Banco Popular Foundation Recognizes 100 Students with Excellence Award

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Banco Popular Foundation Recognizes 100 Students with Excellence Award

Students receive the Rafael Carrión, Jr. Excellence Award.

Students receive the Rafael Carrión, Jr. Excellence Award.

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The Banco Popular Foundation recently recognized 100 students from different municipalities in Puerto Rico with the Rafael Carrión, Jr. Excellence Award.

This award recognizes and highlights the excellent educational performance of young people who have completed their senior year of high school. The award is given based on the criteria used in the Evaluation and University Admission Exam, as well as two or more tests in the Advanced Placement Program. For the past 11 years, the Banco Popular Foundation has celebrated this event. More than 1,000 students have been recognized.

“I am very proud to celebrate the excellence of this group of young students who represent the academic talent of our island and are our best bet toward building a better future,” said Richard L. Carrion, CEO of Popular, Inc and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Banco Popular Foundation.

In addition to this annual award, Banco Popular Foundation provides college scholarships through the Rafael Carrión, Jr. Scholarship Fund to the children of Banco Popular employees and pensioners. This year, 215 scholarships were awarded. A total of 1,311 students have benefited from the Fund since its creation.

Banco Popular Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1979 that supports projects and organizations that promote innovative educational models. Its goal is to achieve excellence in education for the children and youth in Puerto Rico.

Congratulations Banco Popular Inc.!