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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.

Deadlines are June 15, 2016 for July 2016 awards and 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.


Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) Foundation Northern New Mexico Tribal Scholarship

Los Alamos National Laboratory is strongly committed to supporting and advancing education opportunities for Tribal students and will award scholarships worth $1,000 each.

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and/or reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos.)
  • Maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average.
  • Undergraduate students with at least sophomore status, enrolled full-time and majoring in accounting, business administration, finance or management information systems degree programs or related fields.

You may submit an application online here.

To download a copy of the flyer click here.

The deadline to apply is July 20, 2015.


Santa Fe Lodgers Association Scholarship

The Santa Fe Lodgers Association will offer two $500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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

The deadline to apply is June 6, 2016.


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.


MANA del Norte Scholarship

The MANA del Norte scholarship assists Hispanic/Latina women from Northern New Mexico pursuing their post-secondary education.

This year, eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

For more information about MANA del Norte, visit their website here.

For complete scholarship details and to download the scholarship application, click here.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 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.


Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers Scholarship

Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers Scholarship will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Santa Fe resident who is pursuing an education in agriculture, consumer or environmental science.

To review the scholarship guidelines, click here.

To download and print a copy of the application, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 2, 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.


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 deadlines to apply are May 1 and November 1.


Hungry to Lead Scholarships

The Hungry to Lead scholarship provides financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to full time students in any degreed foodservice or hospitality program. For more information and to download the application, click here.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.


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!


Emergency Dentist USA Video Scholarship

Emergencydentitsusa.com is offering one $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship for students who submit a short video on what super power you would love to have and how you would use it to help create better dental health in all people.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.


Flax Dental Assistant Scholarship

Flax Dental offers one $500 scholarship to a Dental Assistant student. For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is July 25, 2016.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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