Financial Aid & Scholarships
Albuquerque Community Foundation sponsors many college scholarships just for New Mexico students! Their application opens Jan. 1, 2024 for the Class of 2024, and most of their scholarships have April 2024 deadlines. Here's the list of scholarships they sponsor and here's their application. We have seniors win these regularly, and EHS is GUARANTEED WINNERS for the $2,000 Manuel Lujan Scholarship and the $800 Bryan Cline Varsity Soccer Scholarship (one for male player/one for female player)!
College Board Big Future Scholarships-- open to Juniors & Seniors: create account, earn points for doing college-prep activities, and enter to win $500 - $40,000!
- Featured Scholarships
- November 2023 Scholarship Deadline
- December 2023 Scholarship Deadline
- January 2024 Scholarship Deadline
- February 2024 Scholarship Deadline
- March 2024 Scholarship Deadline
- April 2024 Scholarship Deadline
- May - June 2023 Deadlines
- June - August 2023 Scholarship Deadline
- September 2023 Scholarship Deadline
- October 2023 Scholarship Deadline
Due Date: Sept. 15, 2022, Seniors only.
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship* for outstanding minority HS seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars receive funding for the full cost of attendance *that is not already covered by other financial aid and the Expected Family Contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a scholar’s college or university.
Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, and other costs.
To apply, students must be: HS senior; from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/ Alaska Native (proof of tribal enrollment required), Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American; Pell Grant-eligible (determined through FAFSA); U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; in good academic standing with minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3. Student must plan to enroll full-time, in a 4-year degree program, at a U.S. accredited, not-for-profit college or university.
An ideal candidate will have: an outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of graduating class); demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities); exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
Daniels Fund Scholarship
Due Date: Oct. 15, 2022, Seniors only.
Eldorado students have won this competitive scholarship! There is a "financial need" component, which is determined by your FAFSA. See Daniels website here to check if you qualify. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually renewable college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC- this is determined by your FAFSA) and their choice of school and degree program. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, other scholarships, and financial aid. Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited college or university in the United States. Apply online by 10/15/22.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Discounted college tuition in the West!More than 140 public institutions in the following states offer discounted tuition (150% of in-state tuition, often for a savings of close to $10,000 per year): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, N.Dakota, Oregon, S. Dakota, Utah, Washington & Wyoming. See WUE website for details, deadlines and requirements!
DUE DATE: Nov. 2023: Prudential Emerging Visionaries Award (formerly Prudential Spirit of Community Awards): open to all HS students with substantial community service/volunteer experience. Apply online here. Top honorees earn cash awards and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Qualifying honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
DUE DATE: Nov. 2023: Elks Most Valuable Student Competition. Seniors only. (500 Awards - $50,000). See website here for details and application. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON THIS SCHOLARSHIP!
DUE DATE: Nov. 2023: Young Asian American Student Award. $250. Open to Asian-American 10th - 12th grade students with excellent academic achievements, leadership in community service, global awareness, and professional development. The application is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Asian heritage currently enrolled in 10th to 12th grade in NM high schools, excluding those who have received this award previously. Submission Guidelines: Please submit your application on the CIE/USA-NM website by clicking here (or www.cie-nm.org). ]Additionally, to complete the application, the following documents in a single PDF file must be uploaded through the application website. Incomplete application will not be considered.
- 1. Official high school transcript (ask Ms. Velhagen how to make this part of your application PDF)
- 2. Personal Statement
- 3. Resume
- 4. A letter of support from either a teacher or a community leader familiar with the student’s achievements and activities
- If you have any questions, please contact with the Evaluation Committee Chair, Dr. Huining Kang (email@example.com)
DUE DATE: November 2023: 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: December 2023: 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 in Spring 2023; must have at least unweighted 3.0 GPA; 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 HS graduation; If selected, must attend the regional ceremony (if safely possible). 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: Dec. 2023: Foot Locker Student-Athlete Scholarship. Seniors only. (20 x $20,000 awarded!) To be eligible, the applicant must: be entering college in Fall 2023 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win); not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director. They are looking for students who: embody good sportsmanship and strong moral character; are trusted and respected members of their schools and communities and have built long-term relationships; are passionate and committed to empowering the community in which they live; have made a significant long-term commitment to improving the lives of others; display academic excellence. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes have diverse backgrounds, are from different places, have varied academic ambitions, and play different sports; they are proactive, highly motivated, inspiring & charismatic, honest & trustworthy, genuine, strong & courageous. Requires 2 brief essay questions and letters of recommendation, so start early. Apply on website here.
DUE DATE: January 2024: GE-Reagan Scholarship. Seniors only. Up to $40,000! The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Min. 3.0 GPA. More info here. Application here.
DUE DATE: January 2024: DECA Scholarships. Must be an active DECA member. Information on website here!
DUE DATE: January 2024: Climate justice, mental health awareness, and diversity in STEM fields scholarships, $2500. Details & application on Dosomething.org website.
DUE DATE: January 2024: Hamilton Relay Scholarship, $500, seniors only who are deaf, hard-of-hearing. Submit application, write essay on the topic of communication technology, and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify. Application & info at: https://hamiltonrelay.com/high-school-scholarships.html
DUE DATE: Feb. ? 2024: NM Activities Association (NMAA) Scholarships: several different awards for graduating seniors involved in HS athletics and/or activities. Detailed online application requites transcript, essay, recommendations, nomination; start early!
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: Optimist Oratorical (Speech) Contest. $2,500 (if you win at the local level and then at District level). Open to all students younger than age 19 as of Oct. 1, 2023. Speech topic: TBA To apply: fill out application (can also pick up paper copy from Ms. Velhagen), and email or drop off application along with proof that you are under 19 (must be copy of passport or birth certificate) to Ms. Velhagen at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will present your speech on: TBA in the EHS Lecture Hall. Read the detailed instructions on the application form very carefully. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON $2,500!
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: Optimist Club Essay Contest. $2,500 (if you win at the local level and then at District level). Open to all students younger than age 19 as of Oct. 1, 2023. Essay topicand due date TBA. To apply: fill out application (can also pick up paper copy from Ms. Velhagen) and email or drop off application along with essay and proof of age (must be copy of passport or birth certificate) to Ms. Velhagen at: email@example.com. Read the detailed instructions on the application form very carefully. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON $2,500!
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: $500. Seniors only. Organ Transplant Awareness Program (OTAP) Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors! Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by OTAP to NM high school seniors in memory of Betty Montoya (kidney recipient) and Jaime Munoz (double lung recipient). OTAP scholarship program promotes organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility and assists NM youth with higher education. Application form available at www.otapnm.com
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: Hispanic/Latinx Seniors only, $1,000. Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: Aldo Leopold Writing Contest/Scholarship: $500. Open to grades 9-12. Write brief essay on topic provided re: global conservation & the environment. Details and application here.
DUE DATE: February ?, 2024: Coolidge Scholars: JUNIORS ONLY!! Full-ride scholarship that can be used at any accredited college or university. For juniors with excellent academics who are interested in public policy. Application and details on Coolidge Scholars website here.
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: NM Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) Scholarship: $3,000 (2 awards). Seniors only. 3.0 min. GPA, preference given to students considering a major in education (including teaching, Counseling) Requires application form, essay and 2 letters of reference. Application & details here.
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: The Dream.US Scholarship: for students who are undocumented: Details and application on website.
DUE DATE: Feb. ?, 2024: Coach Mike "Papa" Brown MSA Scholarship Fund, awards range from $5,000 to $1,000. Open to APS senior athletes with a 3.5 GPA or above. Information here and apply here! This scholarship is to honor the life of Coach Mike “Papa” Brown and is open to all Albuquerque Public School student athletes within the Albuquerque Metro Area with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Students must plan to attend college or vocational/trade school starting no later than Fall 2024. Five winners will be selected and awarded as follows: Grand Prize: $5,000; First runner-up: $4,000; Second runner-up: $3,000; Third runner-up: $2,000; Fourth runner-up: $1,000.
FAFSA DRAWING: Seniors, once you've completed the FAFSA, enter your name in this drawing to win $500! EHS students HAVE won this! You can only enter once.
DUE DATE: March 2024: Gail & Phil Hines Scholarship. $1,000 Senior females from ABQ only! Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application here.
DUE DATE: March 2024: NM Association of School Business Officials Scholarship: Seniors only, who will ATTEND A NM COLLEGE. $1500 or $2500 (7-10 scholarships awarded!) Apply here. Requirements: complete scholarship application through Reviewr which includes the following: a) Demonstrate strong academic achievement with a 3.0 GPA or better and submit a copy of the following documents: unofficial high school transcript & ACT and/or SAT scores. b) Submit typed essay (double spaced and no longer than two pages). The essays will be scored according to the following criteria: Details of your plans for attending college and pursuing a college degree; Information on how the scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals; Information demonstrating your financial need; Information about your service to the community or school district if any. c) Submit two letters of recommendation written by a teacher, staff member, or school administrator. (*Must be on school letterhead.*) 2. A graduating senior from an accredited public or charter high school in NM. 3. The school district or charter high school is a current member of NMASBO. 4. Enroll and attend a college or university of your choice in New Mexico as a full-time student (12 or more semester hours/credits). 5. Available to all NM HS Seniors graduating in the 2023-24 academic year with no emphasis placed on ethnicity or gender.
DUE DATE: March 2024: Mayflower Society of NM $1,620 Scholarship (seniors & current college students only): requires essay re: Mayflower Compact, resume, transcript & 2 letters of rec. Application here. ELDO STUDENTS HAVE WON!
DUE DATE: March 2024: Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarship Program. 1 overall $5,000 award; 2 finalist $1,500 awards. Two categories: licensed teen drivers and students in driver's ed. Simple application and 500-word essay re: "What Drives You?"! Apply on Jiffy Lube website here. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON! AND IN 2021, ELDORADO WAS AWARDED $500 FOR BEING THE NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE MOST APPLICATIONS!
DUE DATE: March 2024: $500 - $1,000 scholarship. APS Seniors only, min. 3.0 GPA. Diane Gillen Future Educator Scholarship: application here. Perfect for seniors who plan to go into TEACHING. Requires online application with brief question-essays, along with the following documentation: current high school transcript, letter of interest, resume, letter of recommendation either from a school principal, teacher, counselor, mentor or coach, and (optional) any recognitions or awards you have received, as a result of your achievements. The scholarship(s) will be given to an APS senior who: has demonstrated passion and strong commitment to pursue a career in education; recipient must intend to pursue higher education at a four year college/university; academic performance will be considered, with a minimum GPA of 3.0; has worked in community service and extracurricular activities.
DUE DATE: March 2024: Horatio Alger State Scholarship $10,000. JUNIORS ONLY! 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 GPA min.), commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.
DUE DATE: March 2024: Kirtland Spouses Scholarship. $$$ value to be decided: The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each scholarship will vary based on funds available, the number of applicants, and the quality of applications. Seniors only, starting college or trade school in Fall 2024, must be a dependent of Armed Forces personnel assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base or on remote assignment. Instructions and application here. ELDO STUDENTS HAVE WON!
DUE DATE: March 2024: Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars: JUNIORS with outstanding grades and test scores + lower-income backgrounds (typically less than $65K for a family of 4, and often less). Fantastic opportunity to apply for free and attend elite colleges on scholarship! See site for details, and to see if you qualify. Contact Ms. Velhagen with questions! Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars website AN ELDORADO STUDENT RECEIVED A FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO STANFORD THROUGH THIS PROGRAM!
DUE DATE: March 2024: Sparx Antonio Scholarship, up to $1,000. Seniors only, LOCAL to APS students! Must be graduating senior in APS, GPA 2.5 or higher, plan to enroll full-time at UNM in Fall 2024. Apply here.
DUE DATE: March 2024: APS Education Foundation Varsity Award Scholarship. Seniors only. Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to APS Seniors. Qualify in up to 10 college/career preparation categories and apply up to 10 times using this form. Several EHS students have won this!
DUE DATE: March 2024: Lockheed Martin Scholarship: SENIORS ONLY. 200 renewable $10,000 (x 4 years) Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships awarded. Open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors*, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Applicants must: Be U.S. Citizens; Be HS seniors or freshman or sophomore undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5; Be majoring or planning to *major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics; Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the upcoming academic year; Demonstrate financial need; Be willing to consider internship opportunities with Lockheed Martin. Learn more at lockheedmartin.com/scholarship.
DUE DATE: March 2024: The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship through U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Scholarships are available to individuals of all backgrounds pursuing vocational training in industries such as construction, communications, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, public service, technology, and transportation. Application and details here.
FAFSA DRAWING: Seniors, once you've completed the FAFSA, enter your name in this drawing to win $500! EHS students HAVE won this! You can only enter once, and drawings will happen monthly through July 2024.
DUE DATE: ? 2024: NM Engineering Foundation Scholarships: amounts & requirements vary. See NM Engineering 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. Scholarships are also designated for graduating NM high school seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate degrees in engineering, math, or science.
DUE DATE: April 2024: Project Yellow Light. $2,000-$8,000. Social media, video & radio campaign against distracted driving, open to all HS students. In addition to a scholarship, the winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,800 TV stations. The winning design may be turned into a billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S. The winning radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network and radio stations across the U.S. They're looking for: a video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save. Apply here!
DUE DATE: April 2024: Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship, $800. Senior varsity soccer players only. One male & one female EHS varsity soccer player will be awarded this scholarship! Details here and apply here.
DUE DATE: April 2024: James Knott Memorial Scholarship sponsored by The NM Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Fund through ABQ Community Foundation. Details here and apply here. Up to $1,000 assistance to NM graduating HS seniors residing in a manufactured (mobile) home. GPA minimum: 3.0.
DUE DATE: April 2024: James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship: One or more scholarships of up to $2,000. Details here and apply here.This scholarship program will annually award one or more scholarships up to $2,000 to HS graduates from ABQ who continue to pursue a “life dream”/professional or educational goal in spite of facing extraordinary life challenges. The recipient will be a graduating high school senior from the ABQ Metro Area who has overcome their personal adversity and demonstrates: hope, faith and courage; thoughtfulness and service to others; living life, pursing dreams and enabling one’s self. The scholarship is to be used for post-secondary education at an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a “life dream” and/or professional goal. The school may be a two- or four-year college or university and the student must attend full time. The applicant needs to demonstrate that he/she is capable of succeeding in that educational pursuit and that this scholarship will help them in this endeavor.
DUE DATE: April 2024: Kiwanis Club of ABQ Scholarship through ABQ Community Foundation. Seniors only, $1,000. Details here and application here.Assistance to graduating students with strong community service experience and strong academic records from an ABQ metro area HS, who are planning a career in child development and/or teaching.
DUE DATE: April 2024: $10,000! Seniors only. Woodcock Family Education Fundthrough ABQ Community Foundation: details here and application here. Assistance to ABQ metro area HS graduating seniors of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math.
DUE DATE: April 2024: CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship. $5,000. Open to African American and Hispanic seniors who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM-related fields. Application here.
DUE DATE: April 2024: Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund through ABQ Community Foundation. Seniors only, $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 this scholarship: 1) Deadline for students who will attend out-of-state schools or in-state private schools: April 10, 2023; 2) Deadline for students who will attend NM public schools: June 12, 2023. Details here and apply here. MULTIPLE ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON THIS!
DUE DATE: April 2024: Eldorado Go Getter Scholarship. $2,500. Seniors only. EHS graduate 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". Follow instructions on application (make a copy before filling out!) and submit application via email as directed. Please note that it's up to you to describe your "financial need". You don't have to be on Free/Reduced Lunch or submit FAFSA results. One EHS student WILL be awarded this $2,500 scholarship!
DATE: April 2024: Always an Eagle Scholarship, sponsored by EHS Class of 1981: $5,000.81 to UP TO TWO EHS seniors. Requirements: 2.5 GPA, plans to further your education after HS, strong attendance record. Must complete & submit these 3 items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- This application(ask Ms. Velhagen for access and MAKE A COPY before filling out)
- 300-word (or fewer) essay -- see application for topic
- letter of recommendation from teacher re: how you embody one or more of these qualities: respectful, responsible, dependable, actively involved, engaged/take initiative. #BBD0E0 »
Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico (JCF)
Due Date: May 2023: $1,000. Seniors only.Neil Isbin was a lifelong human rights activist who worked tirelessly for equality and justice, gay and lesbian rights, affordable health care for all New Mexicans, tax fairness for working families, and public employee collective bargaining. The Neil Isbin $1,000 scholarship toward college tuition is awarded annually and is administered by the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico (JCF).
Open to all Albuquerque-area high school seniors who (1) have demonstrated achievements or ongoing volunteer work supporting human rights and human dignity, and (2) will be enrolling in an accredited nonprofit college or university in the fall. There are no restrictions on eligibility based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability status.
Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship
Due Date: May 2023 ($500 - $1,000)To inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders.
Applicants must be: high school Jr/Sr applying to college in STEM OR a current undergraduate in a STEM field; resident of NM OR currently enrolled at a NM college/university; a woman (25 or younger) pursuing a STEM education/career; GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale).
DUE DATE: May 2023 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. For more information and to download an application form, visit the website for an application.
DUE DATE: May 2023: Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union Scholarship: $4,000 for 1st place; additional scholarships as well. Must be senior and be the primary account holder of an SLFCU savings account (not a beneficiary of a custodial account). Requirements to apply: an original essay addressing the topic, "Describe the person who has most influenced your money decisions and how their influence has impacted your financial behaviors." Your essay must be no more than 500 words in length, double-spaced, and in PDF format; PDF copy of your latest grade transcript showing a current cumulative grade point average (high school or college) of at least 2.5, along with your name and school; concise resume in PDF format that lists your academic honors, sports, extracurricular activities, accomplishments, volunteer activities, and work experience (as applicable); One (1) letter of recommendation provided by an adult (teacher, counselor, coach, employer, etc.) to whom you are not related. Application here.
DUE DATE: May 2023. Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program. $1,000. Application process: submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of website.
DUE DATE TBA (April - June 2023); Duck Tape "Stuck on Prom" contest:make your prom dress/tux out of duct tape and win up to $10,000! Information and application online.
DUE DATE: June 2023: 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 2023: 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 2023: Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund through Albuquerque Community Foundation: Assistance (one or two awards up to $1,000) 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: June 2023: Sussman-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 12, 2022; 2) Deadline for students will attend New Mexico state public schools: June 14, 2022.
DUE DATE: June 2023: Chief Manuelito Scholarshipfor Navajo senior students only. $7,000/yr. ACT & GPA minimums -- see chart; must also complete Navajo language and government classes. Details and application here.
DUE DATE: Aug. 2023: NM Friends of Foster Children Scholarship. $1,000. Seniors aged 17 - 25 who have been in the foster system for at least 1 year. Apply here: http://www.nmffc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NMFFCApplicationFINAL-pdf-2018.pdf
DUE DATE: Sept. 2023: SENIORS ONLY. FULL RIDE! HIGHLY COMPETITIVE! The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship* for outstanding minority HS seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. To learn more, watch this video. *Scholars receive funding for the full cost of college attendance (tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, other costs) that is not already covered by other financial aid and the Expected Family Contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a scholar’s college or university.
To apply, students must be: HS senior; from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native (proof of tribal enrollment required), Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American; Pell Grant-eligible (determined through FAFSA); US citizen, national, or permanent resident; in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3. Student must plan to enroll full-time in a 4-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit college or university. An ideal candidate will have: an outstanding academic record in HS (top 10% of graduating class); demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities); exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
Application here: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
DUE DATE: September 2023: Quest Bridge National College Match: FULL RIDE! Seniors with outstanding grades & test scores + low income backgrounds (typically households earning less than $65,000/yr. for a family of four, and often less). Fantastic opportunity for a full-ride scholarship to a highly selective college/university. See Quest Bridge website for details and application, and to see if you qualify. Ask Ms. Velhagen if you have questions! -- JUNIORS: SEE MARCH 2024 DUE DATE FOR JUNIORS' VERSION!
DUE DATE: October 2023: AES Engineering Scholarship. Info at AES website $500. Seniors only. Submit essay (topic on website) to email@example.com Include in your email: full name, HS name, and your plans for next year.
DUE DATE: Oct. 2023: Daniels Fund Scholarship. Seniors only. Competitive scholarship with financial need component (must qualify through FAFSA before applying). There is a "financial need" component, which is determined by your FAFSA. See Daniels website here to check if you qualify. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually renewable college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC- this is determined by your FAFSA) and their choice of school and degree program. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, other scholarships, and financial aid. Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited college or university in the United States. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON THIS SCHOLARSHIP!#BBD0E0 »