The New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation (NMCUEF) awarded postsecondary scholarships to 153 students Wednesday as part of its annual program.
The students were selected from a pool of more than 400 applications from across New Mexico.
In recognition of a dedication to academic achievement, NMCUEF this year awarded 153 scholarships, worth $1,000 each, to students statewide.
“We know that education is a powerful tool for change and improvement,” said Amy Vigil NMCUEF administrator. “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 scholarship program was 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 1,552 scholarships, for a total of $1,195,600, to students attending accredited vocational or technical schools, colleges or universities in New Mexico.