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Scholarships: current list by due dateTo maximize your scholarship search, also sign up for scholarship search engines: see links at left side of page! 

DEADLINE: October 8, 2018: AES Scholarship. $500. Seniors only. Brief essay on topic: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  Submit essay to  There is no application packet for this award. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. Details at:  Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by essay.

Expired scholarships from 2017-18; updated 2018-19 deadlines will be posted ASAP:

DUE DATE: March - June 2019: Albuquerque Community Foundation:  multiple scholarships, seniors only. Details and applications online:   Scholarships listed individually below by due date.

DUE DATE: March 2019: Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars:  JUNIORS with outstanding grades & test scores + lower income backgrounds (typically households earning less than $65,000/yr. for a family of four, and often less). Fantastic opportunity. See website for details and application, and to see if you qualify. Ask Ms. Velhagen if you have questions!

DUE DATE: March 2019: Charlie & Kathy Barnhart and Ken Hayes, Jr. Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Fund through Albuquerque Community Foundation. Up to $1,000 assistance to NM graduating high school seniors residing in a manufactured (mobile) home. GPA minimum: 3.0.

DUE DATE: March 2019: 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.

DUE DATE: March 2019: 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.

DUE DATE: March 2019: 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.

DUE DATE: March 2019: Woodcock Family Education FundAssistance to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math.

DUE DATE:  March 2019: YDI Scholarship (1 Award - $1,000). Information/application here.

DUE DATE: March 2019: NM Engineering Foundation Scholarships: amounts & requirements vary. See website for details and applications. READ THROUGH WEBSITE CAREFULLY! The NM Engineering Foundation offers both university and high school scholarships. University scholarships are primarily offered in the spring and are designated for students majoring in engineering, math, or science at a New Mexico college or university. High school scholarships are offered in the spring and are designated for graduating high school seniors at New Mexico high schools who plan to pursue undergraduate degrees in engineering, math, or science.

DUE DATE: April 2019: Outstanding Asian American Youth Award: Open to all HS grades. There will be a financial award; committee is deciding on amount. Application here.

DUE DATE (to Ms. Velhagen): April 2019. $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 online at -- but be sure to turn in to Ms. Velhagen by April deadline set by Ms. Velhagen! Ignore date & instructions on online copy of application form! One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2019: Koffler Art Scholarship. $1,000. For seniors only, who plan to pursue a visual art career. Portfolio and application required. Application form here, and see Ms. Velhagen for application & guidance. One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2019: Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship, sponsored by Bert Parnell Law Firm: $2,500: first place/$1,500: second place/$1,000: third place. Open to ALL high school students. Details & application instructions at:

DUE DATE: April 2019: 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 to Camilla Rowe website for details & application, or pick up paper copy from Ms. Velhagen.

DUE DATE*: April 2019Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund through Albuquerque Community Foundation. $500 to $2,000 assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program OUT-OF-STATE OR AT IN-STATE PRIVATE COLLEGES*, who need financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages. *PLEASE NOTE: two different receipt deadlines/categories for Sussman-Miller: 1) Deadline for students who will attend out-of-state schools or in-state private schools: April 2019; 2) Deadline for students will attend New Mexico state public schools: June 2019.

DUE DATE: April 2019: ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarships: $5,000, graduating African American or Hispanic seniors only. Check website for 2018 details:
DUE DATE: April 2019: 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. Info & application here.

DUE DATE: April 2019.  Eldorado Go Getter Scholarship. $1,000. Seniors only. 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: March - May 2019 (see Duck Brand website for exact dates): Duck Tape "Stuck on Prom" contest: make your prom dress/tux out of duct tape and win up to $10,000! Info/application here.

DUE DATE: May 2019: William M. Olson/Warren E. Taylor Science & Engineering Scholarships: $2,500, seniors planning to major in science or engineering only.  See website for details & online application. 

DUE DATE: May 2019: 
Kirtland Federal Credit Union Club F.I.T. scholarships (total of 3: $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000). Seniors only; must be a member, child, or grandchild of a member in good standing with Kirtland Federal Credit Union. Must be accepted to an accredited 2- or 4-year institution and attending college for the first time. Scholarship must be used exclusively to pay the tuition or associated costs of named winner only at an accredited 2- or 4- year institution. Submit a 500–700 word essay on the topic:  “How has your family background affected the way you see the world? How will you use this viewpoint to help you achieve your educational and career goals?”  For more information and to download an application form, visit

DUE DATE: May 2019: B. Davis Scholarship. $1,000. Open to juniors & seniors. Apply here.

DUE DATE: June 2019. SCW DREAMers Scholarship. $2,500. Open to any HS senior who immigrated to the U.S. before age 16 and has lived here for at least 5 years. More information/Application

DUE DATE:  June 2019: Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship through the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Assistance up to $2,200 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.

DUE DATE: June 2019: David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship through the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Up to $4,600 in assistance to student(s) 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.

DUE DATE: June 2019. Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program.  $1,000. Application process: submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

DUE DATE*: June 2019Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund through Albuquerque Community Foundation. $500 to $2,000 assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program at public schools IN NEW MEXICO who need financial assistance to address the "gap" in financial aid packages. *
PLEASE NOTE: two different receipt deadlines/categories for Sussman-Miller: 1) deadline for students who will attend out-of-state schools or in-state private schools: April 2019; 2) Deadline for students will attend New Mexico state public schools: June 2019.

DUE DATE: June 2019.  $500.  Big Sun Scholarship. Graduating senior student athletes only. Apply at:

DUE DATE: June 2019: Chief Manuelito Scholarship for Navajo senior students only. $7,000/yr. ACT & GPA minimums -- see chart; must also complete Navajo language and government classes. Click here.

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. 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). One EHS student will be awarded this scholarship!

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 to come.

DUE DATE: August ? 2018: Make Me Laugh Scholarship ($1500). Open to students aged 13 or older.  Submit an online written response to the question: "OMG... finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!" (250 words or less)  Information/application here.

DUE DATE: Early Sept. ? 2018: Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship: seniors only. $1,000. Detailed application, requires essay & recommendation! Info & application here.


DUE DATE: Sept. 2018: Quest Bridge National College Match.  Seniors with outstanding grades & test scores + lower income backgrounds (typically households earning less than $65,000/yr. for a family of four, and often less). Fantastic opportunity. See website for details and application, and to see if you qualify. Ask Ms. Velhagen if you have questions! -- JUNIORS: SEE MARCH DUE DATES FOR JUNIORS' VERSION!

DUE DATE: October 2018:  Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards:  Students apply for grants of varying $$$ in several categories: education, business, healthcare & science, media & entertainment, STEM, and community service.  See website for details. Eligibility: Must be graduating from an accredited high school in the Spring of 2018; Must have an un-weighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Be of Hispanic Heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school; If selected, attendance to the regional ceremony is mandatory. Travel to the ceremony will be at the recipient’s expense; Completed online application including a letter of recommendation, transcript and essay questions; Be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen.

DUE DATE: Oct. 2018 (for Phase 1): Wendy's Heisman Scholarship: senior student-athletes with 3.0 GPA & community involvement only; application/competition has several phases and requires HS staff nomination; can be $1,000/$5,000/$10,000.  Application/information here.

DUE DATE: October 25:  Horatio Alger Scholarship (106 Awards - $25,000).  Information/application here. Seniors only, must be U.S. citizen. Assists students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need ($55,000 or lower), a good academic record (2.0 min.), commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.

DUE DATE (to Ms. Velhagen): Nov. ?:  Comcast Scholarship:  possibly worth $1,000.  Seniors only, w/strong records of community service/volunteer work & leadership, & at least a 2.8 GPA. 
Bring (or email) your resume & a typed paragraph describing your experience with service & leadership to Ms. Velhagen by Nov. ?, to be considered. Every HS can nominate only one senior; a scholarship committee will select the winning student.  Comcast then decides if they will award the student $1,000.

DUE DATE: Nov. ?: Optimist Club Oratorical (speech) Contest: open to ALL students (no minimum age limit) who haven't turned 18 as of Oct. 1, 2017. Chance to compete in speech contest at several levels for a college scholarship of $2,500. Topic to be announced/will relate to optimism. See Ms. Velhagen for entry form and very specific guidelines; 4 - 5-minute speech will be performed in the EHS Lecture Hall.

DUE DATE: Nov. ?: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (500 Awards - $50,000). Information/application here.

DUE DATE: Nov. ?: Daniels Fund Scholarship:  competitive scholarship with financial need component. This incredible, competitive  scholarship pays ALL UNMET NEEDS for college!  Seniors only.  See website to see if you qualify.

DUE DATE: December 15, 2018:  AXA Achievement Scholarship. $10,000 for 1 student from NM! Seniors only.  
Must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Special consideration given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness. Details & application here.

DUE DATE: January 2019 for essay; proof of birth & application form to be turned in to Ms. Velhagen: Optimist Club Essay Contest. $2,500. Open to all students younger than age 18 as of Oct. 1, 2018. Topic: to be announced. Must fill out detailed application. See Ms. Velhagen for details and paper application.

DUE DATE: January 2019: DECA Scholarships. Must be an active DECA member. Information here! and here!

DUE DATE: January ?, 2019: National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship:  Awards: 
475 national semifinalists - $2,850 scholarship; 24 national finalists - $5,150 scholarship; 1 national winner - $22,650 scholarship. Seniors who are NHS members only.
See website for details and you must contact Ms. Moleres, NHS Sponsor, to apply. Requires application & 3 recommendations.

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019 (must be emailed OR postmarked by this date): NM Education Council Scholarship. (8 awards, $1,000 each.) Seniors only, must attend in-state NM college or university (2-yr. or 4-yr. school). Selection is based on the student's desire to create a better New Mexico through educational attainment, as exemplified through the student's family, school, community, and academic ability, as well as the quality of the required essay. Details here and application here.

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019: Mayflower Society of NM $1,620 Scholarship (seniors & current college students only): requires essay re: Mayflower Compact, resume, transcript & 2 letters of rec. Application form here or in Counseling.

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019 bring to Ms. Velhagen. $800. Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship. Senior varsity soccer players only.  See Albuquerque Community Foundation Bryan Cline page for details and application only, but please ignore deadline and instead: bring completed application packet to Ms. Velhagen by March -- 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 ?, 2019: Jiffy Lube Your Turn Behind the Wheel Scholarships: $1,500 (2 winners) and chance to compete for one $5,000 prize. Applications and details here on Jiffy Lube website. NM students DO win this!  Two categories: 1) Licensed teen drivers aged 16 - 18; 2) Students aged 15-17 who are taking driver's ed this school year. Write a 500-word essay on "What Drives You?"

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019: NM Federation of Republican Women Scholarship: $1,500 to senior female only.  Student or parent must be registered Republican. Requires application, letter of interest, resume, 2 letters of reference. Application here or pick up paper copy from Ms. Velhagen.

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019: The Margaret E. Carson Scholarship from the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: seniors only, need-based scholarship for students of color, must attend an in-state college. Requires application, transcript, letters of recommendation & brief essay describing how receiving this scholarship will help you as you matriculate through college – working toward your life’s goal.  Click here for website & application.

DUE DATE: March ?, 2019: "Always an Eagle" Scholarship, sponsored by EHS Class of 1981: $500.81 to one EHS senior male & 1 senior female. Requirements: 2.5 GPA, plans to further your education after HS, strong attendance record. Must complete application and bring it, along with 250-word (or less) essay re: how your experience at EHS has encouraged you to advance your education; also requires letter of recommendation from teacher re: how you embody one or more of these qualities: respectful, responsible, dependable, actively involved, engaged/take initiative. Bring application package to Ms. Velhagen by March --.