Northeastern receives scholarship donation for students of Mexican descent

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, the Institute of Mexicans Abroad Becas Programa and Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) have awarded Northeastern Illinois University a $13,000 contribution that will be used for scholarships for students of Mexican descent, including those who are recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The donation was presented during a Nov. 23 ceremony at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago.

“We’re thrilled about this important gift,” said acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement Liesl Downey. “Partnerships such as this can make a lasting impact on students’ finances and their civic engagement.”

The students who receive the scholarship will be required to complete volunteer service at the Consulate General of Mexico’s Education Department signature program, Ventanilla de Educacion Program (Window of Education Program).