On October 7, UNIST has announced that it has received a KRW 10 million endowment from EcoPro Co., Ltd., as part of its plan to set up a scholarship endowment program, namely EcoPro Scholarship.
EcoPro Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based company principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of secondary battery materials. The group has decided to provide a 10 million KRW scholarship endowment program to support the growth and development of promising researchers in the field of secondary batteries. The received fund will go towards EcoPro Scholarship, and thus will provide a steady and reliable stream of support for students, majoring in Battery Science and Technology within the Department of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST.
The program will select two graduate students in the field of rechargeable batteries based on their academic and extracurricular achievements and will provide 5 million KRW per year, respectively. Selection is conducted by evaluating the quality level, creativity, and conductivity of the research content. EcoPro Group is considering continuing to provide scholarships after this donation.
“UNIST has produced excellent research results that will lead the future of the battery industry,” says President Dong Chae Lee, EcoPro Group. “We hope this endowment fund could serve as valuable seeds for nurturing talented individuals in the battery field that will change the future.”
“I would like to express my gratitude to EcoPro Group for their extraordinarily generous gift to UNIST,” says MyeongIn Lee, Dean of Public Relations at UNIST. “Your generosity will be of great help for student growth and development.”