Scholarships for New Mexico High School Students

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Scholarships for New Mexico High School Students

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Scholarships for New Mexico High School 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.

The first list is available to all New Mexico residents unless otherwise noted. For scholarships available only to Albuquerque metro residents, keep scrolling!

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

Scholarships for New Mexico High School 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.

The first list is available to all New Mexico residents unless otherwise noted. For scholarships available only to Albuquerque metro residents, keep scrolling!

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 at 5:00pm MST

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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

2022 Recipients

  • High School Recipients: Saisravya Bandla, Reece Goldstein, Micah Lightfoot & Rilee Nials
  • College Recipients: Kambry Burns, Kesleah Shields, Keilee Judd, Kaycee Lease, Natalie Hayes, Tianna Peterson, Kaleb Hayes, Kassidee Glover, Trestin Peterson, Makenzie Lightfoot & Saisruthi Bandla

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: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Davis-Kozoll Scholarship

Providing scholarships to students seeking a higher education for the following purposes: Applicant may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of planned career location OR ALTERNATIVELY applicant may pursue a degree or technical or vocational certificate or diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexico community.
More about the Davis-Kozoll Scholarship

2022 Recipients: Victoria Crespin, Lacey Griego, Miranda Tom, Monique Romero, Shinea Antonio, Tyra Pinto, Naomi Martinez. Thomas Rieck & Joseph Lozornio

The Davis-Kozoll Scholarship was established in 2019 for students seeking a higher education.

Student 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 students may pursue a degree, technical or vocational certificate, or diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexican community.

Examples of potential college majors include, but NOT limited to:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Therapy
  • Earth Science
  • Forestry
  • Plumbing
  • Computer Science

Awards will be made to students residing in northwest New Mexico with a priority for those students residing within the communities of Counselor, Cuba, Gallina, La Jara, Lindrith, Lybrook, Nageezi, Ojo Encino, Regina, San Luis, and Torreon.

Scholarships can be renewed annually with evidence of successful completion of course work and continued enrollment. Awards will support tuition, living, required class supplies and fee expenses.

One to two awards of $1,000 to $5000 will be given annually.

Applicant may be required to attend an interview during final round of decisions.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a resident of northwest New Mexico.
  • Preference will be given to students who reside in or near the following communities: Counselor, Cuba, Gallina, La Jara, Lindrith, Lybrook, Nageezi, Ojo Encino, Regina, San Luis or Torreon
  • Applicant must be a senior in high school
  • Applicant may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of planned career location
  • OR ALTERNATIVELY Applicant may pursue a degree or technical or vocational certificate or diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexico community
  • Applicant may attend an accredited 4-year educational institution, 2-year community college, or technical or vocational program.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA

Application Requirements

  • Personal essay must explain your interest in your chosen course of study and how obtaining a higher education will support personal employment or career goals. Also include the following answers in your essay:
    • Why are you going to college, community college or trade school?
    • Why are you interested in the studies you have chosen to pursue in college, community college or trade school?
    • Any unusual challenges you are facing in continuing your education?
    • How will you give back to the community after graduation?
    • How will you maximize your college education to help others or your community after graduation?
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator or other person familiar with your academic achievement and educational aspirations.
  • Professional Student Resume Include your high school activities, awards, honors, community service, employment, internships
  • Include the number of years of participation and any office or position held for each activity listed
  • Transcript
  • Any other high school documents you would like to provide.

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Joe “Isi” Trujillo Scholarship

Providing assistance to a graduating senior from Hot Springs High School in Truth or Consequences, NM who will be attending a New Mexico public university/college or community college.
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2022 Recipient: Jonithan Flores

The Joe “Isi” Trujillo Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by the Trujillo Family in memory of Isi to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior from Hot Springs High School (HSHS) in Truth or Consequences, NM. Joe “Isi” Trujillo was born in rural Sierra County on his family ranch in Chiz. In high school, not only was Isi an outstanding athlete having lettered in football, baseball, and track, he was also an elected class officer and participated in student council. Isi graduated from HSHS in the 1960’s as a strong believer in the power of education and in the significance of stewardship – giving back and improving on things as you found them.

Isi believed in the importance of hard work, teamwork, and commitment. These important personal characteristics remained with him during his military service and throughout his professional career with the federal government. Joe had a distinguished career and retired as a Congressionally approved Senior Executive. He worked directly for the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and held the highest security clearance which enabled him to work with three Presidents.

The Trujillo scholarship will provide one $2000 scholarship for a graduating senior from HSHS. This scholarship will be given annually and can be used for tuition, room, board, fees, and college essentials such as books, computers, and supplies.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • MUST be a graduate of Hot Springs High School, Truth or Consequences, NM
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be accepted to a two or four year New Mexico, nonprofit or public college or university, and attend full time

Application Attachments:

  • Hot Springs High School Senior Portfolio
    • Resume
    • ACT/SAT Scores
    • Official Transcript
    • Letter of Introduction
    • FAFSA Student Aid Report (MUST include EFC)
    • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Two personal statements each of 250 words or less:
    • How will you give back to the community now or in the future?
    • What is a challenge or adversity you have overcome or faced throughout your life?

Recipient may be asked to give a short, informal presentation for the Trujillo Family. This would include an introduction of yourself, what you are studying, and a chance to show your gratitude. Recipient will be notified with the date and time of the presentation upon selection.

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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James Knott Memorial Scholarship Fund Sponsored by the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association

Providing assistance to New Mexico graduating high school seniors residing in a manufactured home.

If you are a member of the NMMHA or want to support this fund, donate today.

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More about the James Knott Memorial Scholarship Fund

2022 Recipients: Megan Oberg & Saisravya Bandla

This fund was established in 1996 by the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association to provide scholarship awards to New Mexico graduating high school seniors residing in a manufactured home.

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

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Student applicant MUST live in a mobile/manufactured home
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year nonprofit or public educational institution or university full time
  • In your essay, please state your career goals
  • Written statement of financial need
  • Proof of residency in a mobile/manufactured home with one of the following documents:
    • A copy of title or rental agreement OR
    • Retail installment contract OR
    • County tax assessment
  • One reference from a teacher or counselor (1 page, 1 side only)
  • Recipient(s) are required to write a letter of appreciation before awards will be made
  • Recipient(s) will be recognized at the NMMHA Conference

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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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.
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CNM LogoThe Nina J. Wing Scholarship was established in 2018 through Albuquerque Community Foundation in partnership with Central New Mexico Community College for students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.

Nina J. Wing was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 12, 1921. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas. Nina continued her education and also earned a degree in education and then 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


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

2022 Recipients:

  • 2022 Spring Recipients: Naima Pyarali & Olivia Jaramillo
  • 2022 Summer Recipients: Coming soon!

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 at 5:00pm MST

For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college/university and any student already attending college in OR 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.


David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Providing assistance to students who are or will be attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution and who are pursuing a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.
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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

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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
  • Between the ages of 17 and 21 at time of initial application
  • 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

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Globe Runner Scholarship Fund

The Globe Runner Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to underserved, highly motivated high school students from the greater Albuquerque area to help them build a global vision through participation in global education and international exchanges in countries around the world. International learning builds world language skills, strengthens confidence and independence, and expands individual horizons.
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Globe Runner Scholarship Fund logoScholarships will be awarded to high-achieving students. Half of each scholarship comes from the national AFS-USA Faces of America program and half from local funds. Students must be nominated by their high school or mentoring program. Scholarships are administered by the AFS of New Mexico.

To find out contact us at globerunnerNM@gmail.com or visit the Globe Runner Scholarship website.

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Scholarships for Albuquerque Metro High School Students

Scholarships for Albuquerque Metro High School Students


Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to a La Cueva High School graduating senior who has a language learning or other reading disability.
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2022 Recipient: Alexa Baca

For La Cueva High School students only.

The Robby Baker Scholarship Fund was established by Robby’s family in 2003. Robby loved to ski and found that skiing helped his self-confidence as he dealt with the challenges of dyslexia. This award is for a La Cueva High School graduating senior who has a language learning, reading disability, learning barrier or life challenge.

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

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Must attend La Cueva High School
  • Personal essays should include a brief description of how applicant is coping with dyslexia and/or other reading disabilities
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
  • Attend a nonprofit or public educational institute, or nonprofit technical school part-time or full time
  • Up to two references from teachers and/or counselors.

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to an Albuquerque High School graduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund

2021 Recipient: Agustin Leon-Saenz

For Albuquerque High School students only.

The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of Albuquerque High alum and 1957 West Point grad Barnes W. Rose and his aunt, longtime New Mexico resident, Eva Rose Nickol. This award is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.

One award up to $800 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Must attend Albuquerque High School
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.6
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a college or university in pursuit of a degree in one of the STEM majors
  • Personal essay should describe career goals related to the STEM majors and demonstrate a passion for his/her chosen career
  • Applicants should demonstrate math and/or science interest and skill through SAT/ACF scores and/or strong grades in appropriate high school classes
  • Minimum of one reference from an AHS math/science teacher
  • Up to two additional references programs may be submitted
  • A priority will be given to those pursuing engineering-related careers

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to Eldorado High School varsity soccer team graduating seniors. (One male and one female.)
Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund

2022 Recipients: Keegan Davis & Taylor Rittman

For Eldorado High School students only.

Bryan Cline played fullback on the Eldorado High School soccer team. After his death in 1986, family and friends established the Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund to recognize one male and one female graduating varsity soccer player from Eldorado High School. Recipients must exhibit a strong scholastic record and leadership qualities.

Two $800 awards will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Must attend Eldorado High School
  • Attend a college or university full time
  • Name of your varsity soccer team coach
  • 2 letters of reference – one from a teacher or counselor and one from a soccer coach

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to students who have faced an extraordinary life challenge and have continued to pursue a life dream with hope, faith and courage in spite of the adversity. The scholarship is for post-secondary education in pursuit of their life dream and professional goal.
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2022 Recipient: Coming soon!

James LedwithFor Hope, Faith and Courage to Pursue Dreams in the Face of Adversity

The James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with Albuquerque Community Foundation by family and friends of James Ledwith in 2011. This scholarship program will award one or more scholarships of up to $2,000 to high school graduates from Albuquerque who plan to continue to pursue a life dream and a professional or educational goal in spite of facing extraordinary life challenges.

The recipient will be a graduating high school senior from the Albuquerque Metro Area (Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, and Sandoval Counties) who has overcome their personal adversity and demonstrates:

  • Hope, faith and courage
  • Thoughtfulness and service to others
  • Living life, pursuing dreams and enabling oneself

This scholarship is to be used for post-secondary education at an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution with the intention of pursuing a life dream and/or professional goal. The school may be a two-year or four-year college or university and the student must attend full-time. Applicants needs to demonstrate that they are capable of succeeding in their educational pursuits and that this scholarship will help them in this endeavor.

One award up to $2,000 will be given annually.

After the Foundation’s committee has met to review applications, recipients will be notified via mail and will be listed on this web page. The recipient’s high school will also be notified of the selection for inclusion in the Senior Honors Assembly.

Before you apply, please read James Ledwith's story.

Additional REQUIRED Criteria/Attachments:

The official letters of reference should explain how the applicant meets the criteria and intent of this program – to award a student who has faced and overcome an extraordinary life challenge during their high school years.

  • One letter of reference must be from a member of his/her high school staff or faculty (a teacher, administrator or activity sponsor). This MUST explain how the applicant has faced an extraordinary life challenge during their high school years.
  • The second letter of reference may be from someone whose life has been positively affected by the applicant such as a community or activity sponsor, employer, minister, teacher, etc. This letter MUST explain how the applicant has faced an extraordinary life challenge during their high school years and how their example has impacted the person writing the letter.

A personal essay describing your dreams, goals, challenges, and life choices. Tell us about the challenge or adversity you have had to face, why you should be considered for this scholarship, and how it will help you pursue your dreams and goals.

Only complete applications with a transcript, personal essay and 2 letters of recommendation will be considered.

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance to graduating students with strong community service experience and strong academic records from an Albuquerque metro area high school, (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval Valencia and Torrance Counties) who are planning a career in child development and/or teaching.
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2022 Recipients: Liliana Madrid Larranaga, Abigail Gibson, Aaron Madrid & MaKinzie Munroe

The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Fund was established with the intent to recognize students with a strong history of community service. One to four awards up to $1,000 will be given annually.

Applicants should be a graduating senior from an Albuquerque metro area high school (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance Counties) who demonstrate strong community service experience and strong academic performance.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Preference will be given to those who are planning a career in early childhood development and/or teaching
  • Preference will be given tho those who participate in Key Club activities
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 23 (not required in 2022)
  • Attend a college or university: 2 year or 4 year – nonprofit or public educational institute full time
  • Essay
    • The importance of community service
    • Your career goals – preference will be given to those students who plan a career in early childhood development and/or teaching
    • Statement of your financial need
  • Reference from one counselor or teacher (1 page, 1 side ONLY)
  • Reference from someone with knowledge of your community service participation

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund

Providing assistance for graduating seniors from 24 designated central New Mexico high schools attending a New Mexico four-year college or university. Each designated high school selects one student for a $500 per year award, renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate studies.
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2022 Recipients: Mercedes Morris, Sydney Moore. Nathaniel Montoya, Abby Moyer, Shaelyce Hann, Ashley Hammer, MaKinzie Munroe, Candis Canaday, Aliya Trujillo, Zoey Brazil, Joseph Lozornio, Sheryne Morales, Elyse Lovato, Makai Salazar Jakelyn Hernandez

Manuel Lujan Jr. was a twenty-year member of the United States House of Representatives who recognized the need to help young people with their college costs. The Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship was established in his honor to provide resources to students from 24 designated central New Mexico high schools.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors attending a New Mexico four-year college or university. Each designated high school selects one student for a $500 per year award which is renewable over four years of undergraduate studies.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Graduating high school senior chosen annually by each of the designated high schools listed below
  • Student must continue their education in New Mexico
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5
  • Attend a college or university full time

Designated High Schools:

  • Albuquerque Academy
  • Albuquerque High School
  • Cibola High School
  • Del Norte High School
  • Eldorado High School
  • Estancia High School
  • Fort Sumner High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Highland High School
  • Hope Christian High School
  • La Cueva High School
  • Manzano High School
  • Menaul High School
  • Moriarty High School
  • Mountainair High School
  • Rio Grande High School
  • Sandia High School
  • Sandia Preparatory School
  • Santa Rosa High School
  • St. Pius X High School
  • To’Hajiilee High School
  • Valley High School
  • Vaughn High School
  • West Mesa High School

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship

Providing scholarships to Moriarty High School graduating seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university or a certified trade school. Students must be pursuing their undergraduate, associate, or applied skilled trades degree. Awards may be used for academic costs such as tuition, books, student fees, school supplies, and/or on-campus housing.
More about the Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship

2022 Recipients: Madison Satterfield

The Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by the Sandoval family in memory of their sons Pedro “Pete” and Mateo Sandoval. Pete and Mateo were both outstanding student athletes who participated in football, basketball, and track as well as being highly involved in extra-curricular activities at Moriarty High School such as 4-H, National History Day, and National Honor Society. The Sandoval family established the Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship fund to honor the legacy of their sons.

The Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to Moriarty High School students attending a two-year or four-year college or university or a certified trade school, and who are pursuing their first undergraduate, associate, or applied skilled trades degree. Awards may be used for academic costs such as tuition, books, student fees, school supplies, and/or on-campus housing.

Recipients must represent the love and determination both Pete and Mateo demonstrated in high school as well as the importance of hard work, teamwork, and commitment.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be New Mexico resident
  • Applicant must be a high school student attending Moriarty High School
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate a passion for learning and pursuing a life dream, professionally or educationally, despite life challenges
  • Applicant must be community-oriented & show a commitment to pursuing a secondary education
  • Applicant must be engaged in extra-curricular activities and/or electives
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need

Application Requirements:

  • Student may submit a personal essay describing dreams, goals and life challenges – include how those challenges and/or adversities have shaped his or her life and how it will help with the achievement of dreams and goals
  • Student is encouraged to include his or her plans after college graduation and why this scholarship will be important to his or her success
  • Current Transcripts and Resume
  • List of current or pending scholarships
  • Copy of Student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report and EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)
  • Two references: 1) One from a teacher, counselor or coach who has supported the student during his or her education. 2) One from a community member or mentor who has supported the student during his or her education

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Susie Kubié Symphonic Music Scholarship

Provides scholarships to deserving young students who have participated in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program and who intend to pursue a degree in music. One new and/or renewing scholarship of up to $4,000 will be awarded annually.
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2022 Recipient: Marcos Cordova

The Susie Kubié Scholarship is for current or past participants of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP).

The Susie Kubié Symphonic Music Scholarship was established in 2017 and provides scholarships to deserving young students who have participated in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP) who intend to pursue a degree in music.

Susie Kubié was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for 66 years. Over the span of her career, Susie worked as a special education teacher at Rio Grande High School, a counselor at Harrison Middle School for 5 years, and at Jefferson Middle School for 25 years. Susie was deeply touched by the lives of her many students, and she made a significant and lasting impression on the countless children who passed through her schools during her tenure.

One new and/or renewing scholarship, up to $4,000 will be awarded annually. The scholarship can be renewable for up to four years, providing the recipient be working toward a career in music and continue to meet the criteria. This decision will be made on a yearly basis. Awards may be used for academic costs, i.e., tuition, fees, books or housing.

In order to apply, you MUST fill out the 2022 Interest Form to confirm your eligibility. Email completed form to Dominic Garcia, Scholarship & Grant Associate by Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Guidelines and Criteria

Applicant must be:

  • A participant in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP)
  • A high school graduate from the Albuquerque metro area
  • Pursuing a degree in music, i.e., music education, music theory, music composition, music performance, music history
  • Must attend a 4-year educational institution, full-time

Required Information and Attachments:

  • A personal essay, demonstrating a strong interest in pursuing education and a career in music
  • A letter of reference from a music teacher or mentor who has supported your musical studies
  • A letter of nomination/support from Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP)
  • A video submission of a live performance or live recording of composed music (max. 5 minutes)

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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The Women in Rhetoric and Logic Scholarship

Providing support to a female student from Albuquerque Academy to continue their education at a nonprofit or public educational institution. One female graduating senior will be selected to receive a one-time, non-renewable award up to $3,000.
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2022 Recipient: Naima Pyarali

Inspired by a former student, the Women in Rhetoric and Logic Scholarship supports female students from Albuquerque Academy to continue their education at a U.S. nonprofit or public educational institution. One female graduating senior will be selected to receive a one-time, non-renewable award up to $3,000.

Criteria and Guidelines:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have been a member of a high school debate team or society at Albuquerque Academy or elsewhere.
  • High school transcript including grades through 12th grade fall semester with SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Résumé including high school activities, awards, honors, community service, employment, internships and participation in the debate team
  • Personal essay telling us (1) why you are going to college, (2) what you plan to study, (3) what your college goals are, and (4) any financial challenges you face in continuing your education
  • Letter of Reference

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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William F. Mann Scholarship

Providing assistance to students to secure a college education and create a better way of life, ultimately mentoring other young men and women to succeed. It is important the applicant has a strong background in community service during his or her high school career and reflects that of a “stand-up citizen." Preference will be given to Albuquerque High School students.
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2022 Recipients: Liliana Madrid Larranaga

The William F. Mann Scholarship program was established in 2018 for Albuquerque High School students who are pursuing an education at a college or university full-time. William was inspired by his parents to establish the program so students can secure a college education and create a better way of life. Ultimately, recipients will mentor other young men and women to succeed.

Applicants must have a strong background in community service and reflect characteristics of a “stand-up citizen.” Scholarships may be used toward tuition, fees, books, required equipment, technology, and/or room and board on campus. Awards may be eligible for renewal for up to four years if the recipient continues to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0.

One to two awards up to $2,000 will be given annually.

Criteria and Guidelines

Applicant must:

  • Be a Albuquerque resident
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Have experience in community service and a reflects “good citizenship” in the community
  • Submit an essay reflecting community service involvement, good citizenship and how he or she will give back to the community. It is important to note why this scholarship will help with student success and
  • Recipient must be enrolled full-time at a college or university
  • Submit Letter of reference indicating the student’s “good standing” and community service
  • Preference will be given to Albuquerque High School students

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

Providing assistance to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math.
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2022 Recipients: Mario Sumali, Aaron Madrid, Naima Pyarali

The Woodcock Family Education Scholarship was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math.

The Woodcocks strongly believed the future of this state and the country is dependent on the quality of education. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance Counties). This is a merit-based award, not based on financial need.

Up to three scholarships of $10,000. Renewable over four years.

Criteria and Guidelines

  • Be a Albuquerque Metro resident, includes Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance counties
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.8 GPA
  • Must have strong math and/or science credentials
  • Career goals in personal statement MUST include those in the field of math or science
  • Recipient must be enrolled full-time at a college or university
  • Submit Letter of reference indicating the student’s “good standing” and community service

Deadline: APPLICATION CLOSED

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