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Dual Credit Presidential Scholarships

The Aspire-Education and Community Dual Credit Presidential Scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of her grandmother.

The Robert and Mary Matteucci Presidential Scholarship is named for Robert P. Matteucci, who has been serving on the Central New Mexico Community College Governing Board since 1986.

These scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a degree at CNM and who are involved in community service.

Other educational expenses, such as a laptop, can be purchased with any remaining funds which will be placed on your CNM account.  The selected recipient will also have the opportunity for career mentorship with the donor.


The Aspire-Education and Community Dual Credit and the Robert and Mary Matteucci Presidential Scholarship awards are $2,500 per year to pay for educational expenses such as tuition, registration, course and textbook fees.

Am I Eligible?

Continued Eligibility

If you are selected for the scholarship award, you must commit to 12 credit hours during the fall and spring terms with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete the degree within four consecutive terms. You will also be required to meet with a CNM Connect Achievement Coach to determine your progress on the Curriculum Advising Program Plan.

As the scholarship is intended to reward students who are contributing service to the community, you are also required to submit a one-page essay explaining your ongoing volunteer and community service prior to the start of the fall term.

Application Process

To apply for the scholarships, you must submit a FASFA, a scholarship application, your Curriculum Advising Program Plan and a one page essay outlining any volunteer and community service you’ve participated in as a high school student.

Print all documents and submit the completed packet to CNM Scholarship Office, attention Fredreka Smith, by June 1st. Students can mail the completed packet to:

CNM – Financial Aid Office
Attention Fredreka Smith/Scholarship Office   
525 Buena Vista, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Award letters will be sent to myCNM email accounts on July 1st. Remember to check your email!  The selected recipient is required to send a thank you letter to the donor.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer McDonald at (505) 224-4673 in Outreach Services.