February 1, 2013. Retrieved online February 1, 2013 from Art Ruiloba for the Las Cruces Bulletin
Center for Public Utilities contributes $53,000 and offers donor challenge
For the Las Cruces Bulletin
The formation of a new scholarship is under way at New Mexico State University.
A gift totaling $53,000 from the Center for Public Utilities will kick start an Endowed Graduate Scholarship at NMSU’s College of Business. The scholarship will assist students pursuing a master’s degree in economics.
The center’s goal is to raise more than $300,000 for the endowed scholarship and award a full graduate assistantship in the near future. As lead donor, the center is challenging other donors, industry professionals and graduates to contribute to the endowment.
Doug Gegax, director of the Center for Public Utilities said he is excited about the opportunity to assist students financially, as well as academically.
“Each year, several students apply for the master of arts in economics program and meet the academic requirements, but many have a difficult time covering their financial expenses,” Gegax said. “This endowment is a way of reducing that burden and providing financial assistance for deserving students who otherwise may not have the means to cover their tuition expenses.”
NMSU is one of only three universities with a campus-based national training institute like the Center for Public Utilities, which is endorsed by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. In addition, the center academically supports the College of Business’ master’s degree in economics with a specialization in public utility policy and regulation as well as the graduate certificate in public utility regulation and economics.
For more information about the master of arts in economics with a specialization in public utility policy and regulation, visit http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/economics- ib/economics-programs/master-of-artseconomics
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