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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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.

For information on the scholarships the LANL Foundation offers, click here.

To apply online click here.

The application for the spring 2018 semester opens October, 2017.  The deadline to apply for the spring 2018 semester is November 28, 2017.

Contact John McDermon at 505-753-8890, ext. 115, or john@lanlfoundation.org for more information or if you need assistance with the application.

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF)

High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.  This is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering transfering to a 4-year college for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The LANL Foundation is a great champion of SFCC students.  Don’t wait!  Get your application in today!

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

To apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is January 16, 2018


P.E.O. International Program for Continuing Education

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women.  The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) provides financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

Please visit the P.E.O PCE Grant webpage here to see if you are eligible.  You may review the specific eligibility requirements here.

If you are interested, please complete the Information Form and email it to the P.E.O. Santa Fe Chapter representative Karen Gahr at wegahr@icloud.com.  Ms. Gahr will provide you with more information regarding the application process.  You may access the Information Form online here.

We have a local chapter that is ready to support you!  Please reach out today!

 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.

National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Scholarship

The NAAMPL offers tuition scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science, technology or engineering with an interest in the field of mine land reclamation.  For more information, visit their website here.

To download the application, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

Perfect Plants

Perfect Plants has expanded their South East Regional Scholarship program to include students at SFCC!  Students must be participating in programs leading to a career in the horticultural industry.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.

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.