TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP AN APPLICANT MUST FILE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR
FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) AND THE APPLICANT MUST FURTHER ENSURE THEIR FINANCIAL AID
FILE IS COMPLETE. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THEIR FINANCIAL AID FILES MAY NOT BE
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS.
Scholarship funding is provided for the fall 2020 semester and may be continued into the spring 2021 semester. Students must
continue to meet all eligibility requirements in order to receive the scholarship for the spring 2021 semester.
Applicants must be high school graduates or have received their High School Equivalency
Applicants must be a Veteran or Veteran’s dependent. (Dependents can include Veterans’ grandchildren)
Applicants must be New Mexico residents
Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the fall 2020 semester
Applicants must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
Applicants must have a 2.5 term OR cumulative GPA. New SFCC students are eligible for funding*
Funds will be prioritized for students who are within three semesters of completing their degree
Funds will also be prioritized for students without access to additional financial aid
Applicants must file a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Applicants must be declared in a major that is eligible for financial aid
Applicants must attach a 300-500 word typed essay that describes your educational goals and how this funding will help
you achieve them
Applicants’ applications must be signed by SFCC’s VA Certifying Official verifying your application was screened and you
are not eligible for Veterans’ education benefits.
Applicants must provide a current degree plan that is signed by an Academic Adviser and be enrolled in at least 6 credit
hours from that plan.
Applicants must provide a copy of your DD214 or your parent’s/spouse’s/grandparent’s DD214. If you need assistance
obtaining this document contact the Veterans Resource Center at (505) 428-1305, email email@example.com.
Financial need as determined by the FAFSA is not a requirement for this scholarship.
The application period for the fall 2020 semester is May 25, 2020 through June 26, 2020. Recipients will be notified by
the end of July. Applications will be accepted after June 26 and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as
long as funding is available.
Recipients are limited to receiving the equivalent of 3 academic years (9 consecutive semesters) of awards or until they
graduate; whichever comes first.
Your information is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and will be used for the purpose of
determining eligibility. By signing this application you authorize the limited release of your academic records to the Scholarship
Committee, the Santa Fe Community College Foundation and its donors. Recipient names may be used in college and/or SFCC
Foundation promotional materials. By signing this application you certify that the information contained herein is true and correct.