Student Resources

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcom X
This is a list of curated resources for students that includes scholarships and other opportunities. Please feel free to utilize and share.

Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships

Albuquerque Community Foundation has over 24 separate scholarship and high school and college student aid programs to help New Mexico residents attain their educational goals. Click Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships for more information

American College of the Building Arts

A traditional liberal arts education prepares students for a complex world by instilling a wide array of knowledge. Students can draw from this experience and tackle novel issues far better than someone without this skillset. ACBA has taken this guiding principle and merged it with a focus on craftsmenship/craftswomenship and the built environment. Our result is an educated artisan – someone who can be tasked with creating custom work tailored to the customer’s desire. Click American College of the Building Arts for more information has been providing consumers with the tools and knowledge needed to confidently make financial decisions since 2013. Read this article about, filling out a FAFSA request, merit-based scholarships, how student loans work, planning for life after college and much more. Click here.

Banzai: Free online financial education

Banzai is an interactive, award-winning course that has taught millions of students real-world finance. Click Banzai! to sign up for free.

Del Norte Credit Union Scholarships

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a one-time award of $1,000. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Click Del Norte Credit Union for eligibility requirements.

Early College Opportunities High School (ECO) provides students an academically rigorous educational experience that blurs the lines between high school, college, and career. Through innovative partnerships with the Santa Fe Community College and San Juan College, students attend classes on the ECO campus, earning high school and college credit at the same time.

We engage students in career pathways in automotive technology, auto collision repair, construction trades, welding/fabrication, greenhouse management, architecture/CAD, and information technology with an emphasis on cultivating our community’s future business leaders. Students may also pursue other college and career pathways personalized to their interests. Click here for more information.

Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

Bring your curiosity, your sense of adventure, and your love of life. Feel them become the future you almost dared not dream. Your classes are small in numbers, but as wide as the world. They rarely end at the classroom door. Your faculty are guides and mentors in this modern life as much as they are teachers of academic subjects. Your peers are collaborators in coursework, and co-conspirators in adventure. Your campus on the mesa looks over our iconic Colorado town. A town that brings together mountains and desert, concepts and reality, people and their landscape. Click FTLC for more information.

HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars, and Alumni as possible. Click for more information.

LANL Foundation Scholarships

Since 1999, LANL Foundation in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) has had the privilege of awarding scholarships to amazing students from Northern New Mexico. These students have worked hard in and out of the classroom to become well-rounded individuals with a shared commitment to academic achievement, leadership and service. Click LANL for more information.

The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in elementary, middle and high school (grades K-12th), originally located in the Southeast Heights of Albuquerque  New Mexico. Our new location is 1000 Indian School Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104.

 NACA’s student body is diverse with many cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented, including students from more than 60 different tribes. Click for more information.

New Mexico College & Career Readiness

Are you planning for high school, college, the workforce, or a career change? You will find the New Mexico Career Clusters Guide a valuable resource as you make these important decisions. This guide is designed to be a tool for planning and preparing for a career. It provides you a structure for selecting careers based on linking what you know about yourself with information about occupations and typical training requirements. For more information click.

New Mexico Girls Make Movies

Founded in 2016, New Mexico Girls Make Movies is a free state-wide program that provides education and job training to New Mexico girls and young women ages 12 – 25. Through filmmaking programs, scholarships, workshops, internships, set placement, and networking, we empower young women in New Mexico to create their own opportunities in the film and television industries and make their creative dreams a reality. Click for more information.

Student Incentive Grant

The New Mexico Student Incentive Grant is for resident undergraduate students with substantial financial need who are attending a New Mexico public college or university or tribal college. Click for more information.

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship will pay a portion of tuition (up to an undergraduate degree) for students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Click here for more information.

New Mexico State University

We are a comprehensive research land-grant university excelling in teaching, research and public service. NMSU is truly a reflection of the region’s vibrant communities – an exciting place to tackle challenges, find answers to important issues and prepare for the future. Click NMSU for more information.

New Mexico True Talent

Building the skilled and ready workforce talent our community needs requires we connect all the systems that enable our people, New Mexico’s True Talent, to be prepared and ready for middle- and high-skilled careers in specific industries vital for economic development. Our people are our greatest assets, and the role of New Mexico True Talent is to provide access to a host of resources to help students, parents, teachers, and members of the business community know their options as they become active participants in the workforce talent pipeline. For more information click.

New Mexico Workforce Connection (Youth Employment)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 enacted a comprehensive youth employment program for eligible youth ages 14-24. The main goal of the Youth Program is to increase the focus on longer-term academic and occupational learning opportunities, and provide long-term comprehensive service strategies. Youth services are provided to In-School youth (ages 14-21) and Out-of-School youth ages 16-24. For more information click.

Montezuma Lodge Scholarship

All seniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship and Masonic affiliation is NOT required. Scholarship money can be used towards tuition, books, supplies or room and board. click.

Reading Quest offers online tutoring services to elementary and middle school age students. For more information click Reading Quest.

The Santa Fe Public Library partnered with Santa Fe Public Schools to install the Sora app on all SFPS student devices so students can seamlessly access books on their school-issued device without a library card. Over 1,700 SFPS Sora accounts were created with 1,118 hours of reading time recorded on Sora. For more information click Sora.

STEM Resources

Sandia National Laboratories provides innovative, science-based, systems-engineering solutions to our nation’s most challenging national security problems. Encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers is the goal of our K-12 education programs. Click Sandia for more information.


Family-friendly and place-based learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math for Northern New Mexico. Click STEAM Hub for more information.

University of New Mexico (UNM)

A class-I research institution and one of the most scientifically influential universities in the world, UNM’s nationally recognized programs will prepare you for success. Combine your passion with practical experience, research opportunities and professors who want you to succeed. Innovate your future. Click here for more information.

University of California, Berkeley

(U.C. Berkeley)

The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would “contribute even more than California’s gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations.” listed below. Click here for more information.

Big Changes to the SAT

Advanced Placement tests will take prominence as the college entrance exam phases out subject tests and the optional essay. Click here for more information.

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