RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 3, 2019)—On Aug. 27, Cabrini University and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia reaffirmed a commitment to provide scholarship opportunities for Cabrini students during an official signing ceremony.
The partnership has awarded more than $34,000 in IME-Becas Scholarship funds to both first-year and returning students since May 2018.
At Thursday’s event, Cabrini welcomed Mexican Consulate Acting Consul Maria Rocio Vazquez and Community Affairs Official Humberto Cruz Guadarrama.
The IME-Becas Scholarship Program aims to improve access opportunities for Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living abroad. One of the ways the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) achieves this mission is by supporting the education of the Mexican population-based in the United States. From Fall 2009 to Fall 2018, Cabrini University increased the enrollment of Hispanic students in its first-year classes from one percent to 15.4 percent.
At Cabrini, 99 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Thanks to the generous support from organizations including the Mexican Consulate, Cabrini continues a commitment to make education affordable.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduates in more than 40 majors and several pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Approximately 900 students pursue graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at Cabrini’s main campus in Radnor, PA, at five off-campus locations, and through online programs.