- With this partnership the Endesa Foundation aims to benefit more than 100 students over the next 4 years.
- Furthermore, 5 Academic Excellence Awards will be given every year, each worth 10,000 euros for carrying out graduate studies in a prestigious university.
The ICAI-ICADE Comillas Pontifical University (Universidad Pontificia Comillas) and the Endesa Foundation have reached an agreement to develop an exclusive scholarship and academic excellence awards programme for students of this university. The Endesa Foundation Excellence Scholarship Programme will allocate 1 million euros over the next 4 years to benefit over 100 students that stand out from other candidates and meet a series of conditions. Furthermore, the Endesa Foundation will also present 5 Academic Excellence Awards every year, each worth 10,000 euros.
The Dean of Comillas, Julio L. Martínez and the Chairman of Endesa, Borja Prado, signed an agreement today in the Dean's office in the Madrid University. “As part of a long-standing relationship based on friendship and collaboration, I am grateful to the Chairman of the Endesa Foundation for the firm support given in recognition of some of the excellent students in our university. There is probably no better way to prepare society’s future than with this type of support”, stated Julio L. Martínez.
In turn, Borja Prado confirmed the Endesa Foundation’s commitment to promoting academic excellence in universities through scholarships and grants. “This agreement reinforces the Endesa Foundation’s commitment to higher education as an associate of a leading university such as the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. We are delighted to begin this journey together, enabling the development of young university students”, pointed out Borja Prado.
The Endesa Foundation Excellence Scholarship programme is aimed at newly enrolled students in the school of Economics and Business Administration and Law (ICADE) and the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ICAI) that meet the economic and academic requirements established in the agreement. The selection shall be carried out via a committee formed for such purpose, in which members of the University and of the Foundation will take part. The scholarship will be maintained throughout the degree term, provided the academic performance requirements are met as well as the economic requirements.
In addition, final year students with the best academic performance during the course in the school of Economics and Business Administration and Law (ICADE) and the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ICAI) will also be eligible to receive the Endesa Foundation Academic Excellence Awards. The amounts received in Prizes shall be used to study graduate course in a prestigious national or international university.
About the Endesa Foundation
The Endesa Foundation, chaired by Borja Prado, has been carrying intense cultural and social activities since it was founded in 1998 as an independent non-profit organisation.
The Endesa Foundation has a clear commitment to the development of educational and training projects, focusing on the promotion of talent and the long-term employability of people and groups with limited resources. Likewise, it focuses on the development of environmental initiatives, related to education in order to promote an environmental culture and specific projects to improve natural and industrial environments.
Lighting projects for properties forming part of the Spanish artistic-historical heritage, together with the promotion, recovery and conservation of culture and art in its various aspects, are just a few more of the Foundation’s main lines of action.
More information at: http://www.fundacionendesa.org/