We donate for one school year for
each Guanlan Sister,
US $45 toward her school fees in 6
years of tuition-free, compulsory elementary school, and
US $30 as a nutrition supplement for select,
undocumented Guanlan Sisters,
US $90 toward the school and
boarding fees in 3 years of tuition-free, compulsory
junior high school,
US $300 and up on a needs-based
sliding scale toward the tuition and boarding costs (RMB
5500, US $847 in 2011) for senior high school.
You can make a tax deductible
donation online via our secure PayPal account by
clicking on the button below.
providesa secure and safe
way to make donations to the
Guanlan Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was created by Dr.
Vilma Seeberg, in the name of her daughter, Zoë Guanlan
to fund scholarships for girls in rural China.
girl today and she will create lasting change for the
In July of 2010, our
family traveled to Shangluo Prefecture to visit the
Guanlan Sisters and their families in their village.
It was an amazing journey which we chronicled in a new
Sisters: A Family Journal
The documentary aired on a number
of public television stations around the country in
Summer, 2011 and we offer it here, in it's entirety
for you to view. We
also hope you are moved to help the Guanlan Sisters
with a tax exempt donation to the Guanlan Scholarship
Vilma, Zoë, Guanlan
Sisters and their mothers, 2010
How it works!
In a mountain village of West
China’s Shaanxi Province, every year ten new daughters
who would not otherwise be able to continue in school,
receive a scholarship that can take them through to high
school graduation. This pays for their school fees and
The families contribute the remainder,
while they try to do without the girls’ labor around
the house and farm. Making it through the “junior high
gate” is the only way for young, poor, rural girls to
escape a life of hardship in the village or on the rough
streets of the cities. Making it further through the
“senior high gate” gives them and their families a