Information about the Socorro High School (SHS) Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The scholarship is designed to assist an eligible Socorro High School senior in covering the miscellaneous expenses associated with the first semester of college. This scholarship can only be used to cover expenses at a New Mexico institution of higher education (i.e. University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Eastern New Mexico University, etc.) The scholarship pays a one-time installment of $500 directly to the selected recipient upon verification of his/her enrollment at a New Mexico university or college.


Obtain an application in the Socorro High School counselor’s office in February of your senior year. Note that the scholarship is on hiatus in 2020.


  • 2008 (Recipient: Agustin McCord)
  • 2009 (Recipient: Gaetano Stanzione)
  • 2010 (Recipient: Angelique Gutierrez)
  • 2011 (Recipient: Carlos McCord)
  • 2012 (Recipient: Angelina Stanzione and Sarah McLain)
  • 2013 (Recipient: Bryn Botko)
  • 2014 (Recipient: Tamera Chavez)
  • 2015 (Recipient: Charli Gonzales)
  • 2016 (Recipient: Savannah Rivera)
  • 2017 (Recipient: Casper Huang)
  • 2018 (Recipient: Brandon “Shawn” Dennis)
  • 2019 (Recipient: Samantha Hurtgen)
  • 2020 (Recipient: None - scholarship on hiatus)
Note: The scholarship was awarded each year from 2008 - 2019 but press coverage was not always available.