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Scholarships

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

The FLC-MARC Program is accepting applications for the June 2017 to May 2019 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 2017-2019 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.  Applications are due Friday, February 3, 2017.  For a Word Document with more information here.

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
970-247-7290
long_s@fortlewis

TRIO - Fitness Lifestyle Scholarship

Available to: Current high school, alumni and college students. Deadline: Submit by 11:59pm on Dec 31st, 2015. Award Amount: $500 Eligibility for Payout of Scholarship Winnings

  • Must be currently residing in the United States.
  • All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time in college, an alumni or in high school
  • Student must provide the address of the college's Financial Aid Office for the college they attended, plan on attending or are current enrolled at
  • Student must provide college/high school student identification number.

How to apply: Fill out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ejthQAEZhgZHsBlrdTbz5GB96wgsLXnhiYH4kT5VDJI/viewform and answer the final survey question in 500 words or less. Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered in the final choice for the winner Website: http://www.mysupplementstore.com/scholarship.html

The infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence

Available to: (Undergraduate, Graduate, HS Senior)
Deadline: 11:59PM EST, December 31, 2015.
Award Amount: $1250
Short summary of requirements or how to apply: (Write an essay) The internet has allowed people from all over the world to develop and create businesses like never before. How can western countries benefit from this new “horizontal exchange of services”? Should the market regulate itself or should the government interfere? Finally, express your own opinion about the internet’s impact on the global economy. (see website for more detail)
Website: http://www.infoparrot.com/the-infoparrot-scholarship/

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Available to: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering
college or graduate school student of any level
Deadline: January 30, 2016
Award Amount: $1,000
Short summary of requirements or how to apply: Complete the application form including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

 

The 9th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card

Available to: All high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of
2015 in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree are welcome to participate in our scholarship competition.
Deadline: Contest submissions accepted from May 26, 2015 - February 25, 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Short summary of requirements or how to apply: Fill out the entry form and upload artwork or
photograph in JPEG (.jpg) format. Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for
the front of a greeting card. Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your
own original work/creation
Website: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Other Scholarships

Durango-Local Scholarships

The Durango Education Foundation offers several scholarships for seniors graduating from high school programs in Durango School District 9-R. These scholarships are funded by individual donors or donor families and administered by DEF. The Following scholarships are being offered for 2015:

  • A-Team D.E.F. Scholarship
  • Brinton Family Girl's Swimming Scholarship
  • DLM Family Scholarship
  • Tom and Ann Hartney Scholarship
  • Robert and Christine Finegan Heinich Scholarship
  • Newbold Scholarship
  • Joseph Philpott Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Sachs Construction LLC Scholarship
  • Louis S. Tamez Memorial Scholarships
  • Zink Family Scholarship

All scholarships have specific criteria and requirements. For more information about specific requirements and criteria click here.

Applications for all scholarships must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Durango Education Foundation, 201 E. 12th St, Durango, CO 81301. Please note: They do not accept applications electronically. For more information, contact the Foundation at (970) 385-1491 or 9RFoundation@gmail.com.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Fort Lewis College Foundation offers several scholarships that do not require you to provide your Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Below is a list of these scholarships. Visit the FLC Scholarships site for more information and to apply.

  • BP AMERICA ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP
  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CYCLING SCHOLARSHIP
  • DURANGO 100 CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
  • LEROY GOODWIN SCHOLARSHIP
  • INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER SCHOLARSHIP
  • HELEN KROEGER-FARIS SCHOLARSHIP
  • DEBRA PARMENTER SCHOLARSHIP
  • MARY E. RESLER SCHOLARSHIP
  • SCOTT C. WHITESIDE SCHOLARSHIP
  • DEAN AND BETTY WOLCOTT SCHOLARSHIP
  • JOHN F. AND MILDRED S. REED SCHOLARSHIP
  • CECIL P. GARDIPE SCHOLARSHIP
  • CONNIE HILB-LUNDQUIST SCHOLARSHIP
  • ROBERT & KELLY HILL SCHOLARSHIP
  • HELEN SLOAN DANIELS SCHOLARSHIP
  • NATHAN ROBERT HERTZOG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • GREG HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
  • CARLENO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • SUZANNE JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • DIAN SANTISTEVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • CECILIA J. & JOSEPHINE M. SPONSEL SCHOLARSHIP
  • VIETNAM ERA VETERAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
  • BLUE ZENITH SCHOLARSHIP
  • CALLISTO AND CATHERINE LUCHINI SCHOLARSHIP
  • VECTRA BANK SCHOLARSHIP
  • RICHARD AND MARJORIE ANESI SCHOLARSHIP
  • KIWANIS CLUB OF THE NARROW GAUGE SCHOLARSHIP
  • CINDY WATSON SCHOLARSHIP
  • JESSE BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • GARRETT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
  • MARY ELLEN MOREHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.
  • unsf.org/scholarships/ – This is the United Negro College Fund website. 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.
  • iefc.com – This website is for international students. Go to the website and click on the “international student” link.

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
    www.collegefund.org
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    www.aises.org
  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program
    www.aiefprograms.org
  • 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)
    www.american.edu/wins
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship
    www.acec-co.org
  • Annie's Environmental Studies Scholarship
    www.annies.com
  • Association of American Indian Physicians
    www.aaip.org
  • 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
    505-243-3200
    Email: brookstl@cdm.com
  • Enterprise-Management Internship Program
    www.enterprise.com
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Fort Lewis Federal School Code:  001353
    http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp or www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • FastWeb
    www.fastweb.com
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
    www.gmsp.org
  • Indian Health Service Pre-Scholarship Program
    www.ihs.gov
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Deadline: November 1
    Application is available at the Native American Center  
  • Native American Internships
    www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm
  • Native American Journalist Association
    www.naja.com
  • Native American Scholarships
    www.free-4u.com
  • 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
    www.nnalea.org
  • 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
    www.nmche.org/
  • Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program
    Intertribal Timber Council
    503-282-4296
    Application Deadline: January 30, 2006
  • Morris K. Udall Foundation
    www.udall.gov
  • USA Funds Scholarship Opportunity
    http://www.usafunds.org/

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