Scholarships for UPCT students01.02.2019
Fundación Repsol and the Social Council of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) have presented the Excellence scholarship awarded by both entities for the 2018–2019 academic year during the commemoration of the St. Thomas Aquinas festival, where Alejandro Díaz, rector of the UPTC, was present.
The Excellence scholarship has been awarded to a first-year Industrial Technologies student. In addition to this scholarship for one student to begin their studies at the UPCT, the three scholarships awarded in previous years have been renewed. Each scholarship is worth €5000.
The scholarship, programme, now in its eighth year, aims to work together with the university to help university and secondary students who have a solid academic record and are highly motivated in their studies, but are facing economic, social, or personal difficulties to begin or continue with their studies.
The St. Thomas Aquinas festival this year has had special relevance as it was the 20th anniversary of the UPCT. During his speech, the rector Alejandro Díaz highlighted the role of women and their skills in the field of engineering. At the UPCT, 23% of the engineering students are women, and they obtained 42% of the awards that were given during the event.
New doctorates were also granted and prizes were awarded to leading teachers in the Higher European Education Space; in addition to special end of Bachelors, Master's and PhD prizes and awards for the Research, Administrative, and Services Staff that have been at the University for over 25 years.
In addition, Fundación Repsol promotes other university scholarship programmes together with the Social Councils of the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Fundación Repsol also runs a Vocational Training scholarship programme in collaboration with Repsol and Petronor's industrial facilities, which aims to promote vocational training as an educational option and improve the employment prospects of young people.