Vellsam launches a new call for the ‘Bartolomé Zamora Zamora Award’ for the best university and higher vocational training records in Carboneras (Almeria).

The deadline for submitting applications is November 30.

Vellsam Materias Bioactivas has launched this November the second call for the ‘Bartolomé Zamora Zamora’ Academic Merit Awards, aimed at students born and/or residing in the municipality of Carboneras (Almería) who have had the best average grade in the Higher Vocational Training or University Degree, completed in the 2022/2023 academic year.

The winning record of the University Degree stage will receive a prize of 2,000 euros, while the best record of the Vocational Training Higher Level Training Cycle stage will receive a prize of 1,000 euros. The criterion to be followed for the evaluation of the records will be the average grade obtained by the student, while, in the event of a tie in the winning average grade, the following criteria will be taken into account as tiebreakers, in this order: number of honors, number of “A” grades and number of exams completed.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 30. Students born and/or registered in Carboneras (Almeria) in either of the two previous training options are eligible to participate and must submit their application on the web page Together with the duly completed application form, a copy of a valid identity card, academic certification of the studies completed showing the grades of all the subjects taken and the average grade obtained must be submitted, and in the case of residents not born in the locality, a certificate of census registration must also be provided, which must have been completed prior to the completion of the studies. The prize will be awarded before December 31 and will be presented at a public event to be determined, always in the municipality of Carboneras.

Bartolomé Zamora Zamora, father of the CEO of Vellsam Materias Bioactivas, María Zamora, and born in the coal district of Cueva del Pájaro, was an example of constant personal and professional improvement that led him to obtain a degree in the School of Mines, a diploma in business management and an extensive career in Spain and Latin America. In addition, he has been the only coal miner to occupy a seat in the Spanish Parliament and played an important role in the Spanish Transition, being one of the signatories of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, as well as in the creation of the autonomous community of Andalusia.