Award Ceremony - September 1st, 2017

In an emotional ceremony held at the Mexican Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento and attended by the students and their families, 175 college and high-school students selected among around 600 qualified applicants, received Cien Amigos IME Becas scholarships to help them pursue a college education. Consul General Liliana Ferrer congratulated the students and their families and encouraged them to continue working hard on their college degrees. California Student Aid Commission Executive Director Lupita Cortez Alcala provided the students with valuable information on other financial resources from the State of California.

The Cien Amigos IME Becas is a matching-funds program organized and managed jointly by the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California and Cien Amigos, with funds provided by the Mexican Government through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) and by the generous contributions of foundations, corporations, individuals and Cien Amigos members.

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