Cabrini University renewed its partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, securing $20,000 in scholarship funding for students during a signing ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Mansion. Visitors from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia included Carlos Obrador Garrido, Head Consul, Humberto Cruz Guadarrama, Head of Communications, and María del Pilar Pilgram Santos, Media Affairs and Economic-Commercial, Cultural, and Educational Affairs.
Ten Cabrini students of Mexican origin will receive a $2,000 scholarship, part of the IME-Becas Scholarship program created by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME).
“The IME-Becas Scholarships from the Mexican Consulate are important to our first-generation Mexican students as they progress toward obtaining their goals,” said José Rodriguez, Chief Diversity Officer. “These recipients are very active in leadership roles within our Cabrini community and the scholarships enable them to expand their involvement on campus.”
The IME-Becas Scholarship program aims to improve access opportunities for Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living abroad. One of the ways the 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.
“The Mexican Consulate’s commitment to promoting education through financial support for Mexicans living in the United States is only one example of our commitment to each other,” said Jemmy Medina Raya (’21), an IME-Becas scholarship recipient. “It is part of who we are as Mexicanos to look out for each other and build each other up. As my Criminology and Sociology undergraduate career comes to an end, I will soon be starting a new journey as I pursue a graduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cabrini.”