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UUSA announces 2016 scholarship recipients

15 August 2016

On August 9, 2016 UUSA’s leadership gathered to honour the 2016 UUSA Community Scholars and UUSA Scholars Scholarship program recipients. UUSA’s scholarship program awards approximately $150,000 in scholarships annually. Lisa Hardison, Manager of Communications and External Relations said, “It is the highlight of our year to award well deserving recipients with funds to assist with their college degrees.”

The recipients for 2016 are:

  • Jessica Franklin of Hagerman, NM - University of New Mexico
  • Jay Hargrove of Hobbs, NM - Eastern New Mexico University
  • Valeria Nunez, of Lovington, NM - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Jeremiah Brant of Hobbs, NM - University of New Mexico
  • Brian Mason of Andrews, TX - Texas State University
  • Ashley Riedy of Hobbs, NM - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Raquel Valenzuela of Hobbs, NM - Eastern New Mexico University

UUSA is committed to giving back to the community by providing scholarships to local students. “We are dedicated to supporting education and providing resources for students in this area to excel in higher education. These scholarships are just one of the many programs we support to enrich educational opportunities and invest in future generations,” says Hardison.

About the Scholarship Programs

The Community Scholars Scholarship is designed to assist students in completing their Bachelor’s degree. To qualify for the Community Scholars Scholarship, applicants must have completed at least 60 college hours, be a resident of Lea, Eddy, or Chaves Counties in New Mexico, or Andrews, Gaines, or Yoakum Counties in Texas, and maintain a 3.0GPA. This award is a $5,000 per year renewable scholarship.

To be eligible for UUSA Scholars Scholarship, the recipient must be a dependent child of full-time UUSA employees or one of its subsidiaries and be a high school senior who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. This award is a $5,000 per year renewable scholarship.

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