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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. To learn more, watch this video. 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.)

Apply here: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Daniels Fund Scholarship

DUE DATE: October 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. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships.

WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange = 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!

Scholarships

College Board Opportunity Scholarship-- open to Juniors & Seniors: create account, earn points for doing college-prep activities, and enter to win $500 - $40,000!

 

OCTOBER 2022 DEADLINES

DUE DATE: October 8, 2022: AES Engineering Scholarship. Info at AES website $500. Seniors only. Submit essay (topic on website) to scholarships@aesengineers.com  Include in your email:  full name, HS name, and your plans for next year. 

DUE DATE: Oct. 15, 2022: 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!  

NOVEMBER 2022 Scholarship Deadlines

DUE DATE: Nov. 3, 2022: 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. 14, 2022: 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. 20, 2022: 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 (kanghn@unm.edu)

DUE DATE: November 30, 2022: 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.

December 2022 Scholarship Deadlines

DUE DATE: December 2022:  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. 2022: 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.

January 2023 Scholarship Deadlines

DUE DATE: January 5, 2023: 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 2023: DECA Scholarships. Must be an active DECA member. Information on website here! 

DUE DATE: January 2023: Climate Justice Scholarship, $2500. Details & application on Dosomething.org website.

DUE DATE: January 2023:  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: January 2023: Diversity in STEM Fields Scholarship, $2500. Details & application on Dosomething.org website.

DUE DATE: January 2023: Hamilton Relay Scholarship, $500, seniors only who are deaf, hard-of-hearing. All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay on the topic of communication technology, and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify. The application documents can be found online at www.hamiltonrelay.com

February 2023 Scholarship Deadlines

DUE DATE: Feb. 2023: 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. 2023: 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, 2022. Speech topic TBA. To apply: fill out application (will be posted here in Fall 2022), and email or drop off application along with proof of age (must be copy of passport or birth certificate) to Ms. Velhagen at: velhagen@aps.edu. You'll need this info for the application: our sponsoring club is the Evening Optimist Club of Albuquerque and the club # is 19075. You will present your speech on: date & exact time to be announced. Read the detailed instructions on the application form very carefully. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON $2,500!

DUE DATE: Feb. 2023: 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, 2022. Essay topic: "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?" and due date TBA. To apply: fill out application (coming in Fall 2022), 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: velhagen@aps.edu. You'll need this info for the application: our sponsoring club is the Evening Optimist Club of Albuquerque and the club # is 19075Read the detailed instructions on the application form very carefully. ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON $2,500!

DUE DATE: Feb. 2023: $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. 2023: 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. 2023: The Dream.US Scholarship: for students who are undocumented: Details and application on website.

DUE DATE: Feb. 28, 2023: 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 2022. 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. 

DUE DATE: Feb. 2023: 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 a typed essay (double spaced and no longer than two pages in length). 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 schoolteacher, staff member, or school administrator. (**Must be on school letterhead**) 2. A graduating senior from an accredited public or charter high school in the State of New Mexico. 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 the State of New Mexico as a full-time student (12 or more semester hours/credits). 5. Available to all NM HS Seniors graduating in the 2022-23 academic year with no emphasis placed on ethnicity or gender.

DUE DATE: Feb. 2023:  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: Feb. 2023:  Credit Union Association of NM Scholarship: must be senior with 2.8 GPA or higher, and planning to attend college full time in New Mexico starting Fall 2022. 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 2023.

March 2023 Scholarships

DUE DATE: March 2023: Hispanic/Latinx Seniors only, $1,000Hispanic Scholarship Fund

DUE DATE: March 2023: Mayflower Society of NM $1,620 Scholarship (seniors & current college students only): requires essay re: Mayflower Compact, resume, transcript & 2 letters of rec. PDF of applicationELDO STUDENTS HAVE WON!

DUE DATE:  March 2023: $500 scholarship. 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.

DUE DATE: March 3, 2023: 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 2023:  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 2023: 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 2022, 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 2023: 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 2023: 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 2023. Apply here.

DUE DATE: March 31, 2023: 2022-23 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 (more information here) and apply up to 10 times using this form. Several EHS students have won this!

DUE DATE: March 31, 2023:  The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship through U.S. Chamber of Commerce: A total of 50 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded during 2022 and 2023. 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 2023.

April 2023 Scholarships

DUE DATE: April 2023: 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 2023: Hispanic Seniors only. $1,000. 2022 ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarships. Scholarship provides recognition for educational achievement and leadership qualities to graduating NM HS seniors that will be attending an institution of higher learning. Eligibility: Seniors graduating in 2023 and planning to enroll in an institution of higher learning the full 2023-24 academic year. NM residents with a 2.5 GPA or higher; all students regardless of documentation status are eligible. Scholarship Committee considerations: educational achievement, leadership qualities, letters of recommendation, and written essay. See website for application.

DUE DATE: April 2023: Gail & Phil Hines Scholarship. $1,000 Senior females from ABQ only! Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application here.

DUE DATE: April 2023: 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 2023. $2,000 (over 4 years). Manuel Lujan Scholarship, for Seniors attending public college in-state. Details here and apply here. One EHS student WILL be awarded this scholarship!

DUE DATE: April 2023: 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 2023: 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 2023: 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 2023: $10,000! Seniors only. Woodcock Family Education Fund through 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 2023Sussman-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 (TBA) 2023; 2) Deadline for students who will attend NM public schools: June (TBA) 2023. Details here and apply here. MULTIPLE ELDORADO STUDENTS HAVE WON THIS!

DATE: April 2023: 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 velhagen@aps.edu:

  • PDF of Application (use fill tool in PDF to edit) or use this Google Form (email Ms. Velhagen if any issues with application)
  • 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.

DUE DATE: April 2023: Koffler Art Scholarship. $1,000. For EHS seniors only, who plan to pursue a career in the arts, including visual arts, film, architecture/interior design, music, fashion. Portfolio and application required: application will be posted in Fall 2022. Please submit portfolio & application via email to Ms. Velhagen: velhagen@aps.edu. Contact Ms. Velhagen for guidance. One EHS senior WILL be awarded this scholarship!

DATE: April 2023: Camilla Rowe Memorial Scholarship. $2,000. 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 (coming Fall 2022) and essay (400-500 words) on topic to be announced. Finalists will participate in a short interview regarding the essay and application. MANY EHS STUDENTS HAVE WON THIS!

DUE DATE: April 2023: 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". Application coming in Fall 2022. Follow instructions on application 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!

DUE DATE: April 2023: Burqueños for Education and Empowerment (BEE) Scholarships is a non-profit whose goal is to provide college scholarships to students of New Mexico to increase access to higher education. BEE Scholarships has a particular focus on students that are typically ignored for most other scholarships. These students may have experienced academic and/or personal struggles early on in their high school career, but turned things around. Due to overcoming certain obstacles while in school, these students are often ignored for scholarships due to a lower GPA. BEE Scholarships works to remove these barriers and provide scholarships for these particular students that may have struggled at first, but demonstrated growth, maturity, and an improved sense of academic admiration. Though not reflected solely in GPA, these traits are highlighted in volunteering opportunities they participated in, improved GPA, and are expressed in their personal statements in the scholarship application. Brief online application here.

DUE DATE: April 2023. Kirtland Federal Credit Union "Club F.I.T." Scholarship: awards from $1,000-$2,000, seniors only:  To be eligible, applicants must be accepted to a two- or four-year college and enroll in the Fall 2023 semester. Applicants should be members of Kirtland FCU or sponsored by a current member. Submit essay along with required documents and paperwork to scholarship@kirtlandfcu.org

DUE DATE: April 2023.  JUNIORS! The Aerospace Corporation $5,000 college scholarship + internship! JUNIORS only. Please see info here and application instructions here. One APS junior will be awarded this scholarship/internship, and runners-up may be awarded internships, as well. Must be Junior "with financial need or other obstacle".

DUE DATE: April 2023: NMEAF FAFSA Completion Scholarship. Seniors only who have completed the FAFSA, apply here for a $500 scholarship drawing that's only open to NM students!

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 2023.

May - June 2023 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:

DUE DATE May 2023:  Olson/Taylor/Koleske Science & Engineering Scholarship: $3,000, seniors only. Requires 1 additional science course beyond that required for graduation, and be planning to major in a physical science or engineering field in college. Details and application on website.

DUE DATE: May 2023: 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: May 2023: 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: 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). Eligibility: 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. Application here. See website here. Fill out & email to: erika@jcfnm.org

DUE DATE: May 2023 Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship ($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)  Apply at https://nmost.org/young-women-stem  Questions? email: jmcconaughy@explora.us. See flyer:  https://nmost.org/sites/default/files/2020%20AYWiSTEM%20One%20Page%20Flyer.pdf  

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.

JUNE - AUGUST 2023 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

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 2023Sussman-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 Scholarship for 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

june - august 2023 scholarship deadlines

SEPTEMBER 2023 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

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!

OCT. 2023 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

DUE DATE: October 2023: AES Engineering Scholarship. Info at AES website $500. Seniors only. Submit essay (topic on website) to scholarships@aesengineers.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!