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TRIO ScholarshipsGeneral Information

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to scholarships listed by month
  • Other scholarship links
  • Some tips about applying for scholarship and writing personal statements

Some facts you may need to know about CNM:

  • CNM is an accredited institution.
  • CNM is a Hispanic-Serving Institute (HIS)
  • CNM is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Internships: For an internship, you travel to a particular site and live and work there. A few internships pay a small stipend (amount of money), but most of them do not pay—your benefit is the experience and the contacts you make.

In your scholarship search, remember to check out all the CNM scholarships first. Type “Scholarships” into the CNM Home Page search box.

Many scholarships have been discontinued or are “on hold” until the granting institutions have more money. However, there are still some scholarships out there!

Scholarship Links

January

TRIO ScholarshipsMicrosoft Computer Science and STEM scholarship

Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.  Preference given to female students, underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American etc.) or students with disabilities. 

Application deadline: January 31.

Becas Univision First Generation College Students

$5,000 scholarships for first generation, Hispanic college students with financial need.  Must have a 3.0 or greater GPA. 

Deadlines:

  • Priority consideration I: Application due January 31
  • Priority consideration II: Application due February 28
  • General scholarship deadline: Application due March 30

Women on Par Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

The “Women on Par®” Scholarship Program, provided by the EWGA Foundation, provides financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are intended for women, age 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education. 

Application opens January 1 and closes when 200 applications are received.

February

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

These scholarships have many eligibility requirements—go to the website. Basically if you are a child of a Marine or Navy corpsmen, you may be eligible.

The 2016/2017 deadline is March 1 (it is listed under February to give you a few weeks to prepare the application).

March

Phi Theta Kappa Society’s Spring Common Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society for two-year colleges. Its main function is to reward the hard work of students who excel academically, to organize service projects and to coordinate honors study topics. You must join CNM’s chapter of PTK before you can be eligible for the scholarship. (Go to CNM’s PTK page for eligibility requirements). Once you are a member, the scholarship application period runs

Spring: 3/2 through 5/15
Fall: 10/1 through 12/1

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. AG Bell Scholarships are merit-based and award selection is highly competitive. On average, about 15% of applicants are selected for an award. While the number and amount of awards varies from year to year, in 2015, twenty awards were made ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Financial need has little impact on award selection; rather, the selection committee is looking for strong leaders with academic excellence and great character. 

Application deadline is March 1

American Council of the Blind

All legally blind, full-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level for the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships. Part-time students who are working full-time are also invited to apply for the John Hebner Memorial Scholarship. A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is generally required, but extenuating circumstances may be considered for certain scholarships. Applicants must be legally blind in both eyes.

Application deadline is March 1

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school in the United States. The scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education. 

Application Deadline March 9

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund

Providing 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.  Available to applicants ages 17 – 21 who were in the New Mexico foster care system for at least one year. 

Application Deadline March 16

April

Jump Start

Available to high school and college students, including non-traditional students who are committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.  Offered twice a year.

Deadlines October 17 and April 15

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

Assistance for current undergraduates who are receiving federal financial aid, and still have a financial need. 

Application Deadline April 20  and June 20

Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship - $1,000

Full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students attending a two-year or four-year HACU-member institutions. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students will be required to complete a 500 word essay on how Denny's can impact childhood hunger in the United States. Upon notification of selection, scholarship recipients are required to submit a headshot electronically to HACU for Denny's press purposes. 

Application Deadline April 29

May

Kia Motors America, Inc. - $4,000

Full-time Sophomore, Junior, and graduate students attending a four-year HACU-member institution within the United States, or Puerto Rico, Open to all majors. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 First generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Deadline: May 27

June

HACU Scholarships

HACU is the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. They offer several different scholarships to HACU-member colleges (CNM is one!). You do not need to be Hispanic in order to qualify for a scholarship!

Application Deadline: Friday, June 14

All scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate financial need (typically determined by FAFSA).
  2. Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.
  3. Attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made.

Café Bustelo El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest- $5,000

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending a four-year HACU-member institution within the United States or Puerto Rico. Students will be required to complete an 800 word essay on the following topic: Describe how your Latino heritage, family, and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community. 

Application Deadline: June 3

Trythall Scholarship for Working Students

Available to students who work at least 20 hours a week and have a 3.0 minimum GPA. 

Application Deadline: June 3

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

Assistance for current undergraduates who are receiving federal financial aid, and still have a financial need. 

Application Deadline: April 20and June 20

July

None

August

Ann & Peter Ziegler Scholarship for Single Mothers

The Ann and Peter Ziegler Scholarship has been established through The CNM Foundation to assist women majoring in Liberal Arts who are single parents and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution.  

Opens in August.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Scholarship for Single Mothers

The Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awardees will be selected based on 1) financial need; 2) personal circumstance; 3) educational path; 4) vocational or occupational goals; and 5) service or activist or civic goals.

Application deadline: August 1

September

Freedom Alliance

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman or marine who has become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, guardsman or marine who has been killed in action
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, Airman, guardsman or marine who has been classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA)

Application deadline varies.

October

Jump Start

Available to high school and college students, including non-traditional students who are committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.  Offered twice a year.

Deadlines October: 17 and April 15

November

Soroptomist Women's Opportunity Awards

Program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. To be eligible, you must be a woman who provides the primary financial support for her family; must demonstrate financial need, and must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Go to the website for details.

Applications are due December 1

December

None

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