William Wachtel Memorial Scholarship Application
The Las Cruces Museum System, in memory of William Wachtel, offers a limited number of scholarships for children, teens, and adults to participate in classes at the museums. Scholarships apply to classes at each museum, including art programs, science camps, summer camp and history/cultural workshops. Scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals interested in museum classes, and, if awarded, the scholarship covers 100% of the class tuition and required supplies. Awardees are solely responsible for meeting class registration deadlines. Sponsored by the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums.
1. Complete the online scholarship application. Your application cannot be processed without proof of assistance or a copy of your latest tax return.
2. Email supplemental documentation to
. If you would prefer to send a copy of the supplemental documentation, snail mail it to:
Foundation for Las Cruces Museums
PO Box 2783
Las Cruces, NM 88004-2783
Supplemental documents must be received prior to any scholarship awards.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying applications. Students applying for a scholarship cannot register for class in advance. Scholarship applications are accepted each trimester and are destroyed at the end of the session.
The Scholarship Application is separate from the Course Registration. If you receive a Scholarship Award, you will also register for your selected course during the open registration period.
Deadlines to apply: Rolling application periods.
Parent/Guardian Name (if under 18)
Scholarships are awarded on the following considerations.
Check all that apply:
󠇭 Sincere desire to participate in museum classes.
󠇭 Willing and committed to attend all sessions of the class.
󠇭 I am able to demonstrate financial need.
You must provide proof of need. Documentation must be provided prior to award or receipt of Scholarship. Check the type of documentation that you will be providing. Submit a copy of one of the following forms to
Free of Reduced School Meals
Medicaid or Medical Assistance
Income Guidelines (USDA 3/23/16)
Section 8 Housing
to review the brochure of classes available during the current session. You do not have to provide the specific course information at this time.
For more information about museum classes, access the current session brochure online at https://foundationlcm.com/. Printed brochures are also available at each Museum, or contact the Education Department at (575) 541-2154 if you have any questions.
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