Friday, September 22, 2023

Volunteering Banreservas will grant scholarships to low-income youth

He Banreservas Volunteering signed several agreements with higher education academies to develop a program of scholarships that benefits outstanding students of public schools who wish to pursue university or technical studies in important careers for the sustained development of the country and who do not have the resources to pay for them.

The agreements were signed by the president of the Banreservas Volunteers, Noelia García de Pereyra; the rector of the Federico Henríquez Carvajal University (UFHEC), Alberto Ramírez Cabral, and the rector of the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA), Omar Mendez Lluberes.

García de Pereyra expressed his satisfaction for starting with these agreements that will benefit 82 high school students this year. He stated that he hopes to continue this initiative and increase its impact, with the entry of other universities into the program.

“The education of our youth is our best reserve for the future, with this program we are not only supporting high school graduates who have stood out for their grades in public schools, but also, by making it easier for them to pursue important careers for the economic development of the nation, we are ensuring that their talent adds to the growth of our country,” he said.

Méndez Lluberes valued the initiative that this year will benefit 30 people who wish to take one of the academic offers at the institute. He affirmed that of every ten graduates who finish their studies, more than nine get a job, allowing them to get out of the cycle of poverty.

Scholarship Program Details

The disciplines covered by this initiative are: systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity, analytics and data science, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, tourism, civil engineering, industrial engineering, agronomy, finance, logistics, mechatronics, automated manufacturing, telematics, food processing technology, engineering biomedical, communication skills and English.

The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and registration and will be requested by those interested through each study house. The program will also include English classes for all scholarship holders, laptops, internet, complementary education of the Banreservas Academyinternship at the end of his degree, a savings account Banreservas with debit card and financial education.

To benefit from the program, students must be Dominican and live in the country, have completed high school or be on completion with an academic index above 80 points, on a scale of 0 to 100, and be new to the program; commit to work for two years in the country and have no other student scholarship.

In addition, you must present a good conduct paper, meet the academic requirements, take your subjects in the time established by the curriculum and maintain an average university index of 3, on a scale from 1 to 4, or 80, on a scale from 0 to 100.


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