Scholarships

Apply for ALL scholarships at NMSU Through ScholarDollar$

You can apply, even if you already have a lottery scholarship

At NMSU, you can qualify for two different types of scholarships. For the first type, see more information here. Additionally, you can apply for all other NMSU scholarships with a single application using Scholar Dollar$Scholar Dollar$ is open October 1 until March 1.

The application serves all NMSU students, regardless of college or campus. Scholar Dollar$ is the singular application used by students and staff at New Mexico State University for processing, awarding and applying for scholarships. The system is developed by Student Information Management in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and is designed in collaboration with the NMSU Foundation and The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. NMSU has a variety of scholarships that are offered to incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing students. Most scholarship awards have multiple eligibility requests, so ALWAYS read details carefully and ALWAYS know scholarship deadline dates.

Private Scholarships

New Mexico State University students often qualify for external scholarship and NMSU encourages students to pursue all scholarship opportunities available to them.

These awards are developed and funded by public and private organizations, and organized by the month they are due.

ScholarshipAmountDeadlineEligibilityRequirementsGPA RequirementEssay Required
Gates MillenniumUnmet Need1/13College FreshmenDemonstrated leadership3.3No
Hit the Books (Spring/Fall Dates)$5001/30
09/30
Undergraduate StudentsYes
Point Foundation ScholarshipVaries1/30High School Senior, Undergraduate or Graduate StudentsStudents who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest Varies1/31Middle School, High School, & Undergraduate StudentsYes
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant $1,0002/1Not SpecifiedPursuing a career in teaching; Migrant worker or child of a migrant worker; financial need.Yes
Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest$1,000 – $3,0002/1Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsYes
Poshified Scholarship$5002/1Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsFemale-identified students enrolled in an accredited college or trade school.Yes
Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarships for Survivors Program$3,0002/27Undergraduate StudentsWilling to complete 20 hours community service upon selection.3.0Yes
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens $12502/28High School, Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsYes
New Mexico State P.E.O. Varies3/1Undergraduate StudentsAll scholarships are for female residents of New Mexico, require chapter sponsorship, are merit based and require full-time status at an accredited institution.Yes
Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace$250 – $5003/1High School Seniors & Undergraduate FreshmenInterest in peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolutionNo
Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipUp to $5,0003/15Undergraduate Sophomores & Juniors Demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.Yes
AFSCME / UNCF / Harvard University LWP Union$5,0003/15Undergraduate Sophomores & JuniorsAmerican Studies, Anthropology, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Labor Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies2.5Yes
True & Co. Scholarship$3,0003/31Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsFemale-identified student enrolling, enrolled, or have graduated college.3.0Yes
Serena & Lily Dream Dorm Design Challenge$2,0003/31Undergraduate & Graduate Students Submit a complete physical or digital rendering of your dream dorm room.Yes
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund in movements for social and economic justice$8,0004/1Undergraduate, Graduate & DACA Students Citizenship is not a consideration; applicants must be living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in school in the U.S. to apply.Yes
Byron Hanke Fellowship$2,000 -$5,0005/1Graduate & DACA StudentsStudents must be working on topics related to community organizations.Yes
Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest$2,500Contest Renews Per SemesterYes
Warren & Kallianos Scholarship Program$500 – $1,5005/20High School Juniors & Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsWe invite you to share your perspective on driving dangers by submitting an essay that addresses a provided topic.Yes
Full Circle Scholarship ProgramsVaries5/31Undergraduate & Graduate Students Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.2.0No
Ampronix Scholarship Program$500 – $1,0005/31Undergraduate Students20 hours of community service in the last yearYes
Gain Power Over Life$5005/31Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsYes
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship$1,0005/31High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students3.0Yes
New York Computer Rental Scholarship$2,0005/31Undergraduate & Graduate Students2.5Yes
Blaze Wifi Rural$5006/1Undergraduate & Graduate Students3.0Yes
Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women$1,5006/9Applicant must be a female-identified New Mexico resident who:
has completed her freshman, sophomore and junior years of college and is
returning to college to complete her senior year & has taken an official break during her educational career
Yes
Korean American Scholarship FoundationVaries7/8High School, Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students3.0Yes
American Indian Graduate CenterVaries7/15High School, Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsNo
UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship$2,0008/31College Sophomore, Junior, or Senior3.0Yes
Don’t Text and Drive$1,0009/30High School, Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsYes
Hit the Books (Fall & Spring)$5009/30
1/31
Undergraduate StudentsYes
The Ron Brown Scholar Program$10,000 11/1High School SeniorsCommunity ServiceMust “Excel”No
Ben Turnage Future Hispanic Leaders$2,50011/1High School Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate Students2.8Yes
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship$2,50011/1High School SeniorsA high school senior female, 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year. Recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter. Las Cruces local contact: Carol Peterson, carolpeterson0824@comcast.net3.0Yes
P.E.O. International Peace ScholarshipMax of $12,50012/15International Graduate StudentsFemale applicant, must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year. Las Cruces local contact: Carol Peterson, carolpeterson0824@comcast.net
Asian Pacific Fund$1,000 – $5,000VariousUndergraduate & Graduate Students 2.75 – 3.0Yes
United Negro College Fund (multiple scholarships)VariesVariousUndergraduate, Graduate & International StudentsVariesVaries
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (multiple scholarships)VariesVariousUndergraduate & Graduate StudentsVariesVaries
P.E.O. Program for Continuing EducationMax of $3,000Due date will be assigned by the organization after nomination.Undergraduate & Graduate StudentsA female applicant who has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life, and is within 24 months of completing her educational program. Las Cruces local contact: Carol Peterson, carolpeterson0824@comcast.net
P.E.O. Scholar AwardsVariesDue date will be assigned by the organization after nomination.DoctoralA female applicant who is within 2 years of completing her doctoral program and has 1 full academic year of work remaining. Las Cruces local contact: Carol Peterson, carolpeterson0824@comcast.net
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)$2,000 – $20,000VariousUndergraduate Students3.0No