College Scholarship Information & Links
Below are links to organizations providing scholarships and resources for College Bound Students.
2014 MLK Competition - Scholarship Opportunity - Are you a High School Junior or Senior who will attend College when you graduate? Register for a chance to win up to $5,000 for College and a free 3-day, 2 night trip to Atlanta, Ga.! Click here for a PDF that contains details.
Application for Student Finacial Aid (FAFSA) Your first step in applying for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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If you want financial aid for college, your journey must begin with FAFSA. Click here for the Journal article that explains why.
Making Sense of College Grants, Loans, and Scholarships To learn more about College Grants, Loans, and Scholarships, please visit the website at http://www.collegegrant.net/grants-loans-and-scholarships/.
National Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship In support of NMWA's mission that focuses on assuring the place of women artists in the future, NMC NMWA is establishing a scholarship fund to support and promote emerging female artists in New Mexico. To learn more about the Scholarship program, please visit the website at: http://www.newmexicowomeninthearts.org
Nursing Grant and Scholarship Programs To learn more about Nursing Grants and Scholarships available, please visit the website at http://lpntobsnonline.org/nursing-grant-and-scholarship-programs/.
IME Student Scholarships
The IME Scholarship, a $1000.00 scholarship, is designed to provide financial assistance to students graduating from a New Mexico high school with the intention of attending the University of New Mexico or currently enrolled as a University of New Mexico college student. The Selection Committee will base scholarships on educational achievement, leadership qualities, letter of recommendations, a written essay and a strong need for financial assistance. To learn more about the IME Scholarship program, please visit the IME website at http://elcentro.unm.edu/scholarships/ime-scholarship-3217.
New Mexico Engineering Foundation Scholarships
Scholarshis awarded through the New Mexico Engineering Foundation are designated for graduating New Mexico seniors who plan to pursue degress in engineering, math or science. Click here for a PDF that contains details.
For more information, please visit the UNM website at http://scholarship.unm.edu/
Dual Credit Presidental Scholarship
CNM now has a Dual Credit Presidential Scholarship available for students who have completed at least 6 credits through the Dual Credit Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Priority will be given to students who are interested in completing a business –related degree at CNM. As these students also meet Lottery and Bridge Scholarship eligibility, money from the scholarship will offset other academic costs, including textbook fees, funding for a laptop and remaining funds will be placed on the students CNM account.The deadline for submission of the required application, FASFA and Degree Plan is June 1st.To learn more about the Dual Presidental Scholarship program, please visit the CNM website at http://www.cnm.edu/dualcredit/scholarship/index.php.
New Mexico Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, more than 68,000 students from across the state have attended New Mexico public colleges, universities and technical colleges with the help of Legislative Lottery Scholarships. Part of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets benefits New Mexico's future. It opens the door to new generations of New Mexicans to obtain a college education which otherwise might not have been possible. That helps make New Mexico a better place to live. To learn more about the program, please visit the NM Lottery website at http://www.nmlottery.com/.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage. To learn more about the programs, please visit the HSF website at http://www.hsf.net/.
MANA de Albuquerque Scholarship
MANA de Albuquerque, a local Latina organization, is offering
Hispanic, women who are residents of Bernalillo or Sandoval county,the opportunity to apply for college scholarships. To learn more about the programs, please visit the MANA de Albuquerque website at http://www.manadealbuquerque.org/.
New Mexico Association of School Business Officials Scholarship Information
NMASBO awards six to ten $1,500 scholarships (a minimum of one from each region) to deserving New Mexico seniors across the state every year. To learn more about the program, please visit the Foundation’s website at http://www.nmasbo.org/.
The New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Scholarship
The New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators will award two $3000.00 scholarships to New Mexico high school seniors who will be entering a college or university. Click here for a PDF that contains details.
BURGER KING® Scholars Program
BURGER KING® Scholars awards are $1,000 each and may be used for educational expenses, such as tuition fees and books, during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. For students to qualify, they must be a high school senior and a resident of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. To learn more about the program, please visit the Foundation’s website at http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home.
The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) announces a $1,000 scholarship to a college bound NM high school senior, who is diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia). A $2,000 award will be also granted to a college student with a Specific Learning Disability and two $1,000 scholarships for students in career-technical programs. Applicants must be NM residents and enrolled in an accredited Certificate, Associate, Bachelors or Masters Degree programs. The SWIDA website scholarships page contains applications and details.
Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships
Albuquerque Community Foundation has 16 scholarship and financial aid programs. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/
The New Mexico Federation of Republican Women Scholarship
The NMFRW scholarship is a $1000 cash award for first place and $500 cash award for second place give to a woman from New Mexico. Click here for a PDF that contains details.
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
Welcome to the Scholarship Program! We are proud to offer scholarships to local high school seniors and non-traditional students as we strive to support the next generation of business leaders. Our more than a chamber model has enabled us to branch out in unique directions, and we feel that offering scholarships to deserving students is a critical way to develop the next generation of AHCC members into true leaders.Click here for Scholarship Applications.
ALBUQUERQUE HUMAN RIGHTS BOARD
NEIL ISBIN SCHOLARSHIP
THE ANNUAL NEIL ISBIN SCHOLARSHIP of $1000 will be awarded in spring to a high school senior in Albuquerque who has demonstrated achievements or ongoing volunteer work in the area of human rights and human dignity in Albuquerque and who is enrolled or will be enrolling in an accredited university or college. Click here for complete information.
Herff Jones Believe In You Scholarship
The Herff Jones Believe In You Scholarship & Principle's Award supports the importance of a well-rounded education and gives you the opportunity to nominate a student based on leadership, academic performance, and community service. Click here for more information.
The LLAVE Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that has been formed to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis (undergraduate and graduate). Click here for details.
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarships
This $5000 scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as high school students or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award you must be under 25 years of age and answer both of the essay questions. Click here for more information.
Big Dig Scholarship
This $3000 scholarship is for students who submit an essay that is under 1000 words and are currently in high school or in their first two years of college/university. Click here for more information.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council Scholarship
To commemorate the enduring and powerful messages of love, hope and unity that characterized the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council annually hosts a celebration that honors the diversity of New Mexico Click here for more information.
2014 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2014 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. To learn more, please visit their website at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx