Fundación Universia announces 100 scholarships worth 100,000 euros to help students with disabilities

The Fundación Universia Scholarship Program supports education equality and the autonomy of people with disabilities to achieve qualified, high-quality employment in the future.

Since its launch, 15 million euros have been invested and 2,400 scholarships awarded.

Madrid, March 23, 2022.
Fundación Universia, which is supported by Banco Santander to develop its activities through Santander Universities, has launched the 17th edition of the Universia Foundation Scholarship Program 2022, an initiative to advance education equality and empower persons with disabilities in higher education. education.

Sonya VinesDirector of Fundación Universia highlights this “This consolidated scholarship program is committed to placing the student at the center as an active subject and leader of the change they choose to make.”. Registration is open until April 18, 2022. After applications are evaluated, the final list of beneficiary students will be published as of May 27, 2022.

The program targets students with disabilities who are enrolled, during the school year 2021/2022, in some training programs in schools and/or universities to obtain degrees, masters, doctorates, university degrees, vocational training, language courses, training related to culture and sports, competitive examinations and level training courses medium and high.

Since the launch of this scholarship program in 2007, Fundación Universia has invested more than 15 million euros and awarded a total of 2,400 scholarships to enhance employment, access, advancement and mobility for students with disabilities. Once this scholarship ends, the accompaniment of students continues through the institution’s placement program, which provides guidance towards subsequent establishment in the company through various training programmes. routingTraining and employment.

This standardized program is an individual bet adapted to the person to support experimental educational projects that allow continuous learning and development of students, in order to increase the options for access to self-employment or employment.

Through this project, Fundación Universia collaborates to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Ensure access to inclusive, equitable and high-quality education and promote learning opportunities to improve people’s quality of life.

More information about the Universia Foundation Scholarship Program 2022 at app.becas-santander.com

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