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SJC Foundation Highlights

Honors graduates have more scholarship opportunities

Posted on February 7, 2020 by San Juan College Marketing and Public Relations

SJC Honors Graduates at 2019 Graduation

San Juan College Honors graduates have more opportunities than ever to continue their success with transfer scholarships at seven higher education institutions.  University of New Mexico, Fort Lewis College, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, Western New Mexico University, Cottey College and Wayland Baptist University are now offering scholarships to students graduating from San Juan College the Honors program as a Distinguished Scholar. 

Transfer scholarships range from $1,000 each academic year to $10,000 per year.  Requirements vary by each institution, but scholarships are based off the graduates’ transfer GPA.  

Student receiving award from Dr. Toni Hopper Pendergrass, President of San Juan College, Gayle Dean, Executive Director of the San Juan College Foundation, and T Greg Merrion with the Merrion Family FoundationBesides scholarships from meeting academic requirements, there are additional scholarships for Honors students including one specifically dedicated for Phi Theta Kappa members from New Mexico State University and a housing scholarship at Western New Mexico University.  Both University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University offer transfer scholarships that can be applied to their main campuses or their satellite campuses in Farmington. 

Students who complete a minimum of 12 hours of Honors courses with no grade less than a 3.0 or lower than a "B" in an Honors course, and a cumulative grade point average of no less than a 3.25 and an overall grade point average of no less than a 3.25, will graduate as a San Juan College Distinguished Scholar.

"These scholarships represent great opportunities for students to continue their education,” says Dr. David Bramhall, coordinator of the Honors program. “They also testify to the quality of the Honors experience at San Juan College."

For more information about the Honors program at San Juan College or the transfer scholarships available to Honors graduates, contact Dr. David Bramhall at 505-566-3238 or