Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque awards Northern New Mexico College IME-Becas Scholarship grant for Mexican and Mexican-American students

Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque awards Northern New Mexico College $15,000 IME-Becas Scholarship grant for Mexican and Mexican-American students

Española, NM — For the third year in a row, the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque has awarded Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) scholarships for Mexican and Mexican-American students through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Consul of Mexico in Albuquerque, Lic. Efren N. Leyva Acevedo, visited the College to present a check for $15,000 to President Bailey, Interim Provost Ivan Lopez and Northern students and faculty. The ceremony represents the ongoing collaboration between NNMC and Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support Mexican immigrants in the United States.

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs established the IME-Becas Scholarship Program in 2005 with the goal of improving access to education for Mexicans and those of Mexican origin in the US.

IME-Becas falls under the Mexico-United States Cooperation Initiative on Education that has established programs in the U.S. to facilitate access and raise the level of education for Mexican immigrants and increase their potential to adapt locally.

In the last 3 years NNMC has received almost $50,000 from the Consulate.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mario Izaguirre-Sierra, assistant professor of Biology, 505.747.5474, mario.izaguirre@nnmc.edu

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