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Scholarship Opportunities

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico - 2014 SpringBoard! Scholarship for Women

SpringBoard!, a program of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, will be awarding $1,000 scholarships in 2014 to deserving southern NM women pursuing higher education at a southern NM community college or technical college.

In addition, an "Over The Rainbow" scholarship will be awarded for $500 to a southern NM women attending either New Mexico State University or Dona Ana Community College.

To access the scholarship application, please click here, and complete and mail out the application to: 

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico | 301 S. Church St. | Ste. H | Las Cruces, NM 88001

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014 (5:00 pm MST)

P.E.O. Continuing Education Grant

The P.E.O. Grant provides a one-time grant of up to $3,000 to women whose college education has been interrupted.

A woman is eligible if she meets the following grant requirements:

  • Sponsored by a P.E.O. Chapter (obtained after the interview process)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Has had 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  • Within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal

For more information, click here, and contact one of the following chairmen between 10am and 4pm:



MassMutual Scholars Program

A national scholarship program for high achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

Visit for program information and application submission. 

Application Deadline: May 2, 2014 (5:00 pm CST)


National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico offers yearly scholarships to legally blind students attending any college, university, or vocational school. 

Scholarship applicants must be registered and present at the state convention in order to receive a scholarship. Winners will be notified two weeks prior to the convention, which is held April 4-6, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM.

For additional scholarship information, please click here.

Kappa Kappa Iota

Kappa Kappa Iota

Scholarship program open to those students seeking a degree in Education.  Visit the DACC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at the East Mesa Center for more information.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014


AWS Welding Society

The American Welding Society Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of their new online application program! 

The 2014-2015 National Scholarship Program and District Scholarship Program is now available.

The AWS Foundation is dedicated to meeting the needs for education and research in the field of welding and related joining technologies.

To view available scholarships and programs, please visit the American Welding Foundation - Scholarship website.


New Mexico Edcuation Council, Inc. - Transfer Scholarship Opportunity

The New Mexico Education Council, Inc. is offering a Transfer Scholarship for students wishing to transfer from a 2-year community college to a 4-year institution to further his or her educational opportunities. 

To complete the application, click here, and submit completed paperwork to Rocio Alfaro - Committee Chair, as listed in application packet.

Application Deadline: June 27, 2014 (5:00 pm MST)

NM Scholarship Transfer Application 1415

WyzAnt Scholarships

WyzAnt College Scholarships

WyzAnt's fourth annual college scholarship essay contest features $15,000 in total prize money!  Click here to apply!



The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program image of student in cap and gown for graduation

HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education.  HotelsCheap is offering this need-based scholarship to reward students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree.  

General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Spring 2014 - up to $1,500

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014


Goedecker's College Scholarship - Win up to $500 for books

Goedecker's is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings.

Goedecker's if offering students an opportunity to write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give insight into:

  • your personal background
  • your philosophy about learning
  • why you chose your field in particular
  • and any other information you feel is relevant. 

Essays will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. 

This scholarship applies toward the fall 2014 semester. 

Submission Requirements:

  1. Essay length should be 300 words minimum
  2. Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  3. Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  4. A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo 
  5. Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2014 semester OR proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2014 semes


Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to: with the subject line "Scholarship Essay Entry." 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014



PeopleSmart Scholarship Contest - Social Networking and Privacy

Choose a Topic or upload a Video

Submissions Deadline: April 30, 2014

Requirements include the following:



PeopleSmart Scholarship requirements