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Scholarships

Foundation Scholarship Criteria

Most scholarships require certain grade point averages (GPA) and specify a minimum credit hour enrollment. Scholarships may also be based on college major, financial need, residency and other criteria specified by the donor. Applicants do not have to specify a particular scholarship on their application in order to receive a Foundation scholarship. All applicants will be considered for any scholarship that they are qualified to receive, based on requirements and availability. Recipients are selected on multiple criteria and funds are limited. Not all qualified applicants will receive an award.
 
When scholarship donors don't specify other criteria, the following criteria applies:
 
Foundation Criteria for Full-Time Students: Enrolled with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; are either first time college students with a minimum final high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or are continuing college students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
 
Foundation Criteria for Half-Time Students: Enrolled with a minimum of 6 - 11 credit hours per semester with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. There are limited scholarships available for half-time students.
 

Presidential Honor Scholarships

The recipients of the San Juan College Presidential Honor Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a second year student
  • Plan to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher for 30 credit hours
  • Must have a stated educational goal.

The scholarships will be awarded to one academic and one vocational student. Recipient must be willing to speak publicly in Farmington, NM.

Presidential Merit Scholarships

Every year, the San Juan College Foundation awards two scholarships to first-year students and two scholarships to second-year students. The recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Plan to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a high school minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on a 4.0 point scale or 4.3 based on 5.0
  • Must be high school seniors from San Juan County, OR maintain a 3.5 GPA for prior college-level courses
  • Must have a stated educational goal.  
  • Recipient must be willing to speak publicly in Farmington, NM.