Scholarships for Current and Returning College Students

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Scholarships for Current and Returning College Students

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Scholarships for Current and Returning College Students

Albuquerque Community Foundation has an online scholarship process. To make your application process easier and more efficient, you will need to take an eligibility quiz prior to receiving the full application. To create a student account, visit our Student Portal. Questions regarding your application? Contact us.

There are several different deadlines pertaining to each program. See a complete list of deadlines for details.

Albuquerque Community Foundation has an online scholarship process. To make your application process easier and more efficient, you will need to take an eligibility quiz prior to receiving the full application. To create a student account, visit our Student Portal. Questions regarding your application? Contact us.

There are several different deadlines pertaining to each program. See a complete list of deadlines for details.

Scholarships for New Mexico High School Students


Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students in the field of Automotive Technology and related Applied Technologies. To qualify, students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit, public, automotive, or technical vocational institution, including community colleges.
More about the Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipient: Albert Neri Jr.

The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. After graduating from Eldorado High School in 2004, Andrew enrolled in the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) of Phoenix and graduated in 2005. Andrew enjoyed working on cars and UTI allowed him to pursue his passion in the automotive field.

One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school or an automotive or technical vocational institution, including community colleges. Student may attend school full or part-time.

One to two awards up to $2,200 will be given annually.

Awards may be used to cover the cost of attending school including required books, fees and materials.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A current or past resident of New Mexico
  • A graduating high school senior OR a new/returning college student
  • Must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school
  • Must pursue a certificate or degree in an automotive or technical vocational studies
  • Attend a two or four year college, university or community college
  • Attend school full-time or part-time
  • Attend a nonprofit or public educational institution
  • The Foundation does not make student aid awards to FOR PROFIT schools

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students in the field of Automotive Technology and related Applied Technologies. To qualify, students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit, public, automotive, or technical vocational institution, including community colleges.
More about the Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipient: Albert Neri Jr.

The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. After graduating from Eldorado High School in 2004, Andrew enrolled in the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) of Phoenix and graduated in 2005. Andrew enjoyed working on cars and UTI allowed him to pursue his passion in the automotive field.

One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school or an automotive or technical vocational institution, including community colleges. Student may attend school full or part-time.

One to two awards up to $2,200 will be given annually.

Awards may be used to cover the cost of attending school including required books, fees and materials.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A current or past resident of New Mexico
  • A graduating high school senior OR a new/returning college student
  • Must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school
  • Must pursue a certificate or degree in an automotive or technical vocational studies
  • Attend a two or four year college, university or community college
  • Attend school full-time or part-time
  • Attend a nonprofit or public educational institution
  • The Foundation does not make student aid awards to FOR PROFIT schools

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising/communications field.
More about the AAF-NM Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipient: Brandon Carroll

The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving students who intend to enter the advertising profession and who are currently maintaining a marketing internship.

One to two awards of up to $1,400 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines

Applicant must be:

  • A New Mexico resident enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in his or her junior or senior year OR
  • A New Mexico resident enrolled as a graduate student
  • Attending a New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution and in one of the following courses of study:
    • Business with a marketing emphasis
    • Journalism with an advertising emphasis
    • Strategic communications
    • Advertising and marketing
    • Graphic design, Fine art, Photography, or Illustration while maintaining a career focus in advertising or public relations
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Maintaining an marketing internship
  • The recipient must have at least one remaining semester/quarter to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded for the 2022-2023 school year.

Additional required information and/or attachments:

  • A personal essay outlining your career goals and what steps you will take to position yourself for a successful career in your chosen field. Your essay should include why you have chosen this field of study and any relevant experience (e.g., internship, class projects) and activities
  • Current resume or vita
  • An official transcript through the spring 2022 school year
  • One reference letter from a current academic teacher or counselor
  • Optional – letter of reference from an employer on official letterhead

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising/communications field.
More about the AAF-NM Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipient: Brandon Carroll

The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving students who intend to enter the advertising profession and who are currently maintaining a marketing internship.

One to two awards of up to $1,400 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines

Applicant must be:

  • A New Mexico resident enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in his or her junior or senior year OR
  • A New Mexico resident enrolled as a graduate student
  • Attending a New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution and in one of the following courses of study:
    • Business with a marketing emphasis
    • Journalism with an advertising emphasis
    • Strategic communications
    • Advertising and marketing
    • Graphic design, Fine art, Photography, or Illustration while maintaining a career focus in advertising or public relations
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Maintaining an marketing internship
  • The recipient must have at least one remaining semester/quarter to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded for the 2022-2023 school year.

Additional required information and/or attachments:

  • A personal essay outlining your career goals and what steps you will take to position yourself for a successful career in your chosen field. Your essay should include why you have chosen this field of study and any relevant experience (e.g., internship, class projects) and activities
  • Current resume or vita
  • An official transcript through the spring 2022 school year
  • One reference letter from a current academic teacher or counselor
  • Optional – letter of reference from an employer on official letterhead

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund

The Hakes Brothers scholarship will award one $6,000 scholarships to students attending the University of New Mexico. Awards will be made to a single parent, actively parenting, and studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study.
More about the Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipient: Alicetina Hosteen

The Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 by Hakes Brothers, LLC, a home building company located in New Mexico. Owned by brothers, Kimball, Chris and Josh, Hakes Brothers provides its family of customers with supreme value in homeownership. Founded in 2006, Hakes Brothers has grown to become the largest home builder based in New Mexico. Building in both New Mexico and Texas, they have helped over 2,500 families select and enjoy the home that best fits their lifestyle.

With education at the forefront of the company’s mission and vision, several employees have benefited from student aid in order to complete their college degrees, which is why the Hakes brothers chose to focus their philanthropic efforts in scholarships for students.

The Hakes Brothers scholarship will award one $6,000 scholarships to students attending the University of New Mexico. Awards will be made to a single parent, who is actively parenting, and studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be New Mexico resident
  • Applicant must be attending University of New Mexico (all branch campuses included)
  • Applicant must be studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study
  • Applicant must demonstrate a passion for learning and pursuing a life dream, professionally or educationally, despite life challenges
  • Applicant will preferably have some community service in the form of volunteerism & show a commitment to pursuing a secondary education
  • Applicant must be a single parent, actively parenting
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need

Application Requirements:

  • The Hakes Brothers scholarship application must be completed by the designated deadline provided by the Foundation
  • Student may submit a personal essay describing dreams, goals and life challenges – include how those challenges and/or adversities have shaped their life and how it will help with the achievement of dreams and goals
  • Student is encouraged to include their plans after college graduation and why this scholarship will be important to their success
  • Two references:
    • One from a teacher, counselor or coach who has supported the student during their education
    • One from a community member or mentor who has supported the student during their education
  • Current Transcripts and Resume
  • Copy of Student Aid Report and EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund

The Hakes Brothers scholarship will award one $6,000 scholarships to students attending the University of New Mexico. Awards will be made to a single parent, actively parenting, and studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study.
More about the Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipient: Alicetina Hosteen

The Hakes Brothers Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 by Hakes Brothers, LLC, a home building company located in New Mexico. Owned by brothers, Kimball, Chris and Josh, Hakes Brothers provides its family of customers with supreme value in homeownership. Founded in 2006, Hakes Brothers has grown to become the largest home builder based in New Mexico. Building in both New Mexico and Texas, they have helped over 2,500 families select and enjoy the home that best fits their lifestyle.

With education at the forefront of the company’s mission and vision, several employees have benefited from student aid in order to complete their college degrees, which is why the Hakes brothers chose to focus their philanthropic efforts in scholarships for students.

The Hakes Brothers scholarship will award one $6,000 scholarships to students attending the University of New Mexico. Awards will be made to a single parent, who is actively parenting, and studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be New Mexico resident
  • Applicant must be attending University of New Mexico (all branch campuses included)
  • Applicant must be studying within the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), medical, accounting and/or other similar career-related field of study
  • Applicant must demonstrate a passion for learning and pursuing a life dream, professionally or educationally, despite life challenges
  • Applicant will preferably have some community service in the form of volunteerism & show a commitment to pursuing a secondary education
  • Applicant must be a single parent, actively parenting
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need

Application Requirements:

  • The Hakes Brothers scholarship application must be completed by the designated deadline provided by the Foundation
  • Student may submit a personal essay describing dreams, goals and life challenges – include how those challenges and/or adversities have shaped their life and how it will help with the achievement of dreams and goals
  • Student is encouraged to include their plans after college graduation and why this scholarship will be important to their success
  • Two references:
    • One from a teacher, counselor or coach who has supported the student during their education
    • One from a community member or mentor who has supported the student during their education
  • Current Transcripts and Resume
  • Copy of Student Aid Report and EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education Fund

Providing assistance to individuals who are employed while also attending a nonprofit or public educational institution part-time or full-time. Applicants must live in the greater Albuquerque metro area which includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance counties.
More about the Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education Fund

2021 Recipient: Kiva Munn & David Aragon

The Trythall family owned a New Mexico staffing company for 43 years and encountered many goal-driven employees who were struggling to work and support a family while returning to school part-time. These students either chose to complete a degree they left behind years ago or begin their education journey.

The Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education fund was established in 1989 with the intent of assisting individuals in the pursuit of excellence while maintaining a career. The scholarship is meant to assist older, non-traditional, students who have taken the initiative to reach for a goal and who have demonstrated a commitment to that goal by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Total of $3,000 annually. One to two recipients may be selected.

Past recipients may re-apply to compete for an award the following year. A single recipient is limited to a maximum of up to three awards.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must reside or work in one of the following counties where the Trythalls had their business.
    • Bernalillo
    • Sandoval
    • Valencia
    • Torrance
    • Santa Fe
  • 25 years of age or older
  • Regularly working a minimum of 20 hours a week while simultaneously attending school. Summer jobs, if not attending school, do not count
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must be studying the fields the Trythall staffing company focused on. These include healthcare, human resources, education, science (not a social science), engineering, mathematics, accounting, finance, and computer science
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or associates degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree or beyond do not qualify
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in your declared major
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Although not required, volunteer and community service history is encouraged and will be taken into consideration

Application Requirements:

  • Current Transcripts
  • Resume including, if applicable, volunteer and community service
  • Letter to the committee – including personal and professional goals, financial need, reasoning behind selection of major, personal conquests most proud of and most pressing challenges today
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer to include current work schedule and average weekly hours worked during the current/last school term
  • Please include the template provided by the Foundation for verification from the payroll department to confirm hours worked during the last/current school term. Click here for the Employment Verification template.

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education Fund

Providing assistance to individuals who are employed while also attending a nonprofit or public educational institution part-time or full-time. Applicants must live in the greater Albuquerque metro area which includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance counties.
More about the Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education Fund

2021 Recipient: Kiva Munn & David Aragon

The Trythall family owned a New Mexico staffing company for 43 years and encountered many goal-driven employees who were struggling to work and support a family while returning to school part-time. These students either chose to complete a degree they left behind years ago or begin their education journey.

The Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education fund was established in 1989 with the intent of assisting individuals in the pursuit of excellence while maintaining a career. The scholarship is meant to assist older, non-traditional, students who have taken the initiative to reach for a goal and who have demonstrated a commitment to that goal by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Total of $3,000 annually. One to two recipients may be selected.

Past recipients may re-apply to compete for an award the following year. A single recipient is limited to a maximum of up to three awards.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must reside or work in one of the following counties where the Trythalls had their business.
    • Bernalillo
    • Sandoval
    • Valencia
    • Torrance
    • Santa Fe
  • 25 years of age or older
  • Regularly working a minimum of 20 hours a week while simultaneously attending school. Summer jobs, if not attending school, do not count
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Must be studying the fields the Trythall staffing company focused on. These include healthcare, education, science (not a social science), engineering, mathematics, accounting, finance, and computer science
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or associates degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree or beyond do not qualify
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in your declared major
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Although not required, volunteer and community service history is encouraged and will be taken into consideration

Application Requirements:

  • Current Transcripts
  • Resume including, if applicable, volunteer and community service
  • Letter to the committee – including personal and professional goals, financial need, reasoning behind selection of major, personal conquests most proud of and most pressing challenges today
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer to include current work schedule and average weekly hours worked during the current/last school term
  • Please include the template provided by the Foundation for verification from the payroll department to confirm hours worked during the last/current school term. Click here for template.

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Carl F. Scott Scholarship Fund for Tucumcari Lodge #27 A.F. & A.M.

Providing assistance to New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education. Applications are considered for graduating high school seniors beginning their college education.
More about the Carl F. Scott Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipients

  • High School Recipients: Kambry Burns, Karlee Cantrell, Kassidee Glover, Natalie Hayes & Kailee Judd
  • College Recipients: Ellie Aikman, Saisruthi Bandla, Brook Ciemny, Kaleb Hayes, Cheyenne Horne, Mckenzie Lightfoot, Tianna Peterson, Trestin Peterson, Kesleah Shields & Annette Ross

In collaboration with Tucumcari Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, awards are made annually for students working toward a 2 or 4 year degree, masters, or doctoral degree.

Carl Scott was born one year after New Mexico was admitted to the Union and called New Mexico home for 90 years. Mr. Scott was a graduate from the New Mexico Military Institute and served in World War II. After suffering an injury and becoming disabled, he returned to New Mexico to work as an engineer for the Civil Service.

Through his estate, Carl Scott established a program to assist New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education.

Applications are considered from graduating high school seniors beginning their college education, currently enrolled college students, or from nontraditional students. The nontraditional student is defined as a person who is returning to school after time away, pursuing a career change, or a first time adult student. In 2021, this fund provided 15 awards between $750 and $2000 for students to continue their education.

Applicant may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of a planned career location OR ALTERNATIVELY applicant may pursue a degree, technical or vocational certificate, or a diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexico community.

Read the eligibility & criteria before applying.

Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Carl F. Scott Scholarship Fund for Tucumcari Lodge #27 A.F. & A.M.

Providing assistance to New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education. Applications are considered for graduating high school seniors beginning their college education.
More about the Carl F. Scott Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipients

  • High School Recipients: Kambry Burns, Karlee Cantrell, Kassidee Glover, Natalie Hayes & Kailee Judd
  • College Recipients: Ellie Aikman, Saisruthi Bandla, Brook Ciemny, Kaleb Hayes, Cheyenne Horne, Mckenzie Lightfoot, Tianna Peterson, Trestin Peterson, Kesleah Shields & Annette Ross

In collaboration with Tucumcari Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, awards are made annually for students working toward a 2 or 4 year degree, masters, or doctoral degree.

Carl Scott was born one year after New Mexico was admitted to the Union and called New Mexico home for 90 years. Mr. Scott was a graduate from the New Mexico Military Institute and served in World War II. After suffering an injury and becoming disabled, he returned to New Mexico to work as an engineer for the Civil Service.

Through his estate, Carl Scott established a program to assist New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education.

Applications are considered from graduating high school seniors beginning their college education, currently enrolled college students, or from nontraditional students. The nontraditional student is defined as a person who is returning to school after time away, pursuing a career change, or a first time adult student. In 2021, this fund provided 15 awards between $750 and $2000 for students to continue their education.

Applicant may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of a planned career location OR ALTERNATIVELY applicant may pursue a degree, technical or vocational certificate, or a diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexico community.

Read the eligibility & criteria before applying.

Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to young adults who have been in the New Mexico foster care system who want to develop a marketable skill or continue their education at a post-secondary school.
More about the Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund

2021 Scholarship Recipients: Alyssa Cervantes, Audrey Ritchie & Christianna Wilson

Jim and Ann Nelson were long-time volunteers for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that oversees care for children in state custody. CASA volunteers are tasked with speaking for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Through their volunteer work, the Nelson’s have seen first-hand the resources available to support children up until their 18th birthday, which is when they age-out of the foster care program. Because of this, the Nelsons wanted to help ensure a fair opportunity for children in foster care to have a successful transition into adulthood.

The Youth in Foster Care Scholarship fund will make awards to young adults who are aging-out of foster care and want to develop a marketable skill or those who want to continue their education at a post-secondary school. The Nelsons hope they can positively impact the lives of young people who have already suffered from the insecurity of an unstable childhood.

Applicants may be high school graduating seniors, recent graduates, those with a GED certificate, or an undergraduate in college. Students may attend a nonprofit or public educational institute in New Mexico or out-of-state and may attend school full-time or part-time.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A New Mexico resident for a minimum of one year
  • In the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year
  • An undergraduate college student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 for high school OR
  • Have completed a GED program OR
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in college

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to young adults who have been in the New Mexico foster care system who want to develop a marketable skill or continue their education at a post-secondary school.
More about the Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund

2021 Scholarship Recipients: Alyssa Cervantes, Audrey Ritchie & Christianna Wilson

Jim and Ann Nelson were long-time volunteers for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that oversees care for children in state custody. CASA volunteers are tasked with speaking for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Through their volunteer work, the Nelson’s have seen first-hand the resources available to support children up until their 18th birthday, which is when they age-out of the foster care program. Because of this, the Nelsons wanted to help ensure a fair opportunity for children in foster care to have a successful transition into adulthood.

The Youth in Foster Care Scholarship fund will make awards to young adults who are aging-out of foster care and want to develop a marketable skill or those who want to continue their education at a post-secondary school. The Nelsons hope they can positively impact the lives of young people who have already suffered from the insecurity of an unstable childhood.

Applicants may be high school graduating seniors, recent graduates, those with a GED certificate, or an undergraduate in college. Students may attend a nonprofit or public educational institute in New Mexico or out-of-state and may attend school full-time or part-time.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A New Mexico resident for a minimum of one year
  • In the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year
  • An undergraduate college student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 for high school OR
  • Have completed a GED program OR
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in college

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Preference will be given to women who have dropped out and are returning to finish their degree.
More about the Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

2021 Recipients: Kiva Munn, Martiza Sanchez & Christianna Wilson

The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to women who previously withdrew from their studies and are returning to complete their senior year in college/university. This program is intended to give women financial assistance to successfully complete their senior year and graduate after having taken a break(s) in their educational career.

Rae Lee Siporin is a first-generation college graduate. She firmly believes that women need extra support to pursue their educational goals and to that end has started several funds to support women through various organizations, including Albuquerque Community Foundation. She started her fund with the Foundation to help support women in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico.

Rae’s experiences as a woman whose scholastic goals were devalued fueled her passion for education. She vividly recalls her ninth-grade homeroom teacher, the school coach, kindly letting her know that boys do not like girls who are good at math or science. Her teacher indicated that perhaps she should not let on that she had strong skills in these areas. This sentiment was later reinforced when Rae was told by an aunt that she could now get a job and help her family after finishing her bachelor’s degree, despite Rae’s desire to continue her education. These experiences only further motivated Rae Lee to support women in their educational goals, and she is proud to help remove barriers for so many in her community.

One to two awards up to $1,000 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be a female, New Mexico resident who:

  • has completed her freshman, sophomore and junior years of college
  • is returning to college to complete her senior year
  • has taken an official break during her educational career
  • will attend a New Mexico college or university for a minimum of one semester during the 2021-2022 school year
  • will be a full time or part time student for the 2022-2023 school year
  • is able to demonstrate graduation within three semesters (explain in essay). What is your graduation plan?
  • can demonstrate financial need (preference will be given to these applicants)
  • submit official transcripts from every college attended
  • does not already have a bachelor’s degree

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Preference will be given to women who have dropped out and are returning to finish their degree.
More about the Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

2021 Recipients: Kiva Munn, Martiza Sanchez & Christianna Wilson

The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to women who previously withdrew from their studies and are returning to complete their senior year in college/university. This program is intended to give women financial assistance to successfully complete their senior year and graduate after having taken a break(s) in their educational career.

Rae Lee Siporin is a first-generation college graduate. She firmly believes that women need extra support to pursue their educational goals and to that end has started several funds to support women through various organizations, including Albuquerque Community Foundation. She started her fund with the Foundation to help support women in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico.

Rae’s experiences as a woman whose scholastic goals were devalued fueled her passion for education. She vividly recalls her ninth-grade homeroom teacher, the school coach, kindly letting her know that boys do not like girls who are good at math or science. Her teacher indicated that perhaps she should not let on that she had strong skills in these areas. This sentiment was later reinforced when Rae was told by an aunt that she could now get a job and help her family after finishing her bachelor’s degree, despite Rae’s desire to continue her education. These experiences only further motivated Rae Lee to support women in their educational goals, and she is proud to help remove barriers for so many in her community.

One to two awards up to $1,000 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be a female, New Mexico resident who:

  • has completed her freshman, sophomore and junior years of college
  • is returning to college to complete her senior year
  • has taken an official break during her educational career
  • will attend a New Mexico college or university for a minimum of one semester during the 2021-2022 school year
  • will be a full time or part time student for the 2022-2023 school year
  • is able to demonstrate graduation within three semesters (explain in essay). What is your graduation plan?
  • can demonstrate financial need (preference will be given to these applicants)
  • submit official transcripts from every college attended
  • does not already have a bachelor’s degree

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

Providing assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program who need financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages.
More about the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

2021 Recipients:

  • 2021 Spring Recipients: Yousuf Amer & Julia Hanisee
  • 2021 Summer Recipients: Necole Begay, Ellie Bobchak, Edith Bonilla, Sophie Carlberg, Anwi Fomukong, Angelica Gutierrez, Morgan Kappenman, Romi Lemm, Matias Lujan, Joseph Megill, Katie Miller, Litzi Morales, Lizbeth Olivarez, Dyllan Taylor, Belinda Vargas, Jeremy Westine & Christianna Wilson

Throughout her life, Shirley Sussman Spiewak was involved with numerous educational and charitable organizations. She and her husband were passionate advocates of education, believing it to be “the one possession that is permanent.”

A fund was established in 1994 from their estates to provide financial assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program.

This program provides financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their education. Students who are just graduating from high school have different guidelines and application forms than students who have already completed at least one semester of undergraduate studies. Students working on a second under graduate or graduate degree will not be considered.

To apply for financial assistance, please read through all of the instructions carefully, complete the appropriate application form, and submit all requested documents before the listed deadline.

Awards vary between $500 and $2,000.

COVID-19 Updates:

  • Due to COVID-19, Albuquerque Community Foundation is only accepting applications that are mailed or emailed.
  • Transcripts may be unofficial and can be sent via email.
  • Letters of Recommendations can be sent via email.
  • ACT/SAT Scores are not required due to COVID-19.

    Send all documentation to dominic@abqcf.org.

Spring Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

For graduating high school seniors who will attend any out-of-state college or an in-state private school.

Summer Deadline: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college/university and any student already attending college in our out-of-state.

Only gaps between $500 and $8,000 will be considered.

Criteria and Guidelines to Note:

  • Attend a public or nonprofit college or university full-time
  • Graduating high school senior OR currently enrolled in college/university
  • Available statewide
  • MUST BE a federal financial aid recipient
  • The Legislative Lottery Scholarship requirement includes the new minimum for number of credit hours – 15 NEW credit hours and repeating classes do not count.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a lower EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)

Review the following information carefully, and then download the application forms below that apply to you.

Choose Your Application Form:

These printable Adobe Acrobat PDF forms include general information, specific info for high school or college students, application form, budget form, and personal rating form.

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

Providing assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program who need financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages.
More about the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

2021 Recipients:

  • 2021 Spring Recipients: Yousuf Amer & Julia Hanisee
  • 2021 Summer Recipients: Necole Begay, Ellie Bobchak, Edith Bonilla, Sophie Carlberg, Anwi Fomukong, Angelica Gutierrez, Morgan Kappenman, Romi Lemm, Matias Lujan, Joseph Megill, Katie Miller, Litzi Morales, Lizbeth Olivarez, Dyllan Taylor, Belinda Vargas, Jeremy Westine & Christianna Wilson

Throughout her life, Shirley Sussman Spiewak was involved with numerous educational and charitable organizations. She and her husband were passionate advocates of education, believing it to be “the one possession that is permanent.”

A fund was established in 1994 from their estates to provide financial assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program.

This program provides financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their education. Students who are just graduating from high school have different guidelines and application forms than students who have already completed at least one semester of undergraduate studies. Students working on a second under graduate or graduate degree will not be considered.

To apply for financial assistance, please read through all of the instructions carefully, complete the appropriate application form, and submit all requested documents before the listed deadline.

Awards vary between $500 and $2,000.

COVID-19 Updates:

  • Due to COVID-19, Albuquerque Community Foundation is only accepting applications that are mailed or emailed.
  • Transcripts may be unofficial and can be sent via email.
  • Letters of Recommendations can be sent via email.
  • ACT/SAT Scores are not required due to COVID-19.

    Send all documentation to dominic@abqcf.org.

Spring Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

For graduating high school seniors who will attend any out-of-state college or an in-state private school.

Summer Deadline: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college/university and any student already attending college in our out-of-state.

Only gaps between $500 and $8,000 will be considered.

Criteria and Guidelines to Note:

  • Attend a public or nonprofit college or university full-time
  • Graduating high school senior OR currently enrolled in college/university
  • Available statewide
  • MUST BE a federal financial aid recipient
  • The Legislative Lottery Scholarship requirement includes the new minimum for number of credit hours – 15 NEW credit hours and repeating classes do not count.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a lower EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)

Review the following information carefully, and then download the application forms below that apply to you.

Choose Your Application Form:

These printable Adobe Acrobat PDF forms include general information, specific info for high school or college students, application form, budget form, and personal rating form.

  • High School Application — Graduating high school seniors must apply for financial aid to begin the following Fall. Application for high school seniors.
  • College Application — Undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of undergraduate work must apply after the spring semester for financial assistance beginning the following Fall. Application for undergraduate students.

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.
More about the David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipient: Baudel Lopez

The David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by The Stocker Foundation, in memory of David R. Woodling. The scholarship was established to support students who are or will be attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.

The Stocker Foundation believes that the future of New Mexico, and the country, is dependent on quality education. Several awards will be made annually to support undergraduate students. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate college students, or students who are pursuing or have received a GED diploma or certificate. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or required tools and materials.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A legal resident of New Mexico for a minimum of one year AND
  • A high school senior graduating in the spring of 2022 with a 2.5 GPA or receiving your GED diploma or certificate OR
  • An undergraduate college student currently pursuing a Certificate or Degree in Metals Technology OR
  • A nontraditional student with a high school diploma or GED certificate accepted into a Metals Technology Program AND
  • Will attend an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution pursuing an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Metals Technology during the 2022-2023 school year
  • Students may attend college full-time or part-time
  • Your personal essay/statement should clearly describe your career goals and MUST include relevant experience, why you have chosen this field of study, and how you plan to use these skills to better yourself, your family and community; pictures of previous work may be included
  • Letters of reference from one or more teacher, counselor, mentor or community member

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 5:00pm MST

Apply

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.
More about the David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipient: Baudel Lopez

The David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by The Stocker Foundation, in memory of David R. Woodling. The scholarship was established to support students who are or will be attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.

The Stocker Foundation believes that the future of New Mexico, and the country, is dependent on quality education. Several awards will be made annually to support undergraduate students. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate college students, or students who are pursuing or have received a GED diploma or certificate. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or required tools and materials.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Applicant must be:

  • A legal resident of New Mexico for a minimum of one year AND
  • A high school senior graduating in the spring of 2022 with a 2.5 GPA or receiving your GED diploma or certificate OR
  • An undergraduate college student currently pursuing a Certificate or Degree in Metals Technology OR
  • A nontraditional student with a high school diploma or GED certificate accepted into a Metals Technology Program AND
  • Will attend an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution pursuing an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Metals Technology during the 2022-2023 school year
  • Students may attend college full-time or part-time
  • Your personal essay/statement should clearly describe your career goals and MUST include relevant experience, why you have chosen this field of study, and how you plan to use these skills to better yourself, your family and community; pictures of previous work may be included
  • Letters of reference from one or more teacher, counselor, mentor or community member

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Apply

Nina J. Wing Scholarship

Providing assistance to students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.
More about the Nina J. Wing Scholarship

CNM LogoEstablished in 2018 through the Albuquerque Community Foundation in partnership with Central New Mexico Community College, the Nina J. Wing Scholarship program supports students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.

Nina was born on August 12, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas. She was valedictorian of her high school graduation class, received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas and then earned a degree in education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Nina moved to Albuquerque in the 1950s.

Criteria

  • Each scholarship shall be for a maximum of 12 terms (constitute an Associate Degree)
  • Applicants must have been in Foster Care for at least one (1) year before entry into CNM
  • Applicants must graduate from a New Mexico high school or high school equivalency
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who have resided at “The Ranches”, 6209 Hendrix Road, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Scholarship funds may be used to pay tuition, books, lab fees, equipment and/or reasonable living expenses, including but not necessarily limited to rent, utilities.
  • Scholarship recipients must register for a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete 50% of the classes that recipient enrolls in, excluding physical education classes, from one term to another to receive funding for the next term
  • The award is a maximum of $2,000 per term (per student) with a maximum cumulative award of $24,000 per student

To apply, vist the CNM website.

Deadline: June 2022

Nina J. Wing Scholarship

Providing assistance to students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.
More about the Nina J. Wing Scholarship

CNM LogoEstablished in 2018 through the Albuquerque Community Foundation in partnership with Central New Mexico Community College, the Nina J. Wing Scholarship program supports students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.

Nina was born on August 12, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas. She was valedictorian of her high school graduation class, received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas and then earned a degree in education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Nina moved to Albuquerque in the 1950s.

Criteria

  • Each scholarship shall be for a maximum of 12 terms (constitute an Associate Degree)
  • Applicants must have been in Foster Care for at least one (1) year before entry into CNM
  • Applicants must graduate from a New Mexico high school or high school equivalency
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who have resided at “The Ranches”, 6209 Hendrix Road, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Scholarship funds may be used to pay tuition, books, lab fees, equipment and/or reasonable living expenses, including but not necessarily limited to rent, utilities.
  • Scholarship recipients must register for a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete 50% of the classes that recipient enrolls in, excluding physical education classes, from one term to another to receive funding for the next term
  • The award is a maximum of $2,000 per term (per student) with a maximum cumulative award of $24,000 per student

To apply, vist the CNM website.

Deadline: June 2022