More students from the Paso del Norte region will now be able to obtain a top-tier college education thanks to an agreement between The University of Texas at El Paso and a new private sector partner from across the border.
“This new scholarship is especially significant because it represents a sharing of that commitment from members of the corporate sector in Ciudad Juarez,” UTEP officials shared. “The new scholarship is also important because it comes from within the extended UTEP family.”
Andres and Eduardo Sandoval, partners in the Carl’s Jr. Ciudad Juárez venture, are alumni from the College of Engineering who now lead a Mexican company and are joining the University in its efforts support students.
Representatives from Carl’s Junior Ciudad Juárez met on the UTEP campus with University President Diana Natalicio and other administrators to formally announce a donation of $10,000 for a new scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
The funds will cover tuition for one student graduating from a public high school from the State of Chihuahua.
Since its origin, UTEP has been committed to creating opportunities for human and economic development on both sides of the border.
During the scholarship announcement on May 8, the Sandoval brothers also offered to help the University in its efforts to identify more opportunities for similar partnerships with other members of the Juárez and Chihuahua business communities who have been positively impacted by UTEP.