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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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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.

For information on the scholarships the LANL Foundation offers, click here.

To apply online click the following link: https://lanlfoundationscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx?7861726F417A39587757633D

The application deadline for the spring 2016 semester has passed.  This page will be updated when the fall 2016 application becomes available. 

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


Earth and Environmental Science Scholarship

The Lost Alamos National Laboratory and The Climate Change Leadership Institute (CCLI) are partnering to provide two $1,000 scholarships to support Northern New Mexico students pursuing Earth and Environmental Science Degrees. The scholarships are for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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

The deadline to apply is March 18, 2016.


Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships

The Albuquerque Community Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships for graduating high school seniors and continuing college students. Application requirements and deadlines vary. The current scholarship opportunities are for the 2016-2017 academic year.

You may visit the Albuquerque Community Foundation web page for Community College students here.

Specific scholarships include the following:


Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) Scholarships

THE HIEF is offering scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year to students enrolled full time and who are majoring in culinary, restaurant management or other food-service related majors.

For detailed information and to print the application, click here.

The deadline to apply is June 6, 2016.


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursing a post-secondary education at any accredited school. MCSF is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarships to military families.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/.

The scholarship application opened January 1 and will close March 1, 2016.


American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) Scholarship

The AIEF funds scholarships of up to $2,000 for American Indian students. Students must be attending full-time.

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

The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year is April 4, 2016. Completed applications received before March 1st will earn an extra point for your application score.


Becas Univision Scholarship Program

Univision has launched their Becas Univision program in support of Hispanic students. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students.

Students must enroll full time, have a cumulative GPA of 2.50, complete the FAFSA (if applicable) and be of Hispanic Heritage.

For more information and to apply click here.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2016.


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 degree or GED 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.

The application and application deadline have not yet been posted online. You may visit their website here.


PFLAG Santa Fe Scholarship

For the 2016-2017 academic year PFLAG Santa Fe is offering 15 $1000 scholarships for LGBTQ college students.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016.


The Credit Union Association of New Mexico Scholarship

CUANM offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and students pursuing their undergraduate degrees. Applicants must be New Mexico Residents, maintain a cumulative 2.80 GPA and enrolled in classes full time (12 or more credit hours). Additional requirements apply.

Applications must be postmarked to NMCUEF at CUANM no later than February 26, 2016.

For more information check the CUANM website 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.


A Place for Mom scholarship

A Place for Mom is a website that connects families to senior care. A Place for Mom offers five (5) $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in medical, nursing or social sciences related Majors. Students who apply must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens.

Students must register online and provide a 500 to 900 word essay on a provided topic.

For more information and to apply visit their website here.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016.


Nursing Education Scholarship

TravelNursing.org is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who has been accepted into or is attending a nursing program. Student must be enrolled full time, have a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay.

For more information and to apply click here.

The deadline to apply is May 17, 2016.


New Mexico EPSCoR Summer Internship Opportunities

The STEM Advancement Program provides summer internship opportunities for students attending New Mexico regional Universities, Community Colleges and Tribal Colleges. Benefits include a stipend, housing, meal allowance and more.

For more information click here.

To apply click here.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.


Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Sleeklens is offering three $2,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must write an essay according to instructions provided on their website.

For more information and to apply click here.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.


Teacher.org Scholarship

Teacher.org is providing a $2,500.00 scholarship to a student pursing a degree in Elementary Education. Students must submit a 500-700 essay that responds to a provided question.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

Teacher. org also provides access to other grants and scholarships available to students pursuing degrees in education here.


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.

You may download a copy of their flyer here.

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 summer 2016 semester is May 27, 2016. 


Friends of Hubble Trading Post Native American Scholarship

The Friends of Hubble Trading Post offers scholarships for Navajo and Hopi students attending colleges and universities in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for the 2016-2017 academic year.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications must be postmarked by June 25, 2016.


NAAMLP Scholarship

The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) is offering a $2,000 regional scholarship for students who intend to work as scientists, engineers or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.

For more information and to apply, click here.

You may access the NAAMLP website here.

The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year is May 31, 2016.


Webstaurant Store Scholarship

The WebstaurantStore is offering a $1,500 scholarship for students majoring in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2016.


Surety Bonds Small Business Scholarship

Surety Bonds is offering three (3) $1500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate students with small business experience. Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay about how small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today.

For more information and to apply click here.

The deadline to apply for the fall 2016 semester is March 31, 2016.


WyzAnt.com Scholarship

WyzAnt.com is offering 3 scholarships; 1st place is $10,000, 2nd place is $3,000 and 3rd place is $2,000. Students must submit a 150-300 word essay describing a person who inspires them.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 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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