FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21st, 2016 | Austin, TX
Consulate press contact: Salvador Ayala
sayala@sre.gob.mx | Dir: 512.382.2815 |Cell: 202.251.9891
Foundation Communities press contact: Alyah Khan
Alyah.Khan@foundcom.org |Dir: 512.610.4009 |Cell: 512-215-1280
PRESS RELEASE
 
MexAustin Scholarship Application Now Available

The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, in collaboration with local nonprofit Foundation Communities, is pleased to announce that the MEXAUSTIN Scholarship application is now available at MexAustin.com. Students entering college for the first time in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must have at least a 2.5 high school GPA, be first- or second-generation Mexican or other Latino immigrants and live within the Consulate's jurisdiction. The program plans to award $1,000 scholarships to 140 students. The application deadline is April 30. Additional details about the scholarship are available at MexAustin.com.
 
Since the MEXAUSTIN Scholarship application cannot be submitted without completing a financial aid form (FAFSA or TAFSA), Foundation Communities offers in-person help with the financial aid process at their Community Financial Centers in North and South Austin. Appointments may be scheduled at (512) 610-4012 or fafsa@foundcom.org.
 
The MEXAUSTIN Scholarship program is funded by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and Central Texas organizations committed to encouraging Mexican and Latino students to pursue higher education. This effort would not be possible without the support of the following partners : Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, IBC Bank, Texas Mexican Restaurant Association, U.S. Hispanic Contractor Association Austin, EXATEC Austin, Ponce Law Firm, Hendler Lyons & Flores Law Firm, Alex Reyer Attorney PLLC, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, and Greater San Marcos Partnership.
 
The Consulate is still raising funds to provide additional scholarships. Potentially interested partners are welcomed to contact the Consulate at (512) 478-2866, ext. 101, or comunidadesatn@sre.gob.mx.
 
 
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