NLU Receives $30,000 in Scholarships From Mexico Consul, IME, Juntos Podemos Students Of Mexican heritage will be able to apply for scholarships


Dr. Ignacio Lopez, from left, Monica Haydee Ramos, NLU-IME scholars 2014-2015 Itzel Hernandez, Claudia Moreno, Mitxi Ortiz and David Rios pose with a check indicating the total amount IME awarded to local universities. NLU received $30,000.

Students of Mexican heritage will soon be apply to apply for $30,000 in new scholarship money for their undergraduate studies.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) have awarded National Louis University the financial support, to be used for scholarships benefiting students who are recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Dreamers.

Scroll to the end of this article to learn how to apply for a scholarship. 

The Institute of Mexicans Abroad created its grants program in 2005 to raise educational levels of the Mexican population based in United States. Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) promotes the well-being of Mexicans in the United States and their ties with Mexico. The program was created by five nonprofit organizations in the U.S., headed by the founding and steering group of the Mexican Entrepreneurs Association in the United States (AEM-USA).

The granting organizations presented the scholarship during an official ceremony at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago on November 23, 2015. NLU’s Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Faculty Development, Dr. Ignacio Lopez, and Director of Family and Community Engagement, Monica Haydee Ramos,  attended the event, along with past IME Scholarship winners.


NLU student David Rios, a Harrison Fellow and IME recipient, told those assembled the scholarship will enable him to serve the Mexican immigrant community.

David Rios, a Harrison Fellow student in his senior year in NLU’s human services program, represented National Louis.

“For Mexican immigrant students like me, it can be difficult to obtain the necessary funds to continue or complete higher education,” he told those assembled.  “The IME scholarship has provided me with financial support to continue my education.

“Thanks to that support, I will graduate and serve low-income communities. As a fellow IME scholar, I had the opportunity to promote educational programs in the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve my community”.

The students who receive the scholarship will be required to contribute to community service in programs that benefit the Mexican immigrant population. Additionally, students participate in meetings, receive success coaching, and serve as NLU- IME ambassadors to support civic engagement.

For questions related to this scholarship program, please contact Monica Haydee Ramos  at 312-261-3064 or monica.ramos@nl.ed.

Click on the following to access the scholarship application:


Applications must be sent via email to, or be delivered in a sealed envelope by Friday, February 19th at 5:00pm to the attention of:

Monica Haydee Ramos, M.Ed.

Director of Family and Community Engagement

122 S. Michigan Avenue Ste. 60603B (next to the Student Center, 6th floor, NLU Chicago Campus)

Chicago, IL 60603

Note from the Mexican consulate: Derived from the continuous fundraising campaign carried out by the government of Mexico, with the purpose of increasing the IME program funds, for this cycle the program noted the invaluable support of “Juntos Podemos.”

One comment on “NLU Receives $30,000 in Scholarships From Mexico Consul, IME, Juntos Podemos Students Of Mexican heritage will be able to apply for scholarships

  1. Great initiative! This will result in a more inclusive society where Mexican students are placed on a more equal footing when it comes to undergraduate studies.

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