2020 Student Aid Applications - DEADLINES EXTENDED


Due to COVID-19, the Albuquerque Community Foundation is extending deadlines for our high school programs including the Spring application for the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund.


The Albuquerque Community Foundation invites high school seniors throughout New Mexico to apply for our scholarship programs.
The general application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now live. The Foundation has moved to a Common Application process, making your application process easier and more efficient. Once you create an account and fill out the Common Application, you will be provided with supplemental questions per program.  
Progress in completing the application can be saved so students can work on their submission over time. Interested students are advised to apply early. Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as April and some as late as June.
Eligibility criteria for each scholarship award varies and may include financial need, merit, geographic area or field of study. We invite you to apply for more than one program if you qualify.  

To learn more and begin the general application online, visit the Foundation's website. Please share this news with all of the students you know!

Scholarships for
High School Seniors
NEW Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020  
  • Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship: Providing assistance to an Albuquerque High School graduate pursuing a bachelor's degree in one of the STEM majors: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Apply Online 
  • Bryan Cline Memorial Scholarship: Providing assistance to an Eldorado High School senior varsity soccer player. (One male and one female). Apply Online 
  • James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship: Providing assistance to students for post-secondary education in pursuit of a life dream with hope, faith and courage in spite of facing hardship. This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a professional goal and have faced or facing adversity. Apply Online 
  • Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship: Providing assistance to graduating students with strong community service experience and strong academic records from an Albuquerque metro area high school (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia or Torrance Counties). Apply Online
  • Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship: Providing assistance for graduating seniors from 24 designated New Mexico high schools attending a New Mexico four-year college/university. Apply Online 
  • Susie Kubié Symphonic Music Scholarship: Providing scholarships to deserving young students who have participated in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP) and intend to pursue a degree in music during college. Applicants must complete an interest form before applying. Interest Form 
  • New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship: Providing assistance to New Mexico graduating high school senior residing in a manufactured home. Apply Online 
  • Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship: Providing assistance to a La Cueva High School graduating senior who has a language learning or other reading disability.  Apply Online 
  • Woodcock Family Education Scholarship: Providing assistance to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Apply Online 
  • Carl F. Scott Scholarship for Tucumcari Lodge No. 27 A.F. & A.M.: Providing assistance to New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education. Applications are considered for graduating high school seniors beginning their college education. Apply Online 
  • Women in Rhetoric and Logic Scholarship: Providing assistance for female students from Albuquerque Academy to continue their education at a nonprofit or public educational institution. One female graduating senior will be selected to receive a one-time, non-renewable award up to $3,000. Preference will be given to applicants who have been a member of a high school debate team or society. Apply Online
  • Youth in Foster Care Scholarship: 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. Apply Online  
  • Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship: Providing assistance 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. Apply Online 
  • David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship: Providing assistance to students 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. Apply Online
Qualify for Financial Aid? 
Apply to the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund
Providing assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program who need financial assistance to address the 'gap' in his or her financial aid packages.
DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2020  
For graduating high school seniors who will attend any out-of-state college or an in-state private school. 
DEADLINE: Monday, June 15, 2020  
For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college or university and any student currently attending college in-state or out-of-state. 
Attending CNM?  
Apply to the Nina J. Wing Scholarship 
Providing assistance to students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.
DEADLINE: Friday, June 19, 2020


Denise Nava, Scholarships Manager 


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Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190