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, etc.
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 during her employment at the Bank of Saipan as an Operations Officer. Her public and government experience includes the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Public Health, Marianas Visitors Bureau, and the NMI Retirement Fund.
Mildred graduated with an Associate in 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 an Administration Officer, 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 programs offered.
She also serves as the Secretary to the CSO Board of Directors (BOD) and is responsible for scheduling board meetings and handles and preparing Student Scholarship Appeals for the Board of Directors Committee on Appeals.
Carmen is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University.
Her 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 needs. She is also responsible for maintaining an up-to-date listing for the Scholarship and Grants student online portal and managing the student portal.
Her duties as a Scholarship & Grants Representative include logging, scanning, and tagging all documents to the Laserfiche system, and maintaining the reception area. Monica’s extended duties also include performing secretarial duties for the Administrator and performing other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the administrator or designee.
She is now pursuing her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration with Colombia Southern University.
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 was also 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 assists with the data maintenance and collection of current and former recipients' academic achievement data along with their CNMI employment data.
Jocelyn graduated with her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University in January of 2022.
Aileen serves as CSO’s Workforce Development Coordinator. Her main duties include the management and development of CSO's social media and website.
She is also responsible for gathering annual graduate data, updating the current graduate listing, and analyzing graduate data for annual reports, and data inquiries from collaborating agencies.