Santander will give more than 37,000 scholarships in Spain this year

After an investment of 105 million euros in 2023 to support programs that promote education, employability and entrepreneurship in all the countries in which it operates, Banco Santander plans to help more than 33,000 university students, professionals and entrepreneurs throughout 2024 Spaniards to strengthen their academic career or improve their skills, according to the current needs of the labor market.

Improve the employability of people, including young people, whose unemployment rate exceeds 28% in those under 24 years of age; Promoting the business development of entrepreneurs and SMEs and providing ongoing training are the key factors that underpin the initiatives supported by the bank in Spain in collaboration with 80 universities, academic centers and institutions.

– Scholarships and aid to facilitate access to university, complement academic training, mobility and research.

– Training content and courses to promote professional skills and access to the labor market.

– Awards, challenges and training to support and promote entrepreneurial projects, startups, scaleups and SMEs.

Susana García Espinel, director of Santander Universities and Universia España, points out that in 2024 “our main motivation is to contribute to improving the professional prospects of people and the business development of entrepreneurs and SMEs, through the more than 37,000 scholarships and aid that “We will promote, together with Spanish universities, support for education, employability and entrepreneurship.”

All this offer is available on the global platforms Santander Open Academy and on Santander Way to Santander X 100, for innovative startups and scaleups that want to become part of this entrepreneurial community, among many other programs.

In 2023, around 13,900 people accessed education programs; More than 17,500 received training to improve their employability and almost 1,800 companies received initiatives to support entrepreneurship.

Santander and its support for education, employability and entrepreneurship

Banco Santander maintains a firm commitment to progress and inclusive and sustainable growth with a pioneering and consolidated commitment to education, employability and entrepreneurship, which it has been developing for more than 27 years and distinguishes it from the rest of the world’s financial entities. The bank has allocated more than 2.3 billion euros and has supported more than 1.5 million people and companies through agreements with more than 1,300 universities. In addition, it has been recognized as one of the companies that are contributing the most to changing the world for the better, according to Fortune magazine’s ‘Change the World’ 2023 list.

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