The staff at PAPA celebrates student success in academics and the performing arts. Our faculty prides themselves in offering the very best  instruction available to public school students. Students are encouraged to select a rigorous set of courses. The more rigorous the course loads in high school, the more prepared students are for college and beyond. Teachers have high expectations, promote student accountability and responsibility, and provide support where it is needed. Students will achieve the highest level of success if they attend all classes, engage in instruction, and complete all assignments. Most of all, the staff wants to see each student develop talents and acquire skills that will prepare them for college and help them to become successful, productive adults.

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Cohort Graduation Rate

2016 - 4-Year Rate
2015 - 5-Year Rate
2014 - 6-Year Rate
2013 - 6-Year Rate


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Scholarship Information

NEW MEXICO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PAGES (includes Bridge and Lottery Scholarship information):

CNM Scholarship Page

 UNM Scholarship Page

NMSU Scholarship Page

ENMU Scholarship Page

NM Tech Scholarship Page


OPEN TO 9TH-12TH GRADE Raise Me Micro-Scholarships

APS Scholarship List (some duplicated on our website)

How to Write a Scholarship Essay

Chamber of Commerce Guide to College Scholarships

Going Merry

College Board Big Future (must have College Board account)




Unigo Scholarships

Niche Scholarships

LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Native American Scholarships by Indigenous Education, Inc. Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students:
Scholarships for African American Students:

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students:

Scholarship for Future Teachers going to ENMU:

Scholarships for Accounting & Business Degree Students:
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College Board Scholarships for JUNIORS FOR COLLEGE PLANNING awarded every month of 2019 and 2020



Schmidt Vocal Arts Singing Competition – Applications due 2 weeks before audition dates

– Apply and attend audition in various cities to win money and scholarships

 The Gates Scholarship due Sept. 15, 2020

From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

– Pell-eligible

– A US citizen, national or permanent resident

– A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

AXA Achievement: The program is currently closed. If you would like to be notified when the program opens, click “Notify Me” below to subscribe to our mailing list.

– $1,000-$25,000 awards

–  No minimum GPA requirement

– Must demonstrate ambition and self-drive in school, community or work-related activities

– Only the first 10,000 applications are accepted.

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FAFSA Workshop Scholarship open Oct 1, 2020 –Sept 30, 2021 first come, first serve basis

– $500

– Must have filed your FAFSA at a workshop at PAPA or other venue

 AES Scholarship due October 8, 2021  

Write 500-word essay on what you see as success and important accomplishments 

 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway due Oct. 18, 2020 (must be 18)

– Create video about goals and how scholarship would change your life

– Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 24 on November 3, 2020.

Horatio Alger Scholarship due Oct. 26, 2020

Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

– Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

– Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

– Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

– Be a United States citizen

 El Mezquite UNM Scholarship due October 30, 2020 5 PM

– Must be attending UNM in Fall 2020/Spring 2021

– 3.0 GPA

– Proficiency in the Spanish language and demonstrated leadership and commitment to advance the culture and economy of Mexico through a chosen career

– Low-income students demonstrating financial need

– Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership within the Hispanic community

*Requires essay, two letters of recommendation and acceptance letter from UNM

Jack Kent Cook Scholarship due Oct. 30, 2020

– 3.5 GPA

– Can have up to 95K income

– Application is Common Application

Coca-Cola Scholarship due by 5pm Oct. 31, 2020

Young Asian American Student Award $250  OPEN TO 10th-12th GRADERS WITH ASIAN HERITAGE due November 8, 2020

  1. Application 
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Resume
  5. A letter of support from either a teacher or a community leader familiar with the student’s achievements and activities

20202 Prudential Comm. awards due Nov. 10, 2020 (OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!)

– Must have performed community service in last 12 months

– Need to create or login with an account

Daniels Fund Scholarship: Needs to be submitted online through the application website between October 1 and November 15, 2020
Be a high school senior graduating from a school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming & resident of those states
– Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
– 3.0 GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
– SAT Math score of 490 and Reading & Writing score of 490, or ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required). Super scoring is not accepted. (or 3.3 GPA if unable to take SAT or ACT due to COVID-19)
Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $85,000 or less on parents 2019 Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Line 8b) on which the applicant appears as a dependent. They can make $5,000 more for each additional dependent (other than you) not in college, and $15,000 more for each additional dependent in college full time during the 2020/2021 academic year.

 Albuquerque Community Foundations Scholarships: Applications open December 1

– Multiple scholarships with various requirements

– Application is Common Application now (complete Common App and you’ll see scholarships available to you)


Hispanic Heritage Fund due December 6th, 2020

– Must be of Hispanic/Latin descent

– Must have min. 3.0 GPA

 Derrick Law Firm Scholarship due December 15th annually

– Write essay about how a car accident affected your life

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program due January 5, 2021

– 3.0 GPA

 One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest due by 11:59 p.m., January 5, 2021 


– 3-8 min. film or 45 sec.+ animation on environmental/sustainability issue

– $1,000 Scholarship + $1,000 matching grant for Seniors; cash prizes + matching grant for all other age categories

 Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students due by 5pm EST, Jan. 14, 2021 

– Min. 2.7 GPA

– First in family to attend college

– Must file FAFSA