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New Mexico 4-H'ers Receive $10,000 in Scholarships

LAS CRUCES- New Mexico 4-H members collected more than $10,000 in scholarships July 15 during the State 4-H Conference at New Mexico State University.


"We have a variety of donors through the 4-H foundation, including organizations, commodity groups and private individuals," said Linda Schultz, interim head of NMSU's 4-H and youth development department.

Scholarships were awarded based on members' applications and essays about their 4-H experiences. Criteria included grades, 4-H project work and service activities.

Scholarship recipients are listed below by county.

BERNALILLO COUNTY: Elizabeth Malone of Edgewood received a $500 scholarship from the Scarborough-Linebery Foundation.

CURRY COUNTY: Mia Armstrong of Broadview won a $500 4-H scholarship from the New Mexico Association for Family and Community Education.

DONA ANA COUNTY: Stefanie Grider of Mesilla Park received a $320 Pioneer Hi-Bred Scholarship. Amanda Lowry of Las Cruces won a $1,000 El Paso Electric Scholarship, a $500 Scarborough-Linebery Foundation Scholarship and a $500 4-H scholarship from the New Mexico Association for Family and Community Education. Chrystal Spooner of Las Cruces won a $500 Mary Ross Moore Scholarship from the New Mexico Association for Family and Community Education. Ben Wilson of Rincon received the $1,000 Jesse Holloway Memorial Scholarship and a $500 Scarborough-Linebery Foundation scholarship.

EDDY COUNTY: Kurt Talbot of Malaga won the $500 Mary Moore Memorial Scholarship from the New Mexico Association for Family and Community Education.

LEA COUNTY: Lacey Isbell of Hobbs received the $1,000 Allen Chapman Scholarship.

SAN JUAN COUNTY: Jennifer Doyle of Aztec received a $500 Scarborough-Linebery Foundation Scholarship.

SANTA FE COUNTY: Diego Sanchez of Santa Fe won a $1,000 El Paso Electric Scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship from the New Mexico Association for Family and Community Education.

VALENCIA COUNTY: Josh Baca of Belen received a $500 Scarborough-Linebery Foundation scholarship and a $500 Torch Scholarship.

4-H is the world's largest youth organization with 6.4 million members. New Mexico has 72,500 members representing 447 clubs. 4-H members participate in contests, service projects and activities to develop leadership, citizenship and life skills.