The A Little Gesture already mentioned our Scholarship holder Júlio, who has been with us since he was a child, through our sister-charity UPG Portugal sponsoring programme Hokwé Children. Sponsored by Cascais City Hall, he entered the Mineral Processing Engineering Course at the ISPT (Instituto Superior Politécnico de Tete).
It is with great joy that we share Júlio’s good news with everybody: he concluded his thesis and while he is waiting to defend it he’s been looking for an internship.
Júlio sent us a message: “After 4 years, this long and final stage of the course has come to an end: the conclusion of the curricula subjects. I’m so happy and proud for having achieved such a positive result. I owe all this privilege to God, to my family and, without a shadow of a doubt, to ALG and UPG.”
ALG University Scholarships provide young dedicated underprivileged students, like Júlio, the opportunity of completing their university studies. ALG University scholarship holders are preferably students who previously benefited from UPG Portugal sponsoring programme or community youngsters involved with ALG such as local technicians, teachers or volunteers, with proven merit and eager to study.
Between £966 and £1’400 per year, depending on the course and location, ALG Scholarship finance students’ living expenditures, securing mainly enrolment and tuition fees, with an occasional support for accommodation and meals.