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Find the scholarships that fit your goals


Here is a list of scholarship awards, managed by The Albuquerque Community Foundation, that are aimed at helping New Mexico students.

Requirements vary for each scholarship, depending on the desires of the individual or family who established it.

They are listed according to application deadline.

For more information on all scholarship programs managed by the foundation, go to www.albuquerquefoundation.org/student_aid/find_the_scholarship_that_fits_your_needs

Deadline of March 6

Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship: For La Cueva High seniors with dyslexia or other reading disabilities; minimum cumulative GPA 2.0; one award, up to $750.

Notah Begay III Scholarship: Graduating New Mexico high school seniors; Native American scholar-athletes with any varsity level sports experience; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; two awards up to $1,500 each.

Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship: Eldorado High seniors playing varsity soccer; (one male and one female); two $800 awards annually.

James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship: Albuquerque-area high school seniors who continue to pursue a professional or educational goal in spite of extraordinary life challenges.

No minimum GPA. Award of up to $1,000.

New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship: Graduating New Mexico high school seniors; awarded annually to students living in mobile/manufactured homes; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; one or more $1,000 awards.

Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship: Albuquerque High only; demonstrate financial need; minimum cumulative GPA 3.6; one $700 award; attend a college or university in pursuit of a degree in the field of engineering.

WOODCOCK FAMILY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: Albuquerque-area high school graduating senior with strong math and/or science credentials; minimum cumulative GPA 3.8; one new scholarship for $11,000, payable over four years of education.

Deadline of March 8

Carl F. Scott Scholarship: In collaboration with Tucumcari Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, awards are made annually for students working toward a two- or four-year degree, master’s or doctoral degree.

In 2012, this fund made 11 awards of between $1,467 and $2,188.

The 2013 applicant pool will determine awards.

Deadline of April 23 (receipt deadline for high-school seniors)

Deadline of June 26 (receipt deadline for undergraduate students)

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award: Financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for students graduating from New Mexico high schools and those continuing their education.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; awards vary between $500 and $2,500.

Deadline of June 12

American Advertising Federation-NM Internship Scholarship: For students who want to enter the advertising profession in New Mexico.

The scholarship is intended to provide money to those who would like to pursue an unpaid internship during their junior or senior year of college.

One or two recipients will be selected annually for an award of $1,500 each.

Excel Staffing Companies Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education: Financial assistance for students living in Bernalillo, Eddy, Sandoval, Valencia or Santa Fe counties who work a minimum of 30 hours a week and attend school to attain an undergraduate or graduate degree or professional certification. Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; up to four awards of up to $1,000 each.

Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship: Albuquerque and Rio Rancho high school graduating seniors only; awarded annually to students with strong community service experience; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; up to four $1,000 awards.

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to Albuquerque-area high school seniors pursuing an automotive or technical vocational career. No minimum GPA. One award up to $1,000.

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to New Mexico high school or continuing education students in pursuit of a metals technology program. No minimum GPA. Award: $500-$1,000.

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship: Applicant must have been in the New Mexico foster care system for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday; for graduating New Mexico high school seniors or undergraduate college students. Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 (or high school GED); one or more awards up to $1,000 each.

Deadline determined by individual schools

Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship: One graduating high school senior chosen annually by each of 24 designated high schools; student must continue their education in New Mexico; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 GPA; $600 per year for a total of four years of undergraduate work.

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