Durham Tech Foundation receives more than $16,000 in scholarships for students of Mexican heritage

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The General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh awarded $16,669 in grant scholarships to the Durham Technical Community College Foundation last week for Mexican students and students of Mexican descent. The grant will fund scholarships for the 2018 and 2019 academic terms.

Scholarships will be available through applications to the Center for the Global Learner (CGL) to help top-performing students with demonstrated financial need attend college and achieve their academic and career goals.

The Center for the Global Learner supports academic programs, including: English as a Second Language (ESL); Translation/Interpretation Programs; English for Academic Purposes (EFL); Study Abroad; Latino and Political Refugee Student Outreach, Support, and Transitions; and Student Services for undocumented students, DACA students, and students on visas. Scholarship funding will be disbursed each semester to students’ financial aid accounts to support the cost of tuition and books.

The General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh has partnered with Durham Tech over the last several years to support students’ educational goals and dreams. This is the third award the Consulate has recently granted the College.

Dr. Constanza Gómez-Joines, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the Center for the Global Learner, said Durham Tech is honored to continue to partner with the Mexican Consulate to serve students in Durham and Orange counties.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from the Mexican Consulate. Their dedication to supporting our students is paramount to their success,” said Gómez-Joines. “These scholarships provide life-changing opportunities to students who have to overcome so many obstacles in order to get an education. We value their partnership and commitment to Durham Tech and our students.”

For more information about Durham Technical Community College and the programs available, visit www.durhamtech.edu.

To learn about the work and charitable endeavors of the General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh, visit https://consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/raleigh. The Durham Tech Foundation is a charitable organization that promote the current and long-term success of Durham Tech by inspiring charitable investment in its students, faculty, and staff.