Meredith Seniors Receive IME Becas Grant 

Five Meredith College seniors recently received a grant of $5,000 from the IME Becas (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) to help continue their education. Since 2013, Meredith College and IME Becas have collaborated to award $200,500 of grant money to 159 students of Mexican origin.

With the support of the Government of Mexico, by means of the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh, economic resources are provided to Mexican students currently enrolled in an academic plan offered by non-profit organizations or academic institutions in the United States in higher education or adult education. 

On August 9, Deputy Consul General Miguel Antonio Cuesta Zarco came to the College’s campus to award the IME Becas recipients. The grant is providing these five women with critical financial assistance to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

“This grant is giving me the opportunity to focus on finishing up my degree without so much worry on the financial side of things. It will allow me to instead invest more energy in my studies,” said Giselle Mejia-Santos, ’24, one of the recipients and a business administration major.

Kayleen Pacheco, ’24, another recipient and a child development major, said she is thankful to the Meredith community for supporting her academic and career goals. She spoke about the positive impact of the grant on her education, saying, “I will be able to start this semester with all my focus on my academics.”

The College is grateful for the long-standing partnership that has allowed so many Meredith students and alumnae to continue going strong.   

Melyssa Allen

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