In recognition of their academic performance and commitment to the community, forty graduating students from the municipalities of Peñuelas and Guayanilla received scholarships of $ 1,000 each, awarded by EcoEl Eléctrica, a natural gas-based energy generation company.
The EcoEl Eléctrica Scholarship Program began 22 years ago and since then it has positively impacted the lives of 865 students in the southern part of the Island with a total of over $ 850,00,000 in scholarships. Thanks to this incentive, many students have been able to start their university studies with financial aid that has allowed them to acquire essential tools for their studies.
“Faced with so many challenges that we are facing as a society, our young people need encouragement that will allow them to take important steps on their way to the future. With the EcoEl Eléctrica Scholarship Program, we seek to highlight them and continue promoting those who aspire to undertake university studies to pursue their professional goals and contribute to our island ”said the President and General Manager Eng. Carlos Reyes General Manager of EcoEl Eléctrica.
This year, in addition to the evidence of their academic average and their community work, the students presented proposals with recommendations to the Department of Education to improve the educational process during this emergency in which they took their online courses.
For his part, Yamaris Alancastro Miranda, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at EcoEl Eléctrica, highlighted the commitment of these students, “particularly in a school year in which they have faced very difficult and unexpected situations. It is a pride for us to continue encouraging those who have stood out for their academic excellence and community work and share our commitment to taking care of our natural environment ”.
The scholarships were awarded to nineteen students from the Josefa Vélez Bauzá High School in Peñuelas, another nineteen students from the Asunción Rodríguez High School in Sala de Guayanilla, and 2 students from CROEV (Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Villalba) residential school specialized in Sciences and Mathematics, residents of Peñuelas and Guayanilla.