Partnering Again to Help Mexican Students
, 2022-07-28 02:00:00,
Texas Border Business
MCALLEN, Texas – South Texas College (STC) in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in McAllen have again pledged their support to students from Mexico ahead of the fall 2022 semester.
STC and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen Froylán Yescas Cedillo signed an “Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior”(IME) or “Institute for Mexicans Abroad” Becas (Scholarships) amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The amendment to the MOU was then signed by STC Vice-President of Institutional
Advancement and Economic Development Rodney H. Rodriguez, Ph.D and Yescas Cedillo on Thursday morning.
The scholarship aims to help Mexican students, students with dual citizenship and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students also known as “Dreamers” living in the U.S. get a college degree by awarding eligible students with $500. The awards are meant to pay for tuition, fees and textbooks as outlined in the MOU between the Consulate and STC.
Since the grant’s start in 2014, the Mexican Consul has awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships to more than 150 STC students.
In order to qualify, a student must be a Mexican national or person of Mexican-origin…
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