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Undergraduate students with grade point averages of 2.5 and better should apply for state, university, and Highlands Foundation scholarships by filling out the Highlands Scholarship application by May 1.

Graduate students with a grade point average of 3.0 and above are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Presidential Scholarship. Complete the Highlands Scholarship application by May 1.

Graduate assistantships are processed through the Office of Graduate Studies and in the academic units that offer graduate degrees.

Scholarship Checklist
Scholarship Guidance
Scholarship Selection Process
Scholarship Application (PDF)

Regardless of funding variables, if you are an academic high achiever, it is always worth your while to apply for scholarships at the university. The Financial Aid Office also keeps information regarding scholarship listings that are available outside of the university that require a separate application and have different (earlier and later) deadlines than the university. Be sure to examine these listings, as well as other resources.

To apply for external scholarships, we recommend using the scholarship search engine at www.fastweb.com to help facilitate the scholarship search process. These scholarships are external to Highlands' scholarships and Highlands has no jurisdiction over the awarding of these scholarships. If you do receive outside scholarship support, this must be reported to Highlands' Financial Aid Office to be included as part of your financial aid package.


Freshman Scholarships

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after receipt of high school diploma from an accredited New Mexico high school or GED.

Eligibility Criteria for Legacy Students (those who have received lottery for 3 or more semesters before Fall 2014): Complete a minimum 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester.
Amount: Tuition (or some portion thereof as determined by the Higher Education Department annually) for a regular semester of full time enrollment for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters of undergraduate eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria for New Students: Recent graduates of a NM high school or GED recipients are eligible for a Lottery Tuition Scholarship to cover tuition (or some portion thereof as determined by the Higher Education Department annually) after completing 15 or more college credit hours with a 2.5 gpa in their first semester. 

Amount: Tuition (or some portion thereof as determined by the Higher Education Department annually) for regular semester of full-time enrollment upon completion of 15 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA for up to seven (7) consecutive semesters of undergraduate eligibility.

Deadlines & Application: Immediately enroll in postsecondary after receipt of a high school diploma from an accredited New Mexico high school or GED. No application required. Transfer students must submit a NM Scholarship Transfer Transcript form from prior school awarding lottery.

Presidential Gold Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.

Eligibility: 3.75 HS gpa and 25 ACT

Amount: $4,500 ($2,750 first semester / $1,750 second semester)

Will convert to Legislative Lottery Scholarship second and subsequent eligible semesters; plus $1,250 campus housing, board and book allowances with completion of 15 credit hours and 2.5 gpa first semester.

Otherwise, $1,750 second semester: renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $750 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa second and subsequent semesters or $1,750 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 3.0 gpa in second and subsequent semesters. 
Deadlines & Application: Admission process must be complete by March 1st; thereafter, complete the NMHU scholarship application process, awards may be made pending the availability of funds.

Presidential Silver Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.

Eligibility: 3.5 HS gpa and 22 ACT
Amount: $3,500 ($2,250 first semester/ $1,250 second semester)

Will convert to Legislative Lottery scholarship second and subsequent eligible semesters; plus $750 campus housing and book allowance with completion of 15 credits and a 2.5 gpa first semester.

Otherwise, $1,250 second semester: renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $750 per semester with the completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa in the second and subsequent semesters or $1,250 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 3.0 gpa in second and subsequent semesters.
Deadlines & Application: Admission process must be complete by March 1st; thereafter, complete the NMHU scholarship application process. Awards may be made pending the availability of funds.

Dean's Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.

Eligibility: 3.0 HS gpa

Amount: $2,300 ($1,650 first semester / $650 second semester)

Will convert to Legislative Lottery scholarship second and subsequent eligible semesters; plus $150 book award second semester with completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa first semester.

Otherwise, $650 second semester and renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $650 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa in second and subsequent semesters.
Deadlines & Application: Admission process must be complete by March 1st; thereafter, complete the NMHU scholarship application process. Awards may be made pending the availability of funds.

Freshman Success Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.
Eligibility: HS GPA of 2.5 to 2.99.
Amount: $1,500 ($1,000 first semester/ $500 second semester)

Will convert to Legislative Lottery Scholarship second and subsequent eligible semesterswith completion of 15 credit hours and 2.5 gpa.

Otherwise, $500  for second semester and renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $500 per semester with the completion of 15 credits and a 2.5 gpa.
Deadlines & Application: Admission process must be complete by March 1st; thereafter, complete the NMHU scholarship application process. Awards may be made pending the availability of funds.

College Incentive Grant

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.
Eligibility: HS GPA 2.0 to 2.49
Amount: $1,000 ($500 per semester)

Will convert to Legislative Lottery Scholarship second and subsequent eligible semesters with completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa.

Otherwise, $500 for second semester and renewable for 7 additional semesters with completion of 15 credit hours and 2.5 gpa in the second and subsequent semesters. 
Deadlines & Application: Admission process must be complete by March 1st; thereafter, complete the NMHU Scholarship application process. Awards may be made pending the availability of funds.

Regent’s NM Scholars Scholarship

Qualifications: New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.
Eligibility:Top 5% of class or 25 ACT, family income of $60,000 or less.

Renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $2500 per semester with completion of 12 credits and 3.0 gpa.
Amount: $5,000 ($2,500)

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HU Foundation Scholarships

The funding for all endowed scholarships is dependent upon the general appreciation of the fund and the interest that the original contribution earns annually. There might be years some scholarships will not be given until the economy improves and interest accumulates sufficiently to fund the scholarship. Scholarship award amounts may also vary as the donor builds the endowment or chooses to change the award.

Scholarship recipients of endowed or other scholarships are responsible for writing to the donor of the scholarship, representatives of the donors, or to the Highlands Foundation Board of Directors to express their appreciation for these scholarship awards. Address and contact names are available at the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Development.

Click here for information about the FAFSA.
Scholarship Application (PDF)

Restricted Scholarships

Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students
An award for:

a. Outstanding major/minor chemistry, or

b. Outstanding chemistry student, or

c. Outstanding student in the teaching of science

d. Help student travel for presentation and meetings; sponsored by the student affiliate of the American Chemical society

e. Best chemistry tutor

f. The most improved chemistry student

Debbie Aragon Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Must be a student athlete.

Athletic Training Education Fund

Dorothy Bales Book Award
 

Bank of Belen Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: intern/student teaching Belen Public School; majoring in Education.

Bloomberg Business Week Scholarship
Three awards each semester for Business students. Contact NMHU School of Business for more information.

Brooks-Excellence in Geo Science Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: 3.0 GPA; Environmental Geology majors; reference letter from the department head; nonrenewable one year scholarship.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Bryan C. Cokeley Memorial Scholarship
Established by Media Arts department

Chase Foundation Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: students from Artesia, NM; renewable up to 8 semesters or 4 academic years by maintaining a course load of 12+ credit hours and minimum 2.5 GPA.

Faculty & Friends of HU Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: WUE out of state; full time; minimum 2.5 GPA; ACT 22+; one year; final selection by NMHU scholarship committee.

Farmington Helping Hand Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: student at San Juan College; NM resident.

Fine Arts Matching – Anselevicius Fund (restricted scholarship)
Qualifications/Requirements: student in painting and/or sculpture; or student enrolled in the Fine/Media Arts Departments.

Franken Companies Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate of West Las Vegas High School; minimum 2.0 GPA; applicant essay; donor will be part of the selection committee.

Lorenzo Miguel Gallegos Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; New Mexico Resident; U.S citizen; 2.5 high school GPA; major: Music; one year; career goal statement; 3 references; required credit hours per semester; one page of resume; selected by director of school, department head, and donors (contact person).

GFWC Las Vegas Women’s Club Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Female; New Mexico resident; junior-senior; San Miguel or Mora County; nontraditional student; financial needs; renewable 1-year; must attend one noon luncheon; any major.

Edward Hogan Scholarship for Graduate Assistants
Qualifications/Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and graduated in top 10% of class; full time student with 15 or more credit hours per semester; min. 3.5 GPA; Social Science and for a MS in Government and History; or Business Administration for a MBA in International Business.

Wally Hager Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: for the science fair.

Indian Education Fund
Qualifications/Requirements: for Native Americans.

International Athletic Scholarship Fund
Qualifications/Requirements: must be a senior at NMHU; must have participated in a least two years of athletics at NMHU; academically eligible.

Adan & Jesus Juarez Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior; financial need; one time; selected by NMHU scholarship committee.

Ray Leger Scholarship

Carlos Lovato Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: NMHU Upward Bound participants; first generation college student; New Mexico resident; U.S Citizen; minimum 2.0 GPA

Mama Lucy Lopez Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: student must be an orphan.

Eisabel Mares Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: full time student; 3.0 GPA; nonrenewable one year scholarship.
Amount: varies, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship application by May 1.

Donald “Tiny” Martinez Memorial Restricted Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: West Las Vegas graduate; 2.0 GPA; submit essay about Donaldo A. Martinez.

Frank Montenegro, Jr. Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: West Las Vegas graduate; senior or graduate student of NMHU; can be a transfer student; 3.0 GPA.

Joe & Nancy Montoya Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman from West Las Vegas High School.

Muller Family Scholarship in Music Education
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore year (complete 45 hours); must be working towards BA that includes licensure to teach in New Mexico public school; major/minor: music; legal resident of New Mexico; the scholarship will be selected by one member faculty in the school of education, music department, and Muller family.

Native American Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Native American student (copy of the tribal enrollment is required, or enrollment card); full time student; copy of transcript; undergraduate- 2.0 GPA; graduate- 3.0 GPA; financial aid must be complete; write an essay about future goals and regarding the educational plans; must be active in the Native American club at NMHU; scholarship is need-base; must re-apply each semester.

N.M. Junior Rodeo Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: U. S citizen; other preference: high point winners of junior rodeo series; high school GPA 2.0; one year; scholarship must be used at Highlands; must be used before 23rd birthday; selected by the donors.

NMHU Boosters Scholarship
The scholarship is available for athletes.

New Mexico Women in Corrections Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: female; 3.0 minimum GPA; financial need; major: Criminal Justice; currently employed in the field of Criminal Justice.

Dr. Kenneth Padilla Restricted Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman from State of New Mexico; financial need; 3.5/4.0 GPA; major: science with intention of entering dental or medical school in preparation for a career in dentistry or medicine; available also for renewal if candidate maintains a high level of performance.

Pathways to Success Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Participation in Coachella Valley Economic Partnership; full time student; financial need.

Raton Rotary Club Scholarship
Scholarship is to be awarded to a local student from Raton.

RN-BSN Nursing Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: student in the RN-BSN program; 3.0 GPA; good standing at NMHU.

Ray Rodriguez Memorial Book Award
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore and junior; New Mexico resident; financial need; 2.0 GPA; major: Bilingual Education; if eligible, can receive more than a year.

Dr. Patrick & Rosina Romero Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; will be awarded to a graduate of Robertson High School; New Mexico resident; financial need; minimum 3.0 GPA; one year; selected by a committee composed of the donor and a teacher.

Rotary Club of Las Vegas Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: junior, senior, graduate, nontraditional, or returning student; full time student; 3.0 GPA; renewable one-year scholarship upon committee approval; goal statement submitted to the Rotary Club; selection by NMHU Scholarship Committee.
Amount: variable, pending funding
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1

Rugby Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Rugby player; 3.0 GPA.

Eloy Salazar Book Award

Henry O. Sanchez Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduating senior from Robertson or West Las Vegas High Schools who will be attending Highlands; one year, non-renewable; applicant will submit personal statement of need and reflect the spirit of Henry O. Sanchez, along with NMHU Scholarship application, and official high school transcript; selected by the Henry O. Sanchez Scholarship committee.

San Diego Foundation Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: students from Santa Catalina Island, CA.

Lorraine Schula Memorial Scholarship for the Visual Arts
Qualifications/Requirements: major: Visual Art (painting or sculpture, NOT dance or theater art), Music; one year; selected by NMHU Scholarship Committee and department head.

Seabury Fellowship Fund
Qualifications/Requirements: third or fourth year in NMHU’s Media Arts program; major: Media Arts; the fund to support their work or project in Cultural Technology; one year; should be selected by special committee consisting of: Media Arts chairperson, faculty member of the Media Arts department.

Allen & Lillian Stephens Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: Engineering majors preferred or Science majors; full time students; 3.0 GPA; nonrenewable one year scholarship.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

T-4 Cattle Company Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore, junior, and senior; New Mexico resident (preference to residents of Quay, Guadalupe, or San Miguel counties); financial need; 2.5 GPA; major: School of Professional Studies; if eligible, can receive more than one year; selected by NMHU scholarship committee.

Arthur M. Tenorio Scholarship

Terecina Trujillo-Vasquez Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate level in education program; Hispanic mother; 2.5 GPA; one year; letter of interest to include background and goals; family to approve final candidate.

TKE Fraternity Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: awarded only to Tekes; must be an active member of Iota Chi Chapter; full time student (12 hours or more); can be graduate student; 3.5 GPA or higher; can use the award for any purpose.

Transfer Student Scholarship
The scholarship is available for transfer students.

Zia Natural Gas Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: residents of Colfax, Mora or San Miguel counties; full time students; Engineering, Business and Science majors; 3.0 GPA; one year award renewable upon committee approval.
Amount: varies, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship application by May 1.

Endowments

Frank Angel Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: resident of San Miguel, Taos, or Mora counties (not to the exclusion of students from other counties or countries); financial need; minimum 3.0 GPA; major in Education.

John A. Aragon Lectureship for Multicultural Education
Aragon Lectureship for Multicultural Education and Understanding to be established; will contribute funds for supporting annual academic presentations and research.

Jose Nestor Aragon Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: male, high school senior interested in math or science with intention to go to graduate school; New Mexico resident, financial need; 1 year- full/12 hours; 3.0 GPA; one scholarship per semester; NMHU scholarship committee; donor makes final selection; 3 references.
Amount: according to the endowment spending policy of foundation and fund growth.

Arko-Pabst Appreciation Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico residents (except Albuquerque and Santa Fe residents); 2.25 GPA; Elementary Education or Instrumental Music majors;
Amount: variable, depending on funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by March 1.

Joe “Mayo” Armijo Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: male; freshman; Northern New Mexico resident; US Citizen; preferable, walk on basketball player; 2.5 GPA; one year; career goal statement and references required; final selection made by a committee comprised of the donor, athletic director, and the men’s basketball coach.

Squire Barker Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: senior; New Mexico resident; major: Eduation.
Amount: varies, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Lois & Stewart Beck Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: female, sophomore or junior; New Mexico resident, financial need; 12 hours-full time; 3.0 GPA; major: Language Arts or Journalism; depends on availability; one year, career goal statement required from applicant; two references required.

Rosalie Madison & Ruth Bibb Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: resident of Northeastern New Mexico; 3.0 GPA; major: Humanities or Fine Arts; preference to English major.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Tony Bonome & Dora “Boots” Kruichak Scholarship
Any deserving person who needs help.

Chemistry Research Endowment
Will include any activity that supports research in chemistry (no standardized form).

“Chili” Courier Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: must be a New Mexico high school graduate or have received a GED through a NM Department of Education approved program; New Mexico resident; US Citizen; must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours if maintaining a full-time job; minimum of 9 hours with a part time job (15-20 hours per week); minimum of 12 hours (full-time student) if not employed; must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement; 3.0 GPA; any major, any year; one year; career goal statement required; one reference; scholarship recipients must reapply after every semester; must provide a letter of recommendation from an individual within the title industry and from an individual in the community in which the applicant resides.

Community 1st Bank Scholarship for Middle School Educators
Qualifications/Requirements: Currently teaching middle school grades in math, science or technology in a New Mexico public school; preference to teachers in the NMHU geographical area which serves northeastern New Mexico, satellite branches in Rio Rancho, and Farmington; a minimum of 3 years teaching experience preferred; must be admitted to the University master’s degree programs; currently teaching in a high-needs school preferred; can be used to complete master’s degree that has already been started; must teach a minimum of three years in New Mexico public schools or the money must be returned to NMHU and the Community 1st scholarship endowment.

Cowgirl Way Endowed Scholarship – Southwest Capital Bank
Scholarships for female athletes selected by committee.

Ken & Sue Crimmin Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; West Las Vegas or Robertson High School graduate; 3.0 GPA; essay and two letters of reference.
Amount: tuition and fees for first semester; lottery success covers tuition, and Crimmin pays fees and book award; if eligible, can be renewed from freshman second semester through senior year.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by March 1

Les Davis Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: junior, senior, graduate; New Mexico resident; US citizen; full time; 3.0 GPA; major: Liberal Arts; one year. Amount: depending on board spending policy.

Ray Farmer Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; New Mexico resident or out-of-state student; 3.25 GPA.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by March 1.

Fine Arts Matching Endowed Fund - Anselevicius Fund
Qualifications/Requirements: student in Painting and/or Sculpture; or student enrolled in the Fine/Media Arts Departments.

Pauline Flores Sanchez Teachers Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: junior or senior attending NMHU; New Mexico resident; 2.7 minimum GPA; major: Education; to be used for books or tuition.

James Fries Endowed Scholarship Fund

Robert Girard Endowed Research Fund
The fund will provide student research support for all Departments of Behavioral Sciences-Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology. Interdisciplinary research collaboration within the department and disciplines outside the department is encouraged.

Coach Don Gibson Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: award will be given to a student athlete upon the Athletic Director’s recommendation.

Isaac Gonzales Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: senior or graduate; New Mexico resident; U.S. Citizen; full time student; minimum 3.0 GPA; major: Business; one year scholarship; career goal statement required; 2 references required.

Emma Groth Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate student; financial need; full time; 3.0 GPA; major: School of Business, or School of Arts and Sciences; tuition and fees; one year; selected by NMHU Scholarship Committee.

Marsha Jo Hannah Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: female; undergraduate or graduate student; in-state or out-of-state residents; 3.0 GPA; major: Math/Computer Science.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Rabbi Leonard H. Helman Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico Resident; U.S. citizen; full time student; must be a daily commuter student traveling 50 miles or more to attend classes on the Las Vegas campus of NMHU; minimum 3.0 GPA; one year scholarship.

Ivan Hilton Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: residents of San Miguel, Mora, or Guadalupe counties; 3.0 GPA; major: Science and Technology; 14 or more hours; FAFSA required.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

International Student Education Merit Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements:

a. undergraduate and graduate students studying in the U.S. for the first time and intending to complete their degree at NMHU.

b. have good to excellent academic evaluation at the last school attended in his/her home country.

c. must present official transcripts from schools attended.

d. 1000 word essay written in English, discussing educational career goals, how you developed these interests, and why you seek to study in the United States.

e. 3 letters of recommendation (preferably in English). 2 must be academic references.

f. undergraduate students: minimum GPA 2.85 and be a full time student (12 credit hours or more).

Carrie Morrow Jacobs & Susan Klinksiek Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident of San Miguel and Mora counties; U.S. citizen; pre-nursing - four year degree; 3.0 GPA.

Mary Santucci Ludi Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: must be entering the sophomore year; Maxwell High or West Las Vegas High School graduate; major: Liberal Arts or Biology; family will select scholarship recipients.

Maria Francesca Lujan Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: senior or graduate student; graduate of West Las Vegas High School; 3.5 GPA; one scholarship; donor will be part of selection committee.

Frank Maestas Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore through graduate level; minimum 3.0 GPA; journalism student (major or minor), and if there is no journalism, should be awarded to an English or Creative Writing major; one year; career goal statement; 2 references.

Sally G. Maez Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate of Robertson, West Las Vegas, or Mora high schools; 3.2 GPA; 23 ACT; science fair participation; three reference letters required.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Donald “Tiny” Martinez Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: West Las Vegas graduate; 2.0 GPA; submit essay about Donaldo A. Martinez.

Vera Merrill Stoneham Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; 2.0 GPA; major: Education.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

E.G. Meyer Family Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico citizen; incoming Freshman; major: Science (chemistry, physics, biology, in order of preference); renewable for second semester if student maintains 2.5 GPA.

J.M. Metcalf Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: out-of-state and New Mexico residents; major: Art (any class); 3.0 GPA.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Tom Mishler Endowed Music Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate or undergraduate; U.S. or international student; 2.0 GPA; any major; statement of the role of music in your life.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Joseph & Nancy Montoya Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: West Las Vegas High School graduate; one scholarship per semester.

NM Student Loans Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico Resident; U.S. citizen; must be in financial need; minimum 2.5 GPA; one year scholarship; career goal statement required.

Oliveira Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: male; U. S citizen; athletic scholarship, preferably football; any student that is eligible regardless of the classifications; financial need; 2.75 GPA; selected by NMHU Scholarship Committee. Amount: depends on the need of the student.

Flora Ordonez Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; must have attended a New Mexico high school.
 

Dr. Kenneth Padilla Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; New Mexico resident; 3.5/4.0 GPA; financial need; major: science with intention of entering dental or medical school in preparation for a career in dentistry or medicine; if eligible, can be renewed.

Placido and Crisanta Padilla Opportunity Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; full time; transfer in-state and/or graduate students considered; 2.5 GPA; FAFSA required.

Glenn D. & Billye Parker Daves Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: resident of counties of Union, Harding, Roosevelt, Guadalupe, or Otero counties; 3.0 GPA.
Amount: approximately one half of the value of tuition, fees, room and board, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Public Service Company of New Mexico Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman through graduate year; Northern New Mexico residents; 2.8 GPA, (graduate year – 3.0 GPA, 9 hours.); 14 or more hours; demonstrated leadership qualities. Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Gordon Clark Powers Endowed Scholarship for Social Work
Qualifications/Requirements: MSW student in Social Work with strong commitment to the profession; three letters of reference as well as personal statement.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Matt Quintana Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a parent of a child with a special need.

Robertson Class of 1960 Endowment
Qualifications/Requirements: Robertson High School graduate; financial need; minimum 12 hours per semester; minimum 2.5 GPA; eligible for renewal if GPA is maintained; not for summer school; maximum distribution over 10 continuous semesters.

Carlos & Mary Rodriguez Family Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; West Las Vegas High School graduate; full time student (12 hours or more); majors: Pre-Med, Biology, Chemistry; high school and/or college minimum GPA 3.0; ACT minimum score of 18; one scholarship for one female student and one male student; career goal statement required; 2 reference letters required.

John J. Romero Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: must be a Music major.

Pat Romero Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman; New Mexico resident; prefer San Miguel County or Mora county; U.S citizen; financial need; full time; high school 3.0 GPA; any major; one year.

Horace & Elsie Ronquillo Memorial Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: male; New Mexico native; Hispanic; prefer San Miguel County or Mora county, Northern New Mexico student; academic, not athletic scholarship; maintain min. 2.0 GPA to be considered for renewal for 4 years.

Leveo V. Sanchez Family Endowment
Qualifications/Requirements: freshman or sophomore; New Mexico Native American; financial need considered.
Amount: tuition and fees, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Victoria D. de Sanchez Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; Hispanic; preference for residents of rural communities and graduates of Northern New Mexico high schools.
Amount: tuition and fees, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Scientific Research Endowment Fund
The scholarship is available for all aspects of scientific research at NMHU.

James A. & Carmen Schein Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student; international student and citizen of Indonesia; employee or child of employee of Holland America Line for five or more years; three letters of reference – one from the cruise line.
Amount: pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

State Employees Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: junior or senior; New Mexico Resident; full time student; minimum 3.0 GPA; majors: Business, Education, Arts and Sciences; one year scholarship.

The Shattuck Family Endowment

Qualifications/Requirements: female student; Pueblo Indian; seeking a degree in primary education; preferably with the goal of becoming a teacher.

Dr. Lora Mangum Shields Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: sophomore, junior, or senior; New Mexico residents; 14 or more hours; 2.75 GPA; major: Biology.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Lillian Smith Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico residents; Hispanic graduates of Peñasco High School; 3.0 GPA; Education majors with plans to teach; three references required.
Amount: variable, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by May 1.

Southwest Capital Bank Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: New Mexico resident; 3.0 GPA; majors: Business and Economics;
Amount: varies, pending funding.
Application & Deadline: Highlands Scholarship Application by March 1.
 

Julia Mae Stubblefield Scholarship
The scholarship is for highly motivated low-income students; selected by the NMHU scholarship Committee.

Stu Clark Tournament Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: male student; New Mexico resident; must be a current student at Highlands and have participated in the Stu Clark Tournament as a player.

Student Senate Endowed Scholarship

Qualifications/Requirements: full time student; minimum 2.3 GPA undergraduate, and minimum 3.0 GPA graduate students; write a 500 word essay, double-spaced which addresses the following questions:

1. How have you contributed to New Mexico Highlands University?

2. What are your educational goals?

3. How can you make a difference on campus?

4. Tell us about a difficult time in your life that you were able to overcome?

5. How will this money help you?

Deadline: April 5th at 5pm.

Current ASNMHU members are prohibited from applying

Student Teacher Stipend
2 scholarships per semester.

Territorial Title of Las Vegas Graduate Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: graduate student; New Mexico resident; from San Miguel, Mora or Guadalupe counties; financial need; major: Education-related; minimum 3.0 GPA; career goal statement required; 3 reference letters required; thank-you letters and follow-up correspondence from recipient(s) required.

Title V Endowed Scholarship

Frances K. Tyson Environmental Science Endowment Fund
Yearly awards (3) to winners of the NE New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Environmental Science, or other awards as deemed appropriate by Ms. Tyson.

Women in Transition Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: female; must be a single woman/or parent, at least 35 years of age; full time student (12-15 credit hours); minimum 2.0 GPA; major: a professional program of studies that will lead to a degree and allow recipient to be self-sufficient after graduation; one scholarship per semester; career goal statement required.

Lottie Wood Washburn Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements:

a. Must have been a resident of Colfax County or Wagon Mound.

b. Residents of the Raton area preferred.

c. Preference given to descendants of the students of Lottie Wood Washburn. Self-identification is acceptable.

d. Preference will be given to the university or college level juniors and seniors enrolled in or transferring to New Mexico Highlands University.

e. University college freshman or sophomores will have limited consideration.

f. Recipients of the scholarship may be employed but no more than 20 hours per week.

Salomon & Christine Wright Endowed Scholarship
Qualifications/Requirements: junior or senior; New Mexico High School graduate; major: Business or Accounting.
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Continuing and Transfer Scholarships

Refer also to Foundation Scholarships for other opportunities.

General Motors Endowment Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate, full time students. Preference is given to dependents of GM employees, women and minorities.
Amount: $1,200 per year.
Eligibility criteria: 3.0 cumulative GPA (postsecondary coursework).
Renewal criteria: 12 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA.
Deadlines & Application: May 1, Highlands Scholarship Application.

Dean’s Transfer Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate, full time
Amount: $1,500 per year
Eligibility Criteria: 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative gpa per college transcript
Renewal Criteria:Renewable for up to an additional 6 semesters based on credits transferred and subject to completion of 15 credits and a 3.0 gpa per semester at NMHU.
Deadlines & Application: May 1, Highlands Scholarship Application.

Presidential Transfer Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate, full time
Amount: $1,500 per year
Eligibility Criteria: 3.5 cumulative GPA (postsecondary coursework).
Renewal Criteria: 15 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA
Deadlines & Application: May 1, Highlands Scholarship Application.

Legislative Endowment Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate, full time; New Mexico resident
Amount: $1,000 to $1,250 per year
Eligibility Criteria: 3.0 cumulative GPA (postsecondary coursework).
Renewal Criteria: 15 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA or 3.5 GPA (Plus).
Deadlines & Application: May 1, Highlands Scholarship Application.

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Out of State Scholarships

New Mexico Success Scholarship

Qualifications: Out-of-state undergraduate first time freshmen or transfer student.
Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) with a 3.0 gpa or $3,000 (1,500 per semester) with a 3.5 gpa. Note: students receiving out-of-state tuition waivers are eligible for a $1,000 award ($500 per semester).
Eligibility Criteria: 3.0 gpa.
Renewal Criteria: an additional 7 semesters (freshman) or 6 semesters (transfer) subject to completion of 15 credits and 3.0 GPA per semester (undergraduate).
Deadlines & Application:  Freshman admission process complete by March 1. Transfer student must submit NMHU Scholarship application by May 1.

New Mexico Opportunity Grant

Qualifications: Out-of-state undergraduate first-time freshmen or transfer student.
Amount: $1,000 ($500 per semester).
Eligibility Criteria: minimum 2.5 gpa
Renewal Criteria: an additional 7 semesters (freshmen) or 6 semesters (transfer) subject to completion of 15 credits with a 2.5 gpa per semester at NMHU.
Deadlines & Application: Freshman admission process complete by March 1. Transfer student must submit NMHU Scholarship Application by May 1.

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Students With Disabilities

Scholarships For Students With Disabilities. The link to the web page below provides information on financial aid for students with disabilities. Highlands is not responsible for the content of the website.

www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml


Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate Presidential Scholarship

Qualifications: Graduate student in a master’s program, full time (9 credit hours)
Amount: $1,500 per year
Eligibility Criteria: 3.0 cumulative GPA (postsecondary coursework).
Renewal Criteria: 9 credit hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA renewable for 4 semesters.
Deadlines & Application: May 1, Highlands Scholarship Application.

Graduate Office Scholarship Program

The Office of Graduate Studies is announcing the availability of Graduate Scholarships for the Academic Year 2015-2016. The Application is available at or on-line documents for the Graduate Office.

At New Mexico Highlands University, the scholarship is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are pursuing a master's degree primarily in Business Administration, Natural Sciences, Applied Chemistry, and Media Arts and Computer Science. Applicants who  are  members  of  a  "group  underrepresented  in  his/her  intended  graduate or professional field of study" may also be considered.  Native Americans and individuals with disabilities are eligible regardless of graduate program. Preference is given to new students who have been admitted to, but are not yet attending NMHU as graduate students and have shown outstanding undergraduate scholastic achievement and financial need (FAFSA required).
 
A full-time scholarship carries a stipend of $7,200 per academic year and may be matched by a half-time assistantship from the academic unit, if one is available.  Eligible nominees will be rated based on the criteria cited above.  

A complete application must be submitted to the School/College Dean for nomination.  Deadline to be considered for an award is Monday, November 24, 2014.

Application for Graduate Scholarship Program 2014-2015 (PDF)

Office of Graduate Studies
Rodgers Administration Building, Suite 108
(505) 454-3266


All information provided is subject to change

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