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The 9th edition of the „Telekom Scholarships” program, which supports the performance of young people in education

Telekom Romania has  announced the launch of the 9th edition of „Telekom Scholarships” program, aiming to identify and support 5 young people with outstanding academic results. The program addresses students in the first grade in a higher education institution in Romania, in full-time education, in the field of Sciences, automation and computers, informatics, cybernetics, mathematics, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunication and information technology specializations.

The financial support is worth RON 1,900 per month for each student, amount granted during January – June and October – December 2019. „Telekom Scholarships program is already a tradition through which Telekom Romania supports and encourages the performance of young people in education. This support is particularly important in the context of Romania ranking 20 among the EU Member States in the field of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates, with a Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) in 2018 of 14.4%, decreased by 2.2% compared to 2017 and by 4.7% compared to the European average. We want Telekom Scholarships program to give young people the chance to follow their passion for the field of studies, to be the partner and support they need on this path“, stated Florina Şerban, Corporate Responsibility Expert, Telekom Romania.

The 2018 edition of „Telekom Scholarships” program takes place from November 1st to December 14th, 2018, as follows:

  • 1 – 30 November 2018, 23.59 – registration of the candidates on the website www.burseletelekom.ro;
  • 12 December 2018 – announcement of the 10 finalists;
  • 14 December 2018 – interviews with the jury of „Telekom Scholarships”, 2018 edition;
  • 14 December 2018 – announcement of the 5 winning students.

The jury of „Telekom Scholarships” consists of professionals in the field of human resources and communication and specialized academic staff: Cristina Bazavan – Blogger, former editor of Tabu magazine, Europa FM and Radio 21 journalist, Emil Cazacu – Professor Doctor Engineer, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Mihaela Perianu – Founder and Managing Partner, AIMS Executive Search & Consulting, Claudiu Gura – Mentor CoderDojo Romania, IT consultant with great experience in multinational companies, Sorin Psatta – Lecturer, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, University of Bucharest and Integrated Communication Director, Graffiti BBDO Romania, Mihai Comșa – Recruitment, Assessment and Employer Branding Supervisor, Telekom Romania and Mihai Popa Radu – Managing Partner, Seeds for Success.

„Telekom Scholarships” is a Corporate Responsibility program of Telekom Romania, aiming to identify young people with a potential to become leaders, passionate about their field of studies, with outstanding academic results and well-defined career goals, which are involved in extracurricular and volunteering activities. The program was launched in 2010 and since it has supported students with outstanding performance in their field of study. Up to now, 105 students at prestigious universities in Romania have benefited from financial support from Telekom. More details about „Telekom Scholarships” program are available on www.burseletelekom.ro.

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