International Businessman and Philanthropic Leader Carlos Slim to Fund Scholarships for Graduate Students at the George Washington University
The Carlos Slim Scholars Program to Cover Full Tuition for Business, Engineering and International Affairs Students
WASHINGTON, October 2012.
International businessman and philanthropic leader Carlos Slim has announced that he will fund full tuition scholarships for George Washington University graduate students studying engineering, business and international affairs. The Carlos Slim Scholars Program, a partnership between the Fundacion Carlos Slim and George Washington, will recruit five graduates from universities in Mexico beginning this spring.
The Carlos Slim Scholars Program will provide students with practical experiences to the significance of leadership and communication in influencing public policy. The program also will connect students to international economic institutions and influential political and thought leaders while allowing hands-on learning through summer internships, travel opportunities and cultural enriching studies.
Each scholar will be paired with an academic advisor who will help guide their educational experience and a mentor to oversee their practical experience. Students also will gain intensive leadership training and participate in team-building activities.
Carlos Slim Scholars will be selected from graduate students who have applied for admission to a graduate program in the George Washington University’s School of Business, School of Engineering and Applied Science or Elliott School of International Affairs. The recipients must be graduates of a university in Mexico and selection will be based on their undergraduate academic achievement and leadership experience.
Mr. Slim has made significant contributions to business and community development in Mexico and Latin America, and his extensive philanthropic work through his foundations has led to improvements and investments in education, health and the fine arts. Mr. Slim was awarded the George Washington University President’s Medal in 2009 and received an honorary doctorate degree from George Washington in 2012.