Congratulations to SWTHA Scholarships Recipients!

The Southwest Tribal Housing Alliance (SWTHA) provides educational scholarship grants for Region VIII (Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas) funded under the AMERIND Risk Management Corporation’s Annual Scholarship Program.

The announcement of the scholarship recipients was made during the SWTHA Triannual Meeting on June 16, 2021.


  • Tunte Baca: Mescalero Apache, Education, New Mexico State University
  • Ethan Gallerito: Mescalero Apache, Computer Science, New Mexico State University
  • Samantha Kazhe: Navajo Nation, Health Sciences, Fort Lewis College
  • Brynn Martinez: Mescalero Apache, Law, Grand Canyon University
  • Antanaya Mendez: Mescalero Apache, Dental Hygiene, Dona Ana Community College
  • George Rocha, Mescalero Apache, Business, University of New Mexico
  • Kierston Vicenti: Jicarilla Apache, Biology, Colorado State University
  • Madisyn Yuzos: Mescalero Apache, Health Sciences, Fort Lewis College


  • Kalainia Waquie: Jemez Pueblo, Office Admin/Technology, Central New Mexico Community College


  • Joseph Foy: Mescalero Apache, Cybersecurity, New Mexico Tech
  • Keanna Lucereo: Pueblo of Isleta, Biology, University of New Mexico

Click here for the list.

 Thank you to AMERIND for providing the Region VIII Scholarship Funds!