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Multiculrtural Scholarships Awarded

LAS CRUCES -- Jesus Trujillo, of Loco Hills, NM, is one of the first recipients of a four-year scholarship from the newly created Fabian Garcia Multicultural Scholars Program at New Mexico State University.

The scholarships, named after a pioneering agricultural researcher at NMSU, will provide $5,750 annually for four years to each of three students preparing for careers in food science or agriculture.

Trujillo, the son of Ruben and Pita Trujillo of Loco Hills, is a 1994 graduate of Artesia High School, here he played football and baseball and was a member of the student council. He served as the FFA State Vice President in 1993-94 and as State President in 1994-95.

Trujillo, a freshman at NMSU, is a member of the Farmhouse fraternity and the Agriculture and Home Economics Council. He is majoring in animal science and hopes to become a veterinarian.

Karen Browne of Santa Fe and Jose Vega of Socorro are the other two recipients of the scholarship. The grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with additional monies from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences .