What brought Ramon Vicente Trespalacios Fernandez all the way from Mexico to SMU? Scholarships. Ramon knew he wanted to go to school in the States because double or triple majoring is something that is impossible to afford in Mexico. When he began searching, he wanted something fairly close to home and had great programs in the arts and engineering.
Not only could he double major but he could double major in two different schools at the same time. Ramon says, “If it were not for scholarships, I wouldn’t be able to attend SMU. My sister and I were each awarded two scholarships and they are the reason our parents were able to send us to a foreign country to study college.”
Ramon is involved in a variety of organizations on campus such as Sigma Phi Epsilon, SMU Ambassador and Scholarship Chair for Student Senate just to name a few. He wanted to become involved in as many different organizations so he could enhance his out of classroom experience and give back to SMU because of what SMU has given him. Gifts to the SMU Scholarship Fund make an impact on students like Ramon. Make your gift today at http://smu.edu/giving/classgiving!