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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. The Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Education is for students returning to school to continue with their education.

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

For scholarships specific to community college students click here:

The Always Amanda Scholarship.

The Always Amanda Scholarship is for students graduating from Pecos High School. Specific requirements for the scholarship may be found here.

There is no designated deadline for this scholarship.

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.

You may download the most flyer for the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund here.

You may download Frequently Asked Questions here.

 For information and Application:

Contact Tony Fox at 505-753-8890, ext. 116, or 

The deadline for the spring 2016 semester is December 1, 2015. 

 Since 2011 over 30 SFCC students have received this scholarship!

Shutterfly Scholarships for Business, Graphic Design and Computer Science

Shutterfly is offering scholarships in the amount of $5,500 for students majoring in either Business, Graphic Design or Computer Science. Additionally, Shutterfly will award the winning student's elementary school, middle school and high school $1500 each.

To apply for the Business Scholarship, click here.

To apply for the Graphic Design Scholarship, click here.

To apply for the Computer Science Scholarship, click here.

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2015.

Pueblo of Nambe Tribal Scholarships

The Pueblo of Nambe has scholarships available to members of the Tribe. The eligibility requirements are detailed in the application package.

You may download the application package here.

The deadline to apply for the fall 2015 semester is August 28, 2015.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2016 semester is January 29, 2016.

The Santo Domingo Tribe Higher Education/Adult Education Scholarship

The Santo Domingo Pueblo offers scholarships to students from the Pueblo. The application materials may be downloaded here.

The deadline to submit the application for the fall 2015 semester has passed.

The deadline to submit the application for the spring 2016 semester is October 1, 2015.

For questions regarding your application, please contact the office at (505) 465-2214, extension 2227 or 2228.

The Pueblo de Cochiti Higher Education Program

The Pueblo de Cochiti offers scholarships for new and continuing students from the Pueblo.

You may download the New Application Checklist here.

You may download the Continuing Student Application Checklist here.

You may download the Higher Education Packet here.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2015 semester is November 15, 2015.

The deadline to submit supporting documentation for the spring semester is January 8, 2016.

For questions regarding your application, please contact the office at (505) 465-3115

Ohkay Owingeh and Po' Pay Scholarships

Applications for the Ohkay Owingeh and Po' Pay Scholarships are available through their website:

You may download a copy of their flyer here.

For more information or assistance please contact Aileen Cruz at (505) 852-3477 or

The Navajo Nation Scholarship Application

The Navajo Nation provides scholarships to Navajo students. Students apply online at

Select the "I want to apply online" link and follow the instructions. An outline of the steps may be found here.

For questions regarding your application please contact the office at (928) 871-7444.

Rocky Mountain Educational Dreams Scholarships

The Lamber/Goodnow Injury Law team offers several scholarships. There are two $1,000 General Scholarships, a $1,000 Nursing scholarship and additional scholarships for Law, Physical Therapy and Medical School. Students must complete a 500-700 word essay on topics provided on their scholarship webpage.

For more information click here.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2015.

Best Value Schools Scholarship for Women in STEM

Best Value Schools is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the spring semester for women pursuing degrees in the STEM disciplines.

For more information and to apply click here.

Applications for the spring semester will be accepted from October 15, 2015 through October 31,2015. Only the first 50 completed applications will be considered.

Johnson & Moo Scholarship Opportunities

The Johnson & Moo Entertainment Law Firm offers the following scholarship opportunities:

The Charles Moo Scholarship for students of Asian descent. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is September 27, 2015.

Financial Growth for LGBTQ Scholarship. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.

They also offer scholarships for students attending two-year colleges and African-American students. Those deadlines have passed.

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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