Governor announces Opportunity Scholarship
Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the Opportunity Scholarship – a proposal to help more students of any age attend college tuition free – at the 2019 Governor’s Higher Education Summit on September 18. The news caught the attention of the national media.
SFCC loved the front page image and interview with SGA president Ian Widdrick Martinez from the Sept. 19 Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Scholarship plan aims to close state’s tuition gap.”
The Santa Fe New Mexican granted us permission to share Gabriela Campos’ image (above) featuring left to right, SGA president Ian Widrick Martinez, Executive Assistant Lucia Lucero and SFCC Foundation’s Director of Annual Giving Kelly Smith!
Here are just a few of the many stories that ran on the proposal:
CBS News, New Mexico proposes free state college tuition for all residents
NPR, All Things Considered: New Mexico Proposes Free Tuition For All State Colleges
New York Times, “New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents”
Rolling Stone, “New Mexico Aims to Set a New Bar for Affordable Higher Education”