A/S Jacobson Delivers SEED Grants
27, Assistant Secretary of
State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson delivered scholarships to
50 Salvadoran fellows selected by the SEED Program to study in the
The SEED program is administered by the
Center for Intercultural Education and Development at
Fellows for this year’s SEED Program were
selected from a pool of over 500 highly qualified applicants in a variety of
fields. Their studies, which are scheduled to begin in August 2012, will take
“When we invest in a young person’s future, it is not always possible to know all the doors that investment will open,” commented Assistant Secretary Jacobson during the ceremony, “but we are committed to making those investments, to give people every opportunity to reach their full potential."
In addition to Assistant Secretary Jacobson, participants in the ceremony included Salvadoran Minister of Health, Maria Isabel Rodriguez; Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Erlinda Handal; U.S. Charge d'Affaires in El Salvador, Sean Murphy; Director of the SEED Program at Georgetown University, Paul Silva; National Coordinator of the SEED Program in El Salvador, José Alfredo Bonilla; and Mayor of Conchagua and former governor of the Department of La Union, Jesus Medina Flores.