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​​​​​The ReconoceR Scholarship Fund objective is to provide higher-education opportunities for young Mexican and Central American migrants living in the United States in vulnerable conditions and who want to pursue studies at the Universidad de Monterrey, through a scholarship award and support to facilitate their stay in Mexico. 


Young (male and female) migrants from Mexico and Central America who cannot pursue college education in the United States after completing high school because of their legal status or political or economic problems and who are willing to return to Mexico, pursue a university degree at UDEM, and live in Monterrey.
  • A Mexican by birth or born in any of the following Central American countries: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
  • 17 – 25 years old.
  • In a legal, political, or economic situation that prevents him/her from pursuing/continuing university studies in the United States.
  • Verifiable financial needs.


Candidates to receive a scholarship should meet the admission requirements established by the Universidad de Monterrey, in the following order:
  1. Comply with requirements for new students:
    • Submit Application for Admission form duly filled and signed to the Departamento de Atracción Estudiantil (Student Attraction Department) promoter.
    • Obtain a minimum score of 1,200 points to enter UDEM and at least 450 points in one of the areas (except for the degrees in Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery, and Dental Surgery, for which are required at least 550 points in the verbal area and 600 points in mathematics) or SAT/ACT equivalencies.
    • Have a minimum average grade of 85 or equivalent in high school.
    • Take the TOEFL exam (for the degrees in Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery​ it is required to present proof of score obtained).
  2. Follow UDEM’s Application for Financial Support process:
  3. Turn in two essays: tell your story as a dreamer (where did you come from, what did you do, how did you get to the United States, how many years have you been there, what studies or jobs have you done, why can not you continue your studies in that country) (750 words). Explain why you need the support of the scholarship, what you have done to get it and where you would like to get personally and professionally (750 words). Download form.
  4. Submit the Migratory Commitment Letter Form.
  5. Fill in Confidential Reference Form
  6. Submit Authorization to Use Data Form.
  7. Submit Authorization to Use Image Form.​​
  8. Print out Checklist Form (to be filled in by the Student Information and Service Center).
  9. Take psychometric and integrity tests that measure your emotional intelligence and ethical performance.​
  10. Be available for a possible interview with Selection Committee members.
  11. Once the candidate has been announced as a scholarship recipient, he/she will sign a letter of acceptance.
*If necessary, the beneficiary must request the University of Monterrey support to reinforce the Spanish language.