Two Scholarships Honoring Cervantes Matriarch Support Local AG, Nursing Students

Two scholarships memorializing one of the Mesilla Valley’s most distinguished female leaders will now honor two local students pursuing agricultural and nursing aspirations at New Mexico State University.

The two Emma Jean Cervantes Endowed Scholarships support students studying within NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing. To qualify, recipients must be Doña Ana County natives and have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Recent recipients of this award are Benjamin Miller, NMSU senior horticulture student, and Stephen Montoya, NMSU junior nursing student. For Montoya, receiving this scholarship inspired by a woman so pivotal to his community and New Mexico keeps him motivated to work harder.

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