Scholarships

  • Alta McClelland Scholarship was established by her husband, Bob McClelland Sr., in loving memory of Alta. Ms. McClelland firmly believed that a post-secondary school education was necessary for success.
  • Bernard Franz Fine Arts Scholarship is a scholarship established by Bernard Franczek. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow students to enhance their visual and spiritual lives and to spread the joy of the Fine Arts Department.
  • Joe Cooper Memorial Scholarship was established as a scholarship in memory of Joe Cooper, for his continued support over the years for the College and the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory. This scholarship will ensure that Cooper and his caring spirit will always be remembered. 
  • C.W. and Sara Dee McMullen Scholarship serves underrepresented, low-income or educationally disadvantaged New Mexico students. Dual enrollment in-state high school students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 may apply.
  • Chili Currier Endowed Scholarship Fund is a scholarship established by the New Mexico Land Title Association. It honors “Chili Currier’s” long time support of New Mexico residents seeking a college education. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and New Mexico resident, a New Mexico high school or GED graduate with a 3.0 or better GPA, and must demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Dr. Muriel Latham-Pfeifer Scholarship for Women is a scholarship established by Dr. Latham-Pfeifer as a “revolving scholarship” for women returning to college to finish their education.
  • G. Wilbur Jones Memorial Scholarship was established by H. Barton Jones in memory of the late G. Wilbur Jones, who founded The First National Bank of Tucumcari in 1901. As G. Wilbur Jones was a graduate of Tucumcari High School, the scholarship is offered only to Tucumcari High School graduates seeking an associates degree at Mesalands Community College.
  • George and Aurora Barry Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Phillip O. Barry and his wife April. The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Barry’s parents. Recipient must be at least 25 years of age and carry six or more credit hours per semester. Continuance is based on a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Hispanic Opportunity Grant was established as a result of the Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc.’s Annual Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser. This grant is available for full-time (15 credits) or part-time (6 credits) freshmen at Mesalands Community College. Recipient must be a New Mexico high school or GED graduate with a 2.0 or better GPA, and of 25 percent or greater Hispanic descent.
  • Ingram Family Scholarship was established by the children and families of Herbert W. and Hazel R. Ingram to honor their memory and recognize the family’s 65-year role in the life of the community of Tucumcari. The recipient must be a New Mexico resident, but preference will be given to a Quay County resident with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Meagan McCain Memorial Endowed Rodeo Scholarship is for female rodeo students. Meagan was an outstanding student and competitor who epitomized what the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Program strives for in their student athletes. This scholarship was established to build and maintain the integrity of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team.
  • Mesalands Rodeo Scholarship was established for full-time (15 credits) Mesalands Community College students with previous rodeo experience and a 3.0 or better GPA. There is a preference for freshman students.
  • Murphy Scholarship in Geology and Paleontology was established by David Murphy after visiting the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Preference may be given to high school students who volunteer at the Museum, are taking dual credit or majoring in Geology and/or Paleontology.
  • New Mexico Student Loans Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • New Mexico Outdoor Drama Association, Inc. established a scholarship to enable students to pursue a career in Drama or the Arts. It may also be used for those pursuing an Associate’s of Arts degree. Preference is given firstly to Quay County students, secondly to New Mexico students, and thirdly to out-of-state students.
  • Shanks Family Scholarship was established by Howard and Laura Shanks to provide scholarships in Geology or Physical Sciences. The Shanks are long-time supporters of Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Students must be full time (15 credit hours), have a 2.0 or better GPA, and be a Northeastern New Mexico high school or GED graduate.
  • Shrimp Boil Scholarship is general in nature and includes funds raised from the Mesalands Shrimp Boil. It is a one-year scholarship for freshmen who are full-time students (15 credits) and high school graduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Steve Legion Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Steve Legion, a graduate of Tucumcari High School Class of 1963. He was a good student, a member of Student Council, and an outstanding athlete. The applicant must be a graduate of Tucumcari High School with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Preference is given to students involved in athletics, student government or other activities demonstrating leadership and/or involvement.
  • Tex. E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Tex. E. Haase. Mr. Haase served on the College’s Board of Trustees and believed that anyone interested in pursuing an education should have an opportunity to do so. The scholarship is for a resident and graduate of Quay County who has a 2.8 or better GPA. The recipient must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA while attending Mesalands Community College.
  • THS Class of 1960 Rattler Scholarship was established to benefit low income Rattler alumni (or members of their immediate family) who wish to pursue a degree of higher education at Mesalands Community College. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.
  • Title V General Scholarship Fund was established in part by the U.S. Department of Education under the Higher Education Act, Title V, and community donations. Its purpose is to serve underrepresented, low-income or educationally disadvantaged students who hold a 2.0 GPA or better. It may be used for dual enrollment expenses at Mesalands Community College. 


    *Scholarship awards from the Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc., are subject to funds availability and approval of the Foundation Board of Directors. There is no guarantee that any of the listed scholarships will be awarded.