Students from communities in São Paulo win full scholarships to FGV
Daniela Nogueira Mendes and Fábio Bruno Queiroga, residents of the Monte Azul community, located in the south of São Paulo, graduated from high school in a public school five years ago. As a couple, the two were looking for a profession that could have greater social impact and decided to study for a year ? on their own, since they could not afford a preparatory course ? to take Fundação Getulio Vargas' University Entrance Exam (Vestibular).All this effort and dedication led them to be accepted to one of the best educational institutions in the country. Daniela and Fábio were awarded full scholarships and, since early 2015, have attended FGV's Public Administration course. In an interview with the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, in Portuguese, Fabio said he intends to use the knowledge acquired from growing up in a poor region with the theory to work in the public sector. As for the relationship with other students, Daniela says it's all very natural. Students who attend Public Administration are naturally more open-minded, she pointed out.FGV offers its entrance exam twice a year for the Administration courses in São Paulo and once a year for the other courses in the state capital and for all courses offered in Rio de Janeiro. Dozens of scholarships are offered for each campaign to students who get the highest marks in the entrance exam or Enem (Brazilian High School National Examination) and also for students who can prove their socioeconomic conditions.For more information about the courses and the University Entrance Exam (Vestibular), those interested may access FGV's website and read the rules for award granting and registration for the university entrance exam, in Portuguese.