FOR RELEASE: November 10, 2011
Awards from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation have been made to Business Technology students enrolled in the certificate or associate’s degree program at UNM-Gallup. The awards, totaling $10,000 for the fall, are made in support of the Rural Entrepreneur Institute of UNMG.
The awardees are Marshall Arviso, Kyle T. Carlson, Tawny Endito, Magdalena Garcia, Genevieve Lee, Shaina L. Roanhorse, Tiffany Toledo and Fenessa Dayish.
JSF, of West Palm Beach, has been supporting the REI at UNM-Gallup for the last two years. The foundation requires that the $20,000 award be split in half between fall and spring semesters. A selection committee was formed and the eight recipients were chosen from a field of 18 applicants.
The funds will be used for tuition, books, school supplies, transportation and other needs. The awardees must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible for the scholarship.
“This is just the beginning of what could be long-term scholarship support from Johnson,” said Al Henderson, a UNM-Gallup Business Technology lecturer and the coordinator of the Rural Entrepreneur Institute. “Their requirement is that students be committed and dedicated to business professions or careers, with the long-term goal of being business owners.”
UNM-Gallup is required to track the students during the course of their study and after they graduate.
Those interested in submitting applications can do so once the announcement of the Spring 2012 scholarship is made.
For more information, contact Henderson at 863-7634, or firstname.lastname@example.org.