The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Promise scholarship provides a unique financial opportunity for undergraduate students who pledge their service to help reduce New Mexico's teacher vacancies. Eligible students who plan to complete ENMU's Teacher Education Program and commit to a four-year New Mexico teacher service obligation may apply to receive the scholarship award.
Dr. Kathleen Wagner, associate professor of educational studies and assistant dean of the College of Education and Technology, said, "The Greyhound Promise Scholarship not only supports individuals in achieving their dream of becoming a teacher, but it also helps students across New Mexico as dedicated teacher candidates commit to the profession and stay in New Mexico to make a positive impact in our state."
Kevin Baggerly, a music education major with a minor in theatre, shared that the scholarship is helping him get one step closer to his goal of becoming a musical theatre teacher.
"I am 43, chasing after a bachelor’s in a field that I enjoy and fills my life with joy," said Kevin, who commutes from Artesia, New Mexico, every day and is married with six children. "After working most of my life providing for a growing family, I made the choice to follow the advice I have given many times ‘chase your passion.’ So, I left the workforce as a full-time employee and decided to head back to school.
"The scholarship has helped me financially where funds for school previously did not exist," he explained. "If I was not awarded this scholarship opportunity, I would not be attending college today. The Greyhound Promise scholarship was a major factor in my decision to attend ENMU."
To learn more about the scholarship, visit enmu.edu/GreyhoundPromise.