"The students were awarded $500 scholarships from the Kiwanis Club and Santa Fe Professional Women"
Five Santa Fe Community College students who are the first members of their families to attend college have received scholarships to support their academic efforts. The scholarships are awarded by local organizations the Kiwanis Club and Santa Fe Professional Business Women.
These students were awarded scholarships for $500 a semester for up to four semesters from the Kiwanis Club: Yvette Medina, who is working toward an associate’s degree in Human Services with the goal of becoming a therapist or case manager; Brigina Valencia, who is earning an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree; and Jacqueline Herrera, a pre-nursing student.
These students were awarded $500 scholarships from Santa Fe Professional Business Women: Sainie Atencio, a jewelry artist who is earning an Associate in Applied Science in Media Arts degree; and Margaretmary Woodd, who wants to educate others in sustainable living practices after she earns an Associate in Arts in Business Administration degree.
All of the students are part of the federally funded TRiO program, which offers an array of support services for students who are first generation college students,have a documented disability or qualify based on financial aid.
For more information, please contact SFCC’s Director of TRiO Jane Abbott at (505) 428-1834 email@example.com or visit www.sfcc.edu.