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El Centro provides a welcoming space for those interested in Hispanic culture and aims to retain Hispanic and multicultural students.

We offer academic resources and specific programming for undocumented and DACA students, as well as scholarships and connections to funding resources. Contact their assistant director at if you need a resource we don't currently have.

Check out our full event schedule

Academic support resources

Spanish Hour

Spanish Hour is open to all levels and takes place at El Centro, Tuesday from 11 a.m.-noon.

While it's a casual meet-up to converse, we always have someone available to support you with your questions about words, grammar, or phrases. You can also come if you just want to listen!

We welcome all students, staff, faculty, and members of the Durango community.

Faculty Drop-In office hours

We have faculty drop-in office hours for: professors Daisy Matthews (Mathematics and Academic Success Coach), Dr. Michael Martin (History and GSS), and Dr. Aurea Cortés-Palmonec (Biology).

SASO in El Centro

Every Tuesday from 2-4 pm, Sexual Assault Services Organization is available to meet in the Rio Grande Room for students who require confidential support.

También ofrecen servicios disponibles en español.

Counseling in the Rio Grande room

Every Wednesday from 9 am-4 pm, our FLC Counseling Office offers free, confidential 30-minute sessions in the Rio Grande room.

El Centro scholarships

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!

Book Scholarship

Get help with book expenses

We award a Book Scholarship to FLC students, prioritizing Hispanic or multi-cultural students.

Deadline: February 15

Apply for our El Centro De Muchos Colores Book Scholarship at any year in your academic journey with us. We will make award decisions with preference to Hispanic or multi-cultural students. Requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Written essay describing financial need
  • Information about your personal cultural and ethnic identity, and explanation of why you would bring a diverse set of opinions to Fort Lewis College to help enrich our campus and fulfill the College’s commitment to embrace all cultures and all people
  • Attendance to one skill-building workshop per semester to maintain and renew scholarship. 

Award amount varies between $250 and $500.

Apply online

The IME Becas Scholarship

The IME Becas Scholarship is a partnership between the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) and Fort Lewis College, to provide financial assistance to students with Mexican origins.

The $1,000-$2,000 scholarship is intended to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at Fort Lewis College; it can be used towards the cost of tuition, books, fees, or housing expenses.

The Selection Committee will select recipients based on eligibility, financial need, educational achievement, and essay completion.

Only complete applications will be considered!

Deadline: All materials must be turned in by Friday, September 30th at 5:00pm

Apply today

You can send or drop off your application to: 

  • Email: Gyana B. Gomar at:
  • Drop off in-person: El Centro de Muchos Colores (Student Union 40).

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  1. Must be Mexican or have parents of Mexican origin (will need to provide documentation)
  2. Demonstrate significant financial need
  3. Be enrolled as a full time (12 credit hours or more) degree-seeking student at FLC
  4. Have at least a cumulative 2.75 GPA

Preference will be given to:

  1. First generation students
  2. Students who demonstrate a commitment of service to the immigrant community
FLC undocumented student scholarships

Fort Lewis College Foundation offers many hispanic college scholarships that do not require you to provide your FASFA.

Check out this list of FAFSA-free scholarships and visit the FLC Scholarships site for more information and to apply.

Internships & scholarships beyond FLC

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 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
    Deadline: June 30
  • Department of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office
    Federal Women's Program Scholarship
    Theresa Brooks, Scholarship Committee Chair
  • 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
  • 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
  • – 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 hispanic college scholarships and programs.
  • –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.
  • – Provides support programs and scholarships for non-residents or Mexican-Americans.
  • – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a great resource for scholarships.
  • – 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.
  • – 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.
Employment resources