The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Miguel Díaz Rodríguez / Mexico

Province: Chiapas
City: Santiago el Pinar
Age: 19

Class of 2012-2015

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Scholar: Mercy Yuliana Santamaria Gaona Scholar: Milton Raúl Rivas

Miguel comes from Santiago el Pinar, an indigenous community in the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico. Miguel has contributed much time to helping his family on the farm, especially with planting and harvesting.

As a high school student, he participated in horticulture at his school, in tree-planting campaigns and in community cleanups. He heard about EARTH from a high school guidance counselor.

Miguel says his principal reason for attending EARTH is “to support my community with productive cultivation and environmental stewardship.”