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.
The deadline date is set for March 13
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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