July 20, 2016


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7404



Applications are being accepted for the Steve Lovato Memorial Scholarship at ENMU-Roswell. Funds are available for tuition, fees and the purchase of books upon approval of the applica­tion. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the class of 2016 Paramedic Program for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semester. If approved, arrangements will be made through Financial Aid and the ENMU-Roswell Bookstore for the necessary purchases. Payment will be made directly ENMU-Roswell once the student is enrolled.

No applications will be accepted after August 8, 2016. Applications received or postmarked after this date will not be eligible for consideration. The application can be found at this link:


The endowment scholarship was established by the family of Steve Lovato to remember his life and legacy shortly after his death. This permanent endowment fund provides scholarships to deserving individuals interested in becoming EMT’s. The fund is administered by the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Foundation.

On March 16, 2002, EMT-I Steve Lovato was killed while on duty, working for AMR (American Medical Response) responding to an explosion. Lovato, 30, was an accomplished Emergency Medi­cal Technician-Intermediate with American Medical Response since 1998. He received his initial EMT training in Las Cruces and had been with the Roswell operation since that time. Lovato was known for his passion for emergency medicine and his unselfish desire to help others. He often commented about how much he loved going to work and serving his community. Lovato was also a foster parent and the area Porta-Medic.