Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to talent and employability with a new edition of the ICAI scholarships

Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to talent and employability with a new edition of the ICAI scholarships

  • The collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICAI aims to support the access of talented students who cannot afford to pay for their university studies
  • With this new edition, Iberdrola has supported with a total of 500,000 euros a hundred scholarships in this program

Iberdrola renews the agreement with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICAI, an action that is part of the company’s social dividend in its commitment to talent, excellence, and employability. This collaboration between the two entities aims to help students who do not have the necessary economic resources to pay for their university studies, but who stand out for their talent, abilities, or academic record. 

The collaboration agreement was signed at a ceremony presided over by the Vice-Rector for Students and Alumni, Belén Uroa Sanz; the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García; and the director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana. The entities thus reinforce their objective of promoting the transfer of knowledge and strengthening relations between private enterprises and educational centers to drive the transformation toward a sustainable energy model.

This year, 11 scholarships will be offered. With this new edition, a total of 96 scholarships have been funded since 2014 and more than €500,000 have been invested.

The ICAI scholarships offer students two types of programs: 

  • Scholarships and Study Grants Program: aims to finance university studies for students with limited financial resources and who meet the criteria set by Comillas Pontifical University-ICAI.
  • Program of Study Grants in the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering: offers students with a good academic record in the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or some of the related programs, the possibility of accessing a full scholarship on tuition fees for their studies. 

Professionals of the future

Iberdrola hired more than 5,600 people in 2022, 36% of whom were under 30 years of age. In the company’s strategic plan for the next five years, it is expected that by the end of 2025, it will have hired some 20,000 new people, which, together with investments of 75 billion euros, will help to double renewable capacity and advance in smart grids and the electrification of the economy.

Furthermore, as part of Iberdrola’s commitment to excellence in training, Fundación Iberdrola España collaborates with scholarship programs of various institutions such as the Fulbright Commission, which each year calls for Iberdrola-Fulbright scholarships; the Carolina Foundation, which has a program for Mexican and Brazilian students; the Inspira II and Reactiva social and labor insertion programs; and the restoration workshops of the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.