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Mexican Consulate presents IME grant for TSC students
The Mexican Consulate presented an IME Becas grant to Texas Southmost College on Dec. 20, 2016 at the TSC Arts Center Gold Hall in Brownsville, Texas. From left, TSC Board of Trustees member Dr. Reynaldo García, TSC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Trey Mendez III, TSC Interim President Mike Shannon, Mexican Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega and TSC Board of Trustees member Ramón Hinojosa Champion.The Mexican Consulate presented an IME Becas grant to Texas Southmost College on Dec. 20, 2016 at the TSC Arts Center Gold Hall in Brownsville, Texas. From left, TSC Board of Trustees member Dr. Reynaldo García, TSC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Trey Mendez III, TSC Interim President Mike Shannon, Mexican Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega and TSC Board of Trustees member Ramón Hinojosa Champion.

The Mexican Consulate in Brownsville presented Texas Southmost College (TSC) with a check for a $5,000 grant from the Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) Becas program to aid low-income TSC students that are Mexican nationals or of Mexican origin.

TSC-IME-Becas-2Mexican Consul Juan Carlos Cué Vega presented the IME Becas check, which will be matched by the college, to TSC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Trey Mendez and Interim President Mike Shannon on Dec. 20, 2016 at a ceremony held at the TSC Arts Center Gold Hall. The overall total of the grant is $10,000.

"We're grateful to the Mexican Consulate for the partnership that we have with them and for the recent collaboration between the IME Becas program, TSC and our financial aid office that made this scholarship possible," Mendez said. "This scholarship will be a great benefit to our students that have the desire to continue their education, but lack the financial resources. TSC is always looking for ways to improve the access to higher education for our community and having generous partners such as the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville make that possible."

Through the IME Becas program, TSC will grant scholarships to five Mexican nationals or persons of Mexican origin residing in the U.S. to help them succeed in postsecondary education. Students will be required to submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the TSC Financial Aid Office and recipients will be selected on a first-come, first served basis.

"It's very important for us to continue the collaboration we have with TSC that provides high-quality education for Mexican students that have come from Mexico and that live over here," Cué said. "We will continue supporting TSC's efforts as well as providing support for the Mexican students that come from Mexico."

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 January 2017 10:56