The Mexican Consulate in Little Rock donated $5,000 to the University of Arkansas Cossatot for scholarships benefiting students of Mexican origin. Rodolfo Quilantán Arenas, head consul of the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, presented UA Cossatot Dr. Steve Cole with the check, and both signed a memorandum of understanding. Combined with UA Cossatot Foundation monies, this funding will provide $15,000 for summer and fall 2018 IME-Becas Scholarships.
Students wishing to apply for this scholarship can visit cccua.edu/scholarships or contact Erika Buenrrostro with the Center for Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-584-1133. One requirement for applying is proof of Mexican origin or parent’s Mexican origin.
Dr. Cole said, “Partnerships like this is how we will be able to move forward all students to their full potential. These are exciting times for all of our students.”
Also present at the signing were Mexican Consulate community affairs representative María de Monservat Aguilar Rodríguez, the consul’s wife Patricia Quilantan, UA Cossatot Board of Visitors member Robert Martinez, UA Cossatot Center for Student Success Coordinator Erika Buenrrostro, UA Cossatot Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, UA Cossatot Development Coordinator Dustin Roberts, and UA Cossatot Marketing Coordinator Daniel Martinez.
The Mexican Consulate in Little Rock supports Mexican students that excel academically, promoting IME-Becas Scholarships. The program was created in 2005 at the initiative of the Mexican government whose aim is to allocate resources to increase and facilitate academic and professional development of Mexicans and strengthen the capacities of institutions and organizations offering educational programs for Mexican migrants in the United States. Since then, the government of Mexico grants 10 million pesos ($525,800 US) annually.