About Us

The CNMI Scholarship Office (CSO) is an autonomous public agency primarily responsible for providing resources for postsecondary education. Our primary mission is provide financial assistance to eligible Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) residents who wish to pursue their postsecondary education. This mission is designed to enhance the government's support of our students, and their families, leading to the prosperity and economic growth of the people in the CNMI. Also, to further the government's efforts in ensuring our communities' economic sustainability through strategically placing our resources throughout our communities in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.  

As a key stakeholder in the CNMI, who is responsible for education and workforce development, we are committed to building the CNMIs economic stability and growth by maximizing our efforts and directing our resource towards ensuring stability.  We are deligently working to align all efforts in locating, educating, training, and participating in all other initiatives with the CNMI workforce needs, especially that of the CNMIs economic sectors.  In doing so, we are preparing U.S. Citizens and other lawful permanent residents for jobs in the CNMIs workforce.

Also, CSO is committed to providing recipients information through collaboration with the public and private sectors regarding employment opportunities in our local workforce. Find us on www.facebook.com/cnmischolarship for updated job announcements throughout our communitties.

Beginning academic year 2016/2017, through collaboration with and approval of the CSO Board of Directors, we have established a list of Priority Fields of Study based on what has been reported and data collected from numerous reports such as the USCIS, CNMI Contract Workers counts, CNMI W2 reports, CNMI Department of Commerce Census Reports, CNMI Department of Labor, CNMI Prevailing Minimum Wage Report etc.  In relation to our degree programs, these fields were reported as the top highly needed within our communities to develop our economy and address the mandates of US PL110-229.

CSO will continue to strive to identify financial resources for higher education and workforce development in forms of programs for our communities.

Board of Directors

Geralyn C. Dela Cruz (Saipan)

Reyna M. Saures (Saipan)
Interim Vice Chairwoman

Vacant (Rota)

Charlene S. Mesawemai (Saipan)
Member (Renominated, pending re-confirmation and Oath of Office)

Tianna Lynn Hofschneider

E-mail the Board of Directors
Contact:  (670) 664-4750

The CNMI Scholarship Office

Rose Pangelinan Camacho
Contact:  (670) 664-4750


Carmen Sablan
Administrative Office Management
E-mail Carmen
Contact:  (670) 664-4750

Jovene R. Ogo
Administrative Assistant
Contact:  (670) 664-4750


Financial Aid Analyst

Coryn A. Achas
Financial Aid Rep

E-mail (for all matters pertaining to scholarships, applications and/or student portal)
Contact:  (670) 664-4750


Mildred Sablan-Camacho
Compliance & Repayment Office
E-mail Mildred
Contact:  (670) 664-4752

Jocelyn Blas
WIA Intern
Contact:  (670) 664-4752


Monique B. Sablan
Workforce Program Coordinator
E-mail Monique
Contact:  (670) 664-4752

Aileen Farley
Workforce Development Coordinator
E-mail Aileen
Contact:  (670) 664-4752


Carmen Sablan
CNMI-WICHE Student Representative
E-mail Carmen
Contact:  (670) 664-4750

Last Updated 8/20/2018