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Dr. Rodrigo F. Barragán Villarreal Foundation Scholarship Program

If you have a commitment to your community, you have a vocation for social leadership and service, and you have high financial need, discover the scholarship program that the Dr. Rodrigo F. Barragán Villarreal Foundation has to help you pursue your university education at the Universidad de Monterrey.

In honor of Dr. Rodrigo F. Barragán Villarreal, who was an excellent physician that distinguished himself for his spirit of service, warmth, and humanitarianism. The purpose of this scholarship is to support outstanding young people, like yourself, who have a vocation and spirit of service to their community.


Who can apply for this scholarship?

Young Mexicans with a humanist profile who demonstrate a commitment to the community and a vocation for social leadership and service and who prove that they face high economic needs to pursue their university education at the Universidad de Monterrey.

What are the benefits?

Possible support for accommodation, books, language courses, and other support, if applicable and in accordance with the results yielded in your interview.

If you are a suitable candidate, how can you apply?

  • Enter the first semester of an undergraduate degree program.

  • Achieve a grade point average of at least 85 or its equivalent in high school.
  • Submit your academic transcripts and partial official certificate from your institution of origin. UDEM will determine the final academic average to be considered.

  • Cover the corresponding admission requirements at the Universidad de Monterrey:

    • Obtain a score of at least 1,300 points in the entrance examination.

    • Achieve a grade point average of at least 85 or its equivalent in high school.

    • Take the TOEFL exam (requirement for the undergraduate degree program in Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery).

  • Submit the application for financial aid.
  • Carry a full course load in the semester.

  • Turn in a 1,500-word essay that answers the following:

    • Your interest in pursuing the degree program and why you chose the Universidad de Monterrey (750 words).

    • Your professional development aspirations and how you intend to contribute to the development of Mexico and your community (750 words).

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  • Demonstrate leadership and social commitment through participation and involvement in projects or initiatives that have an impact on the improvement of the community. In order to give proof of participation, you must submit the Confidential Reference Form, meeting the following requirements:

    • Submit two Confidential Reference forms, completed by people who can confirm that you are a reliable, honest student; that you have devoted part of your time to activities in favor of society; and that you have the qualities necessary to be a scholarship recipient.*

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      *It is advised that recommenders be professors/teachers, association leaders, superiors from candidate’s job experiences, or that they hold a position of authority to endorse the information provided. Mandatory social service hours established in the high school curriculum and hours devoted to work with the boy scouts or similar groups will not be taken into consideration.

    • Additional evidence such as photos, videos, newspaper articles, press releases, or reports will be accepted.

  • Attend an interview with the Director of the Academic Program and with members of the Selection Committee, which can take place at the site where the social project is being developed or at UDEM facilities.

  • Cover the cost of the socioeconomic study to be carried out.

  • Submit your résumé. It must include your academic and professional experience and your extracurricular activities.

  • Take the psycho pedagogical profile, psychometric, and vocational guidance tests, and other specific tests that measure vocation for service.

  • Complete and submit application and its attachments.

  • Submit the data use authorization form.

  • Submit the image use authorization form.
  • Print out the checklist form (to be completed by the Center for Information Services and Student Services).

  • Once you have been notified that you are a scholarship recipient, come over to sign the letter of commitment.

What must you do to maintain your scholarship?

  • Maintain a grade point average of 85 or higher for every semester.

  • Carry a full course load in the semester.

  • Pass all courses taken in the semester.

  • Not to drop any courses during the semester.

  • Before the end of each semester, address a letter to your scholarship benefactor, mentioning the relevant learning and challenges of the semester taken.

  • Participate in institutional events promoting social responsibility and the sense of belonging, such as Gente UDEM, Soy UDEM, and Más Manos por tu Comunidad, to name a few.

  • Participate actively in social development projects related to your degree program.

  • Attend meetings with your assigned tutor.

  • Complete your undergraduate degree program.

  • Advise in writing of any favorable changes to your family’s financial situation.

  • Comply with UDEM’s regulations and statutes.