The Northern Lights Student Scholarship
The Northern Lights Student Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Max Trujillo Sr., Maria “Brenda” Rosita Gallegos, Brendon Herrera, Michael Kyte and Manuel Serrano, who were all taken too soon by violence on 15 June 2017.
The scholarship is inspired by Max Trujillo, son of Max Trujillo Sr., who had obtained his High School Equivalency at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), and was spurred by the tragedy to make his father proud by returning to school and becoming the first member of his family to obtain a college degree.
He exemplifies the need to create positive outlets for young people struggling with adversity, and demonstrates the transformational impact an education can have.
The Scholarship intends to help first generation college students, as NNMC believes that only through education can young people change their health and economic outcomes, and lift up their communities.
Year(s) Awarded: 2017