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Intel-NM marks 40th year with grants

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — In celebration of its 40th anniversary of doing business in New Mexico, Intel and the Intel Foundation are collaborating with the Rio Rancho Community Foundation to award 40 grants of up to $2,500 to 40 educators in the state.

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The grants are meant to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects and initiatives, according to an Intel news release.

“Companies like Intel have both the responsibility and opportunity to help shape the future of New Mexico’s workforce by supporting educators in their efforts to equip young people across the state with the critical skills needed to be successful in the 21st century,” said State Sen. John Sapien, D-Corrales. “Education is a major priority of my office and I applaud Intel for celebrating its anniversary by giving back to the community.”

The application process is open until April 17. The grant cycle is open to prekindergarten through 12th-grade teachers working in a New Mexico public school, public charter, Bureau of Indian Education school, or 501(c)(3) organization focused on STEM education.

“These grants will support and expand STEM education throughout New Mexico and may inspire students to consider a career in a related field. We are encouraging teachers and nonprofit leaders throughout the state of New Mexico to apply before April 17,” said Jerry Schalow, executive director of the Rio Rancho Community Foundation.

Intel Public Affairs Director Erika Edgerly said Intel is proud to operate in New Mexico and give back to the community.

“This investment in our community’s future will support our educators and strengthen STEM education across the state, helping to lay the groundwork for a more vibrant place for all of us to live and work,” she said.

Criteria, program examples, restrictions and the application are at rrrcc.org/foundation.

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