Eligibility and Requirements


Eligibility

  • Students eligible for the Erin Trujeque Memorial Scholarship must have been diagnosed and treated for childhood cancer at a New Mexico Pediatric Oncology Treatment Facility and meet the CCFNM eligibility for services criteria.
  • Complete application in its entirety including required documentation and submit prior to deadline
  • In order to receive the full award, register for 12 or more hours per semester (award for less than 12 hours will be prorated)
  • Students who drop classes below 12 hours or disenroll within the first two weeks of any semester MUST return scholarship award to Erin Trujeque Memorial Fund in order to be eligible for future scholarship awards.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 volunteer hours per academic year at Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico and/or Erin Trujeque Memorial Event(s) (Hours will be scheduled with and verified by CCFNM staff or volunteer coordinator).  A minimum of six hours must be completed prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester and the remaining six hours must be completed prior to the beginning of the Spring Semester. Volunteer Hours Criteria
  • Inform Erin Trujeque Memorial/CCFNM of any changes in address or educational status.
  • Students MUST reapply each year for award!

Scholarship Check Distribution:

  • Fall Scholarship checks are mailed to colleges/universities in late July or early August. Spring scholarship checks are mailed in late December. If a student has not completed their volunteer hours prior to these dates, their checks will not be mailed until the hours are complete. You will be notified by email when your scholarship check has been sent to your school. Please be aware that once checks are mailed, CCFNM has no control over how quickly money is placed in a student’s account. Some schools process checks quickly and some do not. CCFNM cannot contact the school to verify receipt. If for any reason, CCFNM is contacted by your school regarding problems with your check, you will be notified. Otherwise, please be patient and continue to check with your financial aid office.

 

About the Scholarship

  • Eligible applicants may receive a maximum award of eight semesters of undergraduate studies and four semesters of graduate studies.
  • Scholarships are awarded ONLY two semesters per academic year. (e.g. Fall and Spring; Spring and Summer; Summer and Fall)
  • Amount for each academic year awards will be determined by available funds and number of qualified applicants.

Requirements

Scholarship applications MUST include:
  • A short essay about how you have overcome your experiences with childhood cancer and how your goals for the future have been affected by this experience.
  • You must enclose a recent photo (appropriate photo…no selfies) which may be displayed at events, on the CCFNM website and social media pages or in any CCFNM publications.
  • You must also include a list of all other financial aid you will receive.
  • Renewal applications must include a grade report from the previous year.
Renewal Scholarship applications MUST include:
  • A short essay about the challenges you are facing in college and how the Erin Trujeque Scholarship has helped you to overcome these challenges.
  • You must enclose a recent photo (appropriate photo…no selfies) which may be displayed at events, on the CCFNM website and social media pages or in any CCFNM publications.
  • You must include a list of all other financial aid you will receive.
  • A grade report from the previous year.

Important Deadlines:

First Time Applications For Upcoming Academic Year Fall/Spring April 1st
Renewal Applications for Upcoming Academic Year Fall/Spring May 25th
First Time or Renewal Applications for Spring/Summer October 25th

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