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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.

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Free College Tuition for New Mexico Foster Care Youth

If you were in the New Mexico Foster Care system at the time you turned 18 or graduated from high school and you are under the age of 25 you may be eligible for free tuition at any public New Mexico College or University.

For more information contact your Youth Transition Specialist at CYFD or Arturo Fierrro, Education Coordinator, NM Child Advocacy Networks at (505)217-0220.


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 flyer for the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund here.

You may download Frequently Asked Questions here.

To apply online click here.

The deadline for the fall semester has passed.  The deadline is November 28, 2016 for January, 2017 awards.

For information about other LANL Foundation Scholarships visit their website here.

Contact Tony Fox at 505-753-8890, ext. 116, or tony@lanlfoundation.org for more information or if you need assistance with the application.

Over half of all RCRS scholarships have been awarded to SFCC students!!


Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc. (ENIPC) Higher Education Scholarship

Students who are tribal enrolled members of either Picuris Pueblo, Pojoaque Pueblo or Tesuque Pueblo and who are enrolled full time in an undergraduate program may apply for the ENIPC Scholarship.

For full details and to access the application package, click here.

You may visit the ENICP website here.

The deadline to apply is July 22, 2016.


Toptal STEM scholarships for Women

Totptal.com will award 12 scholarships to aspiring female computer scientists, developers and software engineers. Every winner will receive $5,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal senior developer.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is the 15th of each month. The final deadline is October 14, 2016.


TigerChef.com Culinary and Hospitality Program Scholarship

TigerChef.com awards two $1,000 scholarships for students pursing degrees in Culinary and Hospitality degrees.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Scholarships are awarded bi-annually. The deadline to apply is November 1.


New Mexico Friends of Foster Children (NMFFC) Scholarships

NMFFC offers scholarships to individuals who are or have been in the foster care system in New Mexico. Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually are available.

For more information and to access the application, click here.

There is no deadline to apply for this scholarship!


Custody XChange Single Parent Scholarships

Custody XChange is offering two $1,000 scholarships to single parents for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

For more information including instructions on how to apply click here.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2016.


Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Scholarship

The Pueblo of San Felipe Department of Education provides a broad range of educational services and support for tribal community members. The scholarship application for the 2016-2017 is open!

You may download a copy of the Pueblo of San Felipe Department of Education flier here.

You may download a copy of the scholarship application package here.

The priority deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year are:

  • Fall 2016; July 15, 2016
  • Spring 2017; December 14, 2016
  • Summer 2017; April 5, 2017

Applications will be accepted after the deadline and considered if funding is available.


Santo Domingo Pueblo Scholarship Application

The Santo Domingo Pueblo provides scholarship support for Tribal Members. To access the Education brochure, click here. To print the scholarship application, click here. To print the Needs Analysis form, click here.

The stated deadline for the scholarship application is March 1. The Education Coordinator confirmed that she will continue to accept applications after this deadline.


The Navajo Nation Scholarship Application

The Navajo Nation provides scholarships to Navajo students. Students can apply online here.

Select the "I want to apply online" link and follow the instructions. A download link to a copy of the steps may be found here.

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


Ohkay Owingeh and Po' Pay Scholarships

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

For more information or assistance please contact Aileen Cruz at (505) 852-3477 or aileen_cruz@education.oocs.org 


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 2016 semester is August 26, 2016. 


Salvage Car Repair Scholarship

Salvage Offers will provide a $500 scholarship to a student in the automotive field for the 2016- 2017 academic year. For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.


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.


Scholarships Open Regardless of Immigration Status

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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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