PRESS RELEASE - August 7, 2003
Announces New Mexico’s 2003-2004
(Santa Fe, NM)—The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE) today announced that 46 New Mexico high school graduates have been selected as Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars for the 2003-2004 academic year. The students will receive $1,500 annual scholarships each year for up to four years to apply toward college or university expenses anywhere in the United States.
The students were selected from among 193 applicants in the state based on their academic achievement and American College Test (ACT)/Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT®) scores. Minimum eligibility requirements were a 3.5 grade point average and either a score of 27 on the ACT or 1220 on the SAT. The scholarships were awarded to students throughout New Mexico.
“It is an honor to recognize these outstanding students for their educational accomplishments. Being named a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar is a tremendous achievement and reflects each student’s devotion to academic excellence,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis.
The 2003-2004 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars are:
The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships were first awarded in 1987 for the first year of study. The program, administered by the SDE, is federally funded.
For more information on the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program,
please contact Arturo J. Martinez, the SDE’s program coordinator,
or Jenna M. Jaquez, assistant program coordinator, at (505) 827-6648.