The Bind Each Other’s Wounds scholarship was founded in honor of Monsignor Jerome Martinez Y Alire, a longtime treasure of the Santa Fe community. In 2012 Southwest Acupuncture College established a living legacy award in thanksgiving and emulation of his compassion and care for the sick and the afflicted of New Mexico in hospitals, hospices, homes, and hearts. The College donates a four-year, full-tuition scholarship annually in his name to a parishioner in the Santa Fe Deanery. Each scholarship is worth over $70,000.00 and prepares each recipient to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico or a licensed acupuncturist in other states.