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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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AARP Back To Work 50+ Scholarship

Scholarship opportunity for those over 50. Click here.

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:

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

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

New Mexico AMP Transfer Scholarship

The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation offers $1,000 scholarships for students who are pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and who are transferring from a community college to a New Mexico 4-year institution. The scholarship is paid for the semester immediately after transfer.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is December 2, 2015.

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. Scholarship 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.

MedicalAssistantDegrees.Net Scholarships

MedicaAssistantDegrees.Net offers $500 scholarships in June and December for students pursuing degrees in the Healthcare field.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2015.

Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Scholarship

The Pueblo of San Felipe is offering scholarships to eligible students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

The deadline to apply for the spring 2016 semester is January 15, 2016.

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 

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 2016 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

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 spring 2016 semester is January 29, 2016. 

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.

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.

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.

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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