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One Hundred top 8th grade students receive scholarships from Postbank

June 11, 2008
One Hundred top 8th grade students receive scholarships from Postbank

The High Start programme award fund totals 50 000 lv


The Deputy-minister of Education and Science Mr. Kircho Atanasov and Postbank's CEO Mr. Anthony Hassiotis joinly announced, at a special ceremony held at the 22nd High School Sava Rakovski in Sofia, the launch of the High Start with Postbank programme for supporting Bulgaria's high school education.


2008 is the fourth year that Postbank will reward the the top on hundred   8th grade students who excel in foreign language examination, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science. Each student will be awarded with the one-time scholarship of 500lv. The High Start with Postbank scholarship program is held under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Science.


Mrs. Vanya Castreva, Head of the Regional Inspectorate for Education, Mrs. Emilia Mihailova, principal of 22nd High School and all seven students from the school, awarded with "high start" scholarships throughout the years, were also present at the press conference. The attendees commented the program and its value for the Bulgarian education and agreed that this Postbank's initiative is a model for the successful partnership between the public and the private sector in the field of education.


"In recent years we have demonstrated that the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Postbank is exceptionally effective and helpful. Most significantly, our joint actions and effort are for the benefit of Bulgaria's children.", said Minister Atanasov.


Anthony Hassiotis defined the main objective of Postbank's initiative -  to demonstrate that hard work and excellent results are of high value and should be rewarded and should be a model to follow. "We take pride in the fact that Postbank is the first financial institution to lend a hand to high school education in Bulgaria", he asserted.


The participants in the press conference stated that the final ranking will be announced in September. The winners of the scholarship will be awarded at specially organized official ceremonies, which will take place in several cities around the country.


Postbank has so far awarded scholarships to 517 students investing a total amount of 221 000lv to Bulgaria's youth.

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