education who were registered in PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program in 2019 and meet the eligibility criteria. iii) Becas Jovénes Escribiendo el Futuro: Students up to 29 years of age in situations of economic vulnerability and enrolled in a public school of tertiary Education. Students in tertiary education who were registered in PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program in 2019 and meet the eligibility criteria.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
i) 800 per family; ii) 800 per student; iii) 2,400 per student (2019 - MXN$)
Payment/delivery frequency
Bimonthly, for 5 bimesters (10 months of the school year).
Benefit delivery mechanism
Transfers to bank accounts
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Benefit recipients
i) Primary Education Scholarships/Becas de Educatión Básica: The mother; ii) Universal Scholarship for Secundary Education Students/Becas Universal para Estudiantes de Educación Media Superior: Student. If the student does not have his/her own means of payment, the program uses the means of payment of the mother or household head. iii) Youth Writing Future/Becas Jovénes Escribiendo el Futuro: Student.
Legal Framework
Decree establishing the National Coordination of Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being (Official Journal of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 05/31/2019). Agreement by which the operating rules of PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program are issued, for the fiscal year 2019 (Official Gazette of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 02/28/2019).
MIS
The Register of Active Beneficiaries of the program includes the households and individuals who receive the monetary transfers. This register is included in the Base Register of Beneficiaries of the program, which contains the socioeconomic information of all potentially beneficiary households. The Base Register of Beneficiaries, in turn, is incorporated into the Register of Integral Programs for Development, which integrates the registers of beneficiaries of the subsidy programs of the Public Administration of Mexico.