9th Annual SMA STEM Scholarship Reception

August 29th, 2022

The 9th Annual Souder, Miller & Associate STEM Scholarship Reception took place last weekend at the New Life City Church located near our Albuquerque Office. The STEM Scholarship program annually awards academic scholarships to Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in STEM fields. To date, the program has contributed over $230,000 to over 50 eligible students.

This year, the program awarded scholarships to seven new recipients. Five of the seven Recipients and their families attended the banquet to celebrate their achievement. Karl Tonander, CEO; Johnny Johnson, Navajo Nation Standing Rock Chapter President; and Anthony Allison of the New Mexico State Council gave speeches to commend the students at the event. Parents of some of the recipients took the opportunity to speak as well.

The 2022 SMA STEM Scholarship recipients and their chosen universities are:

                Bailey Kaybah Nez – Lawrence University

                Cade Dillon Allison – San Juan College

                Darin Ty Nez – Fort Lewis College

                Easton McCall Tolliver – Oklahoma State University

                Isiah Charles - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

                Jodi Louise King – Northern Arizona University

                Robert Cantu – Fort Lewis College

We’re excited to see what each of these bright young minds bring to their respective fields! Congratulations to all of these exemplary young scholars!

For more information on the SMA Native American STEM Scholarship, follow this link.