About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, an organization that has awarded over $60 million through more than 8,500 grants and has supported more than 4,600 students. They uniquely serve the donors, the non-profit sector and the community as a whole. This scholarship was established by professional golfer Notah Begay III to benefit Native American students who are attending or want to attend a private high school in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant must complete the application that can be found on the Albuquerque Community Foundation site.

  • Along with the application, the applicant should also submit a personal essay addressing the questions listed on the application.

  • Proof of tribal enrollment or certificate of Indian Blood, two reference letters. academic transcripts, resume, SAT/ACT scores, and FAFSA should be submitted too.

How much the scholarship award amounts to? 

  • The award amounts to $2,000 per year and is non-renewable.

  • Two awards are offered per year. 

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for March 13

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a Native American at first to be eligible.

  • A student can be in current high school or incoming freshman.

  • To be eligible, a student must be a current or accepted and attending Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area high school.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA out of 4 to be eligible and fill the FAFSA.

  • An applicant must have a very good academic background and should be involved in athletics, extracurricular activities, and demonstrate the financial need.

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