About Us

Since 2014 the Foundation Intellectus has maintained a solid compromise with the academic development of medical, health and science students with the main objective of promoting health careers and research in Puerto Rico. Through our student scholarship program and sponsorships, we have contributed to 57 projects, including: health and sexual violence research, public health programs, and student scholarships.

Our History


Ponce Health Sciences Education Foundation d/b/a Fundación Intellectus was born to promote the individual development and organizations commitment to health.


Our first 3 scholarships are awarded to pay for the medical career of three students who are currently doing their specialty residencies in prestigious institutions.


The number of scholarships for medicine students in Puerto Rico was increased to 10.


The Foundation opened its offices in Ponce. In addition to offering scholarships for medical students, it began to sponsor research in the health area, collaborated with organizations that promoted the study of science at a pre-academic level and sponsored a cancer prevention program among University Students.


To this date, a total of 92 initiatives have received our donations.  We continue collaborating with other organizations that support health and we have opened new scholarship programs to continue stimulating the study of health science, the research and the commitment with the community.


Promote the development of individuals and organizations committed to science and research on the physical and mental health of Puerto Ricans.


To be the leading entity that promotes knowledge and prevention as transforming elements of health in Puerto Rico.

Our Footprint

The projects sponsored by the Foundation have helped 5,500 people in initiatives related to education in the area of science, health prevention and emergencies caused by disasters, among others.

Amount of People

  Science Education Support

 Help Homeless

 Physical Health Prevention

  Mental Health Prevention


Board of Directors

Francisco Javier Cerra


Aracelis Vidal-Rivera

Vice President

Ramón Torres Morales, PhD


Viviam Y. Puig, MBA


Lcdo. Héctor A. Santini


Ramón Ponte


Dra. Sandra Gracia


Dra. Olga Rodríguez


Elena M. Colón Parrilla, PhD

Executive Director

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