University of Houston. Center For Mexican American And Latino/A Studies Receives $1.2m To Advance Graduate Study

The Center for Mexican American and Latino/a Studies (CMALS) at the University of Houston was established in 1972 as an interdisciplinary academic program encompassing the liberal arts, education and social sciences focusing on the Mexican American and broader Latino experience in the U.S. Art by Laura Lopez Cano


Houston-based CFE International LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the Mexican state-owned electric utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad, has awarded $1.2 million to the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies (CMALS).   

The funds will go to the Lydia Mendoza Graduate Fellowship Program and be used to help recruit and retain graduate students interested in studying the experience of Mexican Americans and Latinos in the U.S. All students studying in any field are eligible for up to two years of funding. The program began recruitment Feb. 1 for the first fellowship year, 2024-2025.

LINK to Lydia Mendoza Fellowship