ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce announced about $90,000 in scholarships to 73 students Thursday at its Education Excellence Scholarship Ceremony.
The scholarships are funded by local businesses, organizations, and individuals, as well as by funds raised by the chamber education committee and the annual Hispano Chamber Golf Tournament. In addition to the Hispano Chamber $1,000 Opportunity Scholarship — awarded to high school seniors, non-traditional and returning students over the age of 19 for the third year in a row — the Hispano Chamber presented three high school seniors a multi-year Thrive Scholarship totaling $5,500 each. Among the total 73 scholarships awarded were the Loretta A. Armenta Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Armenta Family; the Jennifer Riordan Financial Literacy Scholarship, presented by Joe Trimble of Wells Fargo; the Ken Sanchez Memorial Scholarship, presented by Elaine Romero with the City of Albuquerque; and the Adan Carriaga Memorial Scholarship (Arts & Culture Award), presented by Gina Thomas of The Duke City Gladiators.
Scholarship recipients this year were: Adiana Cordova, Alberto Perez, Alexandra Palacios, Aliciana Marquez, Amparo Arredondo, Andrea Ibarra, Andrea Roman, Andreal Martinez, Angelina Flores, Anhelica Rodriquez, April Jaramillo, Ariana Aragon, Arianna Albers, Belinda Vargas, Breanna Rivas, Brenda Cano Granados, Brianna LaJeunesse, Brianna Knox Hubbard, Chasity Onsurez, Corina Maynes, Daniel Espinoza, Dominic Rivas, Emily Ramos, Evelyn Sanchez Rodriguez, Josue F. Juarez Campos, Fatima Huerta, Gabriel Oranday, Gabriel Garcia, Gabriela Meraz-Fishbein, Heaven Chavez, Hector Castillo, Iliana Sandoval, Isaiah Moonlight, Israel Barreto, Jathziry Sandoval Cervantes, Jordan Davalos, Jordyn Suber, Joseph Mares, Justin Romero, Kamryn Johnson, Karen Guerra Vicente, Karina Tarango, Liana Montano-Valencia, Linda Guzman, Lizbeth Olivarez, Lizbeth Carrillo, Luis Quintana, Maria Lamas Valdez, Maria Quiroz-Hernandez, Mariah Sanchez, Marialicia Salazar, Mateo Nunez, Matias Lujan, Maya Espinosa-Chavez, Melissa Mailboy, Mia Guest, Mia Roy, Michelle Nevarez, Oscar Flores Garcia, Patricia Gallardo, Paulina Velazquez, Raquel Young, Riley Robertson, Ryan Sanchez, Savannah Garcia, Tais Pereira Tashina Silversmith, Veronica Estrada, Yazmin Almeida, Yesica Chavez Lujan, and Zita Montoya.
Sponsors of the chamber’s four-year THRIVE scholarships were: Perikin Enterprises, Bank of Albuquerque and the Hispano Chamber. Sponsors of the chamber’s annual scholarship were: ABBA Technologies, Adelante, Louie Sanchez Allstate Agency, the Armenta Family, AUI Inc., Brycon Construction, COMPA Industries, Central New Mexico Community College, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Home Instead Senior Care, Jaramillo Accounting Group, NMEAF, Raines & Vigil Family, Rivas Family, Ryan True Foundation, Sun Rise Roofing and US Bank.