GeoPark awards university scholarships to 20 young adults from Casanare - GeoPark
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In partnership with the Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD), GeoPark has awarded university scholarships to 20 Casanare students.

In line with GeoPark’s commitment to supporting territorial development in Casanare since it started work there over 10 years ago, the Company has teamed up with the Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD) to grant 20 university scholarships for the professional training of young adults in the department.

A rigorous admission process headed by UNAD selected 10 women and 10 men from Tauramena and Villanueva, where the Company operates. The scholarships cover 100% of tuition fees for the whole course that each student choses.

The partnership between GeoPark and UNAD is just one of GeoPark’s social investment initiatives that help young people access higher education, contributing to closing gaps and enhancing the region’s educational quality.

“This scholarship program that we launched with Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia is another example of our commitment to promote the development of the territory,” GeoPark Neighbor Relations manager Diego Morales said at the scholarship award ceremony, held at UNAD’s site in Yopal. “We believe that more young people having the opportunity to access quality educational programs means that we will be contributing to the positive social transformation of the territory.”

The scholarship program demonstrates GeoPark’s ongoing commitment to advancing higher education in Casanare. For the last five years the Company has promoted the formal education of young people through the University Scholarship Program for Women in Science and Engineering that currently benefits six women from Casanare.

Program Benefits

The scholarship awarded by GeoPark and UNAD covers 100% of tuition fees in any course at UNAD that students choose, as well as the cost of a computer for each student to use in their classes and courses. Participating students will start courses in the second semester of 2023 in areas such as engineering, teaching and administration. This social investment in Casanare was made possible by the continuity and progress of GeoPark’s oil production activities in the region. As GeoPark continues developing these activities it will continue to implement initiatives that, like the scholarships, promote territorial development.


GeoPark is a leading Latin American oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil, and which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2014. It is the second largest oil producer in Colombia with almost 8% of the country’s total production. Since it was founded GeoPark has had an Integrated Values System called SPEED, which summarizes its commitment in five critical areas: Safety, Prosperity, Employees, Environment and Community Development. SPEED has been key for

GeoPark in attracting the best talent, being the preferred partner and the best neighbor, and developing a successful, safe and sustainable operation.

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