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

The General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh recently granted $16,000 in scholarships for Mexican students and students of Mexican descent to the Durham Technical Community College Foundation.

The General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh has partnered with Durham Tech since 2015 to help support the educational goals of the College’s studentsThe scholarships that are funded through the grant help top-performing, low-income students attend college and achieve their academic and career goals. They will cover the recipients’ tuition, books, and fees for the 2019 academic year. This grant also will be matched dollar-for-dollar by institutional scholarship funds.

Interested Durham Tech students must meet the scholarship criteria, and the ones who are eligible can apply through the Durham Tech Foundation. Scholarships will be advertised in collaboration with the Center for the Global Learner.

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.

“The General Consulate of Mexico has been a dedicated supporter of the College and our students,” said Dr. Constanza Gómez-Joines, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the Center for the Global Learner. “Their commitment to our students and their success has provided life-changing opportunities to a vulnerable population of students. We are extremely grateful for their continued support.”

For more information about Durham Tech 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 promotes the current and long-term success of Durham Tech by inspiring charitable investment in its students, faculty, and staff.