Del Norte Credit Union Awards Ten Students $1000 For Higher Ed


Del Norte Credit Union Awards Ten Students $1000 For Higher Ed

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2018. The ten winners will each receive $1,000 toward their higher education for the 2018-19 school year to use towards the college of their choice.

“The scholarship program at Del Norte Credit Union is inspired from our relentless commitment to improve the lives of the youth in Northern New Mexico”, says Chuck Valenti, CEO & President of DNCU. “Each year we help ten students achieve a higher education so they can improve themselves and in turn uplift the communities we serve.”

Every year, we receive hundreds of applications from graduating seniors or equivalent.  Del Norte Credit Union makes their scholarships available to homeschool and GED students, in addition to those with a high school diploma. DNCU’s Scholarship Award is a $1,000 award given to members in good standing who are in pursuit of higher education at any college, university, or vocational school. Winners are chosen based on their academic record, work experience, statement of goals, and demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America.

“Thank you for the privilege and honor of receiving your scholarship”, says 2018 scholarship recipient, Ben Rees. “To me, this recognition is a reflection of the mentors, teachers, and leaders I’ve had in my life and the values they’ve imparted to me. This financial assistance better enables me to pursue my education and other learning experiences.”
The DNCU Scholarship winners for 2018-19:
Anthony R. Abeyta – Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ
Ethan F. Aulwes – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM

Natalia R. Baca – Escalante High School, Tierra Amarilla, NM

Mariposa L. Childson – Santa Fe Waldorf High School, Santa Fe, NM

Mariposa S. Gonzales – Pojoaque Valley High School, Santa Fe, NM

Matilde P.  Jacobson – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM

Benjamin W. Rees – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Gabriella E. Rodriguez – Capital High School, Santa Fe, NM
Joseph P. Sena – Española Valley High School, Española, NM
Emma E. Tompkins  – Cherry Street Christian Academy, Los Alamos, NM


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About Del Norte Credit Union
Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is dedicated to improving lives by being the ideal partner for a better future. Today DNCU has six branches in northern New Mexico and serves more than 46,000 members throughout the state.