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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

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:

New Mexico AMP Transfer Scholarship

The New Mexico AMP Transfer scholarship is for students transferring from a New Mexico community college to a New Mexico university to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarship provides $1,000 for the semester immediately following transfer. You may find more information here.

The deadline to apply is April 6, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please contact Phyllis Baca at (505) 490-1557 or

Friends of Hubble Trading Post Native American Scholarship

The Friends of Hubble Trading Post offers $2,500 scholarships for third and fourth year Navajo and Hopi students attending colleges and universities in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for the 2015-2016 academic year.

More information about the scholarship may be found here:

You may print the scholarship application here

For inquiries, please contact

Applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2015.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Opportunity Scholarship

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Opportunity Scholarships are for Hispanic Adult individuals who earned their high school degrees or GEDs at least one year ago and that demonstrate significant financial need and desire for post-secondary education in pursuit of their career goals. Applicants must be New Mexico residents.

For more information contact Beatrice Rivas Davalos, Administrative Coordinator at (505) 842-9003, extension 115 or

You may access the application online here:

The deadline to apply is March 27, 2015. 

SFC-EANM Scholarship

The Santa Fe County Extension Association of New Mexico (SFC-EANM) has $1,000 available to award to high school seniors and students who are currently enrolled in a New Mexico college or university and reside in Santa Fe County.

Applicants must major in agriculture, consumer or environmental science programs.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and must submit copies of their transcripts.

For more information and to print the application click the link here.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

American Addiction Centers Scholarships

American Addiction Centers is offering scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Award Amounts are $5000 for 1st place, $2500 for 2nd place and $2500 for third place.

Eligible students are High School graduates by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be a US Citizen.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Deadline to submit is May 31, 2015

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.

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.

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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