Outside Scholarships

This page lists scholarship opportunities that do not involve Northern New Mexico College directly. Please explore the web links and featured lists of outside scholarships below.

You may also want to contact your high school counselor, local civic and community organizations (i.e., Rotary, Lions), church groups, and places of employment.

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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

ACOMA Higher Education Grant Program

Deadlines:

Fall Semester: May 1st

Spring Semester: October 1st

The Pueblo of Acoma contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to administer the Higher Education Grant Program. Funds are annually appropriated by Congress to aid eligible Acoma Tribal members enrolled on the Pueblo of Acoma Censes Roll, seeking two year Associate (Liberal Arts) or four-year Bachelor Degrees at accredited post-secondary institutes.

The Acoma Higher Education Grant Program is a supplemental program to ALL campus-based financial aid, which includes: Pell Grants, SEOG and SSIG Grants, work study, student loans, etc., using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). These federal applications are available in our office or at the University/College’s Financial Aid Office and MUST be submitted by March 1 to the University/College for full campus-based aid consideration.

For more information please visit the scholarship website

The Affordable College Online website features a guidebook to help students from many minority groups — including African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and others — better understand their financial aid options. The guide includes a wealth of resources intended to help minority students and their families through the scholarship and financial aid process.

These resources include:

  • A list of scholarships available to students from various minority groups
  • A step-by-step guide to finding scholarships and grants
  • A breakdown of the many types of financial aid available

Aurumania Scholarship
Deadline: Please email containing all the required information to josh@aurumania.com for approval to get enrolled for the scholarship contest. Deadline will be provided.

Aurumania is proud to help students all over the world who are committed and dedicated in making a good career in academics as well as sports. They are offering a $1000 scholarship ($500 for Fall and $500 for Spring) for students who are enrolled in courses related to the following fields: engineering, medicine, nursing, applied sciences and arts.
Aurumania believes that education at the basic level is a must for all and students that opt for higher level of studies are the ones who are in the need of an extra buck to manage their cost of living as well as keep themselves motivated for studying harder.

  • Who Can Participate?
    Currently this scholarship is open to students who are enrolled courses related to engineering, medicine, nursing, applied sciences and arts in any part of the world.
  • Students that have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (even planning to enroll) in an accredited college or university in Fall (of the current year) or Spring (of the following year).
  • Students who are equal to or above 18 Years of Age as on 1.1.2017.

For more information please visit: http://www.aurumania.com/scholarship/#How_to_Apply

SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

No purchase or payment necessary for entry. Employees of BonsaiFinance.com, Inc and its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional or marketing agencies and their immediate family members (spouse, children, parents and siblings) and persons living in family member homes are not eligible. All decisions by scholarship committee are final. Bonsai Finance is not responsible for technical issues which prevent applications from being submitted or considered.

Application timeline:

Submission deadline will be June 30th. Applications should be submitted via the form on this page.

Announcement of winner will be on July 12th. Winner will be contacted by email. When submitting the form, please like us on Facebook because we will post the winner there as well.

To apply for the Bonsai Finance´s, submit a short essay responding to the questions posed. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.

In 500 words or fewer, please tell us how you embrace the Entrepreneurial spirit? How have you utilized critical questioning, innovation, service, and continuous improvement to drive change? Did you start a small business, found a community program or just challenge the status quo? Please include links to any relevant material that will help display your achievements.

Privacy Statement

We will not sell, share, or distribute the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The winner of the Bonsai Finance’s Scholarship will be determined by a selection committee set up by Bonsai Finance. Said selection will in no way be influenced by gender, race, national origin, sexual preference or any criteria other than the meeting of the application requirements and our committee’s evaluation of the essay attached with the application.

Media Release

For any submissions, you hereby grant to us a worldwide, non-exclusive license to use that material in any media and, specifically, to link to the materials and to make that material available via our website and social media networks. You warrant that all such materials are original and do not infringe the rights of any third party and that you have the right to grant such license. You also warrant that the material is not obscene, offensive or defamatory to any person or otherwise illegal. Your name may be published alongside your material. If you do not want to grant these rights, please do not submit material.

Our Scholarship

businesswomanOur scholarship fund was founded in 2003 and we have awarded 19 winners during this time.

We are trusted by universities, career coaches and companies around the world, and have helped hundreds of students find direction in choosing a well-fitting career path.

We understand the overwhelming number of career opportunities available to students and how difficult this can be to navigate. CareerFitter has tailored its career assessment tool to examine multiple factors of the person to ensure a range of considerations is made to find an appropriate career.

For the 2019 award, we have doubled the value to $1000 to further our support of students and their education. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. A specific major is not required for this award, but the applicant should have above a 2.4 Grade Point Average.

Scholarship Amount

  • $1000

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester, they are applying to receive the scholarship
  • Applicants must have a GPA average above 2.4
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific major
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply

Required Application Details

  • Please watch the CareerFitter Scholarship Video to understand our process: CareerFitter Video
  • All applicants are encouraged but not required to take CareerFitter’s career test before applying for our scholarship
  • Please write a 1,000-word essay answering the following question:
    • What is the perfect career for you and why?
  • Please complete a brief questionnaire regarding CareerFitter.
  • Please submit the form below.

How to Apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply:

The CareerFitter Annual Scholarship Application

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address and Phone Number
  • Answering a brief questionnaire on CareerFitter.
  • An essay answering the above question.
  • Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by June 15, 2019.

Winner Announcement

A winner will be selected and notified via email by June 30, 2019.

 

For more information please visit: https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship

The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship

Girl with Game Controller

GameAuthority acknowledges how important gaming is in the learning experience. As games have progressed in recent years so has its use across many industries, as well as in education.

Games and simulation programs are used in education from kindergarten all the way to post-graduate exams and career practice. We understand today, that people have different learning styles and we often benefit from strong visuals as well as building our muscle memory. Not only do games provide relaxation outside the classroom but they also promote incredible logical thinking skills, coordination skills, as well as an understanding of coding and digital practice - a skill that is going to become ever-prominently needed in the future.

Are you an undergraduate student that is using gaming or simulation programs to better your education in your studies? We’d love to hear how it’s advancing your learning experience and setting you up for success. If you think you can take on the challenge, please elaborate on your educational gaming experience in an essay! The student that best expresses their thoughts will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Amount

$1000

Eligibility

All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Required Application Details

  • Please write a 1200-1500 word essay answering the following questions:
    1. How do you use video games to enhance your learning experience?
    2. How has gaming changed the way you think and learn?
    3. What are your favorite games and how do you feel they are benefiting you?
  • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit the form below.

How to Apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply:  The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2019. A winner will be selected and notified via email by April 30, 2019

Cash Awards:$1,000.00 Every Month!

Writing Prompt:
Please address some or all of the following questions:

Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
What are some examples of “alternative therapies” and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevancy in cancer?
It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?
Essay Length:
The essay must be no fewer than 700 and no more than 1,500 words in length.

To Enter:
To receive a scholarship application which will include the rules and deadlines please send an email to: aelliott@cancermonthly.com. Please put the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.

Scholarship Amount
$1,000

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Required Application Details

  • Please write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay answering the following questions:
    • Tell us about an individual such as a teacher, coach, or religious leader that has made an impact on your life.
    • How did this person improve your life?
    • What goals did this individual help you achieve?
    • How will you use advice given by this person to help someone in the future?
  • Submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit The Protoly Scholarship form below.

How to Apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment – Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  • Essay answering above questions.  Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  • Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2020.

Winner Announcement

A winner will be selected and notified via email by February 15, 2020.

The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019

Our team at Responsify is wonderfully unique. We are a group of people who work with our many strengths to empower people, a value we all share. With qualifications and interests in strategizing, storytelling, designing and writing to name a few, we recognize that working together creatively is when things really take shape.

We believe that with the correct tools anyone can reach their aspirations and use their skills to empower others. Current students will be tailoring their talents, getting ready to apply them in their lives and in their careers and we’re excited to contribute to this exciting journey with a scholarship. Our scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate how their major can be used to empower others in a self-reflective essay.

Scholarship Amount

$1,000

Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the USA for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, online and undocumented students may apply.

Required Application Details

Please write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay answering the following questions:

  • Why is empowering others so important?
  • How do you think your major can be used to empower others?
  • When was the last time you felt empowered? What inspired this?

Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
Please submit The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship form below.

How to Apply

Please gather the following and submit your application with this form link.

  1. Full Name
  2. Email Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. College or University Name
  5. College or University Mailing Address
  6. Proof of Enrollment – Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  7. Essay answering above questions. Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  8. Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by October 5, 2019. A winner will be selected and notified by October 20, 2019.

Sterling Law Office Scholarship

Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 30 & December 31 Annually
We at Sterling Law Offices, S.C. are trying to award a $1000 scholarship to students enrolled in post-secondary education full time. We would like to offer the students from Northern New Mexico College the opportunity to apply for the $1000 scholarship. You can find more information on the scholarship website.

Teachinguide Online Learning Scholarship

Our Scholarship

Teachinguide would like to help and empower the online learning community. We recognize that there are a lot of talented and creative online instructors out there.

That is why Teachinguide is excited to contribute to students and aspiring online teacher with our first scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate their vision towards online learning in a self-reflective essay.

For Your Application

Craft a 1,500 - 2,000 word essay which explores on of the following topics:

  1. What makes a great online teacher and can they be as effective as face to face teachers?
  2. How do you envision the role of online education in the future?
  3. Can online learning replace face to face learning?

How to Apply

Email your submissions to
scholarship@teachinguide.com with the following:

  • Full Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Name of University or College
  • University or College Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment (submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc )
  • Your Scholarship Essay submitted as .pdf or .doc
  • Non-compliance will automatically invalidate your submission.

Contact Details

E-mail inquiries and submissions to scholarship@teachinguide.com with the subject line:

"Scholarship Submission" or "Scholarship Inquiry"

Application Deadline

Submissions must be sent on or before August 1, 2019. We will select and announce a winner on August 30, 2019. Winner will be announced through email, website and through our social media accounts.

TeachinGuide Privacy Policy

By submitting your application, you are granting TeachinGuide to publish your name, university, and photo on TeachinGuide’s website. You are also giving TeachinGuide permission to publish your submitted essay. We will remove any personal information that you do not want getting out at your request.

All sensitive information relating to you will be destroyed as soon as the scholarship winner is selected. Rest assured that all e-mails and any other correspondence will not be used for marketing purposes.

Wakeford Gelini 2019 Driver Safety Scholarship

Wakeford Gelini is proud to introduce the 2019 Driver Safety Scholarship Blog Contest!

In 2017, more than 3,500 people died in car accidents in California. Our firm is located in San Francisco, and we see first hand the devastation that car accidents can cause in our state.

Though we’re based in California, we understand that car accidents are a serious issue throughout the country. Therefore, we don’t limit our scholarship to California but offer it nationwide.

Our firm will offer the winner of our blog contest a $1000 scholarship for their education. We’ll send a check on the winning student’s behalf directly to their financial aid office.

Details

Entering the Contest

Here’s how you can enter:

  • Write a 1,000 word blog post covering “10 Tips for Driver Safety in 2019.” Your work should be original and should include at least one original graphic or image.
  • Submit your blog post via the submission form on this page. Be sure to include all relevant details

Eligibility

Any and all high school seniors in the US who are accepted to or awaiting acceptance to a university, college, or trade school may apply. Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies may also apply. Students must be enrolled by Fall of 2019.

How Do We Judge Entries?

Blogs will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Writing: Grammar, Cohesiveness, Style, and Effectiveness will all be considered
  • Graphic/Images Included

Deadline

All Entries Must Be Submitted by August 1st, 2019. Winner will be selected by August 15th, 2019.

For more information or where to apply, please visit: https://wakefordlaw.com/wakeford-gelini-scholarship/

Important: A FAFSA must be received by the Financial Aid Office for each student who wishes to be considered for any need-based aid.

To ensure accurate delivery of outside scholarship funds:

  1. Mail checks to:
    Northern New Mexico College
    Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
    Attn: Connie Manzanares
    921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532
  2. Make checks payable to "Northern New Mexico College." If the scholarship check is made payable to you, or if it is made payable to you and the school, you must endorse the check before it can be applied to your account.
  3. IMPORTANT: Your financial aid from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance established by the College. If you receive a scholarship, whether it is from Northern or from a private source, you should notify the Financial Aid Office. We are required to review your aid package to make sure that you are not receiving more aid than your total cost of attendance. In many cases, we are able to include your scholarship or grant without adjusting any of your other aid. In that case, we always attempt to reduce or replace any loans that you might have been offered first. We strongly encourage you to explore all scholarship opportunities as valuable means to help finance your college education.

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.