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.



The high school counselors in San Miguel and Mora Counties play an important role in the success of the Viles Foundation, Inc. As President of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you on behalf of the board for your time and effort in identifying orphan and half orphan seniors. Your assistance in helping students fulfill the requirements is appreciated also.

The Board of Directors has worked in conjunction with Luna Community College to offer a course to help our high school graduating students be prepared for the requirements of college. We have named it "College Success". It is a one hour a week class during the summer semester after graduation of high school. Luna will give each student a one hour credit for completion of the class. The class must be completed to receive a Viles Foundation, Inc. scholarship.

We hope that you will encourage your students to attend the class. If you have suggestions that would further help these students, we would be very happy to discuss them with you.

LouElla Marr-Montoya


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