The Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation (FJBG) offers, through its University Scholarship Program, training opportunities for talented and motivated students seeking a quality education. During more than 20 years of work, the foundation has benefited 413 Guatemalan youths with an opportunity for higher education.
The foundation and its top executives that include Felipe Antonio Bosch Gutiérrez, firmly believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities and helps students with top academic and professional potential to achieve their goals.
In that equation, aptitude, personality and values are critical factors in the personal and professional success of students. These traits help young people define their strengths and weaknesses, build interpersonal skills, and set realistic goals and objectives in line with their beliefs and values. They are key factors when applying for a university scholarship. These traits are evaluated by a selection committee to determine if an applicant is deserving of the scholarship, and how it fits its objectives.
FJBG college scholarships are available to students who wish to study at the best private universities in Guatemala. The invitation is published each year and students must meet certain academic requirements, as well as demonstrate their dedication and commitment to their future and their community.
In addition to providing financial support, the foundation also provides scholarship recipients resources and opportunities to help them succeed in their education and careers. These include mentorships, workshops, and coaching opportunities. To qualify for one of these scholarships, a careful evaluation is done of:
Aptitude: understood as the skills and abilities of an individual. It is an important indicator of the applicant’s potential for academic success. The selection committee looks for students with high academic ability and a strong academic achievement record.
Personality: this is another important aspect when applying for a university scholarship. Students are sought who have a positive personality, motivation and determination to succeed. We are also looking for students who demonstrate leadership and the ability to work in a team.
Values: are fundamental beliefs and principles that guide the behavior of an individual. Student profiles that show strong and consistent values such as integrity, responsibility and commitment to the community are sought.
All these are crucial factors when opting for the benefit of a university scholarship. These traits determine whether an applicant is scholarship-worthy, and therefore it is very important to FJBG that students strive to develop and demonstrate these traits in their application and throughout their studies.