Awards

I. As a graduate

  • Joven Investigador e Innovador por la Paz 2017: a fellowship granted by Colciencias; the research project obtained the seventh highest score among 1047 proposals submitted by young researchers (sponsored by their research groups) in the country and was the best one in legal studies. (Nov. 2017). Link.
  • One Young World Ambassador: scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2017, as a delegate of Colombia, granted by the Departamento para la Prosperidad Social. (Oct. 2017). Link.
  • Joven en Acción 250 mil: awarded by the President of Colombia and Nobel Prize of Peace Juan Manuel Santos himself, as a recognition for achieving the best academic results in my undergraduate studies among the other Colombian armed conflict victims and low-income college students in the country, beneficiaries of the incentives (named “Jóvenes en Acción”) to continue post-secondary education granted by the Departamento para la Prosperidad Social. (Sept. 2017). Link.

II. As an undergraduate

  • Grado de Honor: it is the highest distinction awarded to an undegraduate student by Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Summa Cum Laude degree equivalent). It consists of ii) a graduate scholarship and iii) automatic admission to study a postgraduate program at the University. It is awarded to those students who have been recipient of the scholarship “Exención de Pago de Matricula” for each semester at college. (March 2017). i-ii) link and iii) link. I was admitted as a candidate to the Master in Political Studies; however, I withdrew from the program as it did not meet my expectations.
  • Ranked first in graduating class: 1st out of 59. (March 2017). Link.
  • Valedictorian. (March 2017). Link.
  • Highest grade in the thesis (5/5): It was the first LLB thesis of Universidad Nacional de Colombia written in English and published abroad (2018). (December 2016). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 38 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2016-2 academic semester. Ranked 19th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (December 2016). Link
  • Member of the Programa Semillero de Talentos de Colfuturo. (August 2016). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 31 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2016-1 academic semester. Ranked 19th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (July 2016). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 32 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2015-2 academic semester. Ranked 19th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (January 2016). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 21 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2015-1 academic semester. Ranked 8th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (August 2015). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 16 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2014-2 academic semester. Ranked 5th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (January 2015). Link.
  • Exención de Pago de Matrícula: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 18 students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2014-1 academic semester. Ranked 4th out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (August 2014). Link.
  • Matrícula de Honor: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the 2 best students (regardless of the semester) with the highest CGPA for the 2013-2 academic semester. Ranked 2nd out of (approx.) 830 at Law School. (March 2014). Link.
  • Matrícula de Honor: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the best students for the 2012-1 academic semester. It was awarded to 10 students out of (approx.) 900. Universidad del Cauca. (August 2012). Link.
  • Portador de los Clavos como Segundo Mejor Estudiante de la Universidad del Cauca: a distinction awarded to the two students with the best semestral GPA at the University regardless of the semester (Ranked 2nd out of approx. 10000 students). It consists of carrying the Jesus Christ’s Holy Nails throughout Popayán ancient streets on Good Friday during Holy Week processions, a parade declared one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. (April 2012). Link.
  • Matrícula de Honor: a full tuition fee waiver awarded to the best students for the 2011-2 academic semester. It was awarded to 10 students out of (approx.) 900. Universidad de Cauca. (April 2012). Link.
  • Media Matrícula de Honor: a half tuition fee waiver awarded to the second and third best students for the 2010-2 academic semester. It was awarded to 20 students out of (approx.) 900. Universidad del Cauca. (March 2011). Link.