FOR RELEASE: Feb. 17, 2012
GALLUP -- 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 for the spring semester. The awards, totaling $10,000 for the semester, are given in support of the Rural Entrepreneur Institute of UNMG.
The awardees are Jonathan Arthur, Marshall Arviso, Fenessa Dayish, Magdalena Garcia, Genevieve Lee, Tiffany Toledo, Neil Montano and Kyle Notah.
JSF, of West Palm Beach, has been a supporter of the REI at UNM-Gallup since 2009. The foundation requires that the $20,000 award be split in half between fall and spring semesters. A selection committee chooses the recipients from a field of 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.
“The Johnson Scholarship Foundation requires that students be committed and dedicated to business professions or careers, with the long-term goal of being business owners,” said Al Henderson, UNM-Gallup lecturer in Business Technology and coordinator of the Rural Entrepreneur Institute, adding that UNM-Gallup is required to track the students during the course of their study and after they graduate.
Students interested in the scholarship for the fall semester may contact Henderson at 863-7634, or email@example.com.