First American Bank Scholarships

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The 2018 First American Bank Scholarship is now accepting applications. See link to online application below.

The scholarship was established in 2012 to help graduating seniors from Chaparral High School realize their educational goals and dreams. The mission of the scholarship is to increase student graduation rates, establish partnerships with higher education institutions, and give students and families the ability to afford a college education.

The scholarship allows eligible Chaparral High School students to attend college or university and have a significant portion of their education paid for through this fund, New Mexico Lottery and other financial awards.

Twenty recipients are selected annually. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of college (up to $3,000 per semester).

Scholarship applications will be accepted only from current Chaparral High School seniors who are U.S. citizens (or U.S. residents) and have been accepted to an accredited college or university. Additionally, applicants must have attended Chaparral High School for at least three years, completed a FASFA for the upcoming year, and have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 through their first seven semesters of high school.

Extra consideration may be given to students who have taken honors classes and/or Advanced Placement classes. Please note that FAB scholarship awards are considered last-dollar aid and each semester are applied to a student’s college bill only after all other financial aid is awarded.

Please click on this link to begin your application. Please coordinate with counselor Julian Encina at Chaparral High School regarding the required documents. Mr. Encina will send them directly to NMCF.

Deadline: 5 pm, April 9, 2018

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Chaparral High School awards ceremony on May 22, 2018.

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