Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

$500–$2,000Award Amount
20Number of Awards
6/14/2023Submission Deadline

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The Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund was created by Albuquerque Community Foundation, and it aims to provide students with financial difficulties to get a higher education. They are offering up to 20 awards to high school seniors and college or university students in and out of state. The award may vary from $500 to $2,000.

In order to apply, the student has to be graduating from high school and planning on continuing their education at a public college or university, or be a full-time student at a public or non-profit college or university. The applicant also needs to be a federal financial aid recipient.

The foundation requires several things for the application process. The applicant has to write an essay on their plans for after graduation, submit their résumé and fill out an application form. They should also have a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor and demonstrate financial need.

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Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

June 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on June 14.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: New Mexico
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Financial Information
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund


Start the application process right away

You should start the application process as soon as possible. This will allow you enough time to acquire all necessary documents, contact your referees or recommenders, complete all forms and work on your personal statement. Have everything organized and planned to avoid any last-minute complications.


Choice of references and early notifications

Your references or recommenders must be those who know you well enough to be willing to speak to your abilities and demonstrate why you make the perfect candidate for this scholarship. So, choose them wisely. Also, contact them and send them the required forms very early on to allow them enough time to complete them.


Essay objective and review

Your essay is your voice and the complete picture of your character, ambitions, and abilities. Answer the required questions carefully and make your piece concise and interesting, capturing your pursuit of your degree of choice. Tell the judges your story and what you hope to achieve. Stay focused and get a second or third eye review from your mentor or instructor.


Update your résumé

Having an updated résumé is vital. You don’t want to miss out just because your résumé didn’t have the right information. It is always better to include your extracurricular activities and community service.

How the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund is Judged

Applicants are assessed based on essays, recommendation letters, and future career goals with proper plans.

Why We Love the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund


A lot of awards

This program offers many awards annually to ease access to higher education and support less privileged students of New Mexico. There can be up to 20 awarded scholarships in total.


Any study field

There is no limit to the field of study, any student is welcome to apply. It is not restricted to any field. They support the plans of the deserving winners.


No discrimination

The program is open to all residents of New Mexico as long as they meet the scholarship requirements. It supports equality and has no discrimination against gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.

5 Facts About Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund


Two dates for high school seniors

High school seniors can apply for a spring or summer scholarship.


Any public college

You can be attending or expected to attend any college or university, as long as it’s public.


Preference for lower EFC

Families with a lower Estimated Family Contribution will be given preference.


Made for community endowment

The foundation was created for the Albuquerque community endowment.


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