Journal Staff REPORT
The Davis New Mexico Scholarship program has announced 26 high school seniors from Santa Fe and Albuquerque who will receive full four-year scholarships to a partner college.
“These students are the latest class in this fast growing scholarship, which now supports 82 students from Northern New Mexico who are the first in their families to earn a four-year college degree,” according to a news release from the program.
The program, which boasts a 98 percent retention rate among its scholars so far, is funded by the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund and its Trustee Andrew Davis. The Davises last year made a three-year $11.6 million commitment to fund 100 scholars to and through college.
The Davis partner colleges are the University of Portland, St. Edward’s University, University of Denver, Loyola Marymount University, Lawrence University and Southwestern University.
“This is about possibility,” Andrew Davis said in a statement. “This is about what these students do when they come back home and demonstrate to their communities that it is possible to go to college, that it is possible to successfully navigate college, and that it is possible to improve not only their neighborhoods but also the world.”
The 2018 Davis New Mexico Scholars are: Otto G. Hacker Cota, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Trinity Lopez, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Isaac Jeremias Hernandez, Santa Fe High School; Teresa Lechuga-Kanapilly, South Valley Academy; Randi Jennifer Jimenez, Santa Fe High School; Leticia Jiménez-Armenta, Albuquerque High School; Anna Martinez, Capital High School; Viviana Elizabeth Martinez Espiricueta, The MASTERS Program; Adriana Mendoza Ortiz, Capital High School; Arianna Eufelia Padilla, Monte del Sol Charter School; Annakarel Portillo-Alvarez, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Yamileth Vazquez, Albuquerque High School, John Henry Cummins, Native American Community Academy; Reshawn Rakim Edison, Native American Community Academy; Diego Alberyo Guerrero Tarin, Los Alamos High School; Adreanna Elena Teresa Jasso, The MASTERS Program; Taylor Rose Lucero, Santa Fe Indian School; Ivan Alexis Rodriguez Holgiun, South Valley Academy; Abigail P. Baca, Capital High School; Tyra Lesha Barela, New Mexico School for the Arts; Sukriti Gurung, Academy for Technology and the Classics; Daniel Alberto Lagunas-Perez, The MASTERS Program; Yesenia Ornelas Mata, Capital High School; Victor Alejandro Rios Guevara, Santa Fe Preparatory School; Mariza Alexa Rodriguez, Santa Fe High School; Melanie Solis Alvarez, The MASTERS Program.