Born in the Santa Cruz area of Northern New Mexico, Ramoncita married and raised five children giving them all understanding, support, encouragement, and respect. Her nurturing ways motivated her children to seek higher education. All five achieved success in their professions. In her honor, Elias Martinez has established this endowment in order to perpetuate the support he received from her. Through the success of the recipient, Elias hopes his mother’s memory and legacy of love, support, and fostering of achievement live on.
Class Level: SO. JR.
Required Minimum GPA: 2.5-3.2
Required Major: Education
Other Requirements: Graduates of the following H.S. Escalante, Coronado, Mesa Vista, Espanola, Pojoaque, McCurdy, Penasco, Questa or Taos. Preference given to a single parent.