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2024 scholarship
Our 2024 Scholarship applications submissions will CLOSE on JUNE 17, 2024!

About Kirtland CU Scholarship

Each year, Kirtland CU is proud to help deserving high school graduates with a scholarship to their chosen college or university!

To be eligible, applicants must be accepted into a two- or four-year college or university and enroll in the upcoming Fall semester. Applicants must be members of Kirtland CU or sponsored by a member.

Application Deadline is June 17, 2024

Scholarship Recipients

2023 Winners

Scholarship Recipients ($2,500)

Nicole Banegas
Nicole will attend Grand Canyon University

Benjamin Henrique
Benjamin will attend University of New Mexico

Drew Squires
Drew will attend Brigham Young University Idaho

Rebekah Freeman
Rebekah will attend Arizona Christian University

This year’s applicants wrote about what charitable organization they would create for Kirtland CU to support if they had the means to do so.

2022 Winners

Scholarship Recipients ($2,500)

Hannah Aranda
Hannah will attend New Mexico Tech

Nicholas Orr
Nicholas will attend Purdue University

Cian Monk
Cian will attend University of New Mexico

Samantha Foist
Samantha will attend Central New Mexico Community College

This year’s applicants wrote about what charitable organization they would create for Kirtland CU to support if they had the means to do so.

2021 Winners
First Place ($2,000): Joshua Jackson
Josh will attend New Mexico State University

Second Place ($1,500): Roman Martinez
Roman will attend Gonzaga University

Third Place ($1,000): Dillon Goodwin
Dillon will attend Baylor University

Fourth Place ($500): Zora Sanders
Zora will attend Howard University

This year’s applicants wrote about the impact of COVID-19 on their final year of high school and the lessons they will carry from that experience into their future education and beyond.
2020 Winners
First Place ($2,000): Clara Brisman High School: Denton Calvary Academy in Denton, TX College: LeTourneau University

Second Place ($1,500): Madison Sandoval High School: New Mexico Military Institute College: University of New Mexico

Third Place ($1,000): Sierra Genné High School: Eldorado High School College: University of Colorado at Boulder

Fourth Place ($500): Molly Garretson High School: Rio Rancho High School College: either Texas A&M or Texas Tech

2019 Winners
First Place ($2,000): Celeste Martinez High School: Albuquerque Academy College: Fordham University

Second Place ($1,500): Elizabeth Rudolph High School: Albuquerque High School College: Grand Canyon University

Third Place ($1,000): Hannah Linder High School: East Mountain High School College: New Mexico State University

Our 2019 entrants each wrote an essay in response to the question, "Choose a book/books that have affected you deeply and explain why.”
2018 Winners
First Place ($2,000): Brianna Sanchez College: University of New Mexico

Second Place ($1,500): Karina Adam College: University of New Mexico

Third Place ($1,000): Caleb Brock College: New Mexico Tech

This year's winners each wrote an essay in response to the question, “How has your family background affected the way you see the world? How will you use this viewpoint to help you achieve your educational and career goals?”

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2022

Send your complete application and documents via email.

Mail your entry to:
Kirtland FCU
Attn: Scholarship
PO Box 80570
Albuquerque, NM 87198

Drop your completed application, essay, and copy of your admission letter at any branch.

Past applicants and Kirtland CU employees, volunteers and their immediate families are not eligible for consideration. Kirtland CU is not responsible for lost or late applications. Kirtland CU reserves the right to disqualify applications who make any misrepresentations on their application or supporting documents. All applications and supporting documents will be kept confidential, and become property of Kirtland CU and will not be returned. No purchase necessary. Selection will be made without regard to applicant’s race, color, ethnic origin, religious belief, sex, marital status or physical ability. Scholarship winners will be announced on or around July 15, 2024. Applicant agrees to accept the decisions of Kirtland Credit Union as final.

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