Management & Staff
As the Administrator of the CNMI Scholarship Office, Mildred is responsible for implementing and administering programs “to provide financial assistance to eligible CNMI residents who wish to pursue their post-secondary education or to obtain a certificate in any trade skills”.
Her primary responsibilities include qualifying and distributing scholarship applications and awards, processing scholarship checks, managing databases, and compiling reports. She is also responsible for the preparation of the annual proposed budgets, creating policies and regulations, drafting legislation and comments pertinent to CSO programs.
With her educational background, Mildred brings with her extensive work experiences gained from both the public and private sectors. She has more than ten years of banking knowledge/experience from her employment at the Bank of Saipan as an Operations Officer. Her public and government experience includes the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Public Health, the Marianas Visitors Bureau, and the NMI Retirement Fund.
Mildred graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia Southern University in 2019.
Carmen serves as the Administrative Officer for the CNMI Scholarship Office as Office Manager overseeing the preparation of all travel authorizations, purchase requisitions, personnel actions, payroll, training and development of staff, and all processing of documents.
She provides support to the Administrator in project planning and management for stated goals and objectives both locally and regionally and serves as the CNMI's CSO Representative for Western Interstate Commission for High Education (WICHE), and guides the students applying for the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) and the various student access programs WICHE offers.
Carmen is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.
Monica manages all 7 (seven) scholarship programs within our office. Which includes reviewing & processing applications and disbursing scholarships and awards. She is now pursuing her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration at Colombia Southern University.
Jamie's main duties include assisting the Financial Aid Analyst in receiving documents, maintaining and updating recipient folders such as filing documents and retrieving folders for review, and other related scholarship duty needs. She is also responsible for maintaining an up-to-date listing for the Scholarship and Grants student online portal and updating information on the CSO student portal.
Her additional duties include logging, scanning, and tagging all documents to the Laserfiche system, and coordinating outreach presentations to our annual high school and the local community.
Before Jovene was promoted to CSO Compliance Officer, she was an Administrative Assistant under the Administrative Section and served as CSO's Official Timekeeper. She is responsible for the collection and deposits of all student loan repayment and prepared quarterly and annual reports for the Administrator. Jovene currently holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting from Purdue University Global as of May 29, 2018.
Jocelyn began her employment with the CNMI Scholarship Office as a Workforce Investment Agency (WIA) Trainee. She then was hired as a full-time employee and currently works in the Compliance & Repayment section as a Compliance Specialist. Her main duties include assisting the Compliance & Repayment Officer in receiving, maintaining, and updating former recipient files. She also assists in the verification, research, and analysis of former recipients to ensure their compliance requirements are met.
Additionally, she is the contact person in regard to completing your Government Clearance and our Certified CSO Timekeeper. Jocelyn graduated with her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University in January of 2022.
Aileen serves as one of CSO’s administrative officers. Her main duties include gathering annual graduate data, updating the CSO graduate listing, analyzing graduate data for annual reports, and producing data inquiries from collaborating agencies. Also, the management of CSO's social media, including our #IAMACNMISCHOLAR Campaign and development of CSO's website. In addition, she has recently been designated as of March 2023, as the Secretary of the Board of Directors and a CSO grants writer.