Scholarships Fund your Future

Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, non-profits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Some scholarships are merit-based; earned by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship donor. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on a combination of academics, special talents, traits, or interests. Other scholarships are based on financial need.

A scholarship might cover the entire cost of tuition and fees, and might be a one-time, one-semester award of a few hundred dollars.  


Types of Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Doña Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services offers a wide array of scholarships to assist a diverse student population pursuing 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).

All Doña Ana Community College institutional scholarships will be awarded based on the completion of the Scholar Dollar$ application.

DACC Institutional Scholarships

Donor-Designated Scholarships 

Outside, or donor-designated scholarships are awards in which a donor sends a check to the institution for a specific student or number of students. Check back often for new or updated national scholarships. 

Outside Scholarships


State Scholarships

Several state scholarships are available to New Mexico residents to help pay for college. There are conditions for eligibility such as established need, a minimum GPA, or the required number of completed credit hours per semester.

The New Mexico Higher Education Department, Financial Aid Division is dedicated to helping students in pursuing their educational goals by educating students, parents, and the community about state aid opportunities. The Financial Aid Division provides over $100 million dollars each year in financial aid to students in New Mexico.  A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of our state’s diverse population.

Learn more about NM Scholarships