Texas Border Business
McAllen, Texas – South Texas College, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen will formalize an official IME Becas amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in December 2017 to increase the educational attainment level of Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living in the U.S.
IME stands for “Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior” or “Institute for Mexicans Abroad” in English.
A signing ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Consulate of Mexico offices in McAllen.
The “IME Fellowship Program” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico seeks to improve access opportunities for Mexicans and individuals of Mexican origin in all educational levels through adult education and higher education programs in the United States.
The Consulate of Mexico in McAllen will be providing South Texas College with $2,500 in order to provide scholarships to qualifying students. South Texas College will also be matching these funds for a total of $5,000.
IME Becas scholarship funds will be used to benefit 10 eligible students at South Texas College at $500 per student. Scholarship funds will be distributed and designated to pay for tuition and fees, and textbooks in accordance with the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen and South Texas College.
In order to be eligible for one of these scholarships, a student must:
- Be a Mexican National or person of Mexican-origin
- Be residing the United States
- Not be receiving any other type of scholarship or financial aid
“It is a great honor for us to be able to participate for the third consecutive year with the IME Fellowship Program, in providing much-needed scholarship to benefit students of Mexican origin,” said Juan Miguel Galvan, director of Student Financial Services at STC. “We extend our gratitude to the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen and look forward to continuing our valued partnership.”