Fundación Grupo Argos awarded 25 new higher education scholarships to young people in 11 departments of Colombia25 January 2022
- The students will join the eighth cohort of the Scholarships for Regional Development program that has promoted the higher education of 290 young people in the best universities in Colombia during the last six years.
- With the admission of new students, the Fundación Grupo Argos adds 195 active scholarship recipients who receive financial support for their training process.
- The investment of the Fundación Grupo Argos in the last 7 years amounts to more than COP 10,000 million and is part of its purpose of promoting the development of the territories through education.
Scholarships for Regional Development is the Fundación Grupo Argos program that seeks to contribute to the training of new professionals in the country, recognizing the efforts of young leaders in their communities through the provision of financial support to cover tuition and living expenses during their study period, in addition to comprehensive support to ensure permanence and completion of academic programs. The 25 new students will join the eighth cohort of the program that has promoted the higher education of 290 young people in the best universities in Colombia in the last seven years and that already has 49 graduated beneficiaries.
In this call, the Fundación Grupo Argos received 869 applications from high school graduates in the departments of Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Risaralda, Sucre, Tolima, Meta, Valle del Cauca and Guajira. The 25 scholarship recipients were chosen for their excellent academic performance and, once their training process is over, their commitment is to return to their territory with the purpose of working for the development of their communities.
“With the delivery of these scholarships we reaffirm the purpose of the Fundación Grupo Argos to contribute to the transformation of the territories through education. It fills us with emotion to accompany them in this process and work with them as allies in our goal of generating social well-being and supporting the development of communities.”
Camilo Abello Vives – Executive Director of Fundación Grupo Argos
With the aim of contributing to the training of upstanding professionals, the initiative also contemplates a mentoring program with collaborators of Grupo Empresarial Argos, who provide psychosocial support and professional guidance to the interns.
Efforts of the Grupo Argos Foundation in education:
Fundación Grupo Argos, through its Scholarships for Territorial Transformation program, has benefited more than 290 young people by providing economic resources to cover the cost of enrollment in technical, technological and professional careers and assume the cost of maintenance during the study period. The investment in this program amounts to more than COP 10,000 million.
Grupo Argos Foundation
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