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Alamogordo resident selected for Undergraduate Scholar Awards for Research Program

A New Mexico State University-Alamogordo student was selected for the 2002-2003 Undergraduate Scholar Awards Research (USAR) program by the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC).

R. Walker Jr. is the first student from Alamogordo to be accepted into the USAR program. The $50,000 award includes four years of tuition and fees, summer research opportunities and free tutoring, mentoring and study skills enhancement.

Walker plans to study electrical engineering at New Mexico State's main campus. He is the son of Mike and Sylvia Walker, also of Alamogordo.

The NMSGC is the designated coordinator of the USAR program, which is offered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This national program is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen with less than 30 credit hours who are interested in math, science or engineering careers and carry at least a 3.0 grade point average. Students who fit the criteria and plan to attend New Mexico State are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the program contact the NMSGC at (505) 646-6414.