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Guanlan Scholarship Foundation  
13901 Drexmore Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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.

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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. 

Educate a girl today and she will create lasting change for the next generation.



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 half-hour documentary,

Guanlan's 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 Foundation.


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 books.

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 future.


Pang Lina and Pang Shasha, Sept. 2004

Vilma, Zoë and Pang Lina,
July 2010

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