Scholarships

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

Students who had a parent who was permanently or catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related accident, resulting in a New Mexico workers’ compensation claim. Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico between the ages of 16 and 25, must be attending or plan on attending a New Mexico college, university or trade school leading to a professional degree or certification.

What is the criteria for this scholarship?

The parent’s death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income. The applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The applicant must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours or better to re-apply every semester/quarter.

When are applications accepted?

Toby Wright Memorial Scholarships are awarded prior to the beginning of each quarter and/or semester. Applicants must submit a budget prior to each semester/quarter. Applications can be made during a students’ high school senior year. Students must submit copies of each semester/quarter transcripts along with receipts covering expenses as agreed to by the committee. High school students must also supply their high school transcript with their application.

What is the length of this scholarship?

This scholarship is good for one semester/quarter. However, the applicant may reapply at the end of each semester/quarter. Renewals are contingent on availability of funds.

What does this scholarship cover?

The Toby Wright Memorial Scholarship may cover items such as tuition, books, housing, meals or course fees. Based on the budget submitted, the scholarship review committee will make the awards as deemed necessary. Students must submit copies of the Federal  Application for Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A.) application with their Toby Wright Memorial Scholarship application.

How do I apply?

Applicants may:

ONLINE APPLICATION COMING SOON WRITE the Workers’ Compensation Association of New Mexico Foundation Office at:

WCA of NM Foundation
3207 Matthew NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Contact: Brock Carter
E – M A I L: brock@safetycounselling.com
C A L L the WCA of New Mexico office at
1.800.640.0724 to begin the application process.