Next week Madrid opens the call for dining room scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year

Next week, the Community of Madrid will open the deadline to apply for dining scholarships for the next 2024/25 school year, which can be presented in official records or in public and subsidized schools in the region until June 17.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 05:24
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Next week Madrid opens the call for dining room scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year

Next week, the Community of Madrid will open the deadline to apply for dining scholarships for the next 2024/25 school year, which can be presented in official records or in public and subsidized schools in the region until June 17.

The regional government will allocate 68 million euros to finance aid for the next academic year, for which the application procedures are simplified after the problems with last year's call due to the change in the concession system that delayed payment to families.

The investment allocated for the dining room scholarships for the next academic year exceeds the figure of the previous call of 56.4 million euros that the regional government finally had to face last year, after the extra cost caused by the problem caused by the change of the system of reduced prices and exemptions from direct grant aid.

The Community of Madrid had to increase the initial allocation for the dining room scholarships due to the computer failure that delayed their granting to families a month after the start of classes, to finally grant the aid to all applicants who did so on time, which There were more than 107,000.

The dining scholarships are intended for Early Childhood, Primary, and Compulsory Secondary Education students enrolled in centers supported by public funds in the region, whose families have a per capita income that does not exceed 8,400 euros per year, compared to the limit of 4,260 euros. from last year.

At a press conference after the Government Council, the spokesperson for the regional Executive, Miguel Ángel García Martín, stressed that in this call the dining scholarships will reach more students, specifically 137,000 beneficiaries, 20,000 more than during the current school year.

To facilitate and expedite the processing, applicants will only have to submit an application containing their basic information, which must be signed by all persons of legal age who appear in it, and express permission so that the regional Administration can verify the rest of the required information.

García Martín has stressed that another novelty is that families who are beneficiaries of the scholarships will be able to extend them for subsequent courses, as long as they continue to meet the requirements for which they are granted aid in this 2024/25 call, through a responsible declaration. to certify that this situation continues.

The scholarships also reach the beneficiaries of the Minimum Insertion Income (RMI) or Minimum Vital Income (IMV) who come from RMI, who for the first time will receive the full scholarship and will no longer have to pay one euro a day to use this service in public educational centers.

Likewise, victims of gender violence or terrorism or members of the State Security Corps and Forces stationed in the region may request them; students in family or residential care, beneficiaries of international protection, affected by the war in Ukraine, or officially enrolled in centers supported by public funds that use the school transportation service.

This approval is the process prior to the opening of the application submission period, which will begin next Tuesday after publication in the Official Gazette (BOCM) with the Order of credits available for granting. Families will be able to present the documentation through the institutional portal www.comunidad.madrid, in the official registries or in public and charter schools in the region until June 17.