ReconoceR was started with the purpose of supporting the talent of young Mexican and Central American immigrants living in the United States by giving them an opportunity to obtain a university degree in Mexico, through a scholarship.
If you were born in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama.
If you are between 17 and 25 years old.
If your legal, political, or economic situation prevents you from pursuing your university studies
If you live or have lived in the United States.
“Extreme poverty, family violence, lack of work, war, threat of death and sexual abuse are just some of the reasons that have forced hundreds of thousands of young Mexicans and Central Americans (and/or their parents) to leave their countries looking for an opportunity or refuge.
The ignorant and hostile current political climate has denied them this possibility, leaving them geographically orphaned and in many cases, with no national identity and without rights.
The ReconoceR scholarship program was conceived with the intention of offering that opportunity to those who had to leave their home countries to look for it, and who still cannot find it. To recognize each other always – no matter on which side of the imposed imaginary line that divides our continent – and, hence, strengthen each other.”