100 high-achievers university and high-school students from Bucharest, Constanta and Prahova have been selected as winners of the KMG International Scholarships program, now at its second edition, receiving annual grants amounting to USD 100,000.
“Offering support to high-achieving students who are at the beginning of the professional path can play a huge role in their evolution. The scholarship program has been introduced to offer financial support to high school and university students with excellent results who want to develop their career in the energy sector. We want to provide them with necessary means to develop themselves professionally and personally in the direction they desire.” Alexey Golovin, Chief Officer, Legal and Corporate Affairs, KMG International.
“The KMG International scholarship program, offered to high school and university students from our internship program, as well as to those who applied externally has been designed as a support system for the next generation oil and gas professionals. We want to bring as many high-achieving students closer to our industry and motivate them to follow their path, to grow in this challenging and fascinating field." Simona Popovici, HR director, KMG International.
50 scholarships have been awarded to students from the company’s internship program, upon the evaluation of their performance. The remaining 50 were awarded to high school and university students with high academic achievements, determined to build a career in the energy sector, who applied to our scholarships call. Their areas of study include: chemistry, mechanical engineering, petroleum and gas engineering, studying at universities such as Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Ovidius University Constanta, Politehnica University of Bucharest, University of Bucharest and high-schools from Constanta, Bucuresti and Ploiesti.
The applications were evaluated by a jury comprised of KMG International representatives and two university professors: Prof. Daniela Popovici from the Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti and Prof. Anca Sterpu from Ovidius University Constanta, Faculty of Physics, Chemistry, Electronics and Petroleum Technology.
KMG International has been actively involved in the development of skills and competencies for students, having carried out internship programs for 18 years, for over 1,300 high school and university students from all our operational areas in Romania. Starting with 2018, we have extended the addressability of our programs, by including students from high schools in our initiatives, with the aim of increasing their technical understanding and to provide them with the guidance they need to choose the right career.
About KMG International
KMG International is an important investor in the Romanian economy, at the same time being a responsible corporate citizen. Through the "Together for All" program, the company has implemented 101 environmental and health protection projects throughout the country. In addition to our strategic partnership with the civil society, we mention the support offered to SMURD, the Civil Society Gala, the George Enescu International Festival and Contest.
Owned by the KazMunayGas company of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KMG International has significant operations in the refining and petrochemical, retail, trading and industrial services sectors on 12 main markets. In Romania, the Group owns Petromidia Navodari refinery, with a refining capacity of 5 million tons per year, Vega Ploiesti refinery - the oldest petrochemical plant, commissioned in 1905 and also a fuel distribution network with over 740 points of sale, 230 LPG stations, 9,000-cylinder stations and 3 LPG storage stations, 7 depots.
The total value of the investments made by KMG International in Romania amounts to USD 4 billion, while the level of contributions to the state budget of Romania amounted to over USD 16 billion in 2007-2018.