Approve 196 scholarships at URACCAN Las Minas
The Scholarship Commission is composed of Vice-Chancellor, Student Welfare Coordination, Academic Secretariat and UNEN.
José Garth Medina

With this benefit, URACCAN implements its Mission and Vision of training men and women on the Caribbean Coast.

A total of 196 scholarships for the second half of 2020 were approved by the URACCAN Las Minas Scholarship Commission, which entered to approve applications for mixed-race, indigenous and Afro-descendant students from communities in the municipalities of the Mining Triangle, Mulukukú, Puerto Cabezas and Paiwas municipalities.

URACCAN scholarships to indigenous and Afro-descendant students and mestizos in nicaragua's Caribbean are awarded with funds of 6% given by the Government of Nicaragua to universities that are members of the National Council of Universities and are supplemented by sustainability funds.

The Sorayda Herrera Siles master's degree, academic secretary of this campus, detailed that, of the 196 scholarships approved, 120 scholarships were for students of the regular courses that are in the student residence, 16 students of the Sabatino courses and 60 in the courses for meetings that study Education Sciences.

Regulatory-based scholarships

To approve the scholarships, the requirements of the institutional regulations have been taken into account in the Scholarship Regulations and in their entirety met the requirements, the academic secretary said.

Felix Arauz president of UNEN, said that to qualify for a scholarship students have to be solvent with all their payments; a letter of application is then made to the Scholarship Commission, including letters of community recommendation, police record, health certificate, library solvency and administration, and it is on the Scholarship Commission that applications are approved or rejected.

URACCAN, with the delivery of scholarships to its students, makes effective its Mission and Vision of training men and women on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.

URACCAN Las Minas is located in a territory with a majority of the mixed population and therefore the scholarships correspond to: 73.5 percent mixed-race, 0.7 creoles, 17.9 percent Mayangna and 7.7 percent miskitos; with 2.4 Miskitas women, 6.3 Mayangna, 0.7 Creoles women.