AlumKnights® Scholarship Information

The Del Norte HS Alumni Association announces scholarship awards of $1,000 to nine students in the class of 2020 and two incentive nursing scholarship in the amount of $10,000 – a total of $29,000. For more information about the 2020 AlumKnights® scholarship recipients, see our 2020 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards page.

Students receiving the $1,000 Drawbridge to Success Scholarship must attend a New Mexico two or four year college. Recipients are: India Caldwell-Vasquez, Hunter Garcia, Carolina Gonzalez-Martinez, Angelica Lucero, Timothy Maddox, Eliseo David Medina and Jasmine Tata.

The $1,000 Skilled Trades Scholarship is for students studying for trade careers including plumber, electrician, auto mechanic, cosmetology, and culinary. They are Rey Campa and Andrew Carrillo.

The recipients of the Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship are Angela Navarro and Abigail Yepa. In college year one, the student receives $1,000 followed by increasing amounts in college years two, three and four. The scholarship honors 1966 graduate Dianne Riley Erickson who worked as a nurse at numerous area hospitals.

The Del Norte High School AlumKnights provide scholarships annually to graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. Since 2013, the AlumKnights have paid out $71,000 in scholarships to 58 students across our three scholarship programs.

The AlumKnights® Scholarships include:

AlumKnights® Drawbridge to Success Scholarship

  • Purpose:
    The Drawbridge to Success Scholarship provides a one-year $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education at a New Mexico institution of higher education and are able to demonstrate an extensive record of service, as exemplified by their participation in both school-based and community-based activities.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
    • Must be graduating in May 2020 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be attending a public two- or four-year institution of higher education in New Mexico in Fall 2020

AlumKnights® Skilled Trades Scholarship

  • Purpose:
    The Skilled Trades Scholarship provides a one-year $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a career-oriented, technical, or vocational program of study at a community college or trade school and are a able to demonstrate a commitment to working in a relevant career field.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better
    • Must be graduating in May 2020 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be accepted to a career/technical/vocational program in a New Mexico community college or a trade/vocational school in Fall 2020.

AlumKnights® Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship

    • Purpose:
      The Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship provides up to $10,000 over four years to graduating seniors to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a four-year post-secondary degree in Nursing anywhere in the United States and are able to demonstrate an exemplary record of service, academic achievement, and commitment to the Nursing profession.
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Must have a cumulative high school weighted GPA of 2.5 or above and an average weighted GPA of 3.0 or above for the final two years of high school
      • Must be graduating in May 2020 from Del Norte High School
      • Must be attending an accredited public or private two- or four-year institution of higher education in the United States in Fall 2020
      • Must be pursuing a four-year degree in Nursing (students may start with a two-year degree program, but the ultimate goal should be a four-year degree)

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated in February to determine the rating/ranking of applicants based on selection criteria developed by the AlumKnights Student Support Committee. Students who submit the proper application material and are selected through a preliminary selection review will be invited to participate in a formal interview with members of the AlumKnights Student Support Committee. The final awardee(s) will be selected and notified sometime in April, 2020.

Questions about the AlumKnights® Scholarships should be directed to scholarships@alumknights.info. A member of the AlumKnights® Student Support Committee will respond to you as soon as possible.

Previous AlumKnights® Scholarship Recipients

Donation Information

If you are interested in supporting AlumKnights Scholarship awards, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to AlumKnights, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation may be specifically directed to the Erickson Healthcare Scholarship fund. To do so, specify this fund in the “special instructions” of the on-line donation form or on the memo line of your check.

To donate, simply press the “Donate” button below.

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or you can mail us a check. Make the check payable to “AlumKnights, Inc.”, complete our AlumKnights Donation Form and mail it and the check to:

AlumKnights, Inc.
P.O. Box 93056
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199

You can also purchase either a small or large brick ($50 and $100, respectively) for the Del Norte Legacy Brick Garden. A portion of the cost is tax deductible. For more information, visit our Brick Garden Fundraiser page.

Send donation inquiries to treasurer@alumknights.info