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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

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 
Deadline to apply is December 1, 2014 for January 2015 awards.

 Since 2011 over 20 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 for the Spring 2015 semester. Complete details for scholarship eligibility may be found here: Or contact Post 2951 Santa Fe at (505)983-9045.

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2014

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.

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship will award a $2,500.00 scholarship in the Fall and Spring semesters to students who meet the following criteria:

  • College or university student in good standing at an accredited public or private university. (Please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to your email in PDF format for verification.)

  • Must be enrolled in a Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science program.

  • Student must be at least 18 years of age.

  • One entry per student per semester.

  • Provide a 1,000 word essay that explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company.

Deadline to apply is October 31, 2014.  Full details can be found at Scholarship In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship: “Home Health Care for Seniors” Three $1,500 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on one of three essay topics. Deadline is December 31, 2014. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2015.

Essay topics and scholarship details can be found on the In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship page:

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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