External Scholarships

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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Mana Del Norte Scholarship

MANA DEL NORTE is excited to announce that our 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Application is now open for submissions.  


The purpose of the MANA del Norte Scholarship is to assist Hispanic/Latina women from northern New Mexico in continuing and/or completing their post-secondary education. The philosophy of the founding members of MANA del Norte was to focus on the non-traditional student, such as single heads of household, re-entry (education/employment), and first-generation college bound. Although this criterion is not exclusive in awarding scholarships, MANA del Norte strongly endorses this philosophy. Scholarships are awarded based on strength of personal statement, financial need, academic ability, and letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019
Click here to download the Scholarship Application Packet.

For questions regarding the scholarship application process, please contact:
MANA del Norte Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs:
Anissa Evans, secretary@manadelnortenm.org
Dolores E. Roybal, PhD, MSW, president@manadelnortenm.org or deroybal@hotmal.com or phone Dolores at 505-577-0352

Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) Scholarship 2019-2020

The Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) is dedicated to providing scholarships for students who are pursuing an education and career in the foodservice industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident* of the United States of America. Preference will be given to NM residents. Applicants must be accepted and plan to enroll in a U.S. accredited college, culinary school, or university and be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours each term. Applicants must major in culinary, restaurant management, or other foodservice related majors and plan to remain in school for at least two consecutive terms.
Applicants must submit the following: Signed and completed application, three letters of reference on school or company letterhead, three completed character reference forms, a current official transcript and an essay (500 words minimum, typed, double spaced).
Applications must be completed and postmarked by June 14, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
For information and application go to: https://www.nmrestaurants.org/scholarships/
Application deadline: June 14, 2019

Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship

Tribal Business Scholars are ambitious students with a clear vision of their future career in business, driven by a strong commitment to give back to their communities. The LANL Foundation and Los Alamos National Laboratory are strongly committed to supporting and advancing education opportunities for students from the 16 neighboring Tribal communities through these scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside in the seven-county area of Northern New Mexico (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos)

Must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
Open to Undergraduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary educational institution, majoring in: accounting, business administration, finance, management information systems (MIS) or other business-related field.
Selection Process:
Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships are administered by the LANL Foundation. A Tribal/Laboratory Advisory Committee awards the scholarships and determines the mission and goals of the program. Scholarships are $1,500 one-time awards.
Application Deadline:
Application deadline is June 15, 2019.
For more information visit lanlfoundation.org/scholarships or contact Mike Ammerman at 505-753-8890 or scholarships@lanlfoundation.org.

San Felipe Pueblo Scholarship Application

The San Felipe Pueblo provides scholarship support for Tribal members.  To access the application, click here.

For additional information please contact Alissa Chavez Lowe at achavezl@sfpueblo.com or call 505-681-9949.

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 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.

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 Teresa Quintana, 505-986-9003 or tquintana@helpnm.com.

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.