Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Bolivian Catholic University graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship

Pagina Siete reports:

UCB graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship

2014-10-07 03.51.41 pmIng. Benjamin Pinaya, who studied at La Paz Regional Academic Unit of the Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”, was selected to receive a Fulbright scholarship to a graduate degree in Robotics Engineering.

Yuki Kondo-Shah, aggregate Cultural a.i. at the Embassy of the United States of America in Bolivia, sent a letter to Ing. Benjamin Pinaya to inform he “has been nominated by the Embassy of the United States, through its selection committee for the Fulbright fellowship in the specialty of Robotics Engineering “.

The selection process of trainees has not been easy, says the letter from Yuki Kondo-Shah, given the high academic and professional level of all candidates. “The fact that you have obtained one of these places speaks highly of both your academics background and professional interest in contributing to the development of Bolivia” notes the letter sent to Ing. Benjamín Pinaya by the Embassy of the United States of America in Bolivia.

Dr. Ronanth Zavaleta Mercado, dean of the Faculty of Engineering at La Paz Regional Academic Unit of the Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”, stressed the importance of the Ing. Benjamin Pinaya, elected to a postgraduate degree under the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for his “high academic and professional level, and as his academic background and professional interest in contributing to the development of Bolivia” that said, it also highlights the high level offered by the School of Robotics Faculty of Engineering, of the UCB.

http://www.paginasiete.bo/economia/2014/10/7/graduado-recibe-beca-fulbright-34326.html

Not so long ago, current Bolivian president offered to send Bolivians to Ivy League universities … , of course he said that as if it was a done deal… which is nothing more but cheap demagogue as no order from him will guarantee acceptance at those universities… regardless of top qualifications needed for acceptance, the other concern is also how expensive it gets to study at those universities. To make offers like that is just to mislead young students.

It is with people like Benjamin Pinaya, with his personal effort and qualifications that he got this scholarship. It is up to the individual to seek the studies he deserves and earns.

Politicians raise expectations and mostly people who are not qualified will feel more frustrated and probably this coca grower leader will blame the imperialism…