2023 Scholarship Program

The philosophy of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is to:

• Promote the history of African American veterans
• Be a positive role model for youth in our community
• Support Veterans 
• Support charitable organizations 
• To uphold the standards and traditions of the NABSTMC
• Promote motorcycle safety 

The local Albuquerque Chapter will be vetting applicants from Albuquerque and surrounding public high school graduating seniors to award a $1000.00 scholarship to one winner. The winning applicant's packet may then be forwarded to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of a Frontier and National award.

The following are required to complete your application:

• Official High School transcript
• A 750-word essay on one of the topics listed below
• Letter of recommendation on official letter head from a teacher,  counselor, OR school administrator
• Two letters of recommendation
A letter of acceptance to an institution of higher learning
Signed Release Form 
Parent’s signature, if student is under 18 years of age
• A letter of introduction. Include who you are, your accomplishments, honors and awards to date, family background, the degree you are seeking, and financial need. Also explain how you plan to use the scholarship, if selected.
• A recent headshot photo 
The complete name and address of the school and/or financial aid office where you will be attending college and your student ID number. Checks will be mailed by the National Treasurer to the school for deposit to your  student account.
All forms completed in their entirety. Attach additional pages, if required. 
Incomplete packets will automatically be eliminated.

Essay Topics:

Write a essay of 750 words but no more than 900 words that answers the following TWO questions: 

  a. How does the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers inspire you to solve a problem currently facing our society?

  b. How will the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club, Albuquerque Chapter Scholarship help you? 

Submit Application:

Applications may be downloaded using this link:              
Completed applications and required documents must be scanned and emailed to New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship Chairperson Rene 'Rooster' Matison at rpmatison@msn.com by April 17, 2023. Subject line is your full name and state.  All sealed transcripts must be sent to the mailing address below by April 17, 2023

Incomplete packets will be eliminated. 

New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
P. O. Box 57061
Albuquerque, NM 87187

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