IME-BECAS Scholarships at Inver Hills

Aaron Salasek and Katie Nelson
Aaron Salasek and Katie Nelson

Several students awarded $500 scholarships for spring semester 2018

Inver Hills Community College received a $4,000 IME-Becas grant from the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME—Institute for Mexicans Abroad) Fellowship Program via the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul. Colleges and universities throughout Minnesota receive IME-Becas grants that benefit Mexican or Mexican-American students. Previous IME-Becas grants at Inver Hills, which provides matching funds, include $10,000 in 2015, $3,000 in 2016 and $4,000 in 2017.

“We are grateful for the sustained collaborative support of the Mexican Consulate, which provided several $500 scholarships for students to enroll in courses this spring semester,” said Aaron Salasek, director of outreach and recruitment at the college. “This financial assistance makes a life-changing impact on students working to pursue their long-term educational goals.

Katie Nelson, anthropology faculty at Inver Hills, worked with the Financial Aid Office and Inver Hills Foundation to write the IME-Becas grant proposal. “The IME-Becas Scholarships help millions of Mexican immigrants and Americans of Mexican origin overcome the financial challenges they face while attending college in the United States,” Katie said. “The program’s mission is working to improve access opportunities for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans pursuing a better life for themselves and their children.”

To learn more about the IME-Becas Scholarships at Inver Hills, contact:

Aaron Salasek
Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Inver Hills Community College
651-450-3902

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