Scholarships

FRIENDS OF CORONADO HISTORIC SITE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM

The Scholarship Award is available to students majoring in associated fields of the Humanities and Environmental Sciences. For example, fields of study including Cultural/Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, Museum studies, History, Biology, and Geology will receive preference in selection. Other fields of study will be reviewed and considered if the student’s work pertains to the Coronado Historic Site and its environs.

POLICY STATEMENT

The mission of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site (FCHS) is to support the conservation and restoration of historical assets and museum exhibits, and to promote through community outreach, the historical and cultural significance of the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites – including the ancestral pueblos of Kuaua and Gíusewa, the Coronado Expedition, and the Mission of San Jose de los Jemez.

To support this mission, FCHS have established the FCHS Scholarship Fund. It is intended that this fund serve as a scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at New Mexico universities and colleges. Priority for this scholarship will be given to bachelor’s and master’s level students interested in pursuing research that furthers the understanding of the Coronado Historic Site. PhD candidates and students pursuing an associate’s degree will be considered on a case by case basis. Qualifying universities include: Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, Community College of New Mexico, and the University of New Mexico. If no qualified applicants from these universities respond, candidates from other New Mexico educational institutions may be considered.

The Scholarship Award is available to students who are majoring in associated fields of the Humanities and Environmental Sciences. For example, fields of study such as Cultural/Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, Museum studies, History, Biology, and Geology would receive preference in selection. Other fields may also be considered if the student’s work pertains to the Coronado Historic Site and its environs.

The call for candidates will be mailed periodically to educators at universities whose students qualify for FCHS Scholarships. Scholarship criteria and application forms will be posted on the FCHS website. Awardees will be announced by June 1st of each year.

Awarding of the scholarship is based upon candidate(s) academic achievements, scholastic references, and the applicability of their research in expanding an understanding of the Coronado and/or the Jemez Historic Sites. The amount of a Scholarship Award will range from $500-$1,000, with a max award of $2,500. More than one student may be a recipient. Students may be awarded an FCHS Scholarship twice within their academic career. Monies awarded to the recipient are to facilitate research expenses.

As a condition of accepting this Scholarship, awardees must agree to provide a copy of all research, papers and publications funded by this award to the Coronado Historic Site to be maintained in its research library. Additionally, awardees will be expected to give a presentation to the Friends of Coronado summarizing research findings and conclusions.

Applications should be mailed to:
Friends of Coronado Historic Site Scholarship
485 Kuaua Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004
FRIENDS OF CORONADO HISTORIC SITE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATION
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018- 2019

Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ______________________________ Email: ______________________________________________

Educational Status of Candidate

University/College: ________________________________________________________________________
Status: Year: _________Undergraduate: ____ Masters: ____ PhD:  _____
Major: ______________________________________ Minor: ______________________________________
Expected Graduation/Completion Date: ____________________
GPA: Undergraduate: __________ Postgraduate GPA: __________
Student ID No.: ______________________________
Academic Advisor: _______________________________________________________________________

Coronado Historic Site Application Components

Application Deadline: To be considered for the Friends of Coronado Historic Site Scholarship, all applications must be submitted to its Board of Directors by May 1, 2019.

Research Proposal: On a separate sheet please describe your proposed research product and how it will add to the understanding of either or both the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. Your proposal should be no longer than 750 words in length. Include the projected completion date, deliverables and the amount being requested.

Awards normally range from $500 to $1000. Consideration will be given to details provided on research or thesis goals and estimates of how the award would be spent (e.g., travel, laboratory tests, etc.) If the request is for general financial needs, e.g., tuition and books please indicate and provide as much detail as possible on how the award is to be spent.

Requested Amount: Scholarship request: $_________

Other Activities: Please list your extracurricular activities, interests, campus or part-time employment:

Faculty and Scholastic References: At least one letter of recommendation from your academic advisor must either be attached to this application or sent directly to the Friends of Coronado Scholarship Selection Committee. The letter must stipulate specific plans for the academic year in which the scholarship is received.

Applicant Obligations: As a condition of accepting this Scholarship, awardees must agree to provide a copy of all research, papers and publications funded by this award to the Coronado Historic Site to be maintained in its research library. Additionally, awardees will be expected to give a presentation to the Friends of Coronado summarizing research findings and conclusions.

As part of your application process, please contact your financial aid office to determine how this scholarship might impact your financial aid package, such as taxes, grants, loans and other scholarships, should you receive this scholarship.

Mail your application to:

Friends of Coronado Historic Site Scholarship Program
485 Kuaua Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004