Brilliant minds: Public sector school students from Ceará receive 100% scholarship at FGV

“I was very happy when I found out. I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t expecting a great result and I thought I would fail. Then I got the email telling me I’d got into FGV. I was so happy,” says João Pedro de Oliveira.
Institutional
23 February 2024
Brilliant minds: Public sector school students from Ceará receive 100% scholarship at FGV

What do João Pedro de Oliveira, Emanuel Victor Ferreira, Moisés Lopes and Gabrielle Muniz all have in common? They have achieved their dream of studying on a full scholarship at one of Brazil’s best universities, Fundação Getulio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro.

The successful scholarship applicants studied at state vocational education schools in Ceará and took part in a project run by FGV’s Center for the Development of Mathematics and Science (FGV CDMC), created in 2017 to identify talented young people at public sector schools across Brazil and help them apply for FGV’s undergraduate and graduate courses in Rio.

According to these students, their biggest challenges now include adapting to university life, living far from their family and making new friends. After all, they will be immersed in a new reality that is different from what they were used to.

Getting a full scholarship to study at FGV led to a mixture of sensations, such as surprise, euphoria and gratitude. “I was very happy when I found out. I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t expecting a great result and I thought I would fail. Then I got the email telling me I’d got into FGV. I was so happy,” says João Pedro de Oliveira.

FGV stands out for its learning environment and excellent professionals who make up a strong teaching team. The institution also has a solid reputation in the market, helping alumni get their careers off to a flying start after graduating, and it offers many opportunities abroad.  

About FGV CDMC’s Talent Selection Program

In recent years, FGV CDMC’s Talent Selection Program has selected outstanding public sector school students and medal winners at national academic Olympiads to study at Fundação Getulio Vargas.

The identified students are invited to take FGV’s university entrance exam in Rio de Janeiro for one of the undergraduate programs offered by the institution:

  • Applied Mathematics; 
  • Data Science; 
  • Artificial Intelligence; 
  • Economics; 
  • Administration; 
  • Social Sciences; 
  • Law;
  • Digital Communication.

The program helps students apply to take FGV’s entrance exam and assimilate content. It also provides them with free high-quality study materials. Moisés Lopes describes the program as beautiful and transformational for society. “It’s a beautiful thing, because through education, it makes it possible to transform the reality of many different families throughout Brazil,” he says. 

To find out more about FGV CDMC, visit its website.

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