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Aug 6, 2013

Eight Belizeans get scholarships to Mexican University

Domingo Rodriguez

The Mexican Embassy has announced that eight Belizeans have received scholarships to attend three and four year programs in Mexico. The opportunity comes under the Belize-Mexico Bi-lateral Agreement.  Students will attend the CONALEP University and they will leave the country as early as Sunday. News Five spoke to a few of the scholarship recipients at the Embassy of Mexico and they say they intend to help build Belize.


Domingo Rodriguez, Attaché

Every year 15 and in some case now it’s only 8, young Belizean students go to Mexico to the CONALEP for 3 or 4 years and go to part of Mexico and study different things. This is a very important program for us for now about 40, 45 Belizean are students in CONALEP. But not only in that region, they are in the north in Mexico City, in Puebla and in different cities. Well this is the program between CONALEP and Ministry of Education. And other programs for another degrees, Bachelors degree and Masters Degree now have a open scholarship to another Belizean interested to go to Mexico to study engineering and other kinds of studies. “


Elmer Alvarenga, Won CONALEP Scholarship

Elmer Alvarenga

I am a graduate of Belmopan Comprehensive School, we graduated this past June.  I am studying aviation and electrical systems. It is something Belize really needs because it’s a part of the aviation industry which help tourism and travelling to different destinations throughout Belize. Of my knowledge I have no heard of many persons with aviation systems knowledge so this will benefit the country a lot. The program lasts 3 years and I am expected to come back in the year 2016.”



Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes, won CONALEP Scholarship

“I graduated from Belmopan Comprehensive High School. I will study telecommunications. I like the program because he deals with electronics and

it’s interesting.”


Romero Antonio Munoz, won CONALEP Scholarship

Romero Antonio Munoz

“I graduated from Belmopan Comprehensive School. I applied for Electronic Aviation systems and what I see special in this is that this country is growing in the aviation systems.  I see a big opportunity because not many people are trained and educated to do that job, so that is the specialty I see.”


Scholarships cover the cost of studies and also include a monthly stipend for the students.


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