Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 13

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Albuquerque Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of New Mexico for one year or more.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more.
  5. Must attend a New Mexico high school.
  6. Must plan to enroll full time at an accredited postsecondary, not-for-profit educational institution.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  8. Must participate in high school varsity-level sports.
  9. Must be a graduating high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more, and participate in high school varsity-level sports.

Application requirements for the Notah Begay III Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Resume
  • Verification forms
Additional Information: Professional golfer Notah Begay III established this scholarship fund in 1999 to benefit Native American athletes attending college. Awards are made to high school graduates demonstrating strong academic achievement and participation in varsity level sports.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 13

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 13

Applications are available on the Albuquerque Community Foundation website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit a high school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT scores, two references (one reference from a current academic teacher or counselor and one reference from an athletic coach), a personal essay addressing the questions listed on the application, a resume, and proof of tribal enrollment or certificate of Indian blood. All application materials must adhere to the guidelines listed on the application. Applications must be sent in a sealed envelope, and received or postmarked by the deadline.
Contact: Denise
Address: P.O. Box 25266 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-5266

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