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Latest Update:  12/10/2018


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


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


December 30 Deadline:  Military Institute Scholarship Program – Minimum GPA and letters of recommendation are required, as well as admission to NMMI.  Award of 40% of expenses at NMMI. Apply at

January 4 Deadline:  GE-Reagan Foundation – Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Award is up to $40000. Receive more information and apply at

January 15 Deadline:  Mensa Education and Research Scholarship – Essay of 550 words explaining career, academic, and vocational goals.  Award amount not disclosed. Apply at

January 16 Deadline:  Diversity Advancement Scholarship – Scholarship for minority students interested in architecture.  Criteria: US Citizen, 3.0 GPA, enrolling in an Architecture Degree Program. Award of $20,000. Apply at

January 18 Deadline:  J.F. K. Profile in Change – Essay contest (Topic:  Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level).  Cash awards up to $10,000.  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 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 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

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

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

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