Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013/14 scholarship applications due April 30

Applications for the 2013/14 Higher Education Scholarship are due April 30.  Application and agreement are available for download at the right.

New Scholarship Agreement and Application (and other stuff)

After many meetings and discussions I am proud to announce a new Higher Education Scholarship Program Application and Agreement.  Major changes are:
  • no more semesterly application and agreement requirement - now an annual deadline
  • no more cappex or fastweb scholarship requirement - now the Higher Education Represenative will meet with you and help you fill out applications for scholarship money
  • no more certificate of tribal verification - now all that's due is the tribal enrollment certificate from Tribal Enrollment
Please download the new documents are the right.  Read them, ask questions, or set an appointment to meet with me to discuss the changes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fall 2012 Application due June 30

Agreement

Application

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Fall 2012 Tuition and Fees

Book Receipts

Summer/Spring 2012 Community Service Report

Official Transcripts

Completed 2012/2013 FAFSA

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 1

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 2

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 3

Completed ENIPC app Due June 30

Financial Aid Award Letter

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fall 2011

The Fall 2011 application deadline is June 30, 2011 at 5pm. If you plan on attending classes in the Fall I need the following:

Agreement

Application

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Fall 2011Tuition and Fees

Book Receipts

Summer/Spring 2011 Community Service Report

Official Transcripts

Completed 2011/2012 FAFSA

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 1

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 2

Non Pueblo or ENIPC Scholarship App 3

Completed ENIPC app Due June 30

Financial Aid Award Letter

Friday, April 23, 2010

What scholarships do I qualify for?

When you're thinking of looking for scholarship money it can be intimidating to try and figure out where to start. If you're coming at the scholarship search from a general perspective you're going to find a lot of information and lots of other people are going to find the same info. The more specific you are, the smaller the pool of people that will also be searching for the same scholarship money.

For example:

You're a
  • first time freshman (this means you've never attended college)
  • attending school in the state of New Mexico
  • majoring in
you're also
  • Indian
  • Hispanic
  • female
  • first generation college student (no one else in your family has attended college)
With this information you can narrow your scholarship search down to New Mexico, women, minority, first generation college student.

There are lots and lots of ways to narrow down your scholarship search. You can chose to look for money that's targeted for your
  • major
  • ethnic background
  • gender
  • financial need
  • where you grew up
  • any clubs you belong to
  • your hobbies
  • clubs and organizations your parents belong to
  • disabilities
There are also alumni scholarships, utility company scholarships, religious organization scholarships, service learning scholarships, academic excellence etc.

letters of recommendation

When you apply for scholarships from organizations other than the Pueblo of Pojoaque or Eight Northern Indian Pueblo's Council, one of the recommendations might be one or more letters of recommendation.

These letters can come from a teacher, club advisor, clergy person, employer, counselor, tribal official, Education Department staff member,school administrator etc.

When choosing who you want to ask for a letter of recommendation consider the following:

  • How does the person know you?
  • Does their knowledge of you fit with the organization that's awarding the scholarship money? (for example, if you're applying for money from a group that wants to know about your community service, you should ask for a letter of recommendation from someone who has worked with/supervised you when you've performed community service.)

If you can't find an exact fit, ask someone from your community that you come in to contact with on a regular basis. Someone who can vouch for your contributions to the community and perhaps your academics.

When you've decided who to ask, approach them with the following information:

  • What scholarship you're applying for
  • When the letter is due
  • What the awarding organization want's to know
  • How to submit the letter

Sometimes it's unavoidable, but try not to wait until the last minute to ask for a letter of recommendation. Waiting until the last minute puts a lot of pressure on everyone and could make a big difference for the people you're asking to vouch for you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

ENIPC

Fall applications for the ENIPC scholarship are due on June 30th. All application materials are listed under "Important Links" to the right of this posting area. One of the requirements is a Financial Needs Analysis that must be completed by your school. If you have any questions, please let me know.