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Del Norte LOV Foundation 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 2, 2023 – The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), has announced the names of ten recipients of its annual Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program for 2023. A total of $16,000 will be distributed among the recipients and may be applied toward first semester costs this fall at a college or vocational school of the student’s choice.

“In keeping with the Del Norte LOV Foundation’s mission of improving lives of youth in New Mexico, our annual scholarship program is an important way that we contribute to fulfilling the potential of amazing young people in New Mexico,” explained Connie Tooker Nuñez, Del Norte LOV Foundation Director.

Scholarships are available to any current DNCU member who is a graduating senior, homeschool or GED student attending an accredited vocational school, college or university for the upcoming school year. Winners are chosen based on academic record, work experience, statement of goals and demonstrated leadership in schools and communities. Scholarship Management Services is responsible for selection of scholarship recipients.

“In a time where it feels as though everything costs more, it’s critical that local financial cooperatives like ours play a role in alleviating some of the expenses associated with higher education,” explained Chuck Valenti, CEO/President of DNCU. “Identifying students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academic studies and empowering them is a key part of our strategy of serving as an ideal partner for a better future.”

2023 Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program Recipients

Recipient Name & Amount Awarded High School Name College Name
Kaitlyn G Armijo ($3K) St. Michaels High School Undecided
Mia A Casados ($3K) Los Alamos High School The University of New Mexico
Creed Chavez ($1K) Saint Michael’s High School New Mexico Highlands University
Indie E Desiderio-Sloane ($1K) Santa Fe Preparatory School California Institute of Technology
Rebekah Freeman ($3K) Piedra Vista High School Arizona Christian University
Olivia B Lent-Koop ($1K) V. Sue Cleveland High School Biola University
Lila D Quezada ($1K) New Mexico School for the Arts George Washington University
Kaylee Solecki ($1K) Home School Baylor University
Ayvree R Urrea ($1K) Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School Oral Roberts University
Haoyu B Wang ($1K) Centennial High School University of Washington

About Del Norte LOV Foundation

The Del Norte LOV Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 public charity nonprofit organization. The mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico. The Del Norte LOV Foundation implements its vision as an active advocate of financial literacy and education that supports the youth and its commitment to helping communities in New Mexico succeed through its community support programs, including: Employee Giving, Special Fundraising, Scholarships, Sponsorships, Grant-making, and Community Engagement.

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About Del Norte Credit Union

Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative based in New Mexico with a mission of improving lives. DNCU offers a wide variety of products and services designed to make members achieve their financial goals. Today DNCU serves more than 63,000 members throughout New Mexico and the United States.

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