This list contains information about some of the most recognized national scholarships and contests along with local scholarships and unique scholarships. 

*Disclaimer: The timeline is tentative based on past scholarship due dates. We will continue to update information as it becomes available.

 Due DateScholarship/Academic ContestDescription
 No Date Posted Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund For high school seniors and up to age 26 who are dependents of US Military personnel who are permanently disabled, MIA, POW, or killed in action.
 No date posted NASA Fellows, Interns, and Scholars Database of programs NASA offers high school and college students
 No date posted The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest For grades 9-12
 Monthly The Common Knowledge Scholarship FoundationMore like a contest - take a quiz over a variety of topics
  Military OneSource Database of scholarships and financial aid assistance for dependents of Veterans and Active Duty members of the US Armed Forces. 
August Cappex GPA Isn't Everything Scholarship For seniors

 National Amputation Foundation For students who have suffered a major limb amputation
   SDLG Disability Scholarship Program For students with a physician-diagnosed disability
September Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council ScholarshipFor NM seniors
  We the Future ContestFor grades 9-12 passionate about the U.S. Constitution - 4 categories

 Siemens Math, Science, and Technology Competition Open to individuals and teams up to 3 members in grades 9-12

 Questbridge National College Match Program For high achieving seniors from low-income households
 October United States Senate Youth Program For juniors and seniors
  CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program For high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores interested in a career in the CIA 
  Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards For seniors of Hispanic/Latino descent
  Nation Young Arts Foundation For grades 10-12 - students who are passionate about and talented in the arts
  Ayn Rand Essay Contest - Atlas Shrugged For seniors and college students
  Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs For seniors
  Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship For seniors
 November VFW Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition For grades 9-12
  Ron Brown Scholars Program For high school seniors who are Black/African-American

 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards For grades 5-12
  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship For high achieving seniors with financial need
  Intel Science Talent Search For seniors who have completed individual research in math, science, or engineering
  Daniels Fund - Scholarship Program Open to high school seniors with financial need

 NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
  For high school seniors interested in computer science
December UNM Freshman Scholarships Open to high school seniors
  NMSU "top 3" Freshman Scholarships  Open to high school seniors
  Elks Most Valuable Student Competion Open to high school seniors (You do not need to be related to an Elks Lodge Member.)
     Doodle 4 Google Scholarship Contest Open to grades K-12
  Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - ART Open to grades 7-12
  AXA Achievement Scholarship Open to high school seniors
  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award Open to high school seniors who own their own small business
  Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship/Anne Ford Scholarship Open to high school seniors with a learning disability

 Burger King Scholars Program Open to high school seniors 
  Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - WRITING Open to grades 7-12
  New Mexico Leadership Institute     For Juniors only
  Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout ScholarshipOpen to Eagle Scouts registered in an active unit who have not reached their 19th birthday during the application year
  SMART Scholarship for Service Program For seniors interested in studying the STEM fields, sponsored by the Department of Defense
     Stop Hunger Scholarship For ages 5-25
  Foot Locker Scholar Athlete     For high school seniors
  Knight Essay Contest For grades 9-12
 January JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest Open to grades 9-12

 GE - Reagan Foundations Scholarship For high school seniors
    Ron Brown Scholar Program For high school seniors who are Black/African American
  Army ROTC Scholarship     For high school seniors
  Gates Millennium Scholars For seniors of the African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American ethnicity

 Central N.M. Electric Cooperative Inc. Scholarship For high school seniors
  DuPont Challenge Essay Contest     For grades 6-12
  Taco Bell Foundation Live Mas Scholarship Must be 16 years of age

 Navy (and Marine) ROTC Scholarship For seniors
 February The Betty Montoya Gift of Life Scholarship  Essay contest for high school seniors.  Request an application from Mr. Gunnare.

 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program     For high school seniors interested in a STEM career
  Optimist International Essay Contest For students under the age of 18 as of 10/1/2015
  Toshiba NSTA Exploravision Contest For all grades
  2016 Foundation for Rural Service  For seniors who live in the Coop's service area and have landline service through Plateau
  We the Students Essay Contest For grades 8-12 (ages 14-19)
  Davidson Fellows Scholarships  For "extraordinary young people, 18 and younger, who have completed a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy or 'out of the box'"
  Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Program Offers various scholarships for high school seniors
  Rise Scholarship  For seniors with a documented disability
  American Legion Oratorical Contest of NM For grades 9-12
  NMCEL Scholarship For high school seniors
  National Honor Society Scholarship Program For seniors in NHS
  Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest For ages 14 and older
 March Optimist International Oratorical Contest     For students under the age of 18 as of 10/1/2015
  NMSU Scholarships (not the top scholarships from NMSU) Open to seniors
  NM Tech Freshman ScholarshipsOpen to seniors 

 Western NM University Scholarships Open to seniors
  Life Lessons Scholarship Program Open to students, ages 17-24, who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian
     Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest     For juniors and seniors
       NMASBO Scholarships     For seniors
  ENMU Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship Open to seniors
  Bill of Rights Debate Open to student 14 and older
  Plateau 2016 Education Foundation Scholarship For seniors who live in the Coop's service area and have landline service through Plateau
  Frame My Future Scholarship Contest For seniors
  American Foreign Service Essay Contest        For grades 9-12

 Albuquerque Community Foundation 
***All seniors should look into scholarships offered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation
 For NM high school seniors - there are a variety of scholarships for a variety of college/community college programs.  Please take time to learn the requirements for each.  March 16th is the earliest deadline for some of the scholarships.  

 Ayn Rand Essay Contest - Anthem For grades 8-10
  Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship Program For high school seniors and college students of Hispanic Heritage
  Foster Care to Success     For high school seniors who have been in foster care, who have been adopted, or who have been orphaned
  Insureon Small Business Scholarship For high school seniors
 April AFSA Scholarship Contest For high school seniors

 AFSA Scholarship Open to high school seniors
  Signet Essay Contest Open to juniors and seniors; over the novel, Little Women
  College JumpStart Scholarship For 10th-12th graders
  Moriarty Lion's Club Scholarship For high school seniors
  First Choice Scholarship For high school seniors planning to enroll in a health-related course of study
  Dave Ramsey's Financial Literacy Challenge     For Seniors

 Manuel Lujan Scholarship For high school seniors
  Ayn Rand Essay Contest - The Fountainhead For grades 11-12
  Freedom of Speech PSA Contest For seniors

 MoolahSPOT Scholarship "Students of any age"
  AMVETS Scholarship For high school seniors who are children/grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves 
  Shawn Carter Scholarship     Open to high school seniors
 May NMHU Scholarships Open to high school seniors
  IAPO Scholarship Essay (Plumbing) Open to high school seniors

 Plateau Committed to Excellence Scholarship  For seniors who live in the Coop's service area and have landline service through Plateau

 Wyzant Essay Contest For ages 16 and older

 The NM Chapter of AVS Olson/Taylor Science and Engineering Scholarship For high school seniors planning to major in a physical science or engineering field.
  OAR Scholarship Program     For individuals on the autism spectrum who plan to attend college in the fall of 2016
  Pledge Your #Collegiance For seniors

 Pinto Pride Foundation Scholarship (formally the MESD School Board Scholarship) For high school seniors planning to attend NM Schools of Higher Education
  ThanksUSA Scholarship For high school seniors up to age 24 who are military dependents.

FormSwift Start-Up Scholarship For graduating high school seniors interested in starting a business

 Rocket 55 Essay Contest For seniors
 June Online MBA Report Scholarship     For seniors interested in studying business in college
  Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship For Latino students interested in pursuing a college degree in behavioral health related academic areas
  NAEHCY Scholarship For students who are homeless or have been homeless. According to federal law, a person is considered homeless who “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.” Students less than 21 years of age as of September 1, 2016, and who have completed no more than two years of college by September 1, 2016, are eligible to apply. Applicants may be high school seniors
July Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship  For 9th-12th grade