Del Norte LOV Foundation associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) has established a scholarship program to assist local New Mexicans who are high school seniors, homeschool seniors, or GED* recipients who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
*GED must be received in the same year enrolled in higher education courses.
Please note Scholarship America® is located in Central Time and the 3:00 PM deadline incorporates this time zone and the availability of customer service.
Applicants to the Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program Associated With Del Norte Credit Union must:
For 2023, the authorized distribution for awards is a total of $16,000 that includes: 7 (seven) awards at $1,000 each with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or its equivalent and 3 (three) awards at $3,000 with a minimum 3.5 GPA or its equivalent. Assuming sufficient qualified applications, these 10 (ten) awards will be granted to a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in the same year of higher education enrollment. If there is not an eligible applicant in the $3,000 scholarship award category with a 3.5 GPA or its equivalent, then the authorized distribution for new awards is a total of $16,000 that includes: 16 (sixteen) awards at $1,000 each.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in May.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Although not considered in the selection process, applicants are required to submit an essay that will be sent to Del Norte LOV Foundation for possible promotional purposes.
At a minimum, one awardee will be selected from each of the following counties in New Mexico: Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Santa Fe to ensure geographic diversity.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Del Norte LOV Foundation or DNCU play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Del Norte LOV Foundation associated with DNCU in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 1, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time. Please note Scholarship America® is located in Central Time and the 3:00 PM deadline incorporates this time zone and the availability of customer service.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.