14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Bridging Generations: Thinking ahead while always being informed by the past



Kory Montoya was from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Dulce, New Mexico. He had been living with HIV/AIDS for 16 years and 6 years with Hepatitis C. He had received education on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other STDs through the assistance of many HIV/AIDS organizations offering him scholarships to attend conferences, workshops, and seminars. He had the opportunity to share this information in communities as well as sharing his personal story. He was a HIV/AIDS Peer Educator; HIV/AIDS Advocate at the local and national levels; member of the National Native Community Planning Group, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, selected to sit on the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) Community Advisory Council; Planning Committee since 2003 for the Circle of Harmony: selected to assist on a Native American, Community Consultation Access to HIV/AIDS Care Issues; recipient of the 2004 Marty Prairie Award; served on the New Mexico Governor’s HIV and AIDS Policy Commission since 2005; Volunteers to speak in Native communities in New Mexico; and started an HIV/AIDS support group in January 2007.


Assistance through the Kory R. Montoya Memorial Scholarship fund is ONLY available for individuals who are living with HIV. Deadline for application submission is November 23, 2018.

Scholarships are limited and individuals are encouraged to submit their applications early. Scholarships of up to $75 may be awarded to cover the early bird registration fees to attend the conference as well as three (3) nights lodging at the conference hotel. All scholarship recipients MUST attend a brief orientation on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This orientation will cover scholarship recipient responsibilities and an overview of the conference agenda.

All questions regarding the Kory R. Montoya Memorial Scholarship must be directed to Ayn Whyte, Conference Coordinator, at 505.217.2806 or awhyte@aaihb.org.

To apply, click the scholarship form below and submit before the November 23, 2018 deadline. 

KRM Scholarship Application