The Patterson & Gallegos Scholarship - Available for CNM Students

Zia Building Maintenance is proud to offer the Patterson & Gallegos Scholarship to CNM students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

“We believe that education is a right, not a privilege,” said Ashley Sanchez, general manager of Zia Building Maintenance during a short interview about the Patterson & Gallegos Scholarship.
My grandparents couldn’t choose what they wanted to do with their life. They needed to pay the bills. So they cleaned. My mom (Sandra Ortiz) bought the business 20+ years ago because she wanted more time and flexibility to be with me at home.”

The scholarship is named after her grandparents, and is now available for CNM students enrolled for the 2023-2034 academic year.


GPA: 2.5+

Anyone attending CNM can apply, though preference is given to those already working in the janitorial industry. You do not need to be an employee of Zia Building Maintenance to apply

Scholarship Amount

This year, CNM is awarding one recipient of the Patterson & Gallegos Scholarship $500 per semester, for a total of $1,000 for the academic year 2023-2024.

How to Apply

Apply for this scholarship as a part of your general application. You can also reach out to CNM directly at (505) 224-3140 and mention the Patterson & Gallegos Scholarship. You can also read more about the scholarship and apply here.