FRV recognizes students’ excellence with Young Talented Leaders scholarships

May 28, 2018

  • Thanks to this program, developed in collaboration with IE Foundation, two Mexican and Jordan grant holders will pursue their studies at the IE University
  • These grants are awarded as part of FRV’s commitment to economic and social development in the markets and communities in which it operates

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects, has awarded two students from Jordan and Mexico with the Young Talented Leaders scholarship. Thanks to this recognition, carried out in collaboration with the IE Foundation, the grant holders will be able to pursue their undergraduate studies at the prestigious Spanish university.

The scholarships, called Young Talented Leaders, are awarded as part of FRV’s commitment to the economic and social development in the markets and communities in which it operates. In this case, the scholarships are related to two projects that are currently under development: Al-Safawi (66.69 MW dc) in Jordan and Potosí Solar in Mexico (342 MW dc).

The scholarship covers all training and education costs, including tuition fees, accommodation, academic materials, and allowances for travel and meals in Spain during the four-year degree program at IE University.

Since 2015, FRV has recognized several talented students from Uruguay and Jordan through the Young Talented Leaders program. With the addition of these new grants, FRV will have five students benefiting from this initiative that awards academic merit and excellence.

Rafael Benjumea, CEO of FRV, has declared that ” The Young Talented Leaders scholarship is an example of the social and educational commitment of FRV with the communities in which we operate. We are glad to contribute to the recognition of the best young talent and to offer them the opportunity to carry out their studies in a leading university in Spain “.


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Rafael Benjumea

Founder, FRV

At FRV we have a strong commitment to the economic and social development of the markets and communities in which we operate, and we are pleased to be able to deliver on this commitment through this innovative program.

Gianfranco Carassale

Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)

Despite their size, they have been competing closely in bids with firms, which had different structures and abilities. This certainly shows their ability to be a strong market competitor. FRV has been a pioneer in market segments where no one had been before, and that has a lot of value.

José Benjumea

Founder, FRV

We believe that our success needs to have a positive impact in those regions where we operate and that education is the best channel to meet this goal, and to improving the future of those communities that embrace our projects