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Road to Success and New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarships

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Students are encouraged to complete the SFCC Scholarship Application, available online from March 21 through May 20 at www.sfcc.edu/financial_aid. A paper application for these scholarships will be available in the Financial Aid Office after May 20.

Road to Success Scholarship

The Road to Success Scholarship assists students with a portion of tuition for the first full-time semester after graduation to help them qualify for the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship.

To qualify for the Road to Success Scholarship a student must:

  • graduate from an accredited New Mexico high school or obtain a New Mexico High School Equivalency Certificate (GED).
  • have an official high school transcript or official High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) transcript on file with SFCC’s Registrar’s Office.
  • declare an eligible major at SFCC (be degree-seeking, no certificates).
  • register for a minimum of 12 credit hours in the first full-time semester after graduating high school or receiving a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED).  Students must complete these 12 credit hours with a 2.50 GPA to qualify for the Lottery Scholarship.
  • complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. International students complete the 2016-2017 Dreamers Financial Aid Application.
  • meet the requirements to be considered a New Mexico resident. Contact the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270 for information about establishing residency.
Students with disabilities may qualify for the Road to Success scholarship even if they attend less than full time by submitting the Legislative Lottery Students with Disabilities Referral form from the Disability Services Office. For more information contact Disability Services at 505-428-1711.

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Beginning with their second semester, the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship assists eligible students with a portion of tuition for up to three semesters. Students can then transfer the scholarship to any four-year public university in New Mexico.

To qualify for the Lottery Scholarship, students must meet the same requirements as the Road to Success Scholarship except:

  • Students must complete 12 credit hours each semester on the award and maintain a cumulative 2.50 GPA.
  • New Mexico Lottery Scholarship recipients are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The New Mexico State Legislature changed the way the Lottery Scholarship is administered

  • The amount awarded may not pay a student’s full tuition. The student is responsible for any amount not paid for by the scholarship.
  • Recipients are eligible to receive up to three semesters of awards at a two-year school like SFCC. After their third semester of receiving the scholarship at SFCC, students may transfer to a four-year New Mexico public university and receive up to four additional semesters of Lottery Scholarship eligibility.
  • Students who fail to meet all of the requirements of the Lottery Scholarship will permanently lose eligibility. In rare cases involving extraordinary circumstances, students can appeal this decision with the Director of Financial Aid. The decision of the Director is final and cannot be overturned.
Students with disabilities may qualify for the Lottery Scholarship even if they attend less than full time by submitting the Legislative Lottery Students with Disabilities Referral Form from the Disability Services Office. For more information contact Disability Services at 505-428-1711.

To E-mail Financial Aid:

Federal regulations require that all financial aid inquiries come from your school e-mail address. Please e-mail all financial aid questions from your SFCC email account.
Log into JACK, access email account in upper right hand corner, and create a new email using "financialaid@sfcc.edu" in the address bar.

For more information please contact the Financial Aid office, 505-428-1268.

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