The James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established within Albuquerque Community Foundation by family and friends in 2011. This scholarship program will annually award one or more scholarships up to $1,000 to high school graduates from Albuquerque who continue to pursue a "life dream" a professional or educational goal in spite of facing extraordinary life challenges.
The recipient will be a graduating high school senior from the Albuquerque Metro Area (Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance & Sandoval Counties) who has overcome their personal adversity and demonstrates:
A) Hope, faith and courage
B) Thoughtfulness and service to others
C) Living life, pursing dreams and enabling one's self
The scholarship is to be used for post-secondary education at an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a "life dream" and/or professional goal. The school may be a two- or four-year college or university and the student must attend full time. The applicant needs to demonstrate that he/she is capable of succeeding in that educational pursuit and that this scholarship will help them in this endeavor.
One award up to $1,000 will be given annually.
After the Foundation's committee has met to review applications, recipients will be notified by mail and will be listed on this web page. The recipient's high school will also be notified of the selection for inclusion in the Senior Honors Assembly.