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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


Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships

The Albuquerque Community Foundation has 18 scholarship programs with over $150,000.00 in funds to award this year. Scholarships and deadlines vary so check back often!

Check out the following link for a list of scholarships, eligibility requirements and deadlines: http://albuquerquefoundation.org/deadlines.aspx

For scholarships specific to community college students click here: http://albuquerquefoundation.org/community-college-students.aspx


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:

http://www.lanlfoundation.org/scholarships/

Contact Tony Fox at 505-753-8890, ext. 116, or tony@lanlfoundation.org 

The Deadline for the fall 2015 semester is June 15, 2015.

 Since 2011 over 30 SFCC students have received this scholarship!


New Mexico AMP Transfer Scholarship

The New Mexico AMP Transfer scholarship is for students transferring from a New Mexico community college to a New Mexico university to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarship provides $1,000 for the semester immediately following transfer. You may find more information here.

The deadline to apply is April 6, 2015.  If funding is available applications may be accepted past the deadline.  Contact Phyllis Baca for more information. 

For more information and to apply, please contact Phyllis Baca at (505) 490-1557 or phyllis.baca@sfcc.edu.


National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) Scholarship

The NLBHA is offering the Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship is prioritized for Latino New Mexico students pursing a college degree in the field of behavioral health including social work, counseling, therapy and psychology.

Applicants must be New Mexico residents. Non-citizen students are eligible to apply.

More details may be found here: http://nlbha.org/index.php/scholarship-application/. You may download a copy of the application here.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.


Friends of Hubble Trading Post Native American Scholarship

The Friends of Hubble Trading Post offers $2,500 scholarships for third and fourth year Navajo and Hopi students attending colleges and universities in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for the 2015-2016 academic year.

More information about the scholarship may be found here: http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/Scholarships.htm

You may print the scholarship application here

For inquiries, please contact jandjhooper@q.com

Applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2015.


The Santo Domingo Tribe Higher Education/Adult Education Scholarship

The Santo Domingo Pueblo offers scholarships to students from the Pueblo. The application materials may be downloaded here.

The deadline to submit the application for the fall 2015 semester has passed.

The deadline to submit the application for the spring 2016 semester is October 1, 2015.

For questions regarding your application, please contact the office at (505) 465-2214, extension 2227 or 2228.


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 fall 2015 semester is June 15, 2015.

The deadline to submit supporting documentation is August 1, 2015.

For questions regarding your application, please contact the office at (505) 465-3115


Ohkay Owingeh and Po' Pay Scholarships

Applications for the Ohkay Owingeh and Po' Pay Scholarships are available through their website: http://oocsorg0000.web803.discountasp.net/Default.aspx

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 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 fall 2015 semester is July 15, 2015.


The Navajo Nation Scholarship Application

The Navajo Nation provides scholarships to Navajo students. Students apply online at http://www.onnsfa.org/Home.aspx

Select the "I want to apply online" link and follow the instructions. An outline of the steps may be found here.

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

The deadline to apply is June 25, 2015.


SFC-EANM Scholarship

The Santa Fe County Extension Association of New Mexico (SFC-EANM) has $1,000 available to award to high school seniors and students who are currently enrolled in a New Mexico college or university and reside in Santa Fe County.

Applicants must major in agriculture, consumer or environmental science programs.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and must submit copies of their transcripts.

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

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.


American Addiction Centers Scholarships

American Addiction Centers is offering scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Award Amounts are $5000 for 1st place, $2500 for 2nd place and $2500 for third place.

Eligible students are High School graduates by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be a US Citizen.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-health-academic-scholarship/

Deadline to submit is May 31, 2015


Chicago Injury Center Scholarship for Disabled Veterans

The Chicago Injury Center is offering one $1,000 scholarship, one $500 scholarship and two $250 scholarships for disabled veterans. Full details and requirements may be found at the following link: http://chicagoinjurycenter.com/cic-veteran-scholarship-fund/

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2015


Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship

The VFW is offering veterans’ scholarships for tuition and fees up to $5,000.00. Complete details for scholarship eligibility may be found here: http://www.vfw.org/scholarship/ Or contact Post 2951 Santa Fe at (505)983-9045.

 The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 semester is April 30, 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: http://naamlp.net/Scholorship/2015%20Scholarship%20Flier.pdf

Deadline to apply is May 30, 2015.


Mometrix Scholarships

Mometrix Test Preparation is offering 3 scholarships in the amounts of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 to college students and graduating high school seniors for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To be eligible, students must write an essay of approximately 400 words or less demonstrating what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Winners will be selected based on popular vote on the Mometrix website.

Deadline to submit your essay is May 22, 2015. Judging will be open through June 3, 2015.

More information can be found here: http://www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships


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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