169 Students Receive $1,000 NMCUEF Scholarships

April 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dan Mayfield
505-338-4228, dan@leveragepointinc.com


169 Students Receive $1,000 NMCUEF Scholarships
NM Credit Union Education Foundation has given $1,364,600 since 1992

Albuquerque, NM, April 18, 2018 ¬¬¬– The New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to 169 students in New Mexico.
The students were selected from a pool of more than 250 applications from across the state. Each year, NMCUEF awards postsecondary scholarships to deserving students across the state seeking to improve their individual lives, the lives of their families, and their communities through a demonstrated commitment to academic success. Selected winners must be New Mexico residents and meet a number of requirements, including grade point average and full-time enrollment. In recognition of a dedication to academic achievement, NMCUEF in 2018 awarded 175, $1,000 scholarships to students across New Mexico.
“We know that education is a powerful tool for change and improvement,” NMCUEF Administrator Amy Vigil said. “Each of the NMCUEF scholarship winners has demonstrated a clear commitment to improving their own lives and communities through a purposeful dedication to academic success. This year’s scholarship recipients could be New Mexico’s next leaders, individuals with the commitment, drive, and education to make a positive impact in their respective communities, and New Mexico at large.”
The NMCUEF is a unique program formed through special legislation that allows credit unions to use abandoned funds for educational or charitable purposes. Since it was established in 1992, the NMCUEF has presented 1,721 scholarships, for a total of $1,364,600, to students attending accredited vocational or technical schools, colleges or universities in New Mexico.
“We are excited and proud to award these scholarships to these students, to support their pursuit of education and the exploration of their individual career paths,” Vigil said.

The deadline to apply for a New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarship for study in the Fall semester of 2019 will be February 22, 2019.
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2018-2019 NMCUEF Scholarships Awarded
ALBUQUERQUE  
 
Mary Arnhart Volcano Vista High School  
Adela C. Castaneda Moreno UNM  
Nicole Castellano UNM  
Adam Chavez La Cueva High School  
Diego Elio Chavez UNM  
Sidney Davila La Cueva High School  
Gabriela Diaz Atrisco Heritage High School  
Tegan Downs Home Schooled  
Ashley Enriquez West Mesa High School  
Devonna Flory UNM  
Zoe N. Fonseca UNM  
Karina Galarza UNM  
Sabrina Garcia UNM  
Ulpiano Jay Geroche Oczon III West Mesa High School  
Jovanni Gomez NMSU  
Ibel Daniela Grimaldo CNM  
Natalie Holden UNM  
Yalda Hossaini Highland High School  
Jill James CNM  
Daniella R. Jamison UNM  
Randy Ko UNM  
Arjun Kumar Tandon NM Tech  
Mateo Leon La Cueva High School  
Jessica Lien Southwest Learning Center  
Han G. Luong Manzano High School  
Nickolas Macedo UNM  
Vivianna M. Marquez West Mesa High School  
Ashley Martinez NM Highlands University  
Adriana B. Martinez-Guzman NM Highlands University  
Lee Mayberry Explore Academy  
Lizbeth A. Medina CNM  
Natalie Jade Patton La Cueva High School  
Carmen Pena-Hernandez UNM  
Darian Reid UNM  
Anthony Salazar NM Tech  
Maria A. Salazar UNM  
Buddniphorn Sananoue Manzano High School  
Raquel Sanchez UNM  
Courtney Schmidt CNM  
Zoe Noel Smith Volcano Vista High School  
Marcos P. Torres UNM  
Alexis Trujillo CNM  
Monique Vaguera Atrisco Heritage High School  
Ryan T. Williamson UNM  
Taylor E. Williamson UNM  
 
AZTEC  
Brianne Tinsdale Aztec High School  
 
BELEN  
Jared Gonzales Luna Community College  
Casey Hoyt UNM  
Alexis Silva UNM-Valencia  
 
BLOOMFIELD  
Brandi Alcantar Bloomfield High School  
Manuel DeHerrera Bloomfield High School  
Sunshine N. Tso Bloomfield High School  
 
BOSQUE FARMS  
Lyndsey Orris Belen High School  
Hanna Fitzgerald UNM  
 
CARLSBAD  
Alyssa Carrasco Loving High School  
Jennica Granger NMSU  
Abigail L. Hervol UNM  
Colton S. Montano NMSU  
Hannah Navarrette Carlsbad High School  
Shayla Quintanilla Loving High School  
 
CHIMAYO  
Alexis Lynn Trujillo UNM  
 
CLEVELAND  
Emily Mendoza Mora High School  
 
CLOUDCROFT  
Dalton J. Wright NM Tech  
 
CLOVIS  
Paden Hagler ENMU  
 
CORRALES  
Jacob Chavez UNM  
 
CUBA  
Angelo Marino CNM  
Jonoah R. Sanchez Cuba High School  
Angelo Sandoval Aragon Cuba High School  
 
DERRY  
Dylan Garay Hatch Valley High School  
Jared Garay Hatch Valley High School  
 
DEXTER  
Fatima Lopez Dexter High School  
Raquel Trevizo Dexter High School  
 
DIXON  
Christopher Holmes UNM-Taos  
 
EL RITO  
Kylie M. Gallegos NMSU  
 
ESPANOLA  
Lesly R. Bencomo Chacon Northern New Mexico College  
Arianna Fierro Northern New Mexico College  
Kathleen Gonzales NMSU  
Michael Gonzales NM Tech  
 
FARMINGTON  
Isaiah Urioste San Juan College  
 
FRUITLAND  
Kristoffer Harris-Smith San Juan College  
 
GRANTS  
Dana Eicher NMSU  
 
GUADALUPITA  
Erica Torres NMSU  
 
HAGERMAN  
Kemberly Mendoza-Carmona ENMU  
 
HOLMAN  
Luzia K. Manuel Mora High School  
 
LAS CRUCES  
Kyle Bensley NMSU  
Kyleigh Cox NMSU  
Melissa Grijalva Hernandez NMSU  
Kinna N. Hill Las Cruces High School  
Guadalupe Lara NMSU  
 
LAS VEGAS  
Elicia M. Trujillo New Mexico Highlands University  
Andres V. Archuleta Robertson High School  
Alicia A. Baca Robertson High School  
Corrina Cordova West Las Vegas High School  
Austin Herrera New Mexico Highlands University  
Angelica A. Lopez West Las Vegas High School  
Christina Padilla UNM  
Brandi Rodarte UNM  
Mikayla Roybal Robertson High School  
Dalilah Salazar West Las Vegas High School  
Benito Vigil Robertson High School  
 
LOGAN  
Trevellion Rinestine Logan High School  
Brinton Roach Clovis Community College  
 
LOS LUNAS  
Cevin J. Clarke UNM  
Sara Griego CNM  
Kylie M. Spangler Los Lunas High School  
Victoria Troyer UNM  
Eric Weh UNM  
 
LOVING  
Jacqueline Pierce UNM  
Irene Solano UNM  
 
MORA  
Mario E. Romero Mora High School  
 
PENASCO  
Jasmine Lopez UNM-Taos  
Maria Montoya Penasco High School  
Irene Panas Northern New Mexico College  
 
RANCHOS DE TAOS  
Antonio M. Fresquez Luna Community College  
Denise M. Lopez UNM-Taos  
Roci Munoz Aragon UNM  
Constancia A. Trujillo UNM  
 
REGINA  
Ceejay Suskey Coronado High School  
 
RIBERA  
Noah Gallegos West Las Vegas High School  
Jasmine Montano West Las Vegas High School  
 
RIO COMMUNITIES  
Matthew Storey NMSU  
 
RIO RANCHO  
Emmalee Johnston UNM  
German Sanchez UNM  
 
ROSWELL  
Annajita M. Rubio ENMU  
 
RUIDOSO  
Joshua D. Mader Ruidoso High School  
 
SALEM  
Rene Omar Rodriquez NMSU  
 
SAN FIDEL  
Leslie M. Vallo  
 
SANTA CRUZ  
Destini R. Gomez Northern New Mexico College  
Alexa Rose Padilla Northern New Mexico College  
 
SANTA FE  
Yessica Aguilar Capital High School  
Estevan Anaya Santa Fe Community College  
Valerie R. Angel UNM  
Ekeisha Ayanniyi UNM  
Abigail L. Beagle Santa Fe Community College  
Alonica Diaz UNM  
Isaiah Dominguez UNM  
Justin D. Flores UNM  
Amethyst D. Gallant Santa Fe Community College  
Anicia Koller NMSU  
Brandon MacAllister UNM  
James M. Naranjo NMSU  
Gabriela Pacheco Santa Fe Community College  
Issiah Rivera NMSU  
Felicia Sandoval NMSU  
Felicity A. Sealy Academy for Technology & The Classics  
Micah Sulich NM Tech  
Alicia Trujillo UNM  
 
SANTA ROSA  
Maria Crisostomo Luna Community College  
Jankie Patel Santa Rosa High School  
Jadyn Romero Santa Rosa High School  
Steven Tenorio CNM  
 
SPRINGER  
Anthony C. Romero Jr. NM Highlands University  
 
TAOS  
Maria Anaya UNM-Taos  
Tracy Bell UNM-Taos  
 
TESUQUE  
Feliz Watson UNM  
 
TIJERAS  
Sebastian Eisenbraun UNM  
Sofia Hoskins NMSU  
 
TORREON  
Angela Akridge UNM  
 
TUCUMCARI  
Ashlee Bradley NM Highlands University  
Kayla Cherry CNM  
Rosario Hernandez Tucumcari High School  
Brandy C. Olivas NMSU  
Trestin Peterson NMSU  
Annette Ross Mesalands  
 
VADO  
Alondra Gonzalez NMSU  
Senaie Lee Castillo NM Highlands University  
 
VELARDE  
Mariano Rodriguez Espanola Valley High School  
 
VILLANUEVA  
Estrella S. Encinias West Las Vegas High School  
 
WINSTON  
Colt Welty NM Tech