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Scholarships are Focus of New UTEP, Chihuahua Agreement

Last Updated on October 09, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Originally published October 09, 2017

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The University of Texas at El Paso strengthened its partnership with Mexico, specifically with the state of Chihuahua, with the signing of an agreement with the Secretary of Education.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio joined by Lic.Pablo Cuaron, secretary of education and sports for the state of Chihuahua. Photo: J.R. Hernandez/UTEP Communications
UTEP President Diana Natalicio joined by Lic.Pablo Cuaron, secretary of education and sports for the state of Chihuahua. Photo: J.R. Hernandez/UTEP Communications

UTEP President Diana  Natalicio  was joined by  Lic. Pablo  Cuaron, secretary of education and sports for the state of Chihuahua, on Monday, Oct. 9, for the signing of a memorandom of understanding. The MOU and collaboration will provide scholarship opportunities for students from Chihuahua.  

The first collaboration agreement UTEP signed with a Mexican state was with Chihuahua in 2002. Since then, about 360 students have received support from the State of Chihuahua.  

“We are delighted that the state of Chihuahua continues its support for the students from Chihuahua,” said  Gary Edens, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs. “The additional two scholarships from Chihuahua are very special not only because they provide much-needed financial support, but because it also reflects our shared commitment to improve the lives of residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.” 

Mexican students have long been an important part of UTEP’s student population. For several decades, UTEP has enrolled more Mexican students than most other U.S. universities. The majority of these students come from the state of Chihuahua.