Fall 2022 Scholarships Available for Mexican Nationals and DACA Students

Pacific University's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is proud to offer the IMEGraphic for IME Scholarship Becas/Scholarships for the third year to all students who are either Mexican nationals or undocumented. 

Since 2020, $35,000 has been awarded to Pacific undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Mexican nationals or DACA students (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). 

This year, $800 each is available to 10 applicants for an award total of $8,000.

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The IME scholarships seek to support undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to advocacy or service that benefits the Mexican immigrant population.

Scholarship recipients from 2021 represented the following majors: Spanish, sociology, business, dental hygiene, biology, criminal justice, public health, psychology, and education. 

"I want to become a role model for people who become discouraged, who just don't have the motivation to continue their education," said a business '24 recipient.

Apply for the scholarship by Sept. 16, 2022. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Pacific, maintain a  minimum 2.5 GPA during fall semester, and demonstrate financial need. Funds must be used for the Fall 2022 semester. 

"It means so much to me that my community — mi gente — are showing me that they have my back and are rooting for me. With their support I am finishing my degree and wil be the first person in my family to graduate college," said a sociology '22 recipient.

Learn more about scholarships offered to undocumented students. 

Please contact Jean Garcia, Student Multicultural Center director, at jean.garcia@pacificu.edu for more information.

Funds have been provided by Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME)/ The Institute for  Mexicans Abroad, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and Pacific University.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022