UNM to Receive Funds from Mexican Consul for IME Becas Scholarship

November 17, 2016 - Dorene DiNaro

Six years ago, the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs established the IME-Becas Scholarship Program with the intent of improving access for Mexicans and those of Mexican origin in all educational levels through higher education programs in the United States.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22 at noon in the UNM Student Union Building Ballroom A, UNM President, Dr. Robert Frank, Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres, vice president for Student Affairs will join Efren Leyba, Consul of Mexico in Albuquerque, for an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing and check presentation ceremony.  The ceremony represents the UNM and Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs continued collaboration to offer and support Mexican migrants in the United States.   

The UNM College Enrichment and Outreach Program (CEOP) will be receiving a check for $50,000, and the UNM Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) will be receiving a check for $5,000.

The objective of the scholarship program is to contribute to the development and advancement of Mexicans living in United States through resources supporting students in their pursuit of higher education who face complicated economic situations. These resources are allocated to educational and community agencies that are able to match the amounts that the government of Mexico, through its consular network in the United States, provide for the IME Fellowship Program.