The 2024 First American Bank scholarship application is now open.

The FAB scholarship was established in 2012 to help graduating seniors from Chaparral High School (Chaparral, N.M.) realize their educational goals and dreams. The mission of the scholarship is to increase student graduation rates, establish partnerships with higher education institutions, and give students and families the ability to afford a college education.

The scholarship allows eligible Chaparral High School students to attend college or university and have a significant portion of their education paid for through this fund, the New Mexico Lottery scholarship and other financial aid.

Congratulations to the following 20 Chaparral High School graduates who are the 2023 scholarship recipients: Janelly Anchondo, Yesenia Banuelos, Mickayla Biddle, Ruby Casas, Vianey Chavira-Cruz, Leslie Duran, Eliha Hernandez, Evelyn Ibarra, Alondra Lujan-Rios, Destiny Medina, Estevan Montelongo, Isaiah Moreno, Ian Nunez, Gideon Potts, Alexis Quintero, Israel Rodriguez, Kayla Rojas, Haley Sanchez, Aylin Valdez-Vigil, Destiny Zuniga.

In 2024, up to 20 recipients will be selected for awards up to $5,000 per semester for four years of undergraduate college education. Scholarships are need-based and are applied after other financial aid has been awarded.

Current Chaparral High School seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college or university in the country are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have attended Chaparral High School for at least three years, completed a FASFA for the upcoming year, and have maintained a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 3.0 through their first seven semesters of high school

Extra consideration may be given to students who have taken high school Honors or Advanced Placement classes.


You must register on NMF’s online portal to begin the application. Please CLICK HERE to register as a scholarship applicant on our portal. Once you register and your accounts is approved, CLICK HERE to log in and begin your application. The application can be located under the “Scholarship Applicant” menu, then under “Find Scholarships.” Please note that you can save your application and come back to it anytime. Please make note of the required documents that will need to be attached before submitting your application.


January 3, 2024 – Scholarship application opens

April 10, 2024, 12 pm – Applications due

Late May – Recipients announced

For questions contact Inge Sullivan, Program & Community Outreach Coordinator, at