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Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund Scholarship Presentation

Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund Scholarship Presentation
April 7, 2017

Project ARRIBA held a press conference on April 7, 2017, to honor the UTEP nursing students that were selected for the Jim R. Phillips Scholarship Fund. A total of ten (10) $1,000 scholarships were made for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic semesters to assist these program participants with their tuition and other expenses while in training.

Fall 2016 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Amber Alayyan, BSN
  • Claudia Romo, BSN
  • Jessica Oropeza, BSN
  • Monica Cepeda, BSN
  • Trinidad Sifuentes Ogaz, BSN

Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Amber Alayyan, BSN
  • Andrea Ibarra, BSN
  • Jorge Luna, BSN
  • Melissa Shores, BSN
  • Monica Cepeda, BSN

The Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund was started in 2016 in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank with their initial investment of $10,000. Since then additional investments have been garnered from the community to support his legacy and to promote the Project ARRIBA’s workforce development efforts. For the second consecutive year, Project ARRIBA’s 4th Annual Fundraiser will feature the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund. Proceeds received from the event will support Project ARRIBA’s mission. The event will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the El Paso Marriott located at 1600 Airway Blvd. El Paso businessman Mr. Paul Foster, Western Refining founder will deliver the evening’s keynote address.

Pictures of the Press Conference


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