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Taos Lions Club Scholarships

Deadline is October 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

Certified Nursing Assistant

Commercial Drivers License

Emergency Medical Technician

Nursing (2018 Cohort)

Name Application Deadline Amount Academic Criteria for Consideration
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Tuesday, September 11, 2018 $500-One Semester *Applicant must be a New Mexico Resident.
*Must be enrolled in an Associate or Certificate program at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible
*Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hrs) and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5.
*Must meet one of the following criteria:
o   GED Recipient
o   Foster Care Youth
o   Adult Student seeking an education later in life or returning to school for a “Second Chance”.
o   Juvenile Justice Youth
o   Returning Military Student
o   Individuals pursuing EMMT/Paramedic Training
*A 500 word essay on your personal and professional aspirations, the supports and challenges you
face in accomplishing your goals and dreams in attaining a college education.
Opportunity Southwest Scholarship Monday, Feb. 27th, 2018 $1,000-One Semester *Applicant must be a New Mexico Resident
*Must be enrolled in an Associate or Certificate program at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible.
*Must be enrolled at least Half-Time (6 Hours) and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
*A 500 word essay addressing any of the following:
o   Academics:
§  What is your academic history (High School or programs attended, GPA, grade completed, my certificates,
GED, etc.)?
§  What are your educational goals? Include degree program and expected date of graduation.
§  Briefly describe your personal and/or professional goals as related to your educational pursuits.
§  What are your plans after attaining your degree?
o   Financial Need:
§  Please indicate number of household members.
§  Please indicate your total annual household income range.
§  What are your estimated costs of attending UNM-Taos per semester?
(tuition, books, fees, housing and any other related expenses) Explain how you plan on meeting these costs?
§  What resources are available to you to assist you in attaining your degree (include financial aid, scholarships
received/applied for, work or other income, etc.)?
o   Additional Considerations:
§  Please describe any unique circumstances you think should be taken into consideration.
§  List any extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, community service, clubs, memberships,
hobbies, interests, etc.
§  You may additionally provide any documents or information to your particular situation including but
not limited to: a brief work history, letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.
Betsy Carey Memorial Scholarship for the Arts Tuesday, September 11, 2018 $500-One Semester *Must be enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science
in Digital Media Arts, Certificate of Digital Graphic Design, or Certificate
of Applied Arts and Crafts at the University of New Mexico-Taos.
*Must have a minimum of 12 credit hours towards the AFA or Certificate.
*Must have a current GPA of a 3.0
*Must have a Portfolio of art work, containing at least 6 pieces of art, including
(if possible) examples of work from each art class taken. Submission of
portfolio may be via online link.
Helen Emily Zimmerman & Howard Tuesday, September 11, 2018 $500-One Semester *Applicants must be a New Mexico Resident.
Brandenburg Memorial Scholarship *Must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible.
*Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 Hours.)
*Must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
*A 500 word essay on your personal and professional aspirations including: academic promise (generally defined),
maturity, character, leadership, perseverance, and commitment to community service. Also include the
supports and challenges you face in accomplishing your goals and dreams in attaining a college education.
Mary Baca-Olguin Scholarship Monday, Feb. 27th, 2018 $500-One Semester *Applicant must be a legal resident of New Mexico and the United States Citizen.
*Must be Pell eligible.
*Applicants must be enrolled in an Education or Social Services degree at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible.
*Must be enrolled Full-Time.
*Must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
*A 500-word essay addressing how your education will contribute to who you are today and in the future.
Paige Lawson Scholarship Tuesday, September 11, 2018 $500-One Semester *Applicant must be legal resident of New Mexico and a United States Citizen.
*Must be enrolled in the Associate of Nursing program at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible.
*Must provide high school or GED and college transcripts with application.
*Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
*Must submit a 500 word essay describing your commitment to the nursing field.
Quail Roost Scholarship Tuesday, September 11, 2018 $500-One Semester *Applicant must be a New Mexico Resident
*Must be enrolled in an Associate or Certificate program at UNM-Taos.
*Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are NOT eligible.
*Must be enrolled at least Half-Time (6 Hours) and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
*Please include a copy of your unofficial transcripts.
*Must have a completed Financial Aid file.
*Must be making satisfactory academic progress.
*A 500 word essay addressing any of the following:
o   Academics:
§  What is your academic history (High School or programs attended, GPA, grade completed, my certificates,
GED, etc.)?
§  What are your educational goals? Include degree program and expected date of graduation.
§  Briefly describe your personal and/or professional goals as related to your educational pursuits.
What are your plans after attaining your degree?
o   Financial Need:
§  Please indicate number of household members.
§  Please indicate your total annual household income range.
§  What are your estimated costs of attending UNM-Taos per semester? ( tuition, books, fees, housing and
any other related expenses) Explain how you plan on meeting these costs?
§  What resources are available to you to assist you in attaining your degree (include financial aid,
scholarships received/applied for, work or other income, etc.)?
o   Additional Considerations:
§  Please describe any unique circumstances you think should be taken into consideration.
§  List any extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, community service, clubs, memberships, hobbies,
interests, etc.
§  You may additionally provide any documents or information to your particular situation including but
not limited to: a brief work history, letters of recommendation, certifications, etc.
Commercial Driver's License Class A Monday, Feb. 27th, 2018 $1,000-One Semester *Application form;
Scholarship Application *An statement of approximately 200 words or more describing your personal objectives in pursuing this certification
*Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one extracurricular) signed and in sealed envelopes or
mailed separately by the person(s) providing the recommendation.
Commercial Driver's License Class B Monday, Feb. 27th, 2018 $400-Once Semester *Application form;
Scholarship Application *An statement of approximately 200 words or more describing your personal objectives in pursuing this certification
*Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one extracurricular) signed and in sealed envelopes or
mailed separately by the person(s) providing the recommendation.