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Davis Memorial Foundation

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association awards undergraduate and graduate students scholarships to enroll in a trade school or pursue a degree in a field related to construction.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 22, 2023
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$5,000
1 Award Winner
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$500–$1,000
12 Award Winners

Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network awards the Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship to female high school juniors and seniors in New Mexico to pursue college degrees in STEM-related programs.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 8, 2023
Application Deadline
May 30, 2023
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$500–$1,000
12 Award Winners
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$2,000
2 Award Winners

Ab Irvine Scholarship Program

Santa Fe Civitan awards two undergraduate or graduate students, passionate to help children with special needs, the $2,000 Ab Irvine Scholarship Program each to pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
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$2,000
2 Award Winners
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$500–$2,000
20 Award Winners

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund

The Albuquerque Community Foundation offers the Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Fund, ranging from $500 to $2,000, to over 15 students from New Mexico to financially support their undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 14, 2023
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$500–$2,000
20 Award Winners
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$10,809
1 Award Winner

Lobo First Year Promise Scholarship

The University of New Mexico offers the Lobo First Year Promise of $10,809 to freshmen students with low-income backgrounds who are admitted to the University of New Mexico.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 15, 2023
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$10,809
1 Award Winner
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$25,000–$100,000
240 Award Winners

Daniels Scholarship Program

Every year, the Daniels Scholarship offers four-year renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 to about 240 graduating high school seniors in four states across the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
September 15, 2023
Application Deadline
October 15, 2023
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$25,000–$100,000
240 Award Winners
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$1,000
1 Award Winner

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

Every year, The Alpine Recovery Lodge offers one available scholarship valued at $1,000 per recipient in various regions across the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
August 1, 2023
Application Deadline
November 1, 2023
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$1,000
1 Award Winner
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$13,000–$52,000
75 Award Winners

Presidential Scholarship New Mexico Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship of $13,000 provides up to 75 awards to high school graduates in New Mexico to enable them to pursue an undergraduate education at the University of New Mexico.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
December 1, 2023
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$13,000–$52,000
75 Award Winners
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$4,000–$16,000
1 Award Winner

Woodward Scholars

The University of New Mexico (UNM) offers the Woodward Scholars program to high school graduates or college freshmen to support their undergraduate studies. The award can be renewed for up to four years.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
December 1, 2023
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$4,000–$16,000
1 Award Winner
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$6,000
1 Award Winner

Grow Your Own Teachers

The Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship is available to a school employee to enable the person to enroll in a teacher preparation program in New Mexico.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
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$6,000
1 Award Winner
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$4,379
1 Award Winner

Legislative Lottery New Mexico Scholarship

The annual Legislative Lottery New Mexico Scholarship offers $4,379 to high school graduates to support their undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2022
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
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$4,379
1 Award Winner
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$750
2 Award Winners

NMAAA Scholarship

The New Mexico Agricultural Aviation Association offers the NMAAA Scholarship to four college students in New Mexico. Recipients are either executive members or freshman students enrolled in agriculture.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
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$750
2 Award Winners
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$500–$25,000
1 Award Winner

ARRL Rocky Mountain Scholarship Program

The American Radio Relay League(ARRL) Foundation awards from $500 to $25,000 to undergraduate students who plan on furthering their education in the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2023
Application Deadline
January 4, 2024
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$500–$25,000
1 Award Winner
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$1,000
2 Award Winners

Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) awards the Doris Gregory Memorial Journalism Scholarship of $1,000 to two undergraduate and graduate students inNew Mexico to continue their education in journalism-related disciplines.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Graduate
Application Open Date
November 11, 2023
Application Deadline
January 14, 2024
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$1,000
2 Award Winners
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$14,000–$56,000
1 Award Winner

National African American Scholars

Each year, the National African American Scholars Scholarship awards approximately $14,000 to African American freshman students at the University of New Mexico who are not residents of New Mexico.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
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$14,000–$56,000
1 Award Winner
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$3,000–$12,000
1 Award Winner

UNM Scholars

The University of New Mexico offers the program to high school graduates or college freshmen to support their undergraduate studies at UNM. The award is renewable for up to four years.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
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$3,000–$12,000
1 Award Winner
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$2,000–$8,000
1 Award Winner

UNM Achievers Scholarship

The University of New Mexico offers the UNM Achievers Scholarship of $2,000 to high school graduates demonstrating academic excellence to pursue undergraduate studies at the university.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
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$2,000–$8,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Bridge to Success Scholarship

The New Mexico University offers the Bridge to Success Scholarship of $1,000 to college freshmen students at the University of New Mexico for their first semester only.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
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$1,000
1 Award Winner
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$5,000
1 Award Winner

RMMI Engineering Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to undergraduate students of engineering or geology majors pursuing a degree at a college or university to enter the mining industry.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
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$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners

RMMI Technical Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to eight students enrolled in technical programs who have expressed an interest in mining as a career path.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2024
Application Deadline
April 26, 2024
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$1,500
185 Award Winners
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$2,500
1 Award Winner

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

The MGMA Western Section Scholarship provides one award to an undergraduate or a graduate student to pursue a program relevant to medical practice management in an accredited college or university.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Graduate
Application Open Date
February 20, 2024
Application Deadline
April 29, 2024
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$2,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners

Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

This Foundation is offering a scholarship for two women who have had difficulties in their studies and is worth $1,000.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 6, 2024
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
3 Award Winners

U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union Scholarships

The U.S.Eagle Federal Credit Union offers U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union Scholarships of $2000 to three deserving university or college students from New Mexico to complete their studies.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2025
Application Deadline
April 1, 2025
Closed
$2,000
3 Award Winners

About New Mexico Scholarships

Many higher-education institutions and organizations offer several scholarship programs for students who wish to study in New Mexico. Most of these scholarships are merit-based and are awarded based on academic achievement, community service, leadership abilities, or other criteria set by the awarding organization. Many scholarships also provide an excellent opportunity for those students who may not have the financial means to pursue higher education. In addition, the state government of New Mexico also offers tuition assistance programs for those who qualify. With all these financial aid options available for students in New Mexico, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get support and make their dreams of pursuing higher studies in the state come true.

New Mexico is a diverse state with various ethnic and racial backgrounds. Nearly half the population is made up of minority groups, with Hispanics representing 47%, Native Americans comprising 11%, African Americans at 3%, and Asians at 1%. While the state has a rich cultural heritage because of this diversity, minorities still face systemic challenges due to poverty rates which are higher than average for the state. There are also disparities in access to education and healthcare services. To help address this lack of access, there are several scholarships available to help underprivileged minority students access higher education. They provide much-needed financial support and can be used to cover tuition costs as well as other expenses associated with college such as books, housing, and transportation. These scholarships and programs can help make education and thereby a successful career more accessible to those who face these systemic challenges.

College in New Mexico

When considering college options in New Mexico, prospective students should be aware of the average cost of tuition within the state. According to CollegeCalc.Org, the average cost of four-year public universities in NM is $7,208 for in-state residents and $20,492 for out-of-state residents annually. The three most affordable universities in New Mexico are Luna Community College, San Juan College, and Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus.

At Luna Community College, the average cost of tuition is only $2,052 per year for in-state students and $6,480 for out-of-state students. Similarly, at San Juan College the average tuition costs are $2,724 and $8,512 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. The most expensive of the three schools is Eastern New Mexico University – Main Campus with average tuition costs of $4,384 per year for in-state students and $10,752 for out-of-state students. Financial aid options are available at all of these universities, so it’s important to research and understand the various loan and grant packages offered before making a decision. Ultimately, the cost of college in New Mexico varies depending on the school chosen and whether or not students can qualify for financial aid. With tuition costs ranging from as low as $2,052 to as high as $10,752 per year, students should carefully evaluate their options in order to make a decision that best meets their needs.

New Mexico has a unique and vibrant culture, which makes it an exciting option for college. From the stunning landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley to the historic sites of Santa Fe, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful southwestern state. With its diverse population and thriving economy, New Mexico offers students a wide range of educational options from traditional universities to specialized technical institutes.

There are a number of top-notch universities and colleges to be found in New Mexico, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. There is an array of academic programs in fields such as business, engineering, medicine, science, and technology available to students. The state also boasts several smaller institutions that specialize in unique areas such as Native American studies or outdoor recreation management. With its wide variety of educational opportunities available both online and on campus, studying in New Mexico can be an exciting way to broaden your horizons while exploring all that this vibrant southwestern state has to offer.

New Mexico scholarships for women 2023

New Mexico has experienced significant progress in recent years when it comes to the graduation and employment rates of women. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, New Mexico’s high school graduation rate for female students rose from 66% in 2016 to 74% in 2019. Additionally, New Mexico’s unemployment rate for women dropped from 6.1% in 2018 to 5.2% in 2020. These positive changes demonstrate that initiatives taken by state leaders are helping more women graduate and find gainful employment opportunities within their communities throughout the state of New Mexico.

Part of the solution to the challenges faced by women is providing support through scholarships. By creating scholarships specifically for women, organizations can support them financially to help them reach their educational goals. Having better access to educational opportunities will help women build successful careers and persevere in the working world. Recent studies show that scholarships play a significant role in increasing female enrollment at four-year institutions and helping female students graduate on time.

How to Win New Mexico Scholarships

1. Start Early: Begin your search for scholarships as soon as you decide to attend college in New Mexico. Many state-funded programs have specific deadlines and funds are limited. Starting the process early will ensure you don’t miss any opportunities to get money for college.

2. Research Opportunities: Look into all the different scholarships available in New Mexico. Many state, local, and private organizations offer awards based on need, merit, or academic achievement. Research the requirements to make sure you’re eligible for each one you apply for.

3. Ask Your School: Your college or university may have its own scholarship opportunities that don’t involve external grants or loans. Talk to the financial aid office for more information about institutional awards, which can help reduce your tuition costs even further. Additionally, most colleges will have advisors or faculty who specialize in helping students identify and apply for scholarships from outside sources. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with them for assistance!

Frequently asked questions

How to get free tuition at NM?

The New Mexico Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships will cover college tuition for New Mexico residents who attend New Mexico public colleges and universities. There are 30 universities and colleges in New Mexico that are covered by these scholarships.

What is the New Mexico scholarship for residents?

The New Mexico government provides the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship to residents to help them cover the costs of their tuition at public colleges and universities in the state. Head to New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship to find out more.

Who is eligible for the NM Opportunity Scholarship?

The eligibility criteria for the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship are standard. You will need to be a high school graduate or GED, be an NM resident, maintain a 2.5 GPA, cannot already have a bachelor’s degree, and enroll for a minimum of 15 credits.

How to get scholarships for UNM?

The University of New Mexico has several scholarship opportunities for enrolled students. Both residents and out-of-state students are eligible, as well as international students. Some schoalrships include the UNM Scholars scholarship and the UNM Achievers Scholarship. There are other external scholarships that you can also use at UNM, just browse through our New Mexico scholarships page.