Through virtual ceremonies, 516 students from Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico were honored with Tenaris Merit Awards for their excellent academic performance and commitment to academics.
This year, given the restrictions due to COVID-19, technical high school, college, and university students received their diplomas and medals in virtual ceremonies with the participation of their families.
"When I learned of this opportunity, I decided to go for it. I already had the GPA to get the scholarship, but I decided to improve it anyway," says Carlos Alberto Ramírez Viche, a student at the Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial y de Servicios 79, and one of the 180 students who were granted the scholarship in the region of Veracruz, Mexico.
Tenaris’s Merit Awards have recognized the effort and the commitment of young people to advance their education for over 40 years.
Oliverio Leguizamón, a 4th-year student of Electromechanics at the Escuela Técnica Roberto Rocca in Campana, and one of the 293 students recognized in Argentina, commented on the importance of family support to continue studying during the pandemic. "We are five people at home, but luckily we were able to manage so that everyone has a space to connect."
Saray Carmona,14, one of the 43 award recipients in Colombia, dreams of completing high school and studying business administration to manage her own business.
Tenaris supports its communities with projects that promote education, especially technical education, with the aim of supporting technological innovation, strengthening the technical-scientific instruction, and reducing the levels of school drop-outs.
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