El Centro de Muchos Colores - Scholarships


El Centro de Muchos Colores Book Scholarship

Deadline: February 1

El Centro De Muchos Colores Book Scholarship is awarded to any class level with preference to hispanic or multi-cultural students. To apply please visit the FLC Scholarships site.

For more information contact:

Shirena Trujillo Long
El Centro Coordinator

MARC U*STAR Program at Fort Lewis College Call for Applications

The FLC-MARC Program is accepting applications for the June 2018 to May 2020 program.  This is an honors undergraduate research training program, with the goal to prepare underrepresented students majoring in scientific disciplines to pursue a Ph.D. and long term careers in the biomedical or behavioral science research.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the 2018-2020 program by completing the online application, uploading required application materials and requesting that faculty submit letters of support to Marnie Clay, MARC Program Coordinator, prior to the due date.  Students should consult with potential MARC Mentor prior to submitting application.  Applications are due Friday, February 2, 2018.  

Application Materials include:

  • Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Resume or CV

  • Personal Statement

  • Two letters of support from faculty members (one from potential research mentor)

    In addition, the Selection Committee, as part of the application process, will interview each applicant.

    A Selection Committee comprised of MARC U*STAR Steering Committee members and MARC Mentors will evaluate the application of each candidate and the letters of support.  The committee will make the final determination on student admission to the program and communicate their decision to the applicant by the beginning of March.

    For more information, visit the FLC - MARC Website or the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences.

    Questions?  Contact Dr. Les Sommerville, MARC Program Director, Berndt Hall 603,  or Marnie Clay, MARC Program Coordinator, Chem Hall 238.


Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Fort Lewis College Foundation offers many scholarships that do not require you to provide your Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Check out this list of FAFSA-free scholarships and visit the FLC Scholarships site for more information and to apply.

Recommended Scholarships

Scholarships recommended by El Centro

  • hispanicfund.org – To qualify for this scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen studying full time in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Students must also demonstrate a financial need.
  • hepcamp.org – To qualify for the CAMP program the student must be the child of migrant workers. There are other specific qualifications which can be found under the eligibility link to see the rest. The CAMP program helps children of migrant workers successfully complete their first year of an undergraduate program.
  • cahsee.org – This is the website for Center of Advancement for Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education. Students studying in these fields should go to the website to check out scholarships and programs.
  • hacu.net –This website provides a list of numerous scholarships and programs for Hispanic students. Click on the “Student Resources” link to find a complete scholarship list.
  • maldef.org – Provides support programs and scholarships for non-residents or Mexican-Americans.
  • hsf.net – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a great resource for scholarships.
  • fastweb.com – Fastweb is a great general scholarship search tool. With fastweb you give them information about yourself to create a profile. Fastweb then does a search of what scholarships you are available for and tell you what they are when the applications are due and all that other information.
  • Hispanic-contractors.org – This is the website for the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado and provides support for education.
  • United Negro College Fund - Hispanic and other minorities qualify for these scholarships and programs. This is great website with some very important and large scholarships and help available.

Scholarships for International Students

  • iefa.org – This is a scholarship for students studying abroad.

Please come by El Centro if you have any questions about these scholarships or need help applying for them. That is what we are here for!

Employment Search Engines

  • nabe.org –This is the National Association for Bilingual Education website. It is a good tool when searching for employment; click under the Jobs link.
  • saludos.com – This is a great website when searching for employment.

Scholarships and Internships

The following listing of Scholarships and Internships is only a brief list.  Additional resources can be found by searches on the internet or in the library.  Inquire with your college for more resources, in addition to, the department of your major or minor.  Call or visit the referenced websites for accurate information regarding deadlines and requirements.

  • American Indian College Fund
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program
  • American Indian Services
    Enrollment in a university, college, junior college or technical school
    Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits
    Full-time or part-time status-excluding non-credit courses
    Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.25
    Application is available at the Native American Center
  • American University's Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship
  • Annie's Environmental Studies Scholarship
  • Association of American Indian Physicians
  • BHP Annual Scholarship Program
    Call 505-598-2169 OR 505-598-2211
    Fax 505-598-2102
    Attn: Scholarship Program
    P.O. Box 561
    Waterflow, NM 87421
    Email: bhpnmscholarship@bhpbilliton.com
    Deadline: June 30
  • Department of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office
    Federal Women's Program Scholarship
    Theresa Brooks, Scholarship Committee Chair
    Email: brookstl@cdm.com
  • Enterprise-Management Internship Program
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Fort Lewis Federal School Code:  001353
  • FastWeb
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • Indian Health Service Pre-Scholarship Program
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Deadline: November 1
    Application is available at the Native American Center  
  • Native American Internships
  • Native American Journalist Association
  • Native American Scholarships
  • Navajo Nation Investment Committee finance and accounting scholarships and internship opportunities
    To request a scholarship application or internship information write to:
    Finance and Accounting Project Office of the Controller
    P.O. Box 3150
    Window Rock, Arizona 86515
    Phone: 928-871-6126
  • The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs (ONNSFA)
  • Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program
  • NNALEA (National Native American Law Enforcement Association) Academic Scholarship Program
  • NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs) Foundation https://www.nshmba.org/page/scholarship/
  • State of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education: Scholarships, Grants, and Work Study
  • Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program
    Intertribal Timber Council
    Application Deadline: January 30, 2006
  • Morris K. Udall Foundation

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