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New Mexico Community Foundation partners with individual donors and organizations to provide college scholarships to help students from across the state achieve their educational goals and dreams.

For the 2016-2017 school year, NMCF awarded $245,000 in college scholarships to students from New Mexico.

The foundation’s scholarships are awarded through four Donor Advised Scholarship Funds. The largest scholarship, the First American Bank Scholarship, is a four-year award that benefits graduates of Chaparral High School in Chaparral, N.M.

Each scholarship has its own criteria. See the links below to learn more about current NMCF Scholarships.

Applications for all scholarships will be available online beginning January 10, 2019. However, all scholarships have different timelines.   For more information about a specific scholarship, email