Nine young people from the region and Colombia selected as the first beneficiaries of the CABEI-Zamorano Foundation Scholarship Program

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The scholarship recipients, with resources from the Social Support Foundation (FAS), will receive financial support for four years to obtain an engineering degree with specialties in sustainable agriculture, agroindustry, and natural resources at the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano.

Tegucigalpa, January 30th, 2023 - Five women and four men are part of the first class of CABEI - ZAMORANO Foundation scholarship recipients. These young people will be able to pursue their university studies focused on sustainable agriculture, agroindustry and natural resources at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School.

The students who are part of this first graduating class are: Mariana Isabela Meza from Guatemala, Gabriela Azucena García from Belize, Cristian Javier Triminio from Honduras, Tamara Monserrat Olmedo from El Salvador, Manuel Antonio Morales from Nicaragua, Heiner Antonio Sánchez from Costa Rica, Ana Victoria Falcón from Panama, Esli Mariel Piña from the Dominican Republic and Dayron Eduardo Pinzón from Colombia are the young people who, thanks to their academic excellence and after a rigorous selection process, were beneficiaries of non-refundable funding to cover the economic cost of an academic program for up to four years.

A welcoming event was held at CABEI headquarters in Tegucigalpa, where CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi recognized their efforts and congratulated them on their achievement. "We are pleased that, one year after launching this program through FAS, today we are meeting the first scholarship recipients who will be able to specialize at the Zamorano Pan-American School and provide them with the academic tools they need to become professionals and contribute to improving the agri-food systems of the countries to which they belong," he said.

The nine (9) young people were selected from a total of 437 applicants; as part of the selection process, the scholarship recipients were subjected to a rigorous process in which different aspects were evaluated, including: financial need, outstanding academic performance, merits, among others.

The CABEI Foundation - ZAMORANO Scholarship Program will benefit a total of 40 students from ten countries in the region and will invest approximately US$3.2 million from the CABEI Social Support Foundation Fund (CABEI FAS).