ENMR Plateau, in partnership with the National Telecommuni-cations Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service, sponsored a college scholarship program to award a $2,500 scholarship to a local high school senior, according to a press release from ENMR Plateau.
Winning one of this year’s scholarships is Hailey Lee. Lee, daughter of Scott and Aprile Lee of McAlister, graduates from House High School this spring and plans to attend the University of New Mexico in the fall.
The scholarships are intended to offer young people from rural America a better chance to receive a higher education. A primary goal of the foundation’s college scholarship program is to encourage young, college graduates to return to rural areas after graduation.
Over 1,000 applicants were submitted this year, and 25 students were selected from all across the country to receive an award from the Foundation for Rural Service.