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External scholarship information is provided to SFCC from external sources. These scholarships may be available to SFCC students who apply and meet all the criteria requirements. Please note that SFCC and Financial Aid do not participate in the awarding of these scholarships and any scholarships received from external sources may be included in the recipients aid awarded for the year received.

Scholarships Open Regardless of Immigration Status (Adobe PDF file)

SFCC Announces the AARP Back To Work 50+ Scholarship for those over 50

ETB Pathways Scholarships for GEAR UP NM Students.

Scholarship awards of up to $1000 are available to students who graduated from the following high schools in 2014: Bernalillo High School, Coronado High School, Deming High School, Grants High School, Jemez Valley High School, Los Lunas High School, Mora High School, Pecos High School, Penasco High School or Capital High School.

  • 2014 Graduate from one of the High Schools listed above
  • Enrolled full time at a college or university for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters
  • Complete the fall 2014 semester with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $1000 or less. (This information comes from your FAFSA. Check with the Financial Aid Office at (505)428-1268 for questions regarding your EFC).
  • Completion of the online application:

More information may be found here:


Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships

The Albuquerque Community Foundation has 18 scholarship programs with over $150,000.00 in funds to award this year. Scholarships and deadlines vary. The first priority deadline is March 18, 2015.

Check out the following link for a list of scholarships, eligibility requirements and deadlines:

For scholarships specific to community college students click here:

Chicago Injury Center Scholarship for Disabled Veterans

The Chicago Injury Center is offering one $1,000 scholarship, one $500 scholarship and two $250 scholarships for disabled veterans. Full details and requirements may be found at the following link:

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2015

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) Foundation Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate that they have been accepted into or are currently pursuing certification or a two-year degree at an accredited college.

  • Must be a resident of the seven-county area of Northern New Mexico (Los Alamos, Taos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval and Santa Fe)
  • Must have received a high school diploma or GED
  • Preference for selection will be shown toward application who followed other career opportunities or pursuits for a period of two years or more before deciding to re-enter formal education.
  • Preference may also be given to students pursing programs related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related vocations, although strong applications in any program area will be considered.

 For information and Application:

Contact Tony Fox at 505-753-8890, ext. 116, or 
The Deadline for January 2015 awards has passed.  Please contact Tony Fox with questions.

 Since 2011 over 30 SFCC students have received this scholarship!

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship

The VFW is offering veterans’ scholarships for tuition and fees up to $5,000.00. Complete details for scholarship eligibility may be found here: Or contact Post 2951 Santa Fe at (505)983-9045.

 The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 semester is April 30, 2015.

PFLAG Santa Fe Scholarship

PFLAG Santa Fe is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding LGBT youth, to encourage continuing education for self-identified LGBT youth and to foster a positive image of LGBT people in Santa Fe. PFLAG Santa Fe will offer a minimum of 15 $1000.00 scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Full details to apply may be found here:

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.

NAAMLP Scholarship for Engineering Students

The New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program is offering a $2,000 scholarship to science, engineering or technician students who are planning for a career in mine land reclamation. Full details may be found at:

Deadline to apply is May 30, 2015.

CUANM Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year

The Credit Union Association of New Mexico will offer scholarships to high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Funds are for students attending an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university in New Mexico.

    To be eligible students must:
  • Be New Mexico residents
  • Have a 2.80 cumulative GPA
  • Enroll full time (12 credit hours)
  • Provide at least one letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application and submit the application package to the NM CU Education Foundation.

More information and a link to the application can be found here:

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015.

This One is for the Masters Program!

Del Norte Credit Union is offering seven $1,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend college.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a member of Del Norte credit Union prior to the application deadline
  • Be a high school senior
  • Plan to enroll as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2015.

You may access the application here:

Mometrix Scholarships

Mometrix Test Preparation is offering 3 scholarships in the amounts of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 to college students and graduating high school seniors for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To be eligible, students must write an essay of approximately 400 words or less demonstrating what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Winners will be selected based on popular vote on the Mometrix website.

Deadline to submit your essay is May 22, 2015. Judging will be open through June 3, 2015.

More information can be found here: Scholarship is offering one $2,000.00 scholarship and two $500.00 scholarships to students specializing in plumbing, HVAC or irrigation. Full details may be found at the following website:

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2015

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.

Deadline April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details found at

HELP New Mexico, Inc.

HELP New Mexico, Inc. is offering one-time assistance of $1,250 for a low income student under 21 years of age who are currently in a certificate program. For information and application contact Glenda Anaya, 505-986-9003.

Santa Fe Community College and the Financial Aid Office make no representations or warranties regarding the validity of any scholarship posted to the external scholarships web page.  Scholarships that are posted on the external scholarship web page are not affiliated with the College and do not represent the College in any way.  Students apply at their own risk.  The Santa Fe Community College Financial Aid Office will never post a scholarship that requires a student’s social security number or that requires a fee.

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