Apply for a Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico invites students of all degree paths to apply to our 2024 scholarship cycle. First time applicants will need to create an account.

MARCH 17, 2024

Your CFSNM offers scholarships that support students from all walks and stages of life in pursuing various avenues of their educational and professional journeys. In 2023, we are honored to have awarded roughly $156,000 in scholarships!

Applicants must be pursuing any avenue of higher education and/or professional certifications. This includes undergraduate, post-grad, vocational and more! Applicants must be actively enrolled as a student. Applicants in high school must be a graduating senior.

With a wide range of categories, your CFSNM offers scholarships for everyone including, but not limited to:

  • Healthcare
  • Volunteerism
  • CTE, Trade, Vocational
  • Students with disabilities
  • In-state and out-of-state
  • All dgree paths for undergraduate to post-grad
  • Students returning to school
  • African American, Indigenous, Hispanic (BiPOC)

This year, with immense gratitude, we announce the launch of our Student Success Scholarship Fund! This milestone achievement wouldn’t have been possible without our community’s unwavering dedication and belief in the power of education. Together, we are empowering students to pursue their dreams and unlock endless possibilities. 

Aaron michael cox memorial scholarship endowment fund

Scholarships for minority students studying Audio Production at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Alamogordo Breakfast Lions Club Scholarship

To support students who are graduating senior(s) from Alamogordo High School enrolled in the CTE (Career Technical Education) program classes in a Professional Occupation, Technical, Health or Trades, area of study, attending New Mexico State University-Alamogordo campus or a certified school in New Mexico other than NMSU-A to continue a CTE type degree.

Alexis Elle Endowment Fund Scholarship

For single mothers with financial need attending NMSU and/or DACC

Alexis Legarreta ENLACE Scholarship

To help with furthering the education of graduating Mayfield High School ENLACE participants

Alfred P. Corral Endowment Fund

Scholarships for Hispanic students, with a preference for students from Mexico with a preference for students enrolled at DACC

Anna-Marie Aldaz Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships to students in which English is not their native language, attending Dona Ana Community College studying English as a second language

Aprendamos Juntos Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships to NM resident, second-semester students working in one of the following; physical therapy, occupational therapy, board certified behavior analyst program

Barry McClure Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Scholarships for post-secondary education for students graduating from a high school in southern New Mexico, participating in a track or golf program or entering a professional golf management program at New Mexico State University

Buckhorn Tavern Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are awarded to Socorro County residents studying to complete their GED or HiSet. Other considerations will be given to nontraditional students pursuing a degree in a vocational learning institution

carla j. urban scholarship for the trades

To grant 1 student from Hot Springs High School in Truth or Consequences, NM that will be entering into a trade field of study at a vocational trades institution or a community college for a trade certificate

carol troeller second chance scholarship fund

To support students with emergency financial needs with a preference for a female student in business fields of study

Catherine Joyce Webb Endowed Scholarship Fund

To make awards to one or more (undergraduate/graduate) students attending NMSU Alamogordo campus

CFSNM student success Scholarship

To award outstanding academic students from Doña Ana County in Southern New Mexico

Clarence H. Fielder Memorial Scholarship

To support African American students from historically underrepresented backgrounds

Cloudcroft Community Group Scholarship

Scholarship for students from Cloudcroft planning to attend a New Mexico institution for higher learning

cotter second chance scholarship

To support non-traditional, female students who are residents of Southern New Mexico. Must be attending a post-secondary school in Southern New Mexico. 

David Diaz Music From the Heart Endowment Fund

New Mexico music programs and/or music scholarships for both public and private school students

Dr. Robert Palmer Scholarship Fund

To make awards for one or more students from Luna county

edna mae scholarship

To support women from rural communities attending a vocational community college or university

Forch E. Atkinson Scholarship Endowment Fund

Providing an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from the Lovelady High School, in the Lovelady Independent School District, located in Lovelady, TX for post-secondary education

Frankie D. & Russell E. Clemons Endowment Fund Scholarships

Healthcare providers (nurses, respiratory therapists, medical technicians, etc.) at DACC and NMSU

From the Heart Endowment Fund

Nursing scholarships for students at NMSU

Good Samaritan Scholarship

To support students pursuing a degree in nursing, social work or certified nursing

Harold Cousland Fund for Young Journalists

Scholarships for young journalists

Hazel Hutchcroft Memorial Endowment Fund

Annually, the distributable income will be designated for nursing education at DACC in Las Cruces, NM

Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund

To make at least one scholarship award for the fall semester to students enrolled at Dona Ana Community College in health-related programs

Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund

To award scholarships to minority students graduating from high schools in southern New Mexico and attending either New Mexico State University or Dona Ana Community College

Holloway Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

To support a student graduating from a Chaves County, New Mexico School District, an undergraduate student attending any higher education 4-year university with a 3.5 GPA or higher showing commitment to their community through volunteerism

Johanna Koester Heine Endowment Fund

Education for nurses

jose covarrubias scholarship

To support a graduating senior from Hot Springs High School, first generation college student, planning to attend New Mexico State University

josh scholarship

To support students who are residents of the Chaves, Lincoln and Otero counties of New Mexico attending any higher educational university, community college or vocational school. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, single parents demonstrating financial need are strongly encouraged to apply

JOSH scholarship enmu-r

To support students who are residents of Chaves, Lincoln, Otero or Roosevelt counties of New Mexico attending a vocational school or community college. This scholarship is primarily for students attending NMSU-Alamogordo, NMSU-Roswell, or NMSU-Ruidoso and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, students of all ages and learning levels are encouraged to apply

Jon Wynne Endowment Fund

Scholarships for Doña Ana Community College students with financial need

Judith Shelton-Gibson Endowment Fund

Healthcare educational grants at Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University

Kevin T. Riedel Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

To make one or more annual awards to young people from the Las Cruces area to help defray their costs of higher education

Las Cruces Optimist Clubs Endowment Fund

Optimist Clubs scholarships

Leonard R. and Lois I. Sugerman Health Sciences Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students enrolled in the Health Science Department at the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM

LGBTQIA+ Scholarship by the Charles T. Townley and Victor T. Roberts Fund

To support queer individuals at higher education institutions graduating from areas located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Otero and Sierra counties

Lowell R. Duhrsen II Memorial Endowment Fund

Healthcare scholarships at New Mexico State University

Michael D. and Cynthia E. Pinholster Scholarship Endowment

To make awards to an undergraduate student attending New Mexico State University

myra covarrubias special needs scholarship

To support a college junior or senior at New Mexico State University majoring in Special Education

nancy huntley scholarship

To support charitable educational purposes

NMSU Sigma Nu Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Eddie Jaramillo Fund

Scholarships for business students at the NMSU College of Business and Economics Department

Over the rainbow scholarship

To support non-traditional female undergraduate students with financial need attending New Mexico State University or Doña Ana Community College

Ronnie Wright Rotary Fund

To support students who live in Doña Ana County and are active in Rotary, RYLA or Rotaract

Southern NM Down Syndrome Families Scholarship Fund Endowment

Providing financial assistance via a scholarship to those persons with Down syndrome who want to pursue post-secondary studies/life skills training at approved educational institutions or organizations


For both traditional and non-traditional (female) students entering or enrolled in a Southern New Mexico community college or vocational school

Sunspot Solar-Mellow & Janet Honek Endowment Fund

Providing scholarships to Native American youth attending NMSU

Village at northrise endowment fund

Healthcare educational scholarships at Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University

Vescovo Automotive technology scholarship

To support students in their second year enrolled in Doña Ana Community College Automotive Technology Program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

You Fund

Providing scholarships for New Mexico State University or Doña Ana Community College students with career goals in medicine or law and from a single-parent home

Zachary Adam Giordan-Lascari Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is intended to benefit a father attending or planning to attend a physical therapy institute to study Physical Therapy

Preference will be given to students attending Pima Medical Institute studying Physical Therapy in Albuquerque

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