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 for the fall 2018 semester opens April 2!

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

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

LANL Foundation Tribal Business Scholarship

The LANL Foundation provides the Tribal Business Scholarship to support and advance education opportunites for Tribal students.  It was created to keep up with the growing need for qualified accountants, financial analysts, and business infromation systems professionals within Tribal Communites.

For more information about the scholarship click here.

The application period is from April 2, 2018 through May 31, 2018.

Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships for 2018-2019

The Albuquerque Community Foundation offers many scholarships geared toward Community College students.  For a full list of the scholarships available to Community College students, click here.

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students in the field of Automotive Technology and related Applied Technologies.  Click here for more information.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 7, 2018.

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Supporting students pursuing a certificate or degree in metals technology.  For more information click here.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education

Supporting working students pursuing degrees in Healthcare, Education, Science, Engineering, Math, Accounting or Finance.  For more information, click here.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 7, 2018.


National Latino Behavioral Health Association Josie Torrabla Romero Scholarship

The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) provides scholarships to Latino students pursuing degrees in behavioral health related areas including social work, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, substance abuse or mental health programs.

For more information and to access the application for the 2018-2019 academic year, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018


Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council (ENIPC) Scholarship

The ENIPC offers scholarships to Tribal Enrolled Members of Picuris Pueblo, Pojoaque, Pueblo and Tesuque Pueblo.  For more information and to download the application, click here.

The deadline to apply is before Monday, July 23, 2018.  Be sure to submit your application by July 21!

Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers Scholarship

Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers awards scholarships to Santa Fe County residents who are pursuing degrees in agriculture, consumer, and environmental science programs such as Fashion, Nutrition, Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Managment, and Sustainable Technology.

Students must have a 3.0 GPA and provide three letters of recommendation and an official school transcript.

To download the application materials, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.

Point Foundation Community College Transfer Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students

The Point Foundation provides generous scholarships for LGBTQ+ students.  To qualify, students must have been enrolled in a Community College during the fall 2017 semester and will be enrolled in a 4-year university for the fall 2018 semester.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.

San Felipe Pueblo Scholarship Application

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

The summer priority deadline is April 28.

The fall priority deadline is July 14.

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.

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 August 20, 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.