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.

This year, the LANL Foundation has increased the award amount from $1,000 to $1,500!

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 period for the spring 2019 semester has closed.  Recipients will be notified in January.  Check back for the application period for the fall 2019 semester. 

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

American Indian Services Scholarship

American Indian Services provides scholarships to American Indian students enrolled at least part-time.

The application cycle continues throughout the year.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The next available deadline you can apply for is May 1, 2019 for a semester starting either July, August or September.

PEO International Scholarship for Women in New Mexico

PEO International is a philanthropic organization supporting women who are seeking a degree from an accredited New Mexico College.  Interested students must be sponsored by a PEO International member to apply. PEO International provides the Delilah Williams First Year scholarship for students who are attending their first or second years in college.  Awards are up to $2,600 per academic year and are renewable.

You may review the scholarship requirements by downloading their application package here.

For more information, contact Karen Gahr at wegahr@aol.com.

The deadline to apply is January 22, 2019.

New Mexico Education Council 2019 Scholarship

The New Mexico Education Council’s scholarship program will provide eight (8) $1,000 scholarships to New Mexico students attending New Mexico colleges or universities.  Students must provide an essay of no more than 5,000 characters on the the role that higher education pays in the future of New Mexico.

For more information and to apply online click here.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund seeks to empower women through education.  They provide scholarships to women aged 35 or older who are low-income and are seeking an associates degree or a first bachelor’s degree.  SFCC is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and SFCC students are eligible to apply!  The application for the 2019-2020 academic year is open November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

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.

Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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