June 11, 2018


scholarshp grant presentation


MSU Billings Office of International Studies calls for scholarship candidates

IME-BECAS/MSU Billings Scholarship recognizes Mexican and Mexican-origin students



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES —The Montana State University Billings Office of International Studies has been awarded $3,000 from the Institute for Mexicans Abroad and the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver to create a new scholarship for Mexican or Mexican-origin students in Central and Eastern Montana and the United States. The MSU Billings Foundation has agreed to match this award so as to make a greater impact among students who trace their heritage to Mexico.


“Currently, MSU Billings has a small, but growing, number of students from Mexico and a larger number of students of Mexican origin,” said Dr. Paul Foster, Executive Director of the Office of International Studies. “The IME-BECAS/Montana State University Billings Scholarship creates a new award program dedicated solely to these students, helping MSU Billings keep its promise of ‘Access & Excellence’ to all students.”


Successful applicants must be admitted to MSU Billings, complete the General Scholarship Application found at https://msubillings.academicworks.com, and submit a short essay of 500 words, in which they will describe both their educational goals at MSU Billings and provide details of their Mexican origin.


IME-BECAS/Montana State University Billings Scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts:  $500 to City College students; $750 to undergraduates seeking a BA/BS; and $1,000 to graduate students. Scholarships will be applied directly toward the recipients’ educational expenses with half the award released for the fall semester and the second half released for the spring semester.


The scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis, beginning this June, and continuing until the funds are exhausted. Learn more at https://msubillings.academicworks.com/donors/ime-becasmontana-state-university-billings-scholarship-program.


Please direct questions to the Office of International Studies at 406-657-1705 or ois@msubillings.edu, or New Student Services 406-657-2888, admissions@msubillings.edu.