New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation awards $149,000 in scholarships to 149 NM students

NM CU Education Foundation has awarded nearly two million dollars in scholarships since 1992

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (April 22, 2022) — To support academic success in the Land of Enchantment, the New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation (NMCUEF) is proud to award 149 $1,000 scholarships to students living and working across the state. (For a complete list of students, alphabetized by their NM hometown, please visit

“Education is a powerful tool for change and improvement. Our 2022/2023 scholarship winners have demonstrated a clear commitment to improving their lives, families, and communities through their dedication to academic success,” said Amy Vigil, NMCUEF Administrator & VP of Association Services for the Credit Union Association of New Mexico. “NMCUEF scholarship recipients are New Mexico’s next leaders, and we are proud to help our recipients pursue post-secondary education to prepare for their eventual career paths.”

Established in 1992, the New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation was formed following special legislation that allows credit unions to use abandoned funds for educational and charitable purposes. The credit union-led foundation has awarded $1,940,600 worth of scholarships to 2,297 students attending NM-based and accredited colleges, universities, and vocational or technical schools. NMCUEF scholarship recipients must be New Mexico residents who demonstrate a continued commitment to academic success by submitting a personal essay and meeting several requirements, including grade point average and fulltime enrollment.


About Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM)

The Credit Union Association of New Mexico is a trade organization that helps advance New Mexico’s credit union success through advocacy, education, and collaboration. CUANM has been helping credit unions help their members since 1958.

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