Within the scope of the competition to award scholarships and research grants, the municipality of Vila do Bispo decided, at the last town hall meeting, to award 18 scholarships and 1 research grant for the academic year 2019/2020, in the global amount of 54 thousand 405 euros.
The amount to be awarded to each student varies and is attributed depending on the household's income. These amounts correspond to 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the national minimum wage. The scholarships are intended for students in the municipality who attend high school or higher; public, private or cooperative. Research grants are granted to individuals, to enable studies to be carried out that are of direct interest to the municipality.
This measure of the municipal executive aims to «support the continuation of studies to economically deprived students with school performance who, due to the lack of conditions, are unable to do so and also collaborate in the training of senior technical staff, residing in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, thus contributing to a greater and more balanced social, economic and cultural development of the municipality », concludes the autarchy.