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 and include the  required documentation (checklist found on application) and submit prior to deadline.
  • In order to receive the full award, students must 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.
  • Inform Erin Trujeque Memorial/CCFNM of any changes in address or educational status.
  • All 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. 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 scholarship awards will be determined by available funds and number of qualified applicants.

Application Requirements

NEW Scholarship applications MUST include:
  • The current year application filled out in its entirety.
  • 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. If you are not receiving any other financial help, please submit a written statement that you are not receiving any other assistance.
  • In order to receive the scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic year, each applicant must  submit a recipe (something you like to cook) for a cookbook we are creating to raise funds to support our services.  The submission shall include a story about the recipe (e.g. “we cook this every year for Christmas”) along with a picture of you cooking.   Recipes must be submitted electronically by no later than April 1, 2021.  Submit Recipe Here
  • IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A SHORT VIDEO, EXPRESSING YOUR GRATITUDE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (YOUR NAME; WHEN YOU WERE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER; NUMBER OF YEARS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP; SCHOOL YOU ARE ATTENDING; YOUR MAJOR AND FUTURE GOALS).  THIS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NO LATER THAN MAY 18, 2020.  
    PLEASE SUBMIT AS IN .mov or .mp4 format to ccfnm@ccfnm.org.
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. If you are not receiving any other financial help, please submit a written statement that you are not receiving any other assistance.
  • A grade report from the previous year.
  • In order to receive the scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic year, each applicant must  submit a recipe (something you like to cook) for a cookbook we are creating to raise funds to support our services.  The submission shall include a story about the recipe (e.g. “we cook this every year for Christmas”) along with a picture of you cooking.   Recipes must be submitted electronically by no later than MAY 18, 2021.  Submit Recipe Here
  • IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A SHORT VIDEO, EXPRESSING YOUR GRATITUDE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (YOUR NAME; WHEN YOU WERE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER; NUMBER OF YEARS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP; SCHOOL YOU ARE ATTENDING; YOUR MAJOR AND FUTURE GOALS).  THIS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NO LATER THAN MAY 18, 2020.  
    PLEASE SUBMIT AS IN .mov or .mp4 format to ccfnm@ccfnm.org.

Important Deadlines:

First Time Applications For Upcoming Academic Year Fall/Spring April 1st
Renewal Applications for Upcoming Academic Year Fall/Spring May 18th
First Time or Renewal Applications for Spring/Summer October 21st

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