Scholarships at DACC


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Scholarships Offered at Doña Ana Community College

(Awarded through DACC)

Many of our scholarships require students to:

  • Be NM residents
  • Have graduated from a NM high school or received a NM GED
  • Be admitted to DACC in a degree-seeking program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as many scholarships have varying GPA requirements
  • Eligibility and renewal criteria vary.

Consideration or nomination for a scholarship requires a Scholar Dollar$ application to be submitted each year.

Scholarships Fund Your Future

The Doña Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services offers a wide array of scholarships to assist a diverse student population pursuing a higher education. As an open-door institution, our office is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to students regardless of personal, economic, or social conditions.

As most of the scholarships require you to demonstrate financial need you are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Students affiliated with a Native American tribe should contact their individual Tribal Scholarship Agency regarding the required paperwork for tribal scholarships.

State Scholarships

The State of New Mexico encourages residents to continue their education in New Mexico post secondary institutions by providing state-funded scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Essays

Need help writing a scholarship essay? Many scholarship applications may require an essay submission.  Prior to submitting an application be sure to check the scholarship requirements. 

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Click here for more information on scams and how to avoid them.

Scam Warning Signs:

  • You have to pay a fee
  • Money-back offers or guarantees
  • Provides “exclusive” information

Reporting Scams:

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