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Foundation Has Extra Scholarship Money to Give

8/11/2014 12:30:01 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

The New Mexico Junior College Foundation has some limited scholarships still available to award for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

These scholarships are more specific in their criteria and only qualifying students will be considered.  The scholarships are the only ones that remain for this coming college year from the Foundation. The scholarships are:

*        Chevron Legacy Scholarship to be used toward the cost of tuition, fees and books.  Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be a full-time student, be a resident of Lea County or Eddy County, must have completed 20 hours at a college or community college, and must be working toward an Associate Degree, the University Transfer Program, or a two-year career or technology certificate.

*       Zia Natural Gas Claud Long Memorial Scholarship awarded to students studying Engineering, Business or Science.  Students must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) confirmation letter with their application, must not qualify for the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be a full-time student, and be a non-traditional freshman student.

*       Frank M. Standhardt Memorial Scholarship awarded to a Hobbs High School graduate studying architecture or a related field.  Students must be full-time, and have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Completed applications and the required documents for these three scholarships are due August 27, 2014 in the NMJC Foundation office.  Applications are available online at  From there, they can look at the Foundation Scholarship Guide.  The funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

“We are so grateful to the donors of these scholarships, and want to give this money to deserving and qualifying students,” says Tina Kunko, accountant/controller for the NMJC Foundation.  “We hear many times that adults want to go back to college to earn their degree, but are not sure if they can afford it.  These scholarships help with that, especially for local residents.”

For more information:  Tina Kunko, Accountant/Controller: or 575-492-2780.

New Mexico Junior College is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

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