The Erin Trujeque Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1989, the Erin Trujeque Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who have undergone treatment for childhood cancer in New Mexico and wish to continue their education beyond high school. Erin Trujeque died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 12.

School is not always easy for a child diagnosed with cancer. Long term absences and affects from cancer and its treatments can make learning difficult. Financial burdens as a result of a cancer diagnosis can make saving money for college extremely difficult on families. The Erin Trujeque Memorial Scholarship was established to assure that children who may not be eligible to receive other scholarship assistance or afford college would still be able to attend.

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2018 Current Scholarship Recipients
  • Lauren – Colorado State University

  • Martin – San Juan College

  • Kiley – University of New Mexico

  • Katharine – University of New Mexico




    Leslie – Central New Mexico Community College

  • Anita – New Mexico State University

  • Nydia – University of New Mexico

  • Taryn – University of New Mexico

  • Kynsie – New Mexico State University

  • Kristin – University of New Mexico

  • Noah – University of New Mexico



    Lauren – University of New Mexico

  • Nina – University of New Mexico

  • Jessica – Central New Mexico Community College


    Kayla – Luna Community College

  • Adriana – University of New Mexico

  • Hunter – University of New Mexico

  • Alyssa – NM Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Tylenne – University of New Mexico

  • Daniel  – University of New Mexico

  • Michael – University of New Mexico

  • Matthew – University of New Mexico Roswell

  • Brenton – Texas Tech University

  • Rhianna – University of New Mexico

  • Renee – Brookeline College

  • Michael – University of New Mexico

Another Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors:

The Albuquerque Community Foundation invites high school seniors throughout New Mexico to apply for more than 15 scholarship awards.

The general application for the 2018-2019 academic year is now live. Progress in completing the application can be saved so that students can work on their submission over time. Interested students are advised to apply early in order to be considered for the most awards. Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as March and some as late as June.

Eligibility criteria for each scholarship award varies and may include financial need, merit, geographic area or field of study.

To learn more and begin the general application online, visit the Foundation’s website. Please share this news with all of the college-going students you know!

  • 26
    Students Receiving
    Scholarship in 2018

  • $88,000
    Awarded for 2018

  • $1.5 Million
    Awarded since 2006

Learn how you can get involved today.