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Community Engagement > Scholarships

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Scholarship Applications will be accepted in January 2024.

The Program

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.

Del Norte LOV Foundation is an independent foundation and nonprofit organization associated with DNCU with a mission to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico. Learn more about the Foundation’s mission-driven programs and how you can get involved here.



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.

Applications are now closed.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior, equivalent home-school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in same year of higher education enrollment.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
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Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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.


Del Norte LOV Foundation and DNCU reserve the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

2023 Scholarship Application

Applications are now closed. All applicants will be notified in May 2023.

If awarded, Scholarship America® processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Del Norte LOV Foundation associated with DNCU in early August.

Program Administration and Partnership with Scholarship America®

Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program Associated with Del Norte Credit Union is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Del Norte LOV Foundation Scholarship Program Associated with Del Norte Credit Union is administered by Scholarship America® and uses, Scholarship America® Hub, to submit online applications. Mail applications are no longer applicable.

A school counselor, advisor, teacher or work supervisor that knows you well must fill out this section. A recommender cannot be a family member. Make sure you give them enough time to fill out and then return to you in order to turn in on time.

It is no longer required for a school official to sign off on the required transcript of grades. A current, complete transcript of grades is required. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

SAT/ACT scores are not required. If applicant has not taken tests, please leave these fields blank on the application. If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately.

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You may contact us with additional questions regarding scholarships, eligibility and applications via the form below.

Note: Please do not include any confidential information such as passwords in your message.

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This scholarship will help me achieve my goal of becoming a nurse, but it will also give me an opportunity to give back to underserved communities, much like the one I was raised in back home, in Washington D.C.

— Chicqueeta W., DNCU scholarship recipient

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*GED must be received in the same year enrolled in higher education courses.