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Scholarships available for Mexican students

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013 1:00:00 PM

Contact: Donald Harrison (619) 644-7840

Students who are from Mexico or are of Mexican descent are eligible for an immediate $500-per-semester scholarship available through the Scholarship Offices at both Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College. 

Applications, which are due Sept. 30, will be judged on the basis of a student’s financial need, a 1,500-word essay, and on having maintained a C average or better.  Recipients making satisfactory progress will be able to renew the $500 award the next semester.   Under terms of the scholarship grant, preference will be accorded to students who are involved in assisting Mexican immigrants. 

“We are absolutely delighted that the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), through the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, has chosen to help students with financial needs in our college district,” said John Valencia, associate vice chancellor for advancement and communications for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. 

“These scholarships – ten at Grossmont College and five at Cuyamaca College—will help not only the recipients but will also assist our college, where students of Mexican origin are a significant portion of our population.”

In awarding a $15,000 grant for the 15 scholarships, IME stated “the purpose of this scholarship is to raise the educational levels of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for promising low-income students of Mexican origin who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the Mexican immigrant population.”

Fill out the Grossmont College scholarship application or the Cuyamaca College scholarship application and return it to the college’s Financial Aid office by September 30.  


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