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Scholarships

Students are encouraged to initiate independent research for other scholarship assistance to supplement their expenses. Some resources are posted at the SIPI Financial Aid Office scholarship wall located in the financial aid student computer lab (OT 185). Students interested in receiving financial aid from the following programs must apply directly with the appropriate agency:
 
SIPI SCHOLARSHIP TIPS SIPI ADMINISTERED SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

SIPI Board of Regents Emergency Fund

Currently enrolled students who find themselves in dire need of financial support in order to manage an unexpected situation that may cause them to quit school are encouraged to apply. A paper application can be found at the SIPI Board of Regents office (OT 142B) or SIPI Financial Aid Office (OT 143/174) or Jolene Aguilar 505-346-2360.

 

American Indian College Fund-TCU Scholarship - Fall 2019 TBA
Students are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.collegefund.org. Funding is available in for Fall and Spring trimesters only. Fall and spring application deadlines and eligibility details will be posted at the beginning of each trimester by the SIPI Financial Aid Office

 

SIPI New Student Scholar Award - This renewable scholarship is for first time SIPI students who are committed to their academic success. All new or transfer students will be considered for this scholarship by the admissions staff.  No separate application is required. This scholarship will waive ALL student fees for full-time, residential or commuter students, including meal plans. 

 

To be considered:

  • Please complete your SIPI application by the regular fall, spring or summer deadline.
  • Be a First Time SIPI freshman or transfer student
  • Have a 3.0 high school or college transfer GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time at SIPI
This scholarship will automatically renew if student remains continuously enrolled at SIPI, maintains Satisfactory Academic Performance by enrolling in and working towards a degree or certificate program and receives no Student Code of Conduct violations.
 
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS ADMINISTERED BY INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS:
 

 BIA/Tribal Scholarship Grant

Students may be eligible to participate in the BIA/Tribal Higher Education or Adult Vocational Training Programs. Applications must be submitted to agencies well in advance of enrollment at SIPI. Availability of funds is determined by the funding agency. To apply for funding contact or write your BIA/Tribal Scholarship Offices. Students must complete a FAFSA in order for the FAO to complete a financial needs analysis to respective BIA/Tribal Higher Education Offices. See link for more information https://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/index.htm

  

American Indian College Fund-Full Circle Scholarship - Annual Deadline May 31st
Students are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.collegefund.org. All eligibility and award decisions are made by the American Indian College Fund.

 

American Indian Student Services Scholarship - https://www.americanindianservices.org/

 

American Indian Graduate Center - http://www.aigcs.org/

 

American Indian Education Fund - http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_home

 

Association of American Indian Affairs - https://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships.html

 

Catching the Dream Scholarship - http://catchingthedream.org/

 

Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarship - http://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/college-scholarships.aspx

 

NM Gas Native American Scholarship Program - https://www.nmgco.com/nasp/

 

Baron and Budd Attorneys Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarshipshttps://baronandbudd.com/mesothelioma-lawyer/scholarships/

 

CDC Intern and Fellowship Minority programshttps://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/internships.html?fbclid=IwAR2Us4HFdULCyhe-pNhQHxYVeCg0Rjmeb1ND4lPTOr6huA4sq7RQ8RRd6eA

 

Benjamin A. Gillman International Scholarship - Various Deadlines

Summer, Fall/Winter application will open in January of 2019. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. For more info go to https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/.

Adrian Rubin Scholarship - Deadline 7/1/2019

https://www.adrianrubinscholarship.com/ 

 

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program -6/17/19 for students attending a NM state public school.

This program provides financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their education. Students who are just graduating from high school have different guidelines and application forms than students who have already completed at least one semester of undergraduate studies.  Students working on a second under graduate or graduate degree will not be considered. For more info, go to http://albuquerquefoundation.org/sussman-miller-educational-assistance-award-program.aspx

The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship - 6/6/19

The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. Andrew graduated from Eldorado High School in 2004 and from the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) of Phoenix in 2005. He enjoyed working on cars and UTI allowed him to pursue his educational passions in the automotive field. One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students.  Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school: an automotive or technical vocational institution including community colleges. Student may attend school full or part-time. For more info, go to http://albuquerquefoundation.org/andrew-piech-memorial-scholarship.aspx.

Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education - 6/6/19

The Trythalls owned a New Mexico staffing company for 43 years and encountered many goal-driven employees who were struggling to work and support a family while returning to school part-time to either complete a degree they left behind years ago or begin their education journey. They established their scholarship fund in 1989 with the purpose of assisting these individuals in the pursuit of excellence while maintaining a career. The scholarship is to assist older, non-traditional students who have taken the initiative to reach for a goal, demonstrated a commitment to the goal by maintaining a minimum 2.8 GPA and who need assistance to continue in the pursuit of that goal. For more info, go to http://albuquerquefoundation.org/trythall-family-scholarship-for-excellence-in-continuing-education.aspx.

Comar Scholarship - 5pm one week before the term starts 

The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, supplies, and equipment expenditures, including tools and/or uniforms. The scholarship is designed to assist persons with mental health disabilities to fulfill their academic potential at any institution of higher education in New Mexico. For more info, go to https://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/documents/comar-scholarship.pdf

LANL Tribal Business Scholarships - TBA June 2019

The Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship was created to keep up with the growing need for qualified accountants, financial analysts, and business information system professionals within Tribal communities.Los Alamos National Laboratory is strongly committed to supporting and advancing education opportunities for Tribal students from our 16 neighboring Tribal communities and will award scholarships worth $1,500. (Applicants can re-apply yearly if they remain in good academic standing while making progress toward completion of their degree.)Scholarships are administered by the LANL Foundation, and a Tribal / Laboratory Advisory Committee determines the mission and goals of the program and serves as the Selection Committee. For more info, go to https://www.lanlfoundation.org/our-work/scholarships/tribal-business-scholarships

SMA STEM Scholarship -

Souder, Miller & Associates offers a $1,500 scholarship opportunity to Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. For more info, go to https://www.soudermiller.com/company/tss.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS - These scholarships are for graduating & transferring SIPI students due to scholarship requirements. Please review eligibility requirements carefully.
 
CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service - Various Deadlines

CyberCorps (R): Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution (University of New Mexico is a participating institution. Please see website for more institutions), including tuition and education and related fees. Additionally, participants receive stipends of $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

Notable Scholarship Blogs:
JLV College Counseling Scholarships and Contests - https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/
 
External Scholarship Database Links:

www.nerdwallet.com
www.cashcourse.org
www.fastweb.com
www.supercollege.com
www.collegefund.org

 

 
Veterans Administration

SIPI complies with the principal of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. Students are encouraged to complete their veterans application on line at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov. Eligible students will then need to:

  • contact the SIPI certifying official,
  • submit signed Program of Study with current classes listed
  • DD-214 and Military Transcript
  • certificate of eligibility,
  • and transcripts from previous colleges (transferability must be reviewed by academic advisor).

Written records of previous education and training are maintained to show that appropriate credit has been given for the previous education. The training program at SIPI is then shortened proportionately. Information about eligibility for VA education and training benefits is available at any Veterans Administration Office. The Albuquerque Veterans Administration is located at 500 Gold Avenue SW 87102, Call toll free 1-800-827-1000 (NM Residents) or visit: http://www.va.gov.

 

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Disabled persons may be eligible for education and training benefits from DVR. The Albuquerque offices include: The Albuquerque office include: 7905 Marble Avenue NE, (505) 232-8701; 300 San Mateo NE, Suite 101, (505) 841-6450; Disability Determination Services, 3121 Amherst Drive, NE, (505) 841-5600; DVR Toll Free Numbers - 1-800-224-7005; 1-877-475-8226 TTY. DVR Web site: http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com. Students may also contact the on-campus counselor at (505) 346-2319.

Social Security Administration

In specific instances, disabled students may be eligible to draw educational benefits through Social Security. Information on the application process and eligibility requirements may be requested by calling 1-800-772-1213. Visit SSA web site: http://www.ssa.gov.

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