Mexican Consulate Selects UNC for Scholarship Program

check presented to UNC

December 11, 2017

Above: Consul General of Mexico Berenice Rendón Talavera, center, presents a check to UNC’s Cira Mathis, left, and Larissa Romero-Perry during a signing ceremony Dec. 7 at the consulate in Denver. Photo courtesy of consulate

The University of Northern Colorado and the Consulate of Mexico in Denver have signed an agreement that will provide $10,000 in scholarships for eligible UNC students.

The funding is part of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad Becas program, which selects colleges and universities for scholarships to award to students of Mexican origin studying in the United States. UNC’s Cira Mathis and Larissa Romero-Perry accepted the award during a signing ceremony Dec. 7 at the consulate in Denver.

It’s the second consecutive year UNC has been selected by the consulate to receive funding for scholarships. UNC will continue to use the funding to award scholarships to students in its Dreamer Engagement Program. Last year, seven students in the program for undocumented students, who don’t receive federal financial aid, received scholarships funded by the consulate.