Culture is assumed by the Foundation as its main area of activity, in which it has positioned itself as patron of several projects in the field of arts and in the preservation of the historical and architectural heritage, namely, the museological heritage, an essential component of the national identity. It has also supported initiatives related to modern and contemporary art and events that emphasize artistic interdisciplinarity and the sharing of culture with diverse audiences.
Science and education are fundamental for the construction of a developed society and for the exercise of a responsible and informed citizenship, reason why the Foundation has been reinforcing its collaboration with diverse educative projects, of scientific investigation and of diffusion of the knowledge, through support for post-graduate programs at Portuguese universities of reference, research projects in the field of child health and award of scholarships.
With the purpose of promoting initiatives that stimulate the development of a favorable social context, the Foundation supports actions of different entities covering several areas of intervention, such as childhood, adolescence, poverty, disability, among others. The idea of supporting the weakest sections of the population and promoting the efficient management of available resources and their sustainability to third sector entities is transversal.
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At its core, the Foundation believes that education is a primordial factor of growth and that is why it develops many initiatives in African countries and Timor where Portuguese is officially spoken.
Recognizing the primary role of education as a development factor, the scholarship program aims to provide the possibility of access to an academic training that is both for personal gain and for the benefit of the country of the students.
The Foundation has awarded scholarships in Portugal to students from Portuguese-speaking African countries and Timor, mostly for master’s degrees.
Recognizing the increasing demand for these scholarships, Millennium bcp Foundation signed a protocol with the Camões Institute – Institute for Cooperation and Language, under the Portuguese Language Promoter Company Programme. This entity will manage the Foundation Scholarship Programme from January 2019.
You will find more information about the new model of the Millennium bcp Foundation Scholarships on the Camões Institute Web Site: