Jeremy Harlas was awarded a Pioneer Book Scholarship in memory of former Board Member Eddie Groth in 2015. He is pictured with Patty Groth, daughter of Eddie Groth, at the 2nd Annual Scholarship Recipient Gelato event in August.
Thank you for your generosity!
Thanks to the generosity of our long term and retired employees, five students received a $1000 Pioneers Book Scholarship this year! All the students are in their Junior year and are all descendants of NMSU alumni.
Leihani Clark Rodriguez received the scholarship in memory of former board member Glyn Throneberry. Leihani graduated from Onate High School and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. She plans on earning a minor in Women's Studies and would like to become a neonatal or maternity nurse in a local clinic or hospital and serve the women and families of New Mexico.
Kayla Johnson received the scholarship in memory of Pioneers founder, Gerald Thomas. Kayla was home schooled, and is pursuing a degree in music in the College of ARts and Sciences. She is planning to teach music and plays the violin.
Charles Trujillo received the scholarship in memory of former board member, Eddie Groth. Charles graduated from Gadsden High School and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Information Engineering Technology with a minor in security technology. He would like to become a computer forensics professional or manage a large network of computers.
Shane Griffin received the scholarship in memory of former board member Joe Creed. Shane graduated from Onate High School and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and hopes to continue his education, earning a Master's in Physics and a PhD. He would like to work in research and development in New Mexico.
Brent Carillo received the scholarship in memory of former board member C. Quentin Ford. Brent graduated from Las Cruces High School and is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering and wishes to earn a Master's in Organic Chemistry or a Pharmacy degree and is interested in the field of private medical research with a focus on synthesizing new medicine.