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Lidl Cyprus offering scholarships for gifted students

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Centre of Talented Youth (CTY)

Lidl Cyprus is offering €40,000 in scholarships to eligible students for summer programmes on Greek and English courses from humanities to science and engineering.

Children will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the courses of the centre of talented youth (CTY) Greece in the coming open day at 10am this Saturday at the English School in Nicosia. A second open day is also scheduled at 10am the following day at the Neapolis university in Paphos.

The programmes target students in the third year of primary school upwards and early years of secondary schools, introducing them to online, summer and weekend courses outside the school’s curriculum. These include creative writing workshops, 3D printing, nanotechnology, as well as lessons on cinema, diet and psychology.

CTY Greece at Anatolia College was founded in 2013 by the Stavros Niarchos foundation with a strategic partnership with Anatolia College and Johns Hopkins University in the US. Supported by Lidl Cyprus, it is currently under the auspices of the Cyprus’ education ministry and a member of the European council of high ability (ECHA).

During the open days, students will be able to attend for free one of four lessons at the centre to get acquainted with the teaching methodology.

The lessons are on numbers from zero to infinity which is taught in Greek for third to fourth year primary students, the magic of mathematical thought also in Greek for fifth and sixth year primary students, as well as game theory or the psychology of social interactions, both taught in English for students of all three years of gymnasium.

Participation will be on first come first served bases according to the electronic applications at

Highlighting the need to support children’s talents, the director of CTY Greece Georgia Tsoulfa said talented children “are a valuable source of wealth and have the potential to change our world for the better”.

Students interested in joining CTY Greece must first undertake the centre’s exams that take place every year in different cities around Greece and Cyprus.

Examinations in Nicosia and Limassol will take place on November 14 this year for secondary school students and all primary school students excluding the first year. Registrations are due till November 11 through

For foreign students this qualification can be acquired through the JHU Center.

A total of 800 local students have participated in the CTY Greece examinations since 2013, including those registered for this year’s exams. The successful candidates have participated 182 online and face-to-face courses in Thessaloniki and Athens.

Of them, 89, received a scholarship by Lidl Cyprus, which has been supporting the centre for the last seven years.

This year, Lidl Cyprus will offer a scholarship to at least 20 students.

For more information contact CTY Greece directly on 00302310332625, 00302310398253 or via email at [email protected]

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