Youth chosen to receive a scholarship through the Yuda Bands Scholarship Program are selected based on academic achievement, commitment to education, and economic need. One of the biggest challenges of educating youth around the world is the tendency to drop out because school is too difficult. For this reason, it’s imperative to select students who are committed to finish high school and are academically capable of doing so. By the same token, it does little good to only provide a partial education for them. This is why each student remains on the student selection page until they have been sponsored enough years to complete their high school education. Several schools work together to complete each student’s scholarship fund.