RUSAL Awards Engineering Scholarships to Jamaican students
RUSAL has awarded 24 Jamaican students scholarships to study in Russia at a cost of approximately USD 900,000. The students are from communities in St. Catherine, St. Ann and Manchester – operating areas of WINDALCO, RUSAL’s bauxite and alumina production complex in Jamaica. They will attend the Siberian Federal University (SFU) in Krasnoyarsk.
The award forms part of the Company’s International Scholarship Programme and covers airfare, accommodation, a monthly stipend, winter clothing allowance, internships, and medical insurance. This year’s scholarship programme is being done in collaboration with the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo). The Agency will cover the cost of tuition.
At the end of the five-year programme, the students will receive undergraduate degrees in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical, energy, process and quality engineering as well as instrumentation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students will be taught the Russian language virtually for their first year of study. They are then scheduled to depart for Russia in the summer of 2022 to begin specialized training.
The cohort of 24 students adds to 30 others from Jamaica who have previously benefitted from WINDALCO’s International Scholarship Programme and are successfully studying at the SFU.