The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute’s Becas program offers scholarships that range from $4800 to $6330 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. They participate in monthly professionalization seminars and are expected to complete internships for a total of 200 hours in an affiliated nonprofit institution. 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.
Learn How to Apply For CUNY BECAS Here http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/cuny-mexican-studies-institute/scholarships.php
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Students in CUNY Outraged by Governor Cuomo’s State of the State announcements
New York, New York – February 16th 2016 – Students attending the City University of New York are displeased with Governor Cuomo’s recent announcements regarding the college system. Cuomo recently announced a $15/hour minimum wage for the State University of New York, but left the CUNY system out of the proposal. CUNY students are outraged, especially after coordinating mass days of action in solidarity with striking fast food workers fighting for a $15/hour living wage. In his State of the State address, Cuomo also announced that the university system would be cut $485 million dollars – an amount that could be potentially debilitating for CUNY. Cuomo urged Mayor Bill deBlasio to increase funding to CUNY to make up for the deficit in a political move that jeopardizes many educational programs needed throughout New York State…..
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As we come into the month of February, Black History Month will be widely discussed. While many support and celebrate the time taken to recognize important Black men and women that have contributed to American society in varied ways, we often don’t center the conversation on how the history of African Americans, in particular their struggles, have impacted different communities. Latinx Americans, more specifically, have both been impacted and benefited from gains made during the civil rights movements.
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