Linde Americas, recently announced the launch of The Linde Scholars Program, a unique initiative that offers full college scholarships to 40 qualified students from Campeche, Mexico. This first-of-a-kind program from Linde was launched in June 2017 offers qualified youths from the communities surrounding the company’s Cantarell nitrogen plant 100% tuition coverage for their entire undergraduate studies at the University of Monterrey, paid housing while attending university, a semester studying in Germany, mentoring from Linde employee volunteers, meals, academic materials and transportation.
The Linde Scholars program received hundreds of applications from qualified and aspiring students from the Campeche area. Out of the Numerous applications received only forty students were selected due to the highly competitive selection process. Apart from having an outstanding academic record, applicants needed to meet several other criteria.
A welcome event for the newcomers was jointly organized by Linde and the University officials and was attended by several senior representatives from both sides, including Rob Capellman, Senior Vice President of Regional Onsite Account Management and Electronic Gases & Specialty Products for Linde Americas and Antonio J. Dieck Assad, Dean of the University of Monterrey.
Linde has been operating in Campeche, Mexico since the year 2000. The company supplies high-pressure, high-purity nitrogen to Pemex’s oil reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico from the nitrogen plant located on the Atasta Peninsula, near Ciudad del Carmen in the State of Campeche.