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Ten Area Graduating Seniors Awarded Scholarships

Contact: Connie Tooker Nuñez | [email protected] | 505-455-5456

Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1, 2021 – The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), is proud to announce the ten recipients of its inaugural Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Each recipient will receive $1,000 towards their higher education goals – a college or vocational school of their choice.

“The mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation is to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico, the scholarship program is a true testament to our mission. We hope to inspire younger generations to reach their full potential and support those that aspire for higher education,” 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 their academic record, work experience, statement of goals and demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, is responsible for selection of scholarship recipients.

“We want to uplift our communities, especially our younger members. Through the Del Norte LOV Foundation, we are expanding our philanthropic efforts to our local schools, nonprofits, and other institutions. Partnerships are key,” explained Chuck Valenti, CEO/President of DNCU. “We want to create value for youth and families and the Del Norte LOV Foundation is the vehicle that will deliver that value. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to improve lives in this way.”

2020-21 Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program Recipients

Juan Branch, Española Valley High School, Española, NM

Sylvia Davis, St. Michael’s High School, Santa Fe, NM

Ashlyn Flores, Pecos High School, Pecos, NM

Andrew Garcia, Pojoaque Valley High School, Pojoaque, NM

Sheyenne Hoskisson, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, NM

Isaiah Maestas, Escalante High School, Chama, NM

Jayla Martinez, St. Michael’s High School, Santa Fe, NM

Olivia Rodriguez-Cantrell, McCurdy Charter, Española, NM

Rylen Potter, Home School – Rocky Mountain Academy, Cimarron, NM

Andrew West/Watson, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM

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.

Learn more at: www.dncu.com/community-engagement/dncu-lov-foundation/.

About Del Norte Credit Union

Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union based in New Mexico with a mission of Improving Lives. DNCU offers a wide variety of products and services designed to make members achieve financial success. Today DNCU serves more than 57,000 members throughout New Mexico and the United States.