Viles Foundation, Inc.

A 501(c)3 Non Profit Scholarship Foundation founded in 1959


  Matie Viles
Viles Foundation News

New and Renewal applicants: The deadline for applications for the 2024-2025 school year is April 1, 2024. Applications must be postmarked by that date. ~Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has announced that 45 scholarships were awarded in May, 2023. These scholarships totaled $95,600.00.
~Viles Foundation, Inc.

New Mexico Highlands University selected Matie Viles and Ken and Sue Crimmins to co-name the new Student Residence hall on their campus. It is known as the "Matie Viles and Ken and Sue Crimmin Student Residence Hall". ~Viles Foundation, Inc.


Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles

Matie R. Viles is the founder of the
Viles Foundation, Inc.

An Unheralded Benefactor

   Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles


The purpose of the corporation is to benefit the young people of New Mexico by making available educational opportunities which would not otherwise be forthcoming with emphasis on, but not expressly limiting the benefits to orphan girls, fatherless or motherless girls and with emphasis on young people from San Miguel and Mora Counties in New Mexico.

This statement was made by Emiteria “Matie” Martinez Robinson Viles in 1959, and has adequately directed the work of the Foundation to this date.

1959 - 2024
65 Years

Over 1,000 Students have been granted $2,865,391.61


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