The Albuquerque Community Foundation has 18 separate scholarship and student aid programs to help New Mexico residents attain their educational goals.
Each scholarship program was established by a donor with individual interests and priority areas. They represent the broad diversity of the generous individuals who care about education and believe it is the best way to give back to future generations. For this reason, requirements vary for each program. Please read about each program carefully prior to applying and if you have further questions, visit or FAQ page or send us an email.
Please note in the beginning of Fall 2014, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship requirements include the new minimum for number of credit hours - 15 NEW credit hours with repeating classes do not count.
All financial and other nonpublic information contained in student aid applications is maintained by Albuquerque Community Foundation in a confidential manner at all times.
Scholarship Programs at the Community Foundation
Scholarships for New Mexico High School Students
Scholarships for New Mexico College Students
If I have questions about a program who should I contact?
Click here to send us email at or call 505.883.6240.
Establishing a Scholarship Fund
The Albuquerque Community Foundation works with individuals, families, and organizations to create scholarship programs that align with their philanthropic goals and benefit deserving students. For information on establishing a scholarship fund, please click here.
Donate to an Existing Fund
Making a gift of any size to an existing scholarship program is a great way to help students achieve their goals and potential. Your gift qualifies for the maximum charitable benefit under state and federal law.
The following scholarship funds accept donations:
The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund
Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship
Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund
Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund
Carl F. Scott Scholarship Fund for Tucumcari Lodge #27 A.F. & A.M.
David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship
James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Fund
Manuel Lujan Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund
New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Fund
Notah Begay III Scholarship Fund
Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women
Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sarah K. Caplin Scholarship for Albuquerque Academy Students
Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund
Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education
Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Fund
Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Fund
To make a donation with a credit card please click here, select "Other Fund" , enter the donation amount and click donate. In the next screen enter the scholarship fund you would like to support.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Albuquerque Community Foundation
624 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Please be sure to include a note that includes the name of the scholarship fund you would like to support.