MS shouldn't stand in the way of education. The National MS Society's scholarship program exists to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
The applications for the program are available from October 1 to Mid-January.
For the 2012 program year, the South Central Region of the National MS Society was able to offer 48 scholarships to
High School Seniors. In New Mexico, 2 students were awarded scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.
Mary Martinez (High Rolls Mtn. Park, New Mexico)
• Graduate of Cloudcroft High School
• Plans to Attend: The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico
• During her high school career, Mary participated in Student Council, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Knowledge Bowl, Band, and on the Volleyball team. She has also been involved in her church.
• Future Goals: to major in Physical Education, where she plans to pursue a career as a
university-level manager or assistant coach. Ultimately, she would like to be a head coach of a college sports team.
Alyxandra Ortiz (Rio Rancho, New Mexico)
• Graduate of V Sue Cleveland High School
• Plans to Attend: Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico
• During her high school career, Alyxandra participated on the Varsity Soccer and Basketball teams. She has also been involved with her community.
• Future Goals: to become a part of the Eastern New Mexico University’s
communications program, where she hopes to become a sports broadcaster as a result. With this, she plans to become an advocate for athletes and sports fans alike who are faced with the challenges MS presents.