Tech Now Accepting Macey Scholar Applications

By Thomas Guengerich

SOCORRO, N.M., March 26, 2009 – New Mexico Tech is now accepting applications for the William B. and Jean M. Macey Scholars Program for the 2009-2010 school year.

The Macey Scholarship is among the most prestigious scholarship awarded at New Mexico Tech. The program is named after 1942 New Mexico Tech graduate William B. Macey, one of the biggest supporters of New Mexico Tech over the years. He was the significant contributor to the Macey Center building fund in the early 1980s.

New Mexico Tech undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, have completed 30 semester hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater are eligible. Faculty and staff members can nominate students, but nominated students still need to file an application. Those selected as Macey Scholars will receive an award of $5,000.

Students interested in applying for the scholarships should use the online version or pick up an application in the office of Student and University Relations, Brown 216. The deadline for returning application is 5 p.m. Monday, April 20.

Those interested must provide a statement of no more than two pages describing why he or she should be considered for designation as a Macey Scholar. Students are also welcome to submit letters of recommendation from professors, researchers and other mentors. Letters of reference should be sent directly to Student and University Relations, Brown Hall, c/o Macey Scholars Program.

The selection(s) will be based upon accomplishments in the classroom and/or research laboratory together with institutional service and other activities that have brought credit to you and to New Mexico Tech. These accomplishments could include awards, honors, membership in campus organizations, part-time jobs, service to the university, research endeavors and other relevant activities.

The Awards are distributed during the academic year following selection. One must be currently enrolled at New Mexico Tech in order to receive the scholarship.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Ricardo Maestas, Vice President for Student and University Relations and Dean of Students or Mary Edwards at medwards@admin.nmt.edu or call at 835-5880.

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