Fundación Juan Bautista Gutiérrez awarded 50 new university scholarships in Guatemala

The Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation awarded 50 university scholarships to support young Guatemalans to begin their studies in 2022.

On Wednesday, November 3, the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation celebrated the twenty-second edition of its awarding of university scholarships to 50 young Guatemalans who will have the opportunity to begin their studies in private universities in the country in 2022.

The activity took place alongside the presentation of “100 stories” comprised of the graduation of 50 young people as new professionals, as well as the celebration of 100 years’ history of CMI-Corporación Multi-Inversiones. Learn more about the event:

50 young people chosen in Fundación Juan Bautista Gutiérrez scholarship program

The Foundation’s Scholarship Program awarded the 50 university scholarships to talented young people in the country to study the career of their dreams at the private university of their choice. The young scholarship recipients stand out for their academic excellence, effort and dedication.

Credits: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation

They also come from different secondary educational institutions. All of them will have the opportunity to study in private universities, both in Guatemala City and the departmental campuses of Alta Verapaz, Quetzaltenango, Zacapa, Sololá and Suchitepéquez.

The program, in addition to covering 100% of the academic costs for 5 years, provides a fee for books, a monthly allowance for personal expenses, English language reinforcement and an accompaniment and tutoring program.

This is how the 2022 call process went

In 2021, the process ran from February 24 to April 14. More than 4,534 visits to the online application system were recorded, of which 1,000 completed the application. Of this group, 626 completed the mathematics and verbal academic tests.

142 young people were selected to continue with the specific tests of general aptitudes, study habits, personal values and professional interests, as well as a psychological interview and economic study, ultimately favoring 50 new young people with the university scholarship.

In addition to the official presentation of these 50 scholarships, the foundation paid tribute to the 50 students who will graduate from this program in 2020 and 2021. This is what the vice president of the foundation, Felipe Bosch, said after the tribute:

“Meeting the recipients of these scholarships fills us with hope for the future and allows us to confirm that dedication and effort are our greatest allies to conquer the world. Congratulations to all of them for this great achievement and for the beginning of a successful professional career”