Hispanic Women’s Council Scholarship Program
Award Number: Varies
GPA Required: n/a
All Areas of Study
Albuquerque , NM 87125
The HWC Scholarship Program is established to provide academic scholarships and mentorship to Hispanic women who are residents of New Mexico. It is available to continuing college students (traditional and non- traditional). With these scholarships, the HWC envisions creating a legacy of: a) educating Hispanic women; b) moving them into professions; and c) enabling them to become valuable leaders in our community. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the strength of the applicant’s personal statement and the potential to succeed based on letters of recommendation. Successful awardees will be considered for scholarship renewal. The mentoring component of the scholarship requires that each recipient meet a minimum of once a year with the designated HWC/UNM faculty mentor for academic and career advising. In addition, additional mentoring can be requested.
• Applicant must be of Hispanic descent and a woman
• Applicant must be a New Mexico resident
• Applicant must be formally accepted/enrolled in either the University of New Mexico (UNM) or Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) on a part-time or full-time basis
• Preference will be given to applicants who have completed 30+ hours of college work toward a 4- year degree or who are pursuing an advanced degree or certification at UNM or CNM.
Applicants must complete the application (downloaded online), send the latest unofficial transcript of all college work, a resume or curriculum vitae (one original), a typed and detailed personal statement (one original), and two letters of recommendation.