Santa Fe Community College

Native American Scholarships

2019 MOU signing, left to right first row: Cecilia Cervantes, PhD, Interim SFCC President; Governor Anthony Ortiz, San Felipe Pueblo; Governor Perry Martinez, San Ildefonso; Governor Phillip A. Perez; Governor Thomas Moquino Jr., Santo Domingo Pueblo; Governor Rick Vigil, Tesuque Pueblo. Left to right standing: Martha Romero, PhD, Former SFCC Governing Board Member; Deborah Boldt, SFCC Foundation Executive Director; and Regis Pecos, Former Governor of Cochiti Pueblo; students & staff.

In 2018/19, SFCC signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the leaders of the Tribes and Pueblos. It is galvanizing collaborative efforts to recruit Native American students, and to support them while they earn an associate degree and/or certificate.

“Gifts of the spirit is for the community good. Land acknowledgement exemplifies recognizing and honoring our history. At SFCC, Native American scholarships are a generous example of reciprocity, a core value central to the Indigenous worldview. Financial gifts have created scholarships to nurture the minds and hearts of Indigenous people of these lands, to acquire the tools and skills with which to contribute to their families and communities. The spirit of sharing creates the spirit of community. Our hope and vision is that someday soon there will be a complete waiver of tuition and fees to complete the circle of reciprocity.”

~ Regis Pecos, Board Member, SFCC Foundation and Co-Director of the Leadership Institute
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SFCC Foundation needs your help to support Native American scholarships!

Please consider celebrating and appreciating our region’s Indigenous cultures with a scholarship gift for students from: Cochiti Pueblo; Hopi Tribe; Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo; Jemez Pueblo; Nambe Pueblo; Navajo Nation; Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo; Picuris Pueblo; Pojoaque Pueblo; San Felipe Pueblo; San Ildefonso Pueblo; Santa Clara Pueblo; Tesuque Pueblo; and Zuni Pueblo.

To support Indigenous students, add “Native American scholarships” in the comment box on the bottom of the Giving Page here.

Thank you for being part of our donor family at Santa Fe Community College Foundation!