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MBA org partners with Cornell, Columbia

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs is partnering with Cornell and Columbia universities to increase the number of Hispanic students completing master’s degrees, the group announced last week.

The new partnership is part of the organization’s mission to support Hispanics to achieve higher education. Selected students will have the opportunity to receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to pursue their MBAs.

“We are honored to have these prestigious universities with a legacy of educational excellence join our roster of more than 50 NSHMBA university partners nationally,” said Iveth Reynolds, president of the New York chapter of NSHMBA.

NSHMBA created the University Partnership Program in 2006 to provide select academic institutions an expanded pool of qualified Hispanic applicants for graduate business programs and to help Hispanic students finance their educations.

The University of Rochester already is a partner.

In 2009, NSHMBA’s UPP and NSHMBA scholarship programs awarded more than $680,000 in financial assistance to outstanding, deserving Hispanics pursuing their MBA or equivalent.