Meredith College has received a grant from IME Becas Local Committee (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) to provide financial assistance to students of Mexican origin.
This partnership was formalized during a signing ceremony held at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh on November 30, 2016. Meredith students and administrators attended and Provost Matthew Poslusny accepted the grant on behalf of the College.
“This is a very happy day, because the best way to help the community is to invest in education,” said Remedios Gomez Arnau, the Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh. She said this investment shows the Mexican government’s commitment to education.
This is the fourth year Meredith’s grant proposal has been selected for funding through IME Becas. The College was one of eight educational institutions from North Carolina and South Carolina that were selected to receive funding in 2017-18.
Senior Vanessa Cupil-Garcia represented Meredith College. She shared her experience as a chemistry major at Meredith, including holding leadership roles in academic organizations and completing two internships funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Cupil-Garcia said these experiences at Meredith for herself and fellow students had been made possible by the IME Becas funding.
“On behalf of Meredith College, thank you to the consulate for investing in our futures,” Cupil-Garcia said. “We will make the most of your investment.”