Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) Awards Scholarships to Deserving New Mexico Culinary Students for the 2020/21 School Year!

One of the most rewarding things we do through the Foundation is support the educational endeavors of the future of our industry. These scholarships are supported by generous donations from New Mexico restaurateurs and vendors and help pave the way for students to attend institutions of higher learning and gain the skills they need to grow and prosper in the restaurant and hospitality industry. We are very proud of the students who applied for our scholarships and look forward to witnessing their future success.

HEIF scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors, as well as those entering their sophomore, junior and senior years in college. Students receiving these scholarships come from all parts of New Mexico including Albuquerque, Cloudcroft, Corrales, Espanola, Las Cruces, Mayhill, Santa Fe, Ranchos de Taos, and Veguita.

2020 HIEF Scholarship Award Winners

Sevon Hall

High School: Corrales
College: NMSU

Marino Murray Davis

High School: Santa Fe
College: CIA

Karina Arvizu-Acosta

High School: Ranchos de Taos
College: NMSU

Kagen Watson

High School: Mayhill
College: NMSU

Joseph Aragon

High School: Veguita
College: NMSU

Connor Olson

High School: Las Cruces

Charles Suazo

High School: Espanola
College: CNM

Alyssa Saldana

High School: Albuquerque
College: CNM

Diana Cook

High School: Cloudcroft
College: NMSU