The IE Foundation Scholarship Program was born of the Foundation’s mission and values. We have the firm conviction that entrepreneurship is one of the healthiest and efficient ways to promote social development.
Entrepreneurship involves embarking on a creative process to launch new ideas, companies, studios, projects, etc. A person can be an entrepreneur within an organization or by launching their own initiative, and they can do it in the private sector, public sector, or in the third sector. No matter what shape or form it takes, entrepreneurship creates wealth and jobs, making for a better world. In short it weaves a fabric comprised of causes, products or services that helps society to advance faster. Being an entrepreneur is no mean feat, and that is why we have to create the ecosystems needed to enable not only the creation but also the viability of robust projects that are capable of responding to all their stakeholders over time.
We live in a global world in which we have to stop viewing diversity as an obstacle that needs to be overcome. We have to embrace diversity as an excellent opportunity for innovation, and as a way to compete in a world that is moving at an increasingly vertiginous pace. Here at IE Foundation we see the many faces of diversity as an engine for growing levels of excellence and innovation in the production process and, above all, as a pivotal learning tool. This is why this scholarship program is anchored in diversity.
In the Foundation we see excellence as an attitude not as a definitive achievement. We look for this attitude in our candidates as we expect it to be the driving force behind their careers coupled with the many opportunities the program brings.
Innovation is another key strength we expect from our candidates, given that the capacity to open up new paths is always a guarantee of promising results, particularly when accompanied by a level of energy which enables them to withstand a demanding process of trial and error.
Finally whatever the academic objectives of our applicants may be, we feel that such a demanding and challenging process requires people with a broad global vision based on a sound knowledge of the field of humanities, given that history serves as the best guidebook on how to avoid mistakes in the future. Hence, applicants will also be the type of people who use art, reading or music as a means to fuel a dynamic creative process.
Donations made by IE students are the main source of funding for this program, and is something that we value greatly. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank them for the confidence they have in us and for their generosity, and to also thank organizations like AJE Quirón or FRV who finance the Young Talented Leadership program, for working hand in hand with us on such an important mission.
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