Davis Breakthrough Scholarship

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Six Breakthrough graduates will be heading to college next year without the specter of financial burden. Thanks to a generous gift that will reach $1 million/year in several years, these Davis Breakthrough Scholars have a full cost of attendance college scholarship. The award is designed to help students who would otherwise be unable to afford college out of state.

This transformational scholarship opportunity is a partnership between the Davises and three regional institutions: the University of Denver, Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Breakthrough Santa Fe students who are accepted into one of these colleges are eligible to receive the scholarship.

This year’s recipients are: Cruz Armendariz (Santa Fe Prep), Danella Hall (Santa Fe Indian School), Takeshi Kobayashi (ATC), Andrew Martinez (NMSU), Marcos Mendoza (Capital High School), and Alejandra Palos (Capital High School). Cruz and Alejandra will be attending St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, while Danella, Takeshi, Andrew, and Marcos will be attending the University of Denver.

For more on the event, please see the article in the Santa Fe New Mexican, or contact Executive Director Talia Winokur.

Above, Danella Hall, 18, one of the five students to receive a Breakthrough scholarship to attend a private university, gives her thanks and a gift — a monogrammed Pendleton blanket — to donor Andrew Davis at a reception at Santa Fe Prep. From left are Hall’s grandmother, Della Warrior, Aaron Pecos, Hall’s mother, Kathleen Honahni, and her baby sister, Sonya. Photo courtesty Jane Phillips/The New Mexican.