If you are considering pursuing your college dreams in the beautiful “Land of Enchantment,” it is important to take advantage of the numerous scholarships in New Mexico that can help significantly lower the financial burden of academic expenses. Despite being situated in the southwestern region as the sixth least densely populated state in the United States, New Mexico is renowned for being the fifth most extensive state with the highest percentage of Hispanics and second-highest percentage of Native Americans.

Beyond the natural beauty found at Chaco Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Shiprock, and the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico is packed full of top-notch educational opportunities in a truly diverse cultural atmosphere. The following are just 25 of the generous scholarships available specifically for native residents and students attending one of the 28 public or 3 private universities that call New Mexico home.

1. Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Deadline: March 28th

In order to provide recognition for academic and leadership qualities, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce offers annual awards to graduating high school seniors of Hispanic descent in New Mexico who will be attending an institution of higher learning in the following fall. Qualified candidates must demonstrate financial need, exhibit educational achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and submit at least two letters of recommendation.

Contact

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
1309 Fourth St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842-9003 ext. 115
[email protected]

2. Artesia Special Hospital District Healthcare Occupations Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st

Funded by the New Mexico Community Foundation, the Artesia Special Hospital District (ASHD) Healthcare Occupations Scholarship is awarded annually for $750 to employees of Artesia General Hospital who are pursuing a career in the administration or operations of the healthcare field. Eligible applicants must have completed at least one semester of college, be enrolled at an accredited New Mexico institution, and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better.

Contact

Artesia Special Hospital District Healthcare Occupations Scholarship
502 West Cordova Rd. Suite 1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 820-6860
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

3. Billie Holder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 15th

Annually, the New Mexico Baptist Foundation (MNBF) sponsors the Billie Holder Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide $1,500 awards to deserving male or female undergraduate students of the Baptist faith who are currently enrolled full-time at any university within New Mexico. In order to qualify, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor.

Contact

Billie Holder Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 16560
Albuquerque, NM 87191
(505) 332-3777
[email protected]

4. Cory Sufrin Memorial Award in Respiratory Care

Deadline: June 23rd

Sponsored by the New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care in honor of an excellent respiratory therapy educator who lost his battle with battle cancer, the Cory Sufrin Memorial Award in Respiratory Care is designed to assist students with their education at an accredited respiratory education program in New Mexico. Selection for the annual $1,000 award is based on patient care, scholastic achievement, financial need, and commitment to a career in respiratory therapy.

Contact

Cory Sufrin Memorial Award in Respiratory Care
P.O. Box 35417 Station D
Albuquerque, NM 87176
(505) 224-7000
[email protected]

5. Dan and Lucille Wood Gray Gladiator Scholarship

Deadline: February 3rd

Presented by the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), the Dan and Lucille Wood Gray Gladiator Scholarship is available for students attending a university in the state of New Mexico who were active in a minimum of two NMAA-sanctioned high school sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, spirit, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, or wrestling. Applicants must submit an official transcript showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, letter of recommendation from coach, and personal statement.

Contact

Dan and Lucille Wood Gray Gladiator Scholarship
6600 Palomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 923-3270
[email protected]

6. David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 4th

Established in 2007 by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to students who are currently attending an accredited educational institution in New Mexico in pursuit of a certificate or associate’s degree with a concentration in metals technology, machine tool technology, or welding. Along with the application, students must attach a personal essay on relevant career experience, pictures of previous work, two or more letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

Contact

David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship
624 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(505) 883-6240
[email protected]

7. Edward Hogan Scholarship for Graduate Assistants

Deadline: April 1st

For those participating in an assistantship at an accredited university in New Mexico, the Edward Hogan Scholarship for Graduate Assistants is presented by the New Mexico Highland Foundation (NMHF) for $2,000 to full-time graduate students who finished their bachelor’s degree in the top 10% of their class with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better. Preference will be given to students pursuing a Master of Science in Government or History as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business.

Contact

Edward Hogan Scholarship for Graduate Assistants
P.O. Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-3248
[email protected]

8. Fire Fighters and Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Administered through the New Mexico Higher Education Department, the Fire Fighters and Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship has been established to provide full-tuition to spouses, adopted, or natural children of firefighters and peace officers who have honorably lost their lives in the line of duty. Qualified candidates must be New Mexico residents, be attending a public post-secondary institution in the state, and have been 21 years old or under at the time of death.

Contact

Fire Fighters and Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8400
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

9. Helen Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

Founded by the New Mexico Engineering Foundation in honor of an accomplished engineer who believed women should be encouraged into the engineering field, the Helen Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship is granted for $2,500 to female undergraduate students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering program in New Mexico. Recipients must be at least sophomores, demonstrate financial need, have strong academic records, and exhibit a commitment to furthering engineering education.

Contact

Helen Zimmermann Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 3828
Albuquerque, NM 87190
[email protected]

10. HSF New Mexico Alliance Educational Scholarships

Deadline: December 15th

In collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the New Mexico Alliance offers annual educational scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500 for community college students, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduates of Hispanic heritage in New Mexico. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program.

Contact

HSF New Mexico Alliance Educational Scholarships
P.O. Box 28506
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(505) 342-3504
[email protected]

11. Jiffy Lube Teen Driver New Mexico Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 12th

For New Mexico high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 who already have their driver’s license or are enrolled in a driver’s education program, the Jiffy Lube Teen Driver New Mexico Scholarship Program grants two awards annually for $2,000 apiece. In order to qualify for this unique and early opportunity to gain funding for college, students must submit a 500-word personal essay discussing their personal ambitions and “inner drive” for success.

Contact

Jiffy Lube Teen Driver New Mexico Scholarship Program
7430 South Creek Rd. Suite 204
P.O. Box 26477
Salt Lake City, UT 84126
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

12. Marion Dorroh Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 15th

With the mission of promoting librarianship in the state of New Mexico, the Marion Dorroh Memorial Graduate Scholarship is sponsored by the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) to provide $1,500 to $3,000 annually to graduate students above the baccalaureate level who are pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in library and information science. Applicants must submit an application, a current resume, a personal statement of professional goals, proof of acceptance, and three reference letters.

Contact

Marion Dorroh Memorial Graduate Scholarship
P.O. Box 26074
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(505) 400-7309
[email protected]

13. Michael S. Currier Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 30th

Established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation to recognize exceptional talent, innovative thinking, and/or creativity, the Michael S. Currier Scholarship Fund provides renewable awards for low-income students from Santa Fee, Rio Arriba, Taos, San Miguel, Los Alamos, or Mora County who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution. Qualified candidates must be enrolled full-time, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate critical financial need.

Contact

Michael S. Currier Scholarship Fund
501 Halona St.
P.O. Box 1827
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 988-9715
[email protected]

14. New Mexico Graduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1st

Designed to increase graduate enrollment in the state’s public post-secondary institutions, especially among women and minority students, the New Mexico Graduate Scholarship Program presents annual awards for up to $7,200 for full-time graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Eligible candidates must serve 10 hours per week in an unpaid internship, be in good academic standing, have financial need, and be in the first year of graduate studies at a New Mexico institution.

Contact

New Mexico Graduate Scholarship Program
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8400
[email protected]

15. New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Administered through the New Mexico Higher Education Department, the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarships cover the full costs of tuition for graduating high school seniors or GED recipients who are planning to enroll full-time and complete a two-year degree within five terms or a four-year degree within nine terms. Recipients must be New Mexico residents, be enrolled in at least 12 credits at a public state institution, declare a financial aid eligible major, and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Contact

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarships
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8400
[email protected]

16. New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 13th

Each year, the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association provides one or two awards for up to $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors from New Mexico who are currently living in a mobile or manufactured home. For consideration, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, be accepted for enrollment at a two or four-year public institution full-time, demonstrate financial need, and compose a personal one-page essay on career goals.

Contact

New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship
6001 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 560
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 830-3764
[email protected]

17. Nightingale Scholarship for Nursing Excellence

Deadline: February 3rd

Awarded through the New Mexico Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, the Nightingale Scholarship for Nursing Excellence offers $1,000 to New Mexico residents who have completed at least eight credit hours of an accredited LPN, AND, BSN, or MSN degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to individuals who are planning to work or are currently employed in a critical care or progressive care unit.

Contact

Nightingale Scholarship for Nursing Excellence
3200 Carlisle NE Suite 205
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 889-4518
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

18. Notah Begay III Athletic Scholarships

Deadline: March 13th

Sponsored by the famous professional golfer for distribution through the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Notah Begay II Athletic Scholarships grant up to $1,400 for New Mexico graduating high school student-athletes who are of Native American descent. Eligible candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, be enrolled in a two or four-year educational institution full-time, and participate in any varsity-level team sport.

Contact

Notah Begay III Athletic Scholarships
624 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 883-6240
[email protected]

19. Over the Rainbow Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 4th

Established by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in honor of Dorothy Ellen Baker who strongly valued higher education opportunities for women, the Over the Rainbow Scholarship Fund presents annual awards ranging in value from $300 to $1,000. Specifically for non-traditional female undergraduate students who are not entering college directly from high school, the scholarships can be used for tuition expenses at Doña Ana Community College and/or New Mexico State University.

Contact

Over the Rainbow Scholarship Fund
301 South Church St. Suite H
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 521-4794
[email protected]

20. PFLAG Santa Fe Chapter Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1st

Annually, the Santa Fe Chapter of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) sponsors a minimum of 15 scholarships for $1,000 to provide financial support to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in New Mexico who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution full-time within one year. Recipients are chosen based on demonstrated integrity and honesty, participation in community activities, and determination to achieve college goals.

Contact

PFLAG Santa Fe Chapter Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 32053
Santa Fe, NM 87594
(505) 606-3288
[email protected]

21. Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: June 16th

Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation to honor his immense contributions to their cause, the Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship program will award $10,000 four-year scholarships annually to residents in each of the seven counties of Northern New Mexico. Eligible local graduating high school seniors must demonstrate outstanding leadership in their school communities, exhibit academic excellence, and show financial need for college tuition assistance.

Contact

Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship
1112 Plaza del Norte
Española, NM 87532
(505) 753-8890 ext. 116
[email protected]