The Baker Hughes Scholars Program in Angola is helping to develop the next generation of leaders in engineering, science and business through grants for students at local universities. Launched in 2008, the program is designed to support undergraduates who have the motivation and commitment to use their education to participate in the country's economic and social development.
This $1.2 million (USD) community investment supports eighty-six talented students enrolled in eight Angolan universities. The program provides university scholarships and living stipends to students with a record of academic excellence and strong potential to become leaders in the engineering, science and business fields. Baker Hughes views this educational contribution as only the beginning for these talented students, who will undoubtedly have a positive impact on Angola's future.
In 2009, Baker Hughes received recognition by the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce with an award for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility in Angola for our scholars program.