Costa Rican Students Awarded with a Scholarship to Study in the United States
Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, networks, and telecommunications are the main areas of interest of eight students from technical high schools and public high schools that are part of the International Baccalaureate program who were awarded with scholarships to study at community colleges in the United States for two years.
Gerald Vallejos, Nicole Solís, Jimena Lalinde, Rayan Carrillo, Sofía Herrera, Carlos Guzmán, Anthony Moreira y Carolina Solano are the awardees of the Dr. Anna Sittenfield scholarships for specialized technical high schools that the Costa Rica-United States Foundation (CRUSA) sponsors in parnership with the U.S. Embassy, the Costa Rican Initiatives for Development Coalition (CINDE), and the Costa Rican North American Cultural Center through ist EducationUSA office.
The eight students will be able to conclude their academic students by doing internships at U.S. companies that have operations in Costa Rica, which will strengthen their professional profiles and help them get work experience, which is critical for their inclusion in the Costa Rican labor market.
All the students have an outstanding academic level, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as English proficiency and leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities.