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Freshmen In-State 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. 

College Affordability Grant

(Special Appropriation of $50,929)
Qualifications:
 New Mexico resident; immediately enroll in postsecondary after high school graduation from an accredited New Mexico high school.
Eligibility: Need based grants for undergraduate NM residents who do not qualify for other state grants or scholarships and are not recent high school graduates.
Amount:Maximum of $1,000 per semester depending on financial need

Student Incentive Grant

Qualifications: for resident undergraduate students with substantial financial need who are attending public and private non-profit institutions in New Mexico
Eligibility: NM residents who has demonstrated financial need as determined by the eligible college or university. Enrolled at least half time as an undergraduate student at a New Mexico public college or university or tribal. Has completed a high school diploma or GED college
Amount: $200 - $2,500 per year

Regent’s NM Scholars Scholarship

(Special Appropriation of $20,607)

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.

Will convert to Lottery Tuition Scholarship plus $1,500 second semester with successful completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa first semester.

Otherwise $2,500 second semester: renewable for an additional 7 semesters at $800 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 2.5 gpa in second and subsequent semesters or $2,500 per semester with completion of 15 credits and 3.0 gpa in second and subsequent semesters.
Amount: $5,000 ($2,500/$800 per semester )

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