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CityU Support Student Achievement by awarding CETYS-CityU Presidential Scholarships
City University of Seattle and its partner in Baja California, Mexico – CETYS Universidad – celebrated the recipients of the 2016 Annual CETYS-CityU Presidential Scholarship. The ceremony was held in CETYS’ Tijuana campus and was attended by CityU’s President Richard Carter and CETYS’ Rector Fernando León García.
The academic collaboration between CETYS Universidad and City University of Seattle started in 2005. Today, the academic programs that are offered in a double degree format have their 11th Business Administration cohort, its 7th Engineering/Management cohort, and its 5th Psychology cohorts. In total, more than 200 students are enrolled in the program with 100 students scheduled to graduate in June. The partnership between CETYS and CityU is one that encompasses innovation, prepares students for the regional and global challenges, and strongly contributes to the internationalization of both institutions.
With the 2016 CETYS-CityU Presidential Scholarships, the scholarship program has contributed more than $20,000 in financial assistance to students. Although, the scholarship program was first offered by a private donor both institutions institutionalized it and it became the CETYS-CityU Presidential Scholarship program. The program awards three scholarships based on academic achievement followed by economic need. The receipts were selected by a committee represented by faculty and staff from CETYS and CityU.
- Mariela Castillo Cota, from CETYS Mexicali, majoring in Ingeniero en Ciencias Computacionales and a Bachelor of Arts in Management.
- Andrea Alvarez Lozano, from CETYS Tijuana, Majoring in Licenciado en Psicologia Infantil and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and the FIRST psychology Presidential Scholarship recipient.
- Jose Alberto Martinez Peraza, from CETYS Ensenada, majoring in Ingenierio en Diseño Grafico and a Bachelor of Arts in Management.
President Carter stated that the “double degree program is an American Council on Education model program. We continue to strive for excellence in our educational offering. And based on CityU’s 2015 Student Engagement Survey of CityU’s students in Mexico, including those at CETYS, 96% stated their educational program met the University’s Learning Goals.” Similarly, the ceremony student speaker, Andrea Alvarez, stated the double degree program “has opened my mind to new global perspectives; I have gained lots of special lifelong friends; I traveled to Seattle; the program allowed me and my classmates to have excellent professors from whom I have learned a lot, not only from the course they teach, but from who they are.”
The 2017 Presidential Scholarship application will be available in the fall of 2016. Check your CityU email for further information or contact your local program coordinator.