AlumKnights® 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. The 2019 application process for AlumKnights® Scholarships is now closed. Applications will be evaluated in March to determine the rating/ranking of applicants based on selection criteria developed by the AlumKnights Student Support Committee. The AlumKnights® 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 2019 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be attending a public two- or four-year institution of higher education in New Mexico in Fall 2019

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 2019 from Del Norte High School
    • Must be accepted to a career/technical/vocational program in a New Mexico community college or a trade/vocational school in Fall 2019.

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 2019 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 2019
    • 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)

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated in March to determine the rating/ranking of applicants based on selection criteria developed by the AlumKnights Student Support Committee. Students who submit the proper application material and are selected through a preliminary selection review will be invited to participate in a formal interview with members of the AlumKnights Student Support Committee. The final awardee(s) will be selected and notified no later than March 31, 2019.

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.

AlumKnights® Scholarship Recipients

The Del Norte AlumKnights awarded 2018 Drawbridge to Success Scholarships of $1,000 to six students, a Skilled Trades Scholarship of $1,000 to one student, and three Diane Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000, with students receiving $1,000 in the first year and increasing amounts in years 2-4 if they continue pursuing their nursing degree. All are graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. For more information, see our 2018 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards page. Previous year awards:

Donation Information

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