Scholarship Information

The Del Norte High School AlumKnights® provide scholarships annually to graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. These Scholarships include:

AlumKnights® Drawbridge to Success Scholarship

  • Purpose:
    The Drawbridge to Success Scholarship provides one year of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing postsecondary education at a New Mexico institution of higher education and are able to demonstrate an extensive record of service, as exemplified by their participation in both school-based and community-based activities.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
    • Must be graduating in May 2018 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be attending a public two- or four-year institution of higher education in New Mexico in Fall 2018

AlumKnights® Skilled Trades Scholarship

  • Purpose:
    The Skilled Trades Scholarship provides one year of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a career-oriented, technical, or vocational program of study at a community college or trade school and are a able to demonstrate a commitment to working in a relevant career field.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better
    • Must be graduating in May 2018 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be attending a Technical/Vocational program in a New Mexico Community College or a trade/vocational school in Fall 2018.

AlumKnights® Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship

  • Purpose:
    The Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship provides up to four years of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a four-year postsecondary degree in Nursing anywhere in the United States and are able to demonstrate an exemplary record of service, academic achievement, and commitment to the Nursing profession.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a cumulative high school weighted GPA of 2.5 or above and an average weighted GPA of 3.0 or above for the final two years of high school
    • Must be graduating in May 2018 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be attending an accredited public or private two- or four-year institution of higher education in the United States in Fall 2018
    • Must be pursuing a four-year degree in Nursing (students may start with a two-year degree program, but the ultimate goal should be a four-year degree)

The 2018 scholarship application process will begin on January 17, 2018. At that time, the application will be available on our website for download and online submission.

The DNHS AlumKnights awarded the 2017 student scholarships to eight recipients. They each receive $1,000 scholarship this year, but the Erickson Scholarship recipients can receive up to $10,000 over four years if they continue pursuing their degree in nursing and maintain a 3.0 GPA each year. All are graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. For more Information, see our 2017 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards page.

Questions about the AlumKnights® Scholarships should be directed to scholarships@alumknights.info. A member of the AlumKnights® Student Support Committee will respond to you as soon as possible.

Donation Information

In 2012, a group of Del Norte alumni came together to establish the AlumKnights®, an alumni-sponsored service organization dedicated to serving the Del Norte community. Less than a year after AlumKnights® was established, we awarded three $1,000 scholarships to students in the class of 2013. We have since provided scholarships to four students in the class of 2014, six students in the class of 2015, six students in the class of 2016 and eight students in the class of 2017. Applications for scholarships are typically requested early in the Spring semester with awards announced in early May.

If you are interested in supporting AlumKnights Scholarship awards, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to AlumKnights, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation may be specifically directed to the Erickson Healthcare Scholarship fund. To do so, specify this fund in the “special instructions” of the on-line donation form or on the memo line of your check.

To donate, simply press the “Donate” button below.

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or you can mail us a check. Make the check payable to “AlumKnights, Inc.”, complete our AlumKnights Donation Form and mail it and the check to:

AlumKnights, Inc.
P.O. Box 93056
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199

 

You can also purchase either a small or large brick ($50 and $100, respectively) for the Del Norte Legacy Brick Garden. A portion of the cost is tax deductible. For more information, visit our Brick Garden Fundraiser page.

Send donation inquiries to treasurer@alumknights.info