It is a fund established by the Workers’ Compensation Association, in conjunction with insurers, employers, attorneys, labor, medical and rehabilitation groups. The purpose of the Toby Wright Memorial Fund is to provide scholarships for youths of permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased workers to complete their education.Eligibility:Children who had a parent who was permanently or catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident, resulting in a New Mexico worker’s compensation claim. Must be a resident of New Mexico between the ages of 16 and 25. Must attend a New Mexico College, University or Trade School leading to a professional certification.Criteria:The parent’s death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income. The applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The applicant must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours or better to re-apply every semester/quarter.
Toby Wright Scholarships are awarded prior to the beginning each quarter and or semester. Applicants must submit a Budget prior to each semester/quarter. Applications can be made during a students’ high school senior year. Students must submit copies of each semester/quarter transcripts along with receipts covering expenses as agreed to by the committee. High School students must also supply their High School transcript with their application.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Workers’ Compensation Association of New Mexico
3207 Matthew NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Contact Person: Brock Carter
Phone: 505-881-1112 / toll free: 1-800-640-0724