St. Kate’s receives scholarship funds to support Latinas
Ana Luisa Fajer, consul of Mexico in St. Paul, presented St. Catherine University with a $10,000 gift from the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME-Becas) 2011/2012 Program to fund scholarships for students.
St. Kate’s was among five Minnesota community organizations and educational institutions honored during ceremonies at Minneapolis’s Mercado Central on Lake Street in late August.
The objective of the IME-Becas program is to support and advance the education level of Mexicans and students of Mexican origin living in the United States. The Consulate of Mexico formed a local electoral committee to determine how funds would be distributed.
Other institutions receiving funds included: Centro, Inc., Latino Economic Development Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Saint Mary´s University of Minnesota.
This committee based its decisions on the following criteria: selected institutions have programs available to Mexican students or students of Mexican origin to pursue higher education, that institutions were able to match or provide additional financial aid and that the selection process considered geographic diversity as well as diverse professional opportunities for students in the Twin Cities area as well as outstate Minnesota.