Saturday, August 19, 2017

UrFU launches scholarship-stipend program for exceptional students

Officials from Ural Federal University announced the start of a scholarship program for exceptional students, which pays monthly stipends of $150 to supplement educational expenses.

The monthly stipend program is an extension of the university's recent initiative to support talented students.

"We are waiting for ambitious folks who see the trajectory of his career in a few years," UrFU Rector Viktor Koksharov said. "We believe that [the stipends are] the only way we will give the region a positive chance, and the only way it is possible to develop human resources, research and innovation."

The university has allocated funding to support nearly 6,000 students with monthly stipends and plans to offer a 20 percent tuition discount for students with high marks who do not qualify for the stipend.