All eligible NEA-NM certified and educational support members are invited to apply
for the Keleher and McLeod Distinguished Scholarship Award. The award is presented
yearly to a NEA-New Mexico member or members who will be taking classes
(on-line or on campus) at the University of New Mexico.
The Keleher and McLeod Law Firm created an endowment at the University of New Mexico,
earnings from which are to assist an NEA-NM member or members in furthering their
education each summer. The firm represented the Public Service Company of New Mexico
in a lawsuit against several natural gas producers in the San Juan Basin in the early 1980’s.
The seven original plaintiffs in the suit included five NEA-NM leaders who, with the support
of the Association, desired to see the price of natural gas reduced for residential customers
and school districts.
The scholarship will consist of a sum to help cover the cost of summer school tuition and
books for coursework that will be beneficial to school employees in the performance of their
jobs. Deadline for submission is by the second Friday of May each year.