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25 New Mexico students get full-ride college scholarships

Journal Staff Report

Santa Fe resident Andrew Davis and his family’s foundation have announced 25 full scholarship recipients from New Mexico, part of a three-year, $11.6 million scholarship program.

All recipients would be the first in their families to earn a four-year college degree, the foundation said in a news release. The scholarships cover tuition, room, board, travel, books, incidentals and money for parents to visit each year.

The program, which provided scholarships for 29 students from New Mexico last year, was launched in 2016 by Davis, Breakthrough Santa Fe and Santa Fe Prep. “We want to bring outstanding New Mexican students to colleges and universities across the country,” Davis said in a statement.

Scholarship winners will attend one of six partner schools: University of Portland, St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas), University of Denver, Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas), and Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Qualifying students must be the first in their families to earn a four-year college degree and/or have a family income under 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

There will be a reception for the scholars Friday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo De Peralta. The students are:

Devonna Begay, Navajo Preparatory School ; Vianney Campos, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Pema Dema, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Keliyah Nohea Lani Dilliner, The MASTERS Program Santa Fe; Tabatha Clarice Dodson, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Jason Duncan, N.M. School for the Arts: Maria Erives, Monte del Sol Charter School; Abril Valeria Gurrola Garcia, South Valley Academy; Angelina Henry, Native American Community Academy; Vanessa Juarez Morales, Capital High School; Angelika Monique Lucero, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Herman Lucero Pena, Capital High School; Odalys Marquez, Albuquerque High School; Carla E. Martinez Mendez, Santa Fe High School; Jose Abraham Martinez, Santa Fe Prep; Mariela Melgar-Sagche, Santa Fe High School; Diva Miramontes, South Valley Academy; Sonny Ray Olguin, Native American Community Academy; Adriana Ortega, The MASTERS Program; True Ocean Overlie, N.M. School for the Arts; Daniella Sol Perez, Albuquerque High School; Dineah Marie Peterson, Middle College High School; Daniela Salas Rodriguez, Capital High School; Adriana Vargas, Capital High School; Merit Willey, N.M. School for the Arts.

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