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The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute's Becas Program

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The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute's Becas program offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. Currently, the scholarship can only be used for tuition. The scholarship primarily aids students with little or no access to other funding sources. Because its emphasis is on financial need and because it does not discriminate based on immigration status, this program has been particularly successful in aiding undocumented students. Scholarship recipients join the Becari@s Network of current and past Becas recipients. Students are matched to an internship that suits their interests, professional goals and schedules. The Institute works closely with "Becari@s," scholarship winners, and internship sites to ensure a positive experience on both sides.

Award / Eligibility Details:

For undergraduate students, the scholarship will be disbursed to the recipient's CUNY campus in two equal installments over the Fall and Spring semesters. For graduate students, the scholarship will be disbursed to the recipient's CUNY campus in one full installment. Failure to comply with the following conditions may result in the suspension or revocation of scholarship awards: full-time enrollment at a CUNY school; participation in monthly seminars; completion of a 200 hour internship in an affiliated nonprofit institution; submission of semester academic progress report; and continuous involvement with the Institute and Becari@s network in events and activities.

Deadline: Late February each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Graduate School Funding, Undergraduate Level Funding

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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