19 students were awarded a Blockchain and DLT scholarship grant. This was the first time that such scholarships were awarded.
In a statement the Parliamentary Secretariat for Digital Economy said that the scholarships were awarded by the Parliamentary Secretary .
During the award ceremony, Schembri described the 19 awardees as courageous for having chosen to embrace change.
The rector of the University of Malta Alfred Vella said that this was a ‘natural and exciting step’ for the University of Malta to take a leap forward and be part of the journey.
MITA’s executive chairman Tony Sultana said that next year another fresh call will be issued for students pursuing their studies at Masters and PhD levels.
MITA and the University of Malta signed a Memorandum of Understanding which established a €300,000 scholarship grant for a period of 3 years aimed at students who want to pursue their studies in blockchain and DLT at Masters and PhD levels.