The Santander Group has made a long-term commitment to the higher education sector. Since 1996, Santander Universities has been collaborating with colleges, universities, and research centers. Globally, we have more than 1,200 partnerships. In the U.S., there are nearly 50 partnerships. This number continues to grow because we believe that supporting higher education is the best way to give back to the communities we serve. We expand educational opportunities through college readiness; service learning; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); study abroad; societal impact; faculty research; internships; entrepreneurship; and global workshops.
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"There was a lot we did in Ecuador. Every day, we learned how to speak Spanish. We saw 300 children on our last day. During the week, we saw at least 50 patients daily at the dental clinic. I spotted my first oral cancer that day. The equipment was very different from what we have in our clinic."
– Julie Carlson, Mount Ida College
Since 1996, Santander Universities has invested more than $1.3 billion dollars around the world. Each year, we support over 1,200 philanthropic agreements, 22,000 scholarships, and 4,100 university projects to promote academics, research, study abroad, internship and job placement.
The following examples represent a few of Santander Universities' U.S.–based initiatives:
Rutgers Future Scholars Program
The RFS program each year introduces 200 first–generation, low–income and underrepresented middle school students from our four Rutgers home communities–Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, and Piscataway–to the promise and opportunities of a college education. The program has multiple–year components, each building on the foundation of the previous year. Student participants begin immediately in summer preceding their 8th grade year and become part of a unique pre–college culture of university programming, events, support, and mentoring that will continue throughout their high school years. For students who successfully complete the pre–college part of the program, Rutgers will provide full tuition funding through scholarships and federal grants to students admissible to Rutgers University.
Santander Universities supports educational institutions all across the world.
* Only available at participating colleges and universities 1 In 2015, Banco Santander was named the world's largest corporate contributor to education by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO.
Updated as of 10/1/2015