William Wachtel
Memorial Scholarship

The Las Cruces Museum System, in memory of the Foundation’s long-time Treasurer,
William Wachtel, offers a limited number of scholarships for children, teens, and adults
to participate in classes conducted by the museums. William Wachtel Scholarships may
be used to attend a class at any museum, including art programs, science camps, summer camp and history/cultural workshops. The scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals demonstrating financial need and who are interested in attending museum classes. If awarded, a William Wachtel Scholarship covers 100% of the class tuition and required supplies. Awardees are solely responsible for meeting class registration deadlines. The Foundation for Las Cruces Museums administers and
sponsors the William Wachtel Scholarship program.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Complete the online Scholarship Application (online Google form OR attached PDF
form OR provide answers to all questions by eMail). When you have completed the
Application, be sure to either click SUBMIT at the bottom of the online form OR eMail
the PDF form or answers to all questions to scholarships@foundationlcm.com.

Your application cannot be processed without proof of financial need or a copy of your
latest tax return. Do not forget to eMail supplemental proof of financial need
documentation (copies or photographs of relevant documents) to
scholarships@foundationlcm.com. If you would prefer to send a paper copy of the
supplemental proof of financial need documentation, mail it through the US Postal
Service to:

Foundation for Las Cruces Museums
Attn: Scholarships
PO Box 2783
Las Cruces, NM 88004-2783

Supplemental proof of financial need documentation must be received before the
scholarship application can be evaluated.

Scholarship Award and Course Registration

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying applicants.
Students applying for a scholarship cannot register for class in advance. Scholarship
applications are accepted all year, at any time, and are destroyed following evaluation.

The Scholarship Application process is separate from the Course Registration process. If you are awarded a William Wachtel Scholarship, you will be able to register for your
selected course during the open registration period.