Santa Fe Community College Announces Veterans’ Scholarship Winners

Santa Fe Community College announces ten students were awarded Veterans’ scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

The veteran recipients for this academic year are listed along with the degrees they are pursuing and (the branch of service they served in):

Rebeka Bennett – Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Army); Michael Hill – Bachelor in Science Nursing (Navy); Tim Klabunde, Associate in Arts General Studies (Air Force); Krystal Patton – Associate in Arts – Psychology (Navy);  Wyetta Plouffe Bradley – Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Army) and Wayne Vigil – Associate in Applied Science in Computer and Information Technologies (Marines).

Scholarships are also awarded to dependents of veterans. The dependent recipients for 2018-2019 academic year are:

Oryon Blay – Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Technology (Solar) and Associate in Applied Science Building and Construction – (grandfather served in the Army); Melissa Gonzales – Associate in Arts in Accounting – (spouse served in the Navy); William Kline – Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Technologies – (grandfather served in the Navy) and Travis Portis – Associate in Applied Science in Welding Technology – (mother served in the Navy).

The SFCC Veterans scholarship supports veterans and their dependents who are not normally eligible to receive educational benefits. The application process for next academic year SFCC scholarships, including the SFCC Veterans Scholarship will be open beginning March 24 and will be available until May 24.  For more information on scholarships, contact the Financial Aid office at or 505-428-1268.

Photo of scholarship recipients from left to right: Oryan Blay, Kristal Patton and Wayne Vigil.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.