The Penta Scholarship for Ukrainians was established in 2015, as an educational initiative by the Penta Foundation. So far, we have got 14 Ukrainian students going through the program, forming an alumni club. We are now open for the year 2018 admissions, ready to provide 10-15 more scholarships.
After being selected, participants of the program are granted with a stipend, fully covering the Master’s degree program tuition fee at one of our partner-universities (Bachelor-level applications also may be considered). Additionally, the participants are supported with monthly payments for the duration of studies and are granted a chance to go through a voluntary internship to the Penta Investments, or to one of its subsidiaries.
The motivation behind the initiative is twofold. First of all, the Penta Foundation is constantly seeking for the opportunities to support the regional educational environment. Better educational environment – more bright young people to change our countries for better.
Second aspect, shaping the essence of the Penta Scholarship, is it’s relevance for Ukrainian students. We believe, that it is critical to support the new generation of Ukrainians in times of economic and political uncertainty. We hope that Ukrainian students would obtain advanced knowledge and abilities through studies at the best Slovak universities.
We value the environment we work in. Our social responsibility projects are focused on finding the common ground between our goals and the interests of the community around us.
We build on the tradition of the Penta Foundation, whose projects since 2002 donated more than EUR 3.5 million to education, healthcare, sport, culture and science.
Penta is originally a Central European investment group founded in 1994, specializing in long-term value investing. Today, the Group actively develops companies and projects, primarily in healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing and real estate.
Having grown from a local to international company, Penta operates in more than 10 markets across Europe, providing more than 32,000 jobs through investee companies. Penta owns assets of EUR 8.5 billion and focuses on businesses in which it can use its expertise, and takes a very active part in managing the investments and companies in portfolio.