For the 16th consecutive year, Fundación Banco Popular held the Premio a la Excelencia Académica Rafael Carrión, Jr. recognition ceremony.

Created to encourage, recognize and highlight the excellence and academic success of students, the award honors the strong commitment of its founder, Rafael Carrión, Jr., in supporting educational projects that inspire a desire for improvement in young adults.

A total of 100 talented students, who are starting their university studies, received the award through a virtual ceremony.

The winners were chosen with the advice of the Puerto Rico and Latin America office of the College Board, using the score obtained in the University Admission and Evaluation Test as selection criteria.

These students join more than 1,400 outstanding young adults awarded since 2005.

Teachers Receive Recognition

The winners also shared stories of the teachers who played a key role. Those who went the extra mile to help them successfully complete their semester and who were a source of support during these challenging months. After learning their stories, we honored 10 teachers.