A dream come true both for Emiliano and for VISIONAR: last October, Emiliano Gudiño, the first student to receive a VISIONAR scholarship back in 2007, graduated from Universidad Tecnologica Nacional in San Francisco, Argentina, with the degree of IT engineer.
VISIONAR Scholarships' mission is to support outstanding college students in Argentina who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Emiliano fully embodies the values of VISIONAR and we are very proud to have been by his side while he got an education that will allow him to start the career he always wanted.
"My dream to become an IT engineer has come true, it is hard to believe. When I presented my final thesis on the development of a mobile application for the restaurant industry, the evaluating committee said 'Congratulations, Engineer!', and it sounded strange that they were addressing me as a professional," added Emiliano with a smile of satisfaction.
Emiliano thanked VISIONAR for the support: "VISIONAR has been by my side in good and in difficult times. It was very motivating to have people who believed in me, who encouraged me to reach my goal."
What is in Emiliano's future? "While I look for a full time job with a well-reputed company, I will do freelance work. There are many options as an IT engineer," commented Emiliano. VISIONAR will continue to accompany Emi. He has become family to us, as have the other scholars. We loved to see Emi's progression in school, and we are confident that he will experience continued success as he enters a new chapter in his life. All the best, Emi!
Ending the year 2013 with this happy note, we would like to thank once again all of you who share our values and our mission. We hope you continue by our side in 2014. Our scholarships are fully funded by generous donors like you. Thank you for your support, and may 2014 bring health, love, and peace to you and your families.
Dear friends of VISIONAR Scholarships,
To help support VISIONAR college students into 2014, we are inviting you to consider a donation on October 23rd. That day, our partner, Globalgiving, will match 30% of your online donation!
Matching begins at 9:01am EDT (US East Coast daytime) on Wednesday, Oct 23rd and will end at 8:59am EDT on Thursday, Oct 24rd or until funds run out. Sending your donation early will ensure we receive the bonus!
Where to donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-education-in-argentina/
We thank you in advance for your generous support
How are VISIONAR funds utilized? The totality of the funds we raise is applied to each student’s expenses: tuition, books & supplies, transportation and meals. Expense reports per student are available upon request.
Who are the VISIONAR students receiving help?
In Argentina's university system, the student that demonstrates academic excellence and leadership is recognized by representing their school in public ceremonies and by bearing the Argentine flag. This is the highest honor that a college student can aspire to, the equivalent of the magna cum laude distinction in the US system. This year, at UCES University, that honor went to one of our VISIONAR students: Maria Angela Contreras.
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Your donations make it possible for Maria Angela and the other twelve VISIONAR students to continue working toward their college degrees. Thank you!