Elena Enciso Martínez, whose scholarship was proposed by Soroptimist International Costa del Sol. / sur

University of Malaga student receives scholarship from Soroptimist International

The young architect, Elena Enciso Martínez, has been awarded a scholarship of 5,000 euros for a project that focuses on the temporary emergency accommodation offered to migrants

TONY BRYANT

Elena Enciso Martínez, a young architect and student of the doctoral programme, City, Territory and Sustainable Planning, at the University of Malaga has been awarded a scholarship of 5,000 euros for her present academic year.

Elena's research project focuses on the temporary emergency accommodation offered in Spain to the continual flow of migrants arriving by sea. Elena’s social vision of architecture was proposed by the Mijas based women’s association, Soroptimist International Costa del Sol, and was selected by the scholarship committee of the European Federation of Soroptimist International.

The scholarship programme is held annually and SI Costa de Sol and has been supporting the students at the University of Malaga for several years.

In 2016, Laura Domínguez García became the first Spanish student to receive the Soroptimist scholarship, and today she is the president of the Costa del Sol branch.

During the ceremony, the scholarship fund allocated almost 100,000 euros to 27 women for the 2021-2022 academic year. Soroptimist International Costa del Sol, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, has now launched the selection process for next year, the deadline of which, is 15 December. www.costadelsol.soroptimist.es

Soroptimist International, founded in Oakland, California in 1921, is an international NGO with a network of around 72,000 members in more than 120 countries around the world. The organisation strives to provide opportunities and transform the lives of women and girls.