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Scholarships: current list

Scholarships: current list

Scholarships with upcoming 2017 due dates:

DUE DATE:  June 30.  Seniors only. $1,000.  Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science & math; a passion for the nursing profession and field of healthcare. Open to all HS seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage for detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

Expired scholarships for Class of 2017; Classes of 2018 and beyond, consider for future years (updated deadlines TBA):

COMCAST Scholarship:  possibly worth $1,000.  Seniors with strong records of community service/volunteer work and leadership, and at least a 2.8 GPA, bring your resume to Ms. Velhagen by Nov. 15, to be considered for the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship!  Every HS can nominate one senior.  To apply, you must bring a resume (and any other supporting information you choose) detailing your community service & leadership to Ms. Velhagen by November, 2017.

DANIELS FUND Scholarship:  competitive scholarship with financial need component.  Due November, 2017.  Pays ALL UNMET NEEDS for college!  Seniors only.  Read to see if you qualify: http://www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/   

DUE DATE: January, 2018: JUNIORS ONLY!  New Mexico Leadership Institute's $15,000 scholarship, available to juniors who plan to attend either UNM or NMSU, and who are passionate about leadership, community work, and being future leaders of NM. For more information, click here.  (https://www.newmexicoleadership.org/) The $15K CAN be stacked on top of other academic or need-based scholarships the student receives from UNM or NMSU.  See Ms. Velhagen with any questions.  (EHS students have won this scholarship over the past 2 years, since its inception.)

DUE DATE: January, 2018: $2500/$1500/$1,000 scholarships. Parnall Law Firm essay contest. Open to all NM HS students aged 13 - 18.  In 500 words or less, tell us what justice means to you.  Click here for details.  


DUE DATE: February, 2018. $3,000 (2 winners).  Open to graduating seniors only.  Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL): Preference given to students considering a major in the field of education, incl. teaching, counseling, school business, HR, etc. Must have 3.0 GPA or better. Application process:  complete scholarship application form; 2 letters of recommendation from teacher/school administrators; essay (300 words min.) outlining your reasons for entering the field of education. Click here for website & application (or see Ms. Velhagen for paper copy).  Preferred method of applying: e-mail all parts of application to:  scholarship@nmcel.org.   Or mail to: NMCEL/COE, MSC05 3040/1 UNM/Albuquerque, NM 87131. Phone: (505) 217-2345


DUE DATE: March 2017 (TBA). $5,000 (one winner) or $1,500 (2 winners) in each of 2 categories: 1) Jiffy Lube's Licensed Driver Scholarship. Open to ages 16 - 18. Write a brief essay. Click for link. 2) Jiffy Lube's Driver's Ed Student Scholarship.  Open to ages 15 - 17 who took/are taking Driver's Ed this year. Write a brief essay. Click for link.

**DUE DATE: March 2017 to Ms. Velhagen. $800. Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship. Senior varsity soccer players only.  See http://albuquerquefoundation.org/bryan-cline-memorial-soccer-scholarship-program.aspx for details and application, but please ignore deadline and instead: bring completed application packet to Ms. Velhagen by March 10th for committee judging!  Do not turn in to Principal Sandoval or mail to ACF.  One male & one female EHS varsity soccer player will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: March 2018: Albuquerque Community Foundation:  multiple scholarships, seniors only. Details and applications online: http://albuquerquefoundation.org/high-school-scholarships.aspx   Includes the following:

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship : Assistance to students in the field of Automotive Technology and related Applied Technologies. Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit, public, automotive or technical vocational institution including community colleges.

Charlie and Kathy Barnhart and Ken Haynes, Jr.  Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Fund:  Assistance to NM graduating high school seniors residing in a manufactured home.

Notah Begay III Scholarship Fund: Assistance to Native American athletes attending college. Awards are made to NM high school graduating seniors demonstrating strong academic achievement and participation in any varsity level team sport.

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

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship: 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.

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund: 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.

Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund: NOTE INSTRUCTIONS FROM MS. VELHAGEN ABOVE**!

$800 to Eldorado High School varsity soccer team graduating seniors. (One male and one female.)

James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship Fund: Assistance​ to students for post-secondary education in pursuit of a life dream with hope, faith and courage in spite of facing hardship. This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a professional goal and have faced or facing adversity.

Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Fund:  Assistance to graduating students with strong community service experience and strong academic records from an Albuquerque metro area high school, who are planning a career in child development and/or teaching.

Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund: NOTE INSTRUCTIONS FROM MS. VELHAGEN BELOW!* Assistance for graduating seniors from 24 designated central New Mexico high schools attending a NM four-year college/university.  Each designated high school selects one student for a $500 per year award, renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate studies.​

Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Fund: Assistance to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math.


DUE DATE:  March 2018.  $1,000.  Iota Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. scholarship: senior male students of color only. Re: academic excellence and contributions to school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $1,000.00. This scholarship is a charitable cause of Iota Psi Lambda Albuquerque Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc and is administered through the E.S. Foster Education Assistance Trust, a United Way 501c3 charity.  Scholarship application here or visit this website:  www.abqalphas.org/scholarship  Questions? scholarship@abqalphas.org

DUE DATE:  March 2018. $1,000. Seniors only.  BEStstaff, Inc. Scholarship.  Must meet the following criteria to be considered: 1. Attend a traditional APS school/APS-affiliated Charter School. 2. Demonstrate community involvement and service through school-wide and extracurricular activities, church and/or other organizations. Recipient will be notified no later than April 28th.  Click here for application.

DUE DATE: April 2018: ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarships: $5,000, graduating African American or Hispanic seniors only.  Apply here

*DUE DATE TO MS. VELHAGEN: April 2018. $2,000 (over 4 years). Manuel Lujan Scholarship, for Seniors attending public college in-state. Only way to apply: must get paper application from Ms. Velhagen or here and turn in to Ms. Velhagen by April 13! Ignore date & instructions on online copy of application form! One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2018: Koffler Art Scholarship. $1,000. For seniors only, who plan to pursue a visual art career. Portfolio and application required. See Ms. Velhagen for application & guidance. One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2018: Camilla Rowe Memorial Scholarship. $1,200. For seniors only who attended Eisenhower MS for at least 1 year. Camilla Rowe was a beloved teacher at EMS whose teaching philosophy emphasized to her students "to question, seek answers, and question again in the search of Truth".  Her family established this scholarship in her honor. Requires application and essay (400-500 words) on topic to be announced. Go here for details and application: www.camillarowe.org.

DUE DATE: April 2018. EHS Seniors only. EHS Career & Technical Ed. (CTE) Department Scholarship (funded by proceeds from 2016-17 Cupcake Wars!). Requirements:  1) must have taken at least 2 CTE classes in one program or pathway (i.e., 2 culinary courses, 2 woods courses, etc.); 2) plan to pursue a related career; 3) 2.5 GPA. Click here for application and more info! Requires letters of recommendation & application. One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2018. Seniors only. EHS Educators Rising scholarship. Must be pursuing a degree in education and have been a part of the EHS education pathway sometime during your 4 years of HS (they don't need to be a current student). Click here for application and more info! One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2018.  Eldorado Go Getter Scholarship. $1,000. Seniors only. Click here for application. Former EHS student Marques Lopez wants to give back to the place that helped teach him the value of setting & achieving goals. Requires 2.8 GPA or higher, and "financial need". See application and answer 2 questions: 1) What makes you a "Go Getter"? What motivates you to want to succeed? 2) From a financial standpoint, how big of a help will this scholarship be to you? One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: May 1 (postmarked by): William M. Olson/Warren E. Taylor Science & Engineering Scholarships: $2,500, seniors planning to major in science or engineering only. http://www.nmavs.org/avs-new-mexico-chapter/scholarships/

DUE DATE: May 2018: Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award: $1,000 or $500. Open to students 13 - 18 who are committed to community service. Amy Biehl, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, understood that, as an American, she had it better than many people in much of the world. She also believed that she had a duty to give back—to make life better for others who were not so fortunate. To that end, Amy went to South Africa at the age of 26 as a Fulbright Scholar to help that country’s leaders develop a new constitution. While conducting voter registration for South Africa’s first all-race election—the election that would end apartheid—she was killed in a riot. The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award was founded by New Mexico Voices for Children in 1993—the year that Amy died. The award honors Amy’s commitment to serve by honoring young people in New Mexico who have stepped up to bring positive change to their communities and/or the world at large through community service. One first place winner and one second place winner are named from each of the two age groups (13-18 and 19-26), and will receive scholarship awards.

Download the award application packet here! Application deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00pm. Review the application packet thoroughly and make sure it is complete — no partial nominations will be accepted. Questions? Please contact Brian Urban, Operations Manager, at 505-244-9505, ext. 112 or email burban@nmvoices.org.

DUE DATE: May 2018.  $1,000.  B. Davis Scholarship. Open to seniors & juniors.  Apply here: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

DUE DATE: May 2018. SCW DREAMers Scholarship. $2,500. Open to any HS senior in the U.S. More information/Applicationhttp://workinjuryaz.com/phoenix-workers-compensation-lawyers/

DUE DATE: June 2018. $1,500 (with possible additional $1,000 - $3,000). C & D Scholarship. open to any graduating senior with a GPA of NO GREATER THAN a 2.49! Requires recommendation from counselor or teacher. Application here in the form of two pages: page one  page two

DUE DATE: June 2018. Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program.  $1,000. Application process: submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

DUE DATE: June 2018.  $500.  
Big Sun Scholarship. Graduating senior student athletes only. Apply at: http://www.bigsunathletics.com