14 NWTC students to be honored by Mexican consulate

Friday April 29, 2016
Fourteen students from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will be honored by officials from Mexico at NWTC on Monday, May 2. The Consul General of Mexico in Chicago will visit NWTC along with members of his staff. They will honor the 14 NWTC students for their academic achievements and present scholarships donated by Juntos Podemos and the NWTC Educational Foundation Inc.
SRE Consulado General de Mexico en Chicago
The Mexican consulate, through Mexico’s IME-Becas program, in collaboration with Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”), are providing the grants for low-income students who require financial support to start, continue or complete their education. Juntos Podemos was created by five nonprofit organizations in the U.S. It works through local, established grassroots organizations to promote the development of Mexican and Mexican-American individuals living in the United States and to improve their ties with Mexico.

Together we can - Juntos PodemosTo be eligible to apply for the grants, NWTC had to be able to match the funds dollar-for-dollar. NWTC’s Student Support Services office applied for the IME Becas-Juntos Podemos Scholarship grant, which funds students who are Mexican citizens or of Mexican descent and who are pursuing a technical diploma or associate degree. The funds were matched by local donors through the NWTC Educational Foundation.

NWTC Educational FoundationNWTC’s Hispanic full-time enrollment in 2014-15 was 806 individuals, many of whom are of Mexican descent. The College is committed to making sure that the diversity of Northeast Wisconsin is reflected in the diversity of the student body. This unique grant program gives NWTC an opportunity to pilot a small number of scholarships targeted at helping this population succeed in College.

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