Above, Richard Price, execute director of the Chase Foundation, speaks to students and parents Thursday evening at the Artesia High School old boys’ gym about scholarship opportunities available to the Class of 2015 through the Chase Scholarship program. Price said about 110 scholarship awards are available totaling an estimated $1.5 million. Students and parents can go online to the Chase Foundation’s website to fill out and submit an application. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be in their fourth year at AHS to qualify. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. The Chase Scholarship program is in its ninth year and has awarded more than $9 million dollars in scholarship funds to AHS graduates.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Above, Richard Price, execute director of the Chase Foundation, speaks to students and parents Thursday evening at the Artesia High School old boys’ gym about scholarship opportunities available to the Class of 2015 through the Chase Scholarship program. Price said about 110 scholarship awards are available totaling an estimated $1.5 million. Students and parents can go online to the Chase Foundation’s website to fill out and submit an application. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be in their fourth year at AHS to qualify. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30. The Chase Scholarship program is in its ninth year and has awarded more than $9 million dollars in scholarship funds to AHS graduates. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Jose A. Villar, left, a student program advisor at the University of New Mexico, talks with AHS students following the scholarship announcement. UNM was among several colleges and universities represented that partner with the Chase Foundation to offer additional scholarship funds to Chase Scholars. Villar said he talks to students about the opportunities and support that would be available to them at UNM. “Ultimately, what I show them is that we generally care about their success,” he said.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Jose A. Villar, left, a student program advisor at the University of New Mexico, talks with AHS students following the scholarship announcement. UNM was among several colleges and universities represented that partner with the Chase Foundation to offer additional scholarship funds to Chase Scholars. Villar said he talks to students about the opportunities and support that would be available to them at UNM. “Ultimately, what I show them is that we generally care about their success,” he said. Ben Theobald – Daily Press