Thursday, December 8, 2011

Applications Available for Spring Johnson Scholarship

For Release: Dec. 8, 2011

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program will be awarding $10,000 in funds for the spring, according to Al Henderson, entrepreneurship instructor at the University of New Mexico at Gallup. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2012.

The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a certificate or degree as entrepreneurs or in business-related fields.

Additionally, students must meet the following criteria:
·         Be a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe (provide CIB)
·         Demonstrate financial need
·         Be selected in accordance with the university’s normal criteria based on financial aid
·         Hold and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above
·         Not be an employee of the university, except for student employees receiving a work assignment as of need-based financial aid.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must submit to the UNM-G JSF Scholarship Selection Committee a completed application form; a  one-two page biographical statement (including career goals/future plans); and a current unofficial UNM transcript.

For more information, contact Al Henderson at 505.863.7634, or UNM-Gallup Financial Aid at 505.863.7663.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bridge Scholars Present Research

For Release: Nov. 30, 2011
Every year, students from two-year colleges statewide present research posters for work conducted during New Mexico State University’s summer Bridge Program. Funded since 1992, Bridge introduces Native American students from two-year institutions of higher learning to research and advances them into Baccalaureate of Science degree programs in biomedical sciences.

This year, six University of New Mexico at Gallup students who participated in the 2011 summer research activities at NMSU presented their research posters at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national meeting in October of 2011 in San Jose, Calif.  The students are: Clint Alex, Emma Barker, Yarnell Jim, Koreen Owens, Samantha Shorty and Wilbur Murphy.  Four of these students – Alex, Barker, Jim and Owens –also displayed their research posters in Gurley Hall. 

A collaborating Bridge institution since 2001, the University of New Mexico-Gallup has sent 44 students to the Bridge program for summer research activities at NMSU. Eighteen of these students have transferred to four-year institutions.

Kamala Sharma, chemistry professor at UNM-Gallup, has coordinated these activities at UNMG since their inception.