SpringBoard! Scholarships for Women -2014-

SpringBoard!, a program of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, will award $1,000 scholarships in 2014 to deserving southern New Mexico women who are pursuing higher education at a southern New Mexico community college or vocational school. In addition, an “Over the Rainbow” $500 scholarship is available for a southern New Mexico woman attending either New Mexico State University or Doña Ana Community College as an undergraduate.

Criteria:
The SpringBoard! Scholarships can be awarded to both traditional and non-traditional* (female) undergraduate students entering or enrolled in a community college in southern New Mexico.
The OTR Scholarship can be awarded to a non-traditional, undergraduate (female) student attending either NMSU or a Southern New Mexico Community College.
* “Non-traditional” is defined as women who are not entering or did not enter college directly from high school. (SpringBoard! also offers grants for GED testing fees – separate application.)
Following is a description of the scholarships available:

Over the Rainbow Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dorothy Ellen Baker who valued higher education for women. The daughter of an Appalachian coal miner, she dreamed of attending college however it was financially out of reach for her and the school she wanted to attend excluded women. Her belief in the importance of college for women eventually inspired two of her daughters to complete their Ph.D.s and become professors; one is a long-time professor of government at New Mexico State University. This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a woman who is a non-traditional student with a financial need and is attending either New Mexico State University or Doña Ana Community College as an undergraduate. The student may use it in any way to further her education. In addition, a student may be awarded the scholarship a second year.

SpringBoard! Scholarship
Created by women for women, the SpringBoard! Scholarship program was established in 2004 to help improve the lives of women in southern New Mexico by providing opportunities for advanced education. This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate female students from throughout southern New Mexico who are pursuing higher education at a southern New Mexico community college in preparation for a career.

Deadline Date: APRIL 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at:
Community Foundation of Southern N.M.
301 South Church Street, Suite H
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

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