More scholarships for underprivileged youth

The Peruvian government has initiated various programmes in recent years to bring resources and scholarships to its most vulnerable populations. The goal is to bring underprivileged populations to higher levels of education and opportunity, writes Hillary Ojeda for Peru This Week.

One such programme is the Beca Peru program, run by the Pronabec Special Scholarships Office. The Beca Peru programme announced that they recently granted credentials to 269 youth who obtained the Beca Peru scholarship, according to Andina news agency.

The scholarship is available to young people and adults between the ages of 16 and 45 who have demonstrated academic excellence. Beca Peru began granting scholarships in 2012 and since then has given a total of 2,232. Of that total, 65% were awarded to women, while 37.5% were given to men.
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