New Mexico Scholarships

Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program - The New Mexico Public Education Department provides the Legislative Lottery Scholarships which cover a portion of tuition for undergraduates who attended a New Mexico high school and are enrolled in a two- or four-year public New Mexico school.

New Mexico Scholars Program- New Mexico Scholars Program provides awards for students who graduate in the top five percent of their high school class. 

Student Incentive Grants - Student Incentive Grants provide between $200 and $2,500 per year to students attending New Mexico public colleges or universities.

New Mexico Graduate Scholarships - The New Mexico Graduate Scholarships are available to graduate students at New Mexico colleges or universities. To receive the award, recipients must agree to participate in an unpaid internship at their institution for 10 hours per week. $7,200

College Affordability Grants - The College Affordability Grants are awarded to New Mexico residents who are enrolled at least half-time at New Mexico public colleges or universities. $1,000

Vietnam Veterans' Scholarships - The Vietnam Veterans' Scholarships are awarded to Vietnam veterans who are certified by the New Mexico Veterans' Service Commission. Recipients must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces and must be New Mexico residents.

Firefighters and Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship - The Survivors Scholarship is awarded to the spouse or child of a firefighter or peace officer who lost his or her life. Both the student and the deceased firefighter or peace officer must be residents of New Mexico, and the student must be attending or planning to attend a public college or university in New Mexico.

NMSU Academic Scholarships- The President's Associates Excellence Scholarship, which covers all tuition, fees, and housing.

NMSU Transfer Scholarships - New Mexico State University awards Transfer Scholarships to students transferring to the university from community colleges. $2,500

ENMU Freshman Academic Scholarships - Eastern New Mexico University provides Freshman Academic Scholarships to incoming students who graduated from New Mexico high schools. $2,800 per year.

ENMU Green and Silver Scholarships - The Green and Silver Scholarships are awarded to Eastern New Mexico University students. $9,000

UNM Freshman Scholarships - The University of New Mexico awards Freshman Scholarships to New Mexico students with strong academic backgrounds. $17,800, $8,400 and $8,400.

The University of New Mexico Tribal Scholarships are awarded to students who have American Indian heritage. To apply, students must provide their transcripts, their Tribal Financial Need Analysis, proof of enrollment, and a Certificate of Indian Blood.

Sussman Miller Educational Assistance Award - The Sussman Miller Award is given to students who have financial need and are attending a college or university full-time. $500 and $2,000.

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship - Is awarded to a New Mexico high school senior or college student who plans to pursue a degree or certificate from an automotive or technical-vocational school. To $500 and $1,000.

AAF-NM Scholarship - $1,500 to a full-time student in his or her junior or senior year at a New Mexico college or university.

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Program - Provides scholarships to students between the ages of 17 and 21 who have been in the New Mexico foster care system for at least one year. $2,000.

Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women - To a female New Mexico student who is entering her senior year at a New Mexico college or university. Between one and three $1,500 scholarships each year.

Trythall Family Scholarship - To students who live or work in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, including Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance Counties. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, work 20 hours per week, and have made considerable efforts toward reaching a career goal. Between $500 and $1,000.

New Mexico State PEO Scholarship- The New Mexico chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization awards a to a college junior or senior who attends any four-year school. The recipient must demonstrate scholastic ability and must have a history of volunteerism and participation in extracurricular activities. $2,500

Julie's Helpers Memorial Scholarship - To a female Navajo student who is enrolled in a New Mexico college or university. The recipient must be at least one-fourth Navajo Indian and must be enrolled full-time in business, education, science, or engineering field. $2,500.

Toby Wright Scholarship - To the child of a New Mexico individual who has been severely injured or killed in an accident related to their employment. The recipient must be between the ages of 16 and 25, must be a New Mexico resident, and must attend or plan to attend a New Mexico college, university, or trade school.

New Mexico Alliance Scholarships - To students with Hispanic heritage who attend community colleges, four-year institutions, or graduate programs. From $1,000 to $2,500.

AHCNM Scholarship - The Albuquerque Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awards a scholarship to a Hispanic high school senior who plans to attend a college or university the following year.

NMBF Scholarships - The New Mexico Baptist Foundation awards many scholarships each year to students who are members of the Baptist church.

Cory Sufrin Memorial Scholarship - To one student from each New Mexico respiratory therapy program. $250

Nightingale Nursing Scholarships - To New Mexico nursing students who have already completed one semester of a nursing program. $1,000

Dan and Lucille Wood Athletic Scholarship - To a high school senior who participated in NCAA sanctioned sports, including basketball, baseball, football, cross country, volleyball, golf, soccer, and wrestling.

NMLA Scholarships - The New Mexico Library Association awards several college scholarships each year.

Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio Foundation Scholarships - $2,000 to a New Mexico public high school student. Applicants must be graduating seniors planning to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year college or university, and they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship - Awards the Charlie and Kathy Barnhart and Ken Haynes, Jr. Scholarship to a student who lives in a mobile or manufactured home and plans to enroll as a full-time student at a public college or university. Two $1,000 scholarships each year.

ACF Notah Begay III Scholarships - $1,400, To New Mexico high school seniors who are Native American scholar-athletes and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

TEACH New Mexico Scholarships - The scholarships are available both for current teachers who want to pursue more education and new,

Apprentice Ecologist Open Space Scholarship - To a student who participates in an environmental stewardship project that benefits land owned by the Open Space Division. $500 scholarship.

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund - Amount: Up to $500 - Scholarship is open to students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest - Amount: $1,000 - Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada. Applicant must submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected them.

Daniels Scholarship Program - Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition - Amount: Up to $1,200 - Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter.

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There are 66,896 full time students in the 36 colleges and universities of New Mexico

Brown Mackie College Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, New Mexico
Clovis Community College Clovis, New Mexico
Computer Career Center Las Cruces, New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus Portales, New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus Roswell, New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Campus Ruidoso, New Mexico

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Santa Fe, New Mexico
Luna Community College Las Vegas, New Mexico
Mesalands Community College Tucumcari, New Mexico
National American University Albuquerque Albuequerque, New Mexico
National American University Rio Rancho Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Navajo Technical College Crownpoint, New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, New Mexico
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, New Mexico
New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, New Mexico
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, New Mexico
New Mexico State University Alamogordo Alamogordo, New Mexico
New Mexico State University Carlsbad Carlsbad, New Mexico
New Mexico State University Dona Ana Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico State University Grants Grants, New Mexico
New Mexico State University Main Campus Las Cruces, New Mexico

Northern New Mexico College Espanola, New Mexico
San Juan College Farmington, New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe, New Mexico
Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque Albuquerque, New Mexico
St John's College Santa Fe, New Mexico  
University of New Mexico Gallup Campus Gallup, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Los Alamos Campus