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01/23/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2023 04:22

COSMOTE Scholarships of more than €500.000 were awarded to 30 university students to complete their studies

- Michael Tsamaz: "By investing into young people, we are investing in a better future for our country"
- 21 years of the COSMOTE Scholarship programme, with more than 780 supported students
- Free technology access to services and equipment during the scholars' studies
- Access to job training placement at OTE Group for the scholars

COSMOTE Scholarships, of more than €500,000 worth, were awarded to 30 first-year students at Greek universities for the academic year 2022-2023. COSMOTE Scholarships provide financial support[1] to students facing economic and social difficulties during their studies, so that they can complete them. The scholarship programme is COSMOTE's longest-running social contribution initiative. During the last 21 years, COSMOTE has supported more than 780 students in Greece with over €7.5 million.
During this year's award ceremony, the Chairman and CEO of OTE Group, Mr. Michael Tsamaz had a discussion with the scholars, and he said: "Through our Scholarship Programme we support young people with a zest for learning, ethics, and prospects. Young people who believe in themselves, are passionate for their goals and make their dreams come true, by overcoming obstacles. At COSMOTE, we believe in a better world for all through equal access to knowledge and digital technology. By investing into young people, we invest in a better future for our country."
The 30 scholarships for 2022 consist of the "Zacharias Piperidis" honorary scholarship, of a total of €25,000, awarded to a student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in memory of the distinguished OTE Group executive, 13 scholarships of a total of €18,750 each for students in five-year studies, and 16 scholarships of €15,000 each for students in four-year studies.
In addition to the scholarship, COSMOTE offers to all the scholars modern technological services and equipment to meet their daily telecommunications needs, including a complete package of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services, internet connectivity, COSMOTE TV for all years of their studies, as well as laptops.

Young people with dreams for a better future

During the scholarships' awarding event, the new scholars had the opportunity to attend an experiential workshop for personal empowerment, sharing their thoughts and dreams for the future. For example, Hara Teni, who is a scholar studying at the University of Crete, in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, aspires, through her profession, to contribute to sustainable development and the protection of the planet. Fotis Doukas, a first-year student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the National Technical University of Athens, considers the COSMOTE scholarship not just a form of financial support, but a vote of confidence in his capabilities. His goal is to contribute to the evolution of robotics through artificial intelligence.

The new scholars also had the opportunity to receive detailed information by OTE Group's Recruitment team regarding the possibility of internship at OTE Group. They also had a discussion with previous interns at OTE Group's modern and dynamic work environment, sharing the valuable experience they gained. The internship for COSMOTE scholars was launched in 2022, on the programme's 20th anniversary, and will continue in 2022-2023.
Sustainable development is a top priority for COSMOTE. The Sustainable Development strategy focuses on Climate Neutrality, Circular Economy throughout the Value Chain, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities at Work, and Digital Society for all, and at the same time on the support of society and vulnerable social groups. The COSMOTE Scholarship Programme supports equal access to knowledge. Because a world of equal opportunities for all, is a better world for all.

COSMOTE scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year:
  1. Maria Aggeletopoulou, Informatics, University of Piraeus
  2. Polyxeni Maria Albidou, Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  3. Georgios Arampatzis, Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  4. Ilianna Vassilaraki, Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  5. Chrysoula Gavriil, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  6. Vassiliki Giaketta, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  7. Ioannis Giorgas, Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras
  8. Stavros Gousgounis, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  9. Athina-Danae Karafyllidou, Biology, University of Crete
  10. Kalliopi Kollia, Biology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  11. Christina Konstantinidou, Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  12. Antonia Lafara, Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  13. Dimitrios Livanas, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  14. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  15. Apostolos Ioannis Manousakis, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  16. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  17. Konstantina Dina, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly
  18. Fotios Doukas, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  19. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Alexandra Economou, Chemical Engineering, National
  20. Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  21. Spyridon Papadomanolakis, Computer Science, University of Crete
  22. Angeliki Papaioannou, Accounting & Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business
  23. Georgia Pentari, Chemistry, University of Patras
  24. Loukas Sofianos, Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  25. Elisavet Haris Teni, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
  26. Dimitra Tziortzioti, Department of Chemistry, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  27. Alkistis Maria Traka, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  28. University of Patras
  29. Fotios Trampas, Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  30. Konstantina Tsaitouridou, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  31. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  32. Eleni Tsiarou, Applied Informatics - Information Systems, University of Macedonia
  33. Konstantinos Tsioumas, Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly
  34. Vassiliki Tsoubanou, Mathematics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  35. Maria Hatzimarkou, Department of Physics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

[1] Legal taxes, fees, deductions and any other expenses are paid by each individual scholarship recipient. The net sum is paid to each scholarship recipient in four (4) or five (5) equal instalments, depending on whether they are doing a four- or five-year degree.