Number of grants awarded: 100
Directed at: Students at the 50 Spanish universities where Sharing Academy operates, who require academic support and have already obtained financial assistance in the form of a scholarship, grant, exemption or reductions of the registration fees corresponding to the academic years 2015-2016 or 2016-2017.
Dates for awarding the first 50 grants
Application period: 02/05/2016 – 06/05/2016 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Evaluation period: 09/05/2016 – 12/05/2016 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Date successful applicants will be notified: 13/05/2016
Duration of grant: From 13/05/2016 until the awarded hours are used up (there is no expiry date)
Dates for awarding the remaining 50 grants
Application period: 03/10/2016 – 31/10/2016 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Evaluation period: 01/11/2016 – 04/11/2016 (DEADLINE PASSED)
Date successful applicants will be notified: 07/11/2016
Duration of grant: From 07/11/2016 until the awarded hours are used up (there is no expiry date)
Private classes for university students with financial difficulties who need academic support
The Ramon Molinas Foundation is offering 100 grants to fund private classes offering academic support to university students who are experiencing difficulty in any of the subjects in their programme of study. Grants are awarded thanks to the initiative run by Sharing Academy.
Sharing Academy, named ‘Best App’ at the 2016 Mobile Premier Awards, is a collaborative platform which allows students to find and offer private classes in the same university community. Using the application, students who have achieved high marks in a subject can offer classes to other students who need extra academic support. Sharing Academy, which was on the verge of being chosen as one of the six finalists at the first UOC-RMF Prizes, is committed to improving the academic results of universities through teaching methods adapted to each student in exchange for financial compensation decided by the tutor themselves. The Sharing Academy platform is present in 50 Spanish universities.
Each one of the 100 grants which the Ramon Molinas Foundation is offering will pay for a total of 10 private classes. Grant recipients will be able to choose the tutor they prefer and a timetable which suits them until the awarded hours are completed, there is no expiry date. The grants will be awarded in two rounds. The first 50 grants will be offered in May 2016 with the intention of preparing students in the 2015-2016 academic year for the final year exams at the end of June. The second round, of the remaining 50 grants, will be offered in October 2016 with the objective of preparing students in the 2016-2017 academic year for the exams held the following January.
To apply for a grant, students must already be recipients of some type of financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, exemptions or reductions of their university fees corresponding to the academic years 2015-2016 or 2016-2017. Students who want to participate in the scheme need to register at Sharing Academy and send an email to email@example.com (with same email address they registered with on the website) with the subject heading “Ramon Molinas Foundation Grants” before the deadlines specified above. In the email, applicants must attach a copy the applicant’s ID card, their university registration, and any documents confirming the award of financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, exemptions or reductions received for the acadèmic years 2015-2016 or 2016-2017. The application must also include the last tax declaration of the applicant or his family unit in the case that the applicant is not fiscally independent.
The Ramon Molinas Foundation and Sharing Academy are in charge of selecting the grant recipients in order of applications received. However, if the demand for grants supersedes the number of grants offered, both organisations will use the income tax declaration as the basis for choosing successful applicants. Applicants with the lowest income thresholds will be those chosen to benefit from the scheme.
Links of interest:
 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Huelva, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universidad de Salamanca, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de Cádiz, Universitat Ramon Llull, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universitat de Vic, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, Universidad Católica de Valencia “San Vicente Mártir”, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, ESIC Business & Marketing School, Universidad de la Laguna, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat de Lleida, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ESADE Law & Business School, Universidad de Murcia, Universitat d’Alacant / Universidad de Alicante, Universitat de València, Universidad San Pablo CEU, TecnoCampus, Escoles Universitàries Gimbernat, Escuelas Universitarias Gimbernat y Centre universitari de disseny de Barcelona.