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"Franco Buzzi Memorial" Scholarship

In memory of Franco Buzzi, the company has developed an initiative that could reflect things that Franco loved: the company, to which he dedicated his life, brilliant young people, who could represent the company’s future nourishment and the USA.

This is why Buzzi Unicem will award every year, on a continuing basis, two scholarships that will provide the sons and daughters of our employees from all of the group’s countries, as well as students who graduated from high school in Casale Monferrato, with the unique opportunity to attend a Master in Business and Administration program at one of the following top universities in the US:

  • McCombs School of Business - University of Texas in Austin, TX;
  • Smeal College of Business - Penn State University, PA;
  • Kelley School of Business - Indiana University, Bloomington;
  • College of Business and Economics - Lehigh University, PA.

The schools we chose are well-regarded and highly ranked in the USA.

The program we selected is a 2-year, full-time MBA, that Buzzi Unicem will fully fund, thus covering not only tuition and fees, but also standard ancillary costs (travel, insurance, living costs …). All the children of employees and former employees who retired after working at Buzzi Unicem companies, as well as talented students from Casale Monferrato, can apply. They must meet the requirements set by the Business School’s admissions criteria, regarding age, bachelor’s degree, work experience, English proficiency and analytical skills.

Transparency and meritocracy are key to us, so Buzzi Unicem cannot interfere, in any way, with the valuation and selection process, that will be managed in full by each university. The only way to submit an application for the scholarship is online, on the school’s website.

Once the selection phase is ultimate, the first endowed student will attend the MBA program according to the university schedule.

As a company, we are proud to launch this project. We know for sure that this could be a turnaround opportunity for focused, committed people. And we like to think of Franco as a significant part of this growth process, too.