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National Scholarship program for Higher Education

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The National Scholarship Program for Higher Education began during the 2001-2002 school year, with the participation of all states and the four federal public institutions of higher education: IPN, UAM, UNAM, and UPN.
 
The corresponding funds are contributed by the federal government, state governments, and federal public institutions of higher education in equal parts.
 
During the different school years, from its creation, it has granted its goal population an increasing number of scholarships. In 2001-2002, 44,422 were granted; in 2002-2003, 94,539 were granted; in 2003-2004, 122,642 students received program benefits; in 2004-2005, there were 137,852 students with scholarships; in 2005-2006, 161,787 scholarships were granted; in 2006-2007, a total of 183,042 were granted; and in 2007-2008, 234,211 scholarships were granted. During the 2008-2009 school year, the number of scholarships granted increased considerable, with 267,385 students as beneficiaries.
 
The purpose of this program’s scholarships is for students in adverse economic situations with wishes to improve (a desire to study) to be able to continue their education at a higher level in public institutions at the bachelor’s level or higher technical level.
 
This is a novel program whose operation is regulated by its rules of operation, which are published annually in the Federal Official Gazette, and has scholarship amounts that are greater than those usually paid, which are paid out monthly, during the twelve months of the school year. In addition, the scholarships increase according to advances in studies.
 
In each state, a trust technical committee has been formed in which the National Scholarship Program for Higher Education funds have been deposited. These committees are responsible for assigning scholarships within the entities.
 
 
Requirements for requesting a scholarship:
 
 
  1. Applicant must be Mexican
  2. Applicant must have been accepted to or be a student in a higher level public institution
  3. Applicant’s family income may not exceed three times the minimum wage
  4. Applicant must not have an equivalent benefit, be it in cash or in kind
  5. Applicant must not have a previous bachelor’s degree
  6. There is no minimum grade point average required for new students; however, those already registered must have a minimum average of eight and not be lacking subject matter from previous years as of the second year
  7. Applicant must be a regular student
 
 
 
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Last update:
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 18:27:52 by Lussette de Paredes Venegas