New Scholarship Strengthens UTEP’s Efforts to Create Opportunities for Students on Both Sides of Border
Last Updated on May 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published May 15, 2019
By UC Staff
More students from the Paso del Norte region will now be able to obtain a top-tier college education thanks to an agreement between The University of Texas at El Paso and a new private sector partner from across the border.
Representatives from Carl’s Jr. Ciudad Juárez met on the UTEP campus with University President Diana Natalicio and other administrators to formally announce a donation of $10,000 for a new scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The funds will cover tuition for one student graduating from a public high school from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Since its origin, UTEP has been committed to creating opportunities for human and economic development on both sides of the border. This new scholarship is especially significant because it represents a sharing of that commitment from members of the corporate sector in Ciudad Juárez.
The new scholarship is also important because it comes from within the extended UTEP family. Andres and Eduardo Sandoval, partners in the Carl’s Jr. Ciudad Juárez venture, are alumni from the College of Engineering who now lead a Mexican company and are joining the University in its efforts to support students.
During the scholarship announcement on May 8, 2019, the Sandoval brothers also offered to help the University identify more opportunities for similar partnerships with business leaders in Juárez and Chihuahua whom UTEP has positively influenced.