Energean and Bodossaki Foundation have joined forces in a collaboration aimed at helping young graduates aspiring to work in the energy sector obtain the skills and qualifications that will enable them to do so. In particular, the two organisations are granting joint scholarships to Greek university graduates, so that they may follow MSc and PhD study programmes related to the energy sector in European and US universities.
The collaboration between Energean and the Bodossaki Foundation begins with the awarding of five scholarships to outstanding Greek university graduates for the academic year 2019-2020. The five scholarship recipients are the following:
- Mr Prodromos Nikolaidis, a graduate of the School of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who has selected the two-year MSc degree programme in Earth Sciences at the University for Science and Technology of Zurich (ETH Zurich).
- Mr Ilias Panagiotou, a graduate of the School of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who has selected the two-year MSc degree programme in Petroleum Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
- Ms Eleni Grammenou, who is in her final year of graduate studies at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and will start on a three-year doctoral degree programme at University College London (UCL), in the field of Environmental Technology and Engineering (Biomass Conversion).
- Ms Anna-Lali Tsilidou, a graduate of the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Macedonia, who will attend two-year MBA programme at Columbia University, USA.
- Angeliki Tsolaki, a graduate of the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, who will continue her attendance of the postgraduate programme in Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, which she had begun in 2018.
The criteria used in the selection of the five scholars covered their performance in their undergraduate studies, their drive to broaden their knowledge and their focus on the value of excellence in their professional, social, and personal life.
Mrs Dimitra Filippou, Head of Development at Bodossaki Foundation, said: “Bodossaki Foundation is consistently investing in education, research, and scientific excellence. To this day, the Foundation has granted more than 2,500 scholarships to assist young graduates or students in their final year of studies to follow postgraduate studies in Greece or abroad, in the scientific fields of their choice. Our collaboration with Energean allows us to award an additional five scholarships to outstanding young Greek graduates, giving them the opportunity to take a step that will bring them closer to fulfilling their dreams, in a sector of critical importance such as the energy one. I am certain that other companies too can follow Energean’s example, endorsing the highly successful model of awarding scholarships that Bodossaki Foundation has been applying for decades, in order to promote the excellence and the potential of young Greek scientists around the world.”
For her part, Mrs Ilia Riga, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Energean, said: “We are truly delighted to work with Bodossaki Foundation in a joint initiative which we aim to further expand in the future. We are also proud of the fact that through this collaboration, young people are given the opportunity to realise their dreams and acquire the best possible qualifications for a career in the energy sector. The requirements in this sector are particularly increased, all the more so in an era in which energy transition and the vision of sustainable development dominate both society and the economy on a global scale. Energean has embraced this culture and operates in compliance with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, among which the Goal for Quality Education and the Goal for Partnerships to Achieve the Goals are also served by this specific initiative. We will be following with great interest our scholars’ progress and we wish them every success.”