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United States Senate Youth Program

United States Senate Youth Program is a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated interest in public service to deepen their interest and understanding of America’s political processes and encourage their commitment to political leadership.

The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with a competitively select group of high-school students (two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity) during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, D. C.  In addition, each student receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.  For over fifty years, the program has been fully funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation as part of the Foundation’s commitment to preparing young people for citizenship and leadership .

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Eliana Marie Memorial Scholarship
* Eliana was a 4.0 student, Cardinal Scholar and a multiple sport varsity athlete. She graduated from Robertson High School in 2011; she graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. Eliana was accepted to the University Of Colorado School Of Law with intensions of becoming an Environmental Lawyer. The Eliana Marie Scholarship will be awarded to a senior Robertson High School female scholar/athlete for the 2021-2022 school year. The Scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of achievement in academics and athletics. All information will be kept confidential. Required Information: Completion of application, a letter of recommendation by a high school teacher or an athletic coach, an official High School transcript and a one page essay on an individual who has influenced your life. Deadline: April 29, 2022 Submit all information to: The Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship, P.O Box 335, Las Vegas, NM 87701. 
Viles Scholarship
The Viles Foundation is offering a scholarship to seniors who are orphan or half orphan and live in Mora or San Miguel County. Each year, the Board of Directors meets to grant scholarships. Students who have received grants in the past year are renewed if these requirements are met: a 2.0 GPA, enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and provide a transcript from the college or university. New applications are accepted from five high schools: Pecos High School, Robertson High School, West Las Vegas High School, Mora High School and Wagon Mound High School. Requirements are: proof that at the time of graduation a student is an orphan or half orphan, provide a transcript from one of the five schools in the current year and plan to be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester. 


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