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New Mexico State University
College Of Health and Social Services
Nursing, Public Health Sciences and Social Work

Scholarships & Donors

School of Nursing

  • A.E. Huntsinger Nursing Scholarship (Mrs. Alma Daniels)
  • Alice M. Bartheld Memorial Scholarship (Las Cruces City Panhellenic)
  • Amanda Lopez Endowed Nursing Scholarship (Mrs. VioDell Gosnell)
  • American Legion Scholarship (formerly La Societe… Scholarship) (Mr. Kevin Dasing)
  • Anne-Marie Valencia Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Eugene Valencia)
  • Billie Maxine Paul McKinney Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Betty Maluf-Tver)
  • Cindy M. DuBay-Durden Current Use Nursing Scholarship (Mr. William Durden)
  • Colleen “CoCo” Whitford Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund (Dr. Walter Whitford)
  • Elaine Potter Benfer Memorial Scholarship in Nursing (both donors are deceased)
  • Emily S. Jarosewicz Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing (Mr. Alan Carrison)
  • Esther R. Sherrod Scholarship (Mrs. Esther Roush – deceased)
  • Excellence in Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund (Mrs. Ann Goode – deceased)
  • GFWC Progress Club Nursing Scholarship (Ms. Mary Tucker – President; Ms. Marlys Shearman –Education, Library, and Scholarship Chair)
  • Gina Libo Nursing Scholarship (Dr. Paul Feil)
  • Iola Lowman Stull Memorial Scholarship in Nursing (Ms. Donna Stull and Ms. Lila deMaya)
  • Jack L. and Frances L. Rogers Endowed Nursing Scholarship (Mrs. Trula Holstein)
  • John and Romayne Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund (Mrs. Romayne Thomas)
  • Kathleen Kent Scholarship (Ms. Roberta Gran)
  • Leslie C. and Judy L. Smith Endowed Nursing Scholarship (Mr. and Mrs. Leslie and Judy Smith)
  • Linda Romero Franco Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mr. David Franco)
  • Mabel L. Johnson Scholarship (Ms. Mabel Johnson – deceased)
  • Memorial Medical Center Nurses Current Use Scholarship (???)
  • Nancy Louise Kearns Memorial Scholarship (Mrs. Theresa Kearns)
  • Nursing Bridge Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Ann Goode – deceased)
  • Nursing Departmental Scholarship (Dr. Pamela Schultz, Director, CHSS School of Nursing)
  • RN-BSN Degree Completion Program Current Use Scholarship (anonymous)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship (Dr. Vernell DeWitty, Program Deputy Director for Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing)
  • Sandra M. and Denton V. Holmes Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Denton Holmes)
  • Sierra Providence Health Network/Tenet Healthcare Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship (Ms. Dina Hoppenstedt)
  • Tiny Faye Jones Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Barbara Morrison)
  • Virginia and George Raitt Scholarship (Mrs. Joan Rawson)
  • Wanda H. Bullock Nursing Scholarship (Dr. James and Mrs. Wanda Bullock)
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund in Nursing (William Randolph Hearst Foundation)

School of Social Work

  • Chiu Kwok-Yeung Transfer Scholarship for Community Health Students (Dr. Jeffrey Brandon)
  • Daniel Marks Reyna Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Rebecca Reyna)
  • Dr. John B. Savage Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Carol Smallwood)
  • Health Science Current Use Scholarship (CHSS Department of Health Science)
  • Virginia and E.R. (“Dutch”) Raabe Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Dr. Jo Raabe-Asprey)
  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces Village Residents Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Guy Matson, Executive Director)
  • H & CS College Scholarship (CHSS Dean’s Office)
  • Widowed Persons Service Current Use Scholarship (CHSS Dean’s Office)
  • Betty Young and Iva Varner Memorial Current Use Scholarship (Dr. Michael and Ms. Carol Young)
  • Celebrate Health and Social Services Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Surasri Prapasiri)
  • Virginia C. Higbie Endowed Scholarship (Dr. Virginia Higbie, Dr. Paul Higbie, and Ms. Mary Simmons – deceased)
  • Lowery H. and Doris C. Davis Scholarship (Dr. Lowery Davis, Sr. – deceased)
  • Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation Scholarship (President and Treasurer Mr. Louis McKee)
  • Betty Jean and Thomas James Shinas, Jr. Endowed Scholarship (Ms. Betty Shinas and Mr. Thomas Shinas, Jr.)
  • Fred and Nobuko Christenson Endowed Scholarship (anonymous)
  • FYI, Inc., Graduate Social Work Student Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Jose Frietze, CEO)
  • H & CS Social Work Scholarship (CHSS School of Social Work)
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program (IGMDACP) Current Use Scholarship (xxxxxxxxxxx )
  • Kimberly Ming Endowed Scholarship for Social Work (Mrs. Kimberly Ming)
  • Lucille Allen Social Work Endowed Scholarship (Ms. Rebecca Travis)
  • NASW-NM Social Work Student Scholarship Stipend (CHSS School of Social Work)
  • Rose H. Praisner Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Michael Praisner)
  • Social Work Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Betty Shinas)

Department of Health Science

  • Chiu Kwok-Yeung Transfer Scholarship for Community Health Students (Dr. Jeffrey Brandon)
  • Daniel Marks Reyna Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Rebecca Reyna)
  • Dr. John B. Savage Endowed Scholarship (Mrs. Carol Smallwood)
  • Health Science Current Use Scholarship (CHSS Department of Health Science)
  • Virginia and E.R. (“Dutch”) Raabe Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Dr. Jo Raabe-Asprey)

Dean’s Office Scholarships

  • Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces Village Residents Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Guy Matson, Executive Director)
  • H & CS College Scholarship (CHSS Dean’s Office)
  • Widowed Persons Service Current Use Scholarship (CHSS Dean’s Office)

Alternate Annually Between School of Nursing and Department of Health Science

  • Betty Young and Iva Varner Memorial Current Use Scholarship (Dr. Michael and Ms. Carol Young)

Rotate annually among School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and Department of Health Science

  • Celebrate Health and Social Services Endowed Scholarship (Mr. Surasri Prapasiri)
  • Virginia C. Higbie Endowed Scholarship (Dr. Virginia Higbie, Dr. Paul Higbie, and Ms. Mary Simmons – deceased)

Divided equally among nursing, social work, and health science students

  • Lowery H. and Doris C. Davis Scholarship (Dr. Lowery Davis, Sr. – deceased)
  • Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation Scholarship (President and Treasurer Mr. Louis McKee)


This page last updated on April 25, 2012