Class of 2018 Scholarship Information || Albuquerque Senior Photographer

Attention class of 2018….

Hey there Class of 2018 and #AMPitupSENIORS we wanted to remind you how important it is to further your education after high school!!! Your journey doesn’t have to end when you graduate this coming May!  An education is never out of ones reach and there is always financial assistance out there that can be taken advantage of…AMP wanted to provide you with some links on where you can find some academic scholarships…We also wanted to provide you with some important dates to be considering and tips to help you through the next few months before graduation…

There are so many opportunities waiting for you…

Links to visit (Be aware of deadlines & qualifications before applying) :

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women:  each quarter we award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements: Award: $1,000.  Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Must identify as female.  We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

Deadline 2/1/2018: New Mexico Activities Association Foundation Activities Scholarship.  The following are NMAA sanctioned activities: Athletic Training Challenge, Bowling, BPA, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, DECA, Drama/One Act Play, English Expo, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, Mock Trial, Orchestra, Rodeo, Scholastic Publications, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Skills USA, Speech & Debate, Student Council and TSA.  Candidate must be a graduating senior who actively participated in one or more of the activities listed above during his/her sophomore and junior years of high school, and a minimum of two his/her senior year.  Candidate’s official ACT and/or SAT score(s) must be submitted.  http://nmact.powermediallc.org/nmaa-foundation-scholarships/activities-scholarship-presented-by-subway/

Deadline 2/1/2018:  New Mexico Activities Association Foundation Dan and Lucille Wood Athletic Scholarship.  The following are NMAA sanctioned sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Spirit, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Candidate must be a graduating senior who actively participated in one or more of the sports listed above during his/her sophomore and junior years of high school, and a minimum of two his/her senior year. Candidate must have a GPA of at least 3.5, with a minimum ACT score of 25, or SAT of 1750.  http://nmact.powermediallc.org/nmaa-foundation-scholarships//dan-and-lucille-woodgray-gladiator-athletic-scholarship-presented-by-subway

Deadline 2/1/2018:New Mexico Activities Association Foundation Extraordinary Participation Scholarship: The following are NMAA sanctioned sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Spirit, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling. The following are NMAA sanctioned activities: Athletic Training Challenge, Bowling, BPA, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, DECA, Drama/One Act Play, English Expo, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, Mock Trial, Orchestra, Rodeo, Scholastic Publications, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, Skills USA, Speech & Debate, Student Council and TSA. Candidate must be a graduating senior who actively participated in at least one of the sports and at least one of the activities listed above throughout his/her high school career. Candidate must have a GPA of at least 3.5, with a minimum ACT score of 25, or SAT of 1750.  http://nmact.powermediallc.org/nmaa-foundation-scholarships/extraordinary-participation-scholarship/

Deadline 2/1/2018:New Mexico Activities Association Foundation “Compete with Class” Scholarship Presented by New Mexico National Guard: Candidate for recognition must be a student, adult, team, high school, junior high or spirit group who has exhibited true sportsmanship. Candidate for monetary scholarship disbursement must be a graduating senior who has exhibited true sportsmanship and be nominated by another individual. Candidates must submit a one page personal statement addressing the importance of sportsmanship and its relevance in interscholastic activities and life.  http://nmact.powermediallc.org/nmaa-foundation-scholarships/compete-with-class-scholarship-presented-by-the-nm-national-guard/

Deadline 2/1/2018:New Mexico Activities Association Foundation Spirit Scholarship Presented by Varsity Spirit: Candidate must be a graduating senior who actively participated in a cheer or dance program at an NMAA member school for at least 3 years in grades 8-12. Candidate must have a GPA of at least 3.0.  http://nmact.powermediallc.org/nmaa-foundation-scholarships/el-richardsfrancis-walsh-spirit-scholarship-presented-by-varsity-spirit/

Deadline 2/09/2018: NMASBO awards six to ten $1,500 scholarships (a minimum of one from each region) to deserving New Mexico high school seniors across the state every year. All the regional applicants must demonstrate to the committee financial need and purpose for the scholarship.  In 2018, the Scholarship Committee will select one applicant from the scholarship pool to receive the 8th Annual Joni Heinsohn memorial scholarship for $2,500. This applicant must meet the same criteria in the guidelines and application. The applicant who demonstrates to the committee the most need and purpose for the memorial scholarship will be selected.  Apply here: https://nmasbo.org/recognitions/high-school-scholarships/

Deadline 2/14/2018: Organ Transplant Awareness Program (OTAP) Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors!Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by OTAP to NM high school seniors in memory of Betty Montoya (kidney recipient) and Jaime Munoz (double lung recipient).  OTAP scholarship program promotes organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility and assists NM youth with higher education.  Eligible students must submit an essay (see attached application form for specific requirements and submission instructions) by the February 14, 2018 deadline. Application form also available at www.otapnm.com

Deadline 2/23/2018:  The New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders 2018 Scholarship will award 2 X $3000 to graduating NM seniors.  Candidate must have GPA of 3.0 and preference will be given to those entering field of education (Teacher, Counselor, School Business Official, etc).  Click here for Application

Deadline 3/1/2018:  CNM Bridge to Success Scholarship deadline is March 1st (money awarded on a first-come first-served basis).  https://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/documents/bridge-scholarship-factsheet.pdf

CNM’s 2018-2019 general scholarship is currently open.  See website:http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/forms/cnm-scholarship-application

Deadline 3/1/2018:  New Mexico Education Council Scholarship, provides opportunities to students attending New Mexico Institutions. Eight awards will be given in the amount of $1000 each. Requirements: Student must be a senior attending a New Mexico public, private, or home school and must be a New Mexico resident with plans to attend one of New Mexico’s institutions of higher education immediately after high school. Students selected for the scholarship is based on their desire to create a better New Mexico through education, shown by their family, school, community, academic ability and the quality of the required essay.  Click here for application!

Deadline 3/1/2018:  Hamilton Relay Scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors in New Mexico who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to assist in their goals of continuing their education.  All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay under the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify.  The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2018 and applications must be received or postmarked by this date. The scholarship is in the amount of $500 and the winner will be determined on or before April 30, 2018.  The application documents can also be found online at: http://www.hamiltonrelay.com/corporate/whats_new/index.html?topic=details&ni=613

Deadline 3/12/2018: Jiffy Lube “What Drives You?” Scholarship Program. This scholarship offers one $5,000 scholarship award, and two $1,500 scholarship awards to 3 local high school students. Grade points and test scores are not required. Each applicant will be required to submit a 500 word essay about “What Drives You.” Three finalists will be selected from the essay submissions, then will receive a minimum of $1,500 if they create and submit a 1-2 minute video expanding on their essay. The winner of these videos will receive the $5,000 award. To apply or for more information: https://yourturn2apply.com/

Deadline 03/15/2018: New Mexico Federation of Republican Women have established a Scholarship of $1500 that is awarded each year to one deserving female student to help further her education at a college, university or vocational school in New Mexico. The amounts to be distributed are $750 for the fall semester following the awarding of the scholarship and $750 for the second semester in the spring.  The recipient is chosen by the scholarship board and notified in writing. The qualifications and stipulations are available for high school female students review here:  NMFRW Application

Deadline 03/23/2018 Tonya Raye Memorial Scholarship for RRHS students only 3 x $1000.  Minimum GPA 2.0, must be attending a NM college, university, or technical institute in Fall of 2018.  Scholarship recipient must collect award for 2018-2019 school year by August 1, 2018.  You will need to submit a transcript, resume, personal essay and letter of recommendation.  Only completed applications will be accepted.  Click here for application.

Deadline 04/18/2018:  The Women in Engineering Study.com Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition. Requirements:  Seniors only, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, must be an enrolled (or accepted) female student in an accredited college or university, must be pursuing an undergraduate degree with an engineering emphasis.  To apply: http://study.com/pages/Women_in_Engineering_Scholarship.html

Deadline 05/03/2018 : CNM Suncat Scholars application. Benefits include: Priority registration: register before all other CNM students!  A dedicated CNM staff member to assist in planning courses, navigating college, and graduating.  Membership to a smaller CNM community for support.  Financial benefits: assistance with tuition, fees, textbooks, and even get paid performance payments for doing well!  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by CNM – Students without a Social Security Number are eligible without a FAFSA and will be identified by CNM Admissions.  Must qualify for New Mexico resident tuition.  Must be a first-time college student Fall 2018 who has never attended college previously, unless it was as a dual credit student.  Must be committed to a full time schedule for Fall, Spring and Summer terms.  Must place into college level courses or a maximum of two courses below the 1000 level.  Course placement is determined by ACT, SAT, H.S. GPA or Accuplacer scores.  Must be majoring in an approved degree program, including any Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree, except coordinated entry programs. Certificate programs are also not eligible. https://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/suncat-scholars

Deadline 08/31/2018 : Aspiring Nurse Scholarship This $1000.00 scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.  Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here they’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Here is a timeline to help you get through the next few months before graduation:(compliments of: testive.com)

December – January •

Finish up all applications due in January. Proofread and then submit! • Confirm that your applications are complete. • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if required.

February – March •

Finish up all applications due in March. Proofread, and then submit! • Don’t put off applications to schools with rolling admissions – earlier is always better! • If you submitted the FAFSA, review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy.

April – May •

Admission decisions will start to roll in. Keep track of acceptances, rejections and waitlists. MAKE NOTE OF ANY CRITICAL DEADLINES! • Review and compare financial aid packages. • Attend accepted student events and/or visit colleges to which you were accepted. • Notify schools of your decision to attend/not and/or remain on the waitlist. • Apply to any remaining scholarships.

May •

Most schools have a deposit deadline of May 1. Don’t miss this! • Keep up with your schoolwork and try to keep Senioritis in check!  Prepare for and take any AP exams. • Request final transcript be sent to your chosen college. • Complete applications for student loans if needed. • Thank everyone who helped you during the year (Teachers Ext.) !  and lastly GRADUATE!

GOOD LUCK SENIORS!!! WE HERE AT AMP WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION!!

If you have a list of scholarships you would like to share, please email me athena@anchoredmemory.com !! Thank you!

 

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