DNCU Scholarship Program


New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarships 2019-2020 Now Open

Any New Mexico resident who will attend an accredited New Mexico college or university (two-year or four-year) as an undergraduate student may apply. Postmark deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 and applications must be mailed. Please see links below for the Scholarship Criteria and Application.

NOTE:  If you would like to apply, please print and mail the form to the address on the application. DNCU staff/branches cannot receive your application.

NMCUF Scholarship Criteria

NMCUF Scholarship Application

2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program Winners Announced

DNCU's 2018-19 scholarship winners are below. Congratulations to the awardees and all who entered!

Anthony R. Abeyta – Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ
Ethan F. Aulwes – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Natalia R. Baca – Escalante High School, Tierra Amarilla, NM
Mariposa L. Childson – Santa Fe Waldorf School, Santa Fe, NM
Mariposa S. Gonzales – Pojoaque Valley High School, Santa Fe, NM
Matilde P.  Jacobson – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Benjamin W. Rees – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Gabriella E. Rodriguez – Capital High School, Santa Fe, NM
Joseph P. Sena – Española Valley High School, Española, NM
Emma E. Tompkins  – Cherry Street Christian Academy, Los Alamos, NM

Scholarship Program Information - Plan Ahead for 2019-2020

Applications will be available in January 2019


Del Norte Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
• Be a member of Del Norte Credit Union prior to the application deadline.
• Be a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in same year of higher education enrollment.
• Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.
• Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a one-time award of $1,000. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Students will be asked to submit a one-page essay of no more than 300 words. Submitted essays are not part of the selection process but may be used by Del Norte Credit Union for promotional purposes. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Del Norte Credit Union play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Recipients will be notified by mail in late April; non-recipients will be notified as well. Scholarship checks will be mailed to the recipients at the beginning of August.

Del Norte Credit Union reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

INFORMATION For questions regarding the scholarship program, please email dmunoz@dncu.org.