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March 1 Deadline (for FAFSA Submission):  Eligibility criteria below. Award varies each year; it is a percentage of tuition.  Contact college of choice for application process.

  • Resident of NM.  High school diploma from a NM accredited school.

  • Enroll at a public post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico within sixteen months of graduation.

  • Enroll in and earn 15 credit hours per semester at a four-year New Mexico public university OR enroll in and earn 12 credit hours per semester at a two- year New Mexico public community college.

  • First semester college GPA of 2.5.  Maintain a 2.5 GPA.

  • Students with disabilities may qualify for reduced credit hour requirements and additional semesters of the scholarship.



Deadline Varies (30 Awards per year, open until 30 qualified recipients selected):  NMSU CAMP Scholarship – Eligibility for College Assistance Migrant Program (farm worker background).  Award of $2000 per semester. Apply at

March 1 Deadline:  A limited number of housing scholarships are being offered by NMSU.  Students are required to submit a 1 minute video. Details are posted at


Deadline Varies (open until spots are filled):  UNM CAMP – At least 1 immediate family member who has spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farmworker.  Award of $4600 financial assistance for the 1st year.  Apply at


Deadline Varies:  Western Undergraduate Exchange – Discounted tuition rate at participating schools.  Apply directly at the schools. For more information or for a list of participating schools visit


January 28 Deadline:  Alice Faye Scholarship:  For graduating seniors of African American decent.  2.5 GPA and personal essay required. See Ms. Tarin for additional details and application.  

February 15 Deadline:  Scholarships for Military Children.  Apply at

February 15 Deadline:  Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship – Scholarship for minority students of African descent with a 3.3 GPA, interested in technology.  Award of $5,000. Apply at

February 1 Deadline:  NMAA Foundation Scholarships – Scholarships will be awarded to students in six different categories:

  • Compete with Class - sportsmanship

  • Extraordinary Participation – excellence in academics, athletics, and activities

  • Dan & Lucille / Gray Gladiator Athletics – excellence in academics and athletics

  • Activities – excellence in academics and activities

  • Mario Martinez Memorial – excellence in academics and multiple athletics programs from class A-2A schools

  • Le Richards / Francis Walsh Spirit – excellence in academics and Cheer / Dance

17 scholarships totally $23,000 will be awarded.  Apply at

February 1 Deadline:  Elks National Foundation Legacy Award – US citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship and leadership.   Must be either a child or grandchild of an Elks member. Award of $4000.  Apply at

February 8 Deadline:  NMASBO (NM Association of School Business Officials) Scholarship – Applicants must demonstrate financial need and purpose for the scholarship.  Award of $1500. Apply at

February 8 Deadline:  Bezos Scholars Program (a yearlong leadership development program) – Demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership and are active agents of change.  Access more information and apply at

February 15 Deadline:  Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Hispanic heritage, GPA of 3.0, complete FAFSA, plan to enroll in an accredited 4-year university.  Awards range from $500 to $5000. Apply at

February 15 Deadline:  Flavorful Futures Scholarship – Eligibility includes 2.5 GPA.  Celebrates a student’s individuality, creativity, and communication of future goals.  Award of $5000. Apply at

February 15 Deadline:  AFA Scholarship – Essay contest on the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease has had in your life.  Award of $500 to $5000. Apply at

February 15 Deadline:  National Co-op Scholarship Program (WACE) – Eligibility criteria include:  GPA of 3.5, apply at and meet merit criteria at one of nine institutions listed on the application, complete a one-page essay.  Co-op education includes a partnership of classroom studies and work experience. For more information and an application go to

February 22 Deadline:  New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarship – GPA of 2.8 and letter of recommendation.   Apply at

March 1 Deadline:  NMEC Scholarship – Scholarship selection is based on the student’s desire to create a better NM through educational attainment.  An essay is required (Topic: How does higher education play an important role in the future of NM?) Award of $1000. Apply at  

March 1 Deadline:  Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship – Create a greeting card using photography, graphic design, or fine arts.  Award of $10000 to winning design. Read contests rules at

March 1 Deadline:  1620 Scholarship – Scholarship requirements include US citizen and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary vocational school, community college, college, or university.  Essay required. Award of $1620. Apply at

March 5 Deadline:  Mesilla Valley Rotary Club – For students who exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service above Self.”  Community contribution required. Award of $1000. Pick up an application from Ms. Tarin.

March 8 Deadline:  Sparx Lorenzo Antonio Foundation Scholarship – GPA of 2.5 and financial need are requirements of this scholarship.  Award of $1000. Apply at

March 8 Deadline:  Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Scholarships.  32 scholarships with varying criterial and award amounts. Access additional information and apply at  

March 11 Deadline:  Jiffy Lube – 500 word essay required.  Two awards of $1500 and One award of $5000.  Apply at

March 15 Deadline:  AFSA Scholarship – Children of Foreign Service employees, whose parent(s) is a member of the American Foreign Service Association.  Apply at

April 2 Deadline:  Walmart Associate or Walmart Dependent Scholarship:  Employed by Walmart of dependent of a Walmart employee.  Apply at

April 15 Deadline:  Women in STEM Scholarship – Scholarship opportunity for women pursuing a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math career.  Awards of $3000. Apply at

April 22 Deadline:  Student-View Scholarship Program – Random drawing of completed survey applications.  Awards of $500, $1000, and $4000. Apply at  

May 1 Deadline: Scholarship:  Submit a visual poem on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge.  Award of $500. Apply at

May 8 Deadline:  Society of Women Engineers Scholarship – Scholarship for female seniors interested in engineering.  Must have a 3.5 GPA. Award amount not disclosed. Apply at

June 14 Deadline:  Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program.  Award of $1000. Access more information and apply at  

June 19 Deadline:  Big Sun Scholarship – Scholarship for athletes.  Award of $500. Apply at

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