Post-Secondary Scholarship

Post-Secondary Scholarship


Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network is excited to launch a scholarship Program that will offer financial assistance to adults with Down syndrome who wish to enroll in a class or program that will build life skills, lead to greater opportunities for employment, support independent living, or in some other way empower the individual to succeed in living an enriched and fulfilled life.


As more individuals with Down syndrome are being included in K-12 and graduating with their peers, the next step for many young adults with Down syndrome of all abilities includes pursuing postsecondary education. This may include any type of school or training beyond the high school level (i.e., community college, four-year university, vocational training program) or an “enrichment” course that will help to better the student’s life and meet his or her goals.

If you have questions, please email

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Have Down syndrome
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of New Mexico
Young Man With Down Syndrome Sitting At Desk In Office And Using Laptop, Looking At Camera And Smiling.

How To Apply

To apply, please click the link below, complete the application in full and submit.


  • A total of $5,000 will be distributed to as many as 5 recipients.

Application Deadline

Applicants will be considered on an ongoing basis and are encouraged to apply year-round. Awards will be given at major RGDSN events including the annual Buddy Walk, Denim and Diamonds Gala, Annual Member Meeting and more. Interested individuals should submit their application materials for consideration.

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