With the aim of continuing their efforts to advance in the non difference to the difference, the Canis Majoris foundation annually awards the Elena Pessino Scholarships to university students with functional diversity, in order to provide them with financial assistance to help them fully develop in their higher education.
VI ELENA PESSINO SCHOLARSHIP GALA
The Canis Majoris Foundation recently celebrated the VI Elena Pessino Scholarship Gala at the Ateneo de Madrid on 19th January 2018. A total of 11 grants were awarded to students with functional diversity of the University of Alcalá and Rey Juan Carlos University.
The scholarship awards were presented by members of the “Table of Honor”: Doña Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo (Honorary President of the Canis Majoris Foundation), Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino (President of the Canis Majoris Foundation), Dr. Raúl Alelú Paz (Director of Canis Majoris Foundation), Don Abelardo Rodríguez González (Deputy General Manager of Care for People with Physical, Mental, Sensory diversity and Mental Illness in the Community of Madrid), His Excellency Don Francisco Fernández Marugán (Ombudsman ) and Don Luis Leardy Antolin (Director of Communications and External Relations of the Spanish Paralympic Committee).
The students who received the Elena Pessino Scholarships in the 6th edition are; Don Javier Abajo Sáenz, Doña Montserrat Amores García, Doña Estefanía Caramés Montés, Don Jesús Castillejo Martínez, Doña Denisa María Csobot, Doña Clara Eva Fernández Delgado, Don Bruno Garrido Pascual, Don Jorge Martín Posadas, Doña Marina Sofía Muñoz Oñate, Doña Yara Pérez Cantador y Doña Laura Vicente de Valenzuela.
The Elena Pessino Chair thanks all the participants in this 6th edition for the trust placed in the study grant program and hopes that they benefit from this support in achieving their academic goals.