Scholarships Offered at DACC - click link to view DACC campus-based scholarships
Many of our scholarships require students to:
- Be NM residents
- Have graduated from a NM high school or received a NM GED
- Be admitted to DACC in a degree-seeking program
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as many scholarships have varying GPA requirements
Eligibility and renewal criteria vary. Consideration or nomination for a scholarship require a Scholar Dollar$ application to be submitted each year.
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Scholarships Fund Your Future
The Doña Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services offers a wide array of scholarships to assist a diverse student population pursuing a higher education. As an open-door institution, our office is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to students regardless of personal, economic, or social conditions.
As most of the scholarships require you to demonstrate financial need you are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
Students affiliated with a Native American tribe should contact their individual Tribal Scholarship Agency regarding the required paperwork for tribal scholarships.
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The State of New Mexico encourages residents to continue their education in New Mexico postsecondary institutions by providing state-funded scholarship opportunities.
- Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship-$1000 scholarship available to students who meet following criteria
- Must be recent NM High School Graduate
- HS GPA 3.5
- FAFSA on file with a zero EFC
- Legislative Lottery Scholarship
- Legislative Lottery Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
- Legislative Lottery frequently asked questions - click here
- Legislative Endowment Scholarship
- New Mexico Scholars
- Vietnam Veterans Scholarship
- Children of Deceased Veteran
- Transfer Achievement Scholarship - For students transferring from DACC to NMSU-LC
Outside Scholarship Resources
Scholarship Search Engines
2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Application opens SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Two-phase application process: Starting on September 12, all eligible applicants may access the online application via the Foundation’s website to complete a Phase One application.
The Phase One application closes in early November 2013.
If an applicant is selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, the applicant will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process.
Phase Two of the application closes in early January 2014