Meredith College has received a grant from IME Becas Local Committee (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) to provide scholarships to students of Mexican origin.
The grant to Meredith College for 2018-19 totals $20,000, which will be allocated for eligible incoming and returning Meredith students in Fall 2018.
The 2018-19 academic year will be the sixth year Meredith’s grant proposal has been selected for funding through IME Becas.
This continuing partnership was formalized during a signing ceremony held at the Office of the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh on May 9, 2018. Provost Matthew Poslusny accepted the grant on behalf of the College.
The scholarship program is open to all qualified students of Mexican origin. This year three students in the Wings program represented Meredith at the IME Becas event. Mayra Cardela, Ingrid Reynoso, and Donna Bahena spoke about their experiences as Meredith students and expressed their gratitude for this scholarship support.
Ingrid Reynoso’s comments were representative of what each of the students shared.
“The contribution that you give has a greater impact than you can imagine. It goes to people like me to fulfill their dreams and become professionals,” Reynoso said. “Being selected for IME Becas has helped me not only financially but psychologically as well. I cannot reiterate enough how much of an impact your contribution has on people like me.”
Photo shows Meredith representatives with Remedios Gomez Arnau, the Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh (center) at the IME Becas event.