Posted: 11/29/17

TAMIU Signs Agreement with Consulate General of México in Laredo, Re-establishes IME-Becas Program


IME Becas Signing
Consul General of México in Laredo Carolina Zaragoza Flores and TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz sign the MOU, re-establishing the IME-Becas Scholarship Program at TAMIU.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) recently signed an agreement with the Consulate General of México in Laredo to help Mexican students with their University expenses and encourage their graduation in four years.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) re-establishes the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior, or IME)-Becas Scholarship Program at TAMIU, providing scholarships to students from the group of 554 Mexican students who are enrolled at the University in this Fall 2017 semester.

Under the MOU, TAMIU will receive $7,094 in scholarship funds this year, said Rosanne Palacios, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Since 2013, the

IME-Becas Scholarship Program has awarded a total of $94,500 in scholarship funds between the Consulate and TAMIU’s matching funds, she added.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz said TAMIU is proud to partner with the Consulate General of México and encourage more Mexican students to pursue their higher education goals at TAMIU.

“We are delighted to be able to count on the Consulate General of México as our educational partner,” Dr. Arenaz said, “While TAMIU has had programs such as the Mexican Tuition Waiver in place for years to assist citizens of México who wish to pursue their higher education at our University, our students are further strengthened by the support received by the IME-Becas Scholarship Program.”

A total of 39 students have been assisted with scholarships and 28 have graduated, according to the Consulate. Past recipients come from a variety of backgrounds and are studying to earn a broad range of degrees including English, Business, Engineering, Biology and Criminal Justice.

Current IME Scholarship recipients include Esperanza Urban, Tabatha Rodríguez, Edgar Villarreal, María Aguilera, Alma Mayela Acosta Cárdenas, Briselda González Muñoz, and Carlos Ortiz Romero.

Through the Program, the Government of México gives high priority to serve the Mexican population living abroad in the United States by providing educational resources. It recognizes the need for Mexicans working or studying in the United States to participate in educational programs that facilitate their development and ensure the continuity of their education, the Consulate said.

For more information, please contact Rosanne Palacios at 326.2178, email rosanne.palacios@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 262B. University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.