Student Aid Opportunities

2016 ACF Scholarship Postcard_Page_12016 Scholarship Programs Announced
The Albuquerque Community Foundation manages 18 scholarship programs aimed at helping New Mexico students attain their educational goals.  Each program was established by a generous individual or family with individual interests and priority areas.  They represent the broad diversity of those who care about education and believe it is the best way to give back to future generations.   For this reason, requirements vary for each program.

Deadline of June 20, 2016 (receipt deadline for high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college and any student already attending college in OR out of the state)

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award
Financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for both students graduating from New Mexico high schools and those continuing their education.  Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 GPA; awards vary between $500 and $2,000.

Deadline of June 3, 2016

American Advertising Internship Scholarship
For students who want to enter the advertising profession in New Mexico. Applicant must be a New Mexico resident enrolled full-time in a New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution. One or two recipients will be selected annually for an award of $1,500 each.

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Albuquerque-area high school seniors or continuing college students pursuing an automotive or technical vocational career. Students may attend school full or part-time.  No Minimum GPA.  One award $500-$1,000.

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to N.M. high school or continuing education students interested in Metals Technology for students in pursuit of a metals technology program. Students may attend school full or part-time. No Minimum GPA.  Award: $500-$1,000.


Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women
Awarded to women who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. One to three awards will be made for up to $1,500 each.

Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education
Financial assistance for individuals living in the Greater Albuquerque Area who work a minimum of 20 hours a week and attend school.  Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0; up to four awards for $500-$1,000 each.

For more information on all scholarship programs managed by the Foundation, visit

 Albuquerque Community Foundation administers a permanent community endowment consisting of thousands of gifts received since 1981.  Endowment funds are pooled and invested.  Over time, earnings are used to make grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs.  For more information, visit

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