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San José, August 6, 2012
Jimmy Rojas and Jose Angel Rodriguez

Jimmy Rojas and Jose Angel Rodriguez

Jimmy Rojas and Jose Angel Rodriguez depart next week on a new academic challenge: study in the U.S. for four years.

Born in Grecia, both youngsters are the first Costa Ricans to benefit from the U.S. Government’s Opportunity Fund.

Jimmy, 19, was admitted to MIT where he will study Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, while Jose Angel, 23, was admitted to Virginia Tech where he wants to obtain a Doctorate in Chemistry. Both of them received full scholarships from these universities.

“It is possible, dreaming is possible and making dreams come true is possible with effort and determination”, said the young scholarship holders.

The U.S. Government created the Opportunity Fund in order to provide opportunities to talented international students requiring financial support to defray the costs of applying to an academic higher education program in the United States.

To be eligible for support from the Opportunity Fund, candidates must have:

  • Advanced English
  • Excellent academic background
  • Leadership
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Have never received a Fulbright scholarship
  • Collaborate with the Education USA program during the admission process.

We wish both of them luck in their studies.