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High Achiever Leadership Scholarship

NOTE: The application cycle for the President’s Associates, High Achiever and Honors Excel scholarships will begin for the 2015-2016 academic year on October 1st, 2014. Please apply for these scholarships by December 9th, 2014.

Incoming Freshmen must submit the Scholar Dollar$ scholarship application by December 9th, 2014 to be considered for this award.

Award: Standard tuition and fees plus $1,000/semester. Number of awards limited.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in minimum of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus the first regular semester immediately following graduation from a New Mexico high school**
  • New Mexico resident
  • NMSU scholarship application submitted no later than December 9th, 2014.
  • Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3.75 GPA and  28 ACT or
  • 3.5 GPA & 30 ACT
  • FAFSA Submitted by March 1st

Renewal Requirements:

  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours each semester following the first regular semester
  • 3.25 semester GPA first semester and 3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter
  • Completion of 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree (graduation), whichever comes first

** Developmental courses and other degree requirements that are only taught at the NMSU Community Colleges will count toward the minimum required hours.