Number of grants offered: 41.
Directed at: Students between 14 and 18 years old with excellent academic performance from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Grant duration: 05/10/2015 – 22/07/2016 (FINISHED).
Educational institution: British Council.
RMF: Scholarship in English for young learners at the British Council
The Ramon Molinas Foundation and the British Council, with the collaboration of the Government of Catalonia Department of Education are offering grants for the second consecutive year for students between 14 and 18 years old to encourage their learning of English. Under the name of RMF: Scholarship in English for young learners at the British Council, the programme promotes the continued education of advanced English with the objective of encouraging the social integration of young people who achieve academic excellence and have great ability, but also come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
The programme, which consists of a total of 90 in-house classes, encourages further education in English at a high level. This year, those awarded the grants in the academic year 2014-2015 who made the most of the extra help thanks to their effort, determination and good attitude, will have the opportunity to continue learning with the British Council. The remaining grants, yet to be awarded, will be given to young people chosen by the Government of Catalonia Department of Education, which will once again take on the role of identifying and selecting candidates.
The students who take part in programme will reap the benefits that come with learning and perfecting the English language. The RMF: Scholarship in English for young learners at the British Council will provide them with the necessary tools to express themselves and communicate, and the chance to become more international. In addition, the agreement between RMF, the British Council and the Catalonia Department of Education will grant them the opportunity to transform the environment in which they develop, through interacting with new classmates in the institution’s Bonanova centre.
The British Council was created in 1934 in the United Kingdom with the aim of promoting knowledge of the English language to encourage cultural, technological and scientific cooperation on a global scale. Awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities in the year 2005, it offers courses in English at all levels, helping students to progress from the basics until they reach the level required to aim for the Proficiency qualification awarded by the examining board Cambridge English. Students who benefit from the programme will learn how to express themselves in English in real situations, in personalised classes with native teachers.
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