The New Mexico Activities Association Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was set up in 2007 to support the many students that participate in high school athletic and activities programs across New Mexico. The funds raised by the Foundation are used for student scholarships and school grants/support. The Foundation is made up of a Board of Directors that meets annually.
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Since 2007, nearly 300 students at more than 100 NMAA member schools have been awarded scholarships to attend colleges or universities of their choice. It is one of the missions of the NMAA Foundation to support graduating seniors who have excelled in athletics, activities, academics and sportsmanship in furthering their academic endeavors. We encourage everyone to participate in our annual fund raising events or to donate to the NMAA Foundation. For more information about Foundation events or donation options please contact Dusty Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NMAA Foundation distributed an additional $30,000 in “Together We Rise” scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year. In total, $53,500 was awarded to 48 New Mexico Students. The Foundation Board of Directors has decided to continue the Together We Rise program in 2021-2022, and a minimum of ten (10) additional $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in an effort to support even more kids during these difficult times. With the already established annual scholarships and these additional “Together We Rise Scholarships”, the NMAA Foundation will distribute approximately $35,000 to the youth of our state during this school year.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOOL GRANT/SUPPORT PROGRAM
Part of the NMAA Foundation’s initial mission was to provide financial assistance to schools that were starting new athletic/activity programs. From 2007-2012, the organization distributed over $26,000 to approximately 15 NMAA member schools. This initiative has since been reorganized and support is now not only available for schools that are starting up new programs, but also for schools that have general athletic/activity funding needs. Since 2016, another $25,000 has been distributed to support schools and students involved in various athletics/activities. The NMAA Foundation Board has now put policies in place that will continue this school support program on an annual basis. More information and the actual application for funding/support can be found HERE.
The following schools have received funding/support from the NMAA Foundation since 2007: Dora, West Las Vegas, Melrose, Cloudcroft, Moriarty, Elida, Hope Christian, East Mountain, Pecos, Mesilla Valley Christian, Native American Community Academy, Navajo Prep, Foothill, Newcomb, Monte del Sol, Rehoboth Christian, Aztec, Tierra Encantada, Pine Hill, Academy for Technology and the Classics, Tohatchi, Miyamura, Dulce, Taos, Tse ‘Yi ‘Gia, Evangel Christian, Hondo Valley, Cobre, Grady, Alamo Navajo, Oak Grove Classical Academy, House and Menaul.
*Note: The NMAA Foundation has allocated an additional $5,000 to this program for the 2021-2022 school year in an effort to support even more schools during these difficult times. A total of $15,000 is now available for distribution.
Daniels Scholarship Program
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships.
NMAA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
15th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic
Date: September 26, 2021
Location: Santa Ana Golf Club
NMAA FOUNDATION BOWL-A-THON
2022 NMAA Foundation Bowl-A-Thon
Date: Jan/Feb 2022
Location: Ten Pins & More – Rio Rancho, NM
Information Coming Soon
NMAA FOUNDATION DONOR LIST
Thank you to the following companies and individuals for your donations in support of the NMAA Foundation. For more information or to find out how you can submit donations, please contact Dusty Young at (505) 923-3268.
NMAA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors & Officers
President: Joe Butler (Santa Fe)
Vice President: Tammy Richards (Albuquerque)
Vice President: Sammy Chioda (Gallup)
Secretary/Treasure: Dusty Young (Albuquerque)