Private Scholarship Opportunities

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. Click on the name of each scholarship in the tables below to access all application information.

Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirement GPA Requirement Essay Required
Gates Millennium Unmet Need 1/13 College Freshmen Demonstrated leadership 3.3 No
Gates Millennium Unmet Need 1/13 Graduate Students Computer Science, Education, Library Science, Math, Public Health or Science Must be a continuing Gates Scholar from undergraduate studies 3.3 No
MENSA Education and Research Foundation  Varies 1/15 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students MENSA Member Yes
Google Lime Scholarship Program $10,000 1/18 Undergraduate & Graduate Students at Universities in the U.S. or Canada, DACA Students Students with disabilities who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a closely related technical field. No citizenship requirements Yes
Proof-Reading.com $1,500 1/23 Undergraduate Students 3.5 Yes
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship $1,000 1/29 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Nursing or Medical-related degree 3.0 Yes
Hit the Books (Spring) $500 1/30 Undergraduate Students Yes
Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest  Varies 1/31 Middle School, High School, & Undergraduate Students Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant  $1,000 2/1 Not Specified Pursuing a career in teaching; Migrant worker or child of a migrant worker; financial need. Yes
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation  Varies 2/3 Undergraduate Interested in a master’s degree, a doctorate, or professional degree. Pursing a career in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector. Participated extensively in community service. No
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial  Varies 2/5 Undergraduate, Graduate, & International Students Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Criminal Justice No
Jackie Robinson Foundation $24,000 2/15 High School Yes
New Mexico State P.E.O.  $2,500 2/15 Undergraduate Students No
Minorities in Government Finance  $7,000 2/20 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Public Administration, Governmental Accounting, Finance, Political Science, Economics, Business Administration No
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting $7,000 – $12,000 2/20 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Finance, Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, or related field Yes
Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarships for Survivors Program $3,000 2/27 Undergraduate Students Willing to complete 20 hours community service upon selection. 3.0 Yes
Lynne S. Burt Scholarship, National Association of Women in Construction El Paso Chapter $500 – $2,500 2/28 Undergraduate Students Construction related degree programs 3.0 Yes
Women in Transportation $2,500 2/28 Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
American Chemical Society Scholars Program Up to $5,000  3/1 High School, Undergraduate, & Graduate Students Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a chemically related science 3.0 No
Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program (Spring) $400 – $1,000 3/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students 2.0 – 2.5 No
Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace $250 – $500 3/1 High School Seniors & Undergraduate Freshmen Interest in peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution No
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $5,000 3/15 Undergraduate Sophomores & Juniors Demonstrate leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Yes
Arizona National Livestock Show $1,500 3/15 Undergraduate Students Prior Arizona National Livestock Show participation as an exhibitor, volunteer, or employee. 2.5 No
Leonard Perryman $2,500 3/15 Undergraduate Students Journalism or Communication Commitment and involvement in the life of the United Methodist Church. Yes
AFSCME / UNCF / Harvard University LWP Union $5,000 3/15 Undergraduate Sophomores & Juniors American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Labor Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies 2.5 Yes
Albuquerque Community Foundation (8 different Scholarships) Varies 3/18 High School Students Yes
Student Universe $500 3/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
Kerala Tourism Scholarship $2,000 3/31 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest $50 -$1,000 4/1 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Short videos on an aspect of nuclear disarmament. No
Davis Putter Scholarship Fund $8,000 4/1 Undergraduate, 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
Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities $1,000 4/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students with a documented disability Yes
HSF General College $500 -$5,000 4/2 High School, Undergraduate, & Graduate Students Emphasis on STEM majors No
American Indian Education Foundation Varies 4/4 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Participation in community services or school-related activities Yes
College JumpStart (Spring) $1,000 4/15 High School & Undergraduate Students Yes
Build U. (Spring) $2,500 4/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science Yes
Gloria Mattera National Migrant Fund $250 4/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
A Place for Mom $1,000 4/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Medical, Nursing, or Social Sciences related major Intend to pursue a career that involves working with senior citizens. Yes
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Database $1,000 -$5,000 4/16 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Internship at a local community-based health organization. Yes
Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program (Out-of-State Schools or In-State Private Schools) $500 -$2,000 4/23 High School Students 3.0 Yes
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest $50 -$20,000 4/28 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, Graduate, International & DACA Students Yes
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations $5,000 4/30 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Record of commitment to community service on behalf of an undeserved community. 3.0 No
Ray M. Greenly Scholarship $10,000-$25,000 4/30 Undergraduate (excluding freshmen) & Graduate Students An entrepreneurial spirit who can find innovative ways to connect retail customers to brands and products. 3.0 Yes
Hartford Technology Rental IT Scholarship 2016 $1,000 4/30 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors Information Technology or IT-related field Demonstrate a focus on mobile technology application writing. 3.0 Yes
HENAAC $1,000 -$10,000 4/30 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math related majors 3.0 Yes

Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Byron Hanke Fellowship $2,000 -$5,000 5/1 Graduate & DACA Students Students must be working on topics related to community organizations. Yes
CIC/Anna Chennault $5,000 5/3 Undergraduate Students Journalism-related fields Committed to AAJA’s mission. Yes
Vincent Chin Memorial $500 5/3 Undergraduate Students Journalism  Commitment to community involvement. Yes
National Minority Junior Golf Association $3,500 5/11 Undergraduate Students Evidence of community service and golfing ability. No
PRSA Diversity Multicultural $1,500 5/22 Undergraduate Students Public Relations, Journalism or Communications  3.0 No
Axia Public Relations $2,000 5/30 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Advertising, or Marketing Previous PR experience through volunteering, employment, or internship. Yes
Arizona Public Service Scholarship for Qualified Navajo Students Up to $10,000 5/31 Undergraduate Students Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math-related fields Voting member of a chapter house within the Shiprock agency.  2.0 – 3.0 No
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers (Fall) $2,500 6/1 High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, International & DACA Students Creative arts-related majors No
Blaze Wifi Rural $500 6/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students  3.0 Yes
Scholarship for Women Students $1,500 6/4 Undergraduate Students No
Andrew Piech Memorial $500 -$1,000 6/4 Undergraduate Students Automotive or Technical Vocational Career Yes
American Advertising Federation Up to $1,500 6/4 Undergraduate Students  Advertising related fields NM residents who plan to enter the advertising industry in NM. 3.0 Yes
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations $1,000 6/12 Graduate Students Public Relations, Journalism, or related fields  3.0 Yes
John D. Graham $1,000 -$3,000 6/12 Undergraduate Students Journalism or Public Relations Yes
Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award $5,000 6/12 Undergraduate Seniors Journalism or Public Relations 3.0 Yes
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award $1,000 6/12 Undergraduate Students Journalism or Public Relations 3.0 Yes
Brad’s Deals $2,000 6/15 Undergraduate Students 3.0 Yes
Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science (multiple scholarships) $1,000 -$5,000 6/15 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, Graduate & DACA Students Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Must be members of SHPE. Yes; varies Yes
The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship $1,000 6/15 Undergraduate Students Yes
CenturyLinkQuote.com $1,000 6/17 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Yes
Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program (New Mexico State Public Schools) $500 -$2,000 6/23 High School Students 3.0 Yes
LeafFilter Gutter Guard Scholarship $500 6/26 Graduate Students Yes
Super College $1,000 6/30 High School, Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students No
Automotive Hall of Fame Varies 6/30 Undergraduate & International Students Automotive related fields 3.0 No
After College Succurro $1,000 6/30 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students 2.5 No
Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program $1,000 -$5,000 6/30 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technology, Dental Assisting 3.25 Yes
Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship  $2,500 6/30 Undergraduate Students College of Business, Education, Engineering or Science Field Check List and Application 2.75 Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Castle Ink Paperless $1,000 7/1 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students No
National Association of Women In Construction Founders’ $500 -$2,500 7/3 Undergraduate Students Construction-related degree programs  3.0 No
Korean American Scholarship Foundation Varies 7/8 High School, Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students  3.0 Yes
Wal-Mart Foundation Dependent $1,625 7/9 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
American Indian Graduate Center Varies 7/15 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
Console & Hollawell Legal Scholarship $1,000 7/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Law-related degree  3.0 Yes
LeafFilter Racing/Blake Koch Graduate Scholarship $500 7/17 Graduate Students Yes
Brandon Goodman $300 7/31 Undergraduate & International Students 2.0 Yes
Lincoln Forum Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest $500 -$1,500 7/31 Undergraduate Students Yes
Gen and Kelly Tanabe $1,000 7/31 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Movoto Hidden Gems Contest $1,000  8/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Karman Healthcare $500 9/1 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students  2.5 Yes
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program $5,000 9/17 High School & Undergraduate Students No
Don’t Text and Drive $1,000 9/30 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Hit the Books (Fall) $500 9/30 Undergraduate Students Yes
Bant.io Scholarship $2,000 9/30 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Applicants must be enrolled in college no later than Fall 2016 in the U.S. or the U.K Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program (Fall) $1,000 10/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students  2.0 No
Venngage Student Startup Scholarship $5,000, $1,000 10/1 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Students looking to launch their own startup. No
La Unidad Latina Foundation (Summer/Fall) $500 – $1,000 10/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All Bachelor’s Degrees, Masters of Arts, Science, Business Administration, Public Administration/Policy, Social Work, Education, or Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy  2.8 No
College JumpStart (Fall) $1,000 10/17 High School & Undergraduate Students Yes
Build U. (Fall) $2,500 10/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science Yes
Slick Deals Scholarship $5,000 10/31 Undergraduate Students 3.0 Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
The Ron Brown Scholar Program $10,000 11/1 High School Seniors Community Service  Must “Excel” No
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers (Spring) $2,500 11/1 High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, International & DACA Students Creative Arts-related majors No
Ben Turnage Future Hispanic Leaders $2,500 11/1 High School Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate Students  2.8 Yes
Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities $1,000 11/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students with a documented disability Yes
Prudential Spirit of Community Award $1,000 – $5,000 11/4 Grades 5-12 Volunteer Activities Yes
Office of Navajo Nation (Spring) Varies 11/25 Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
Hartford Technology Rental IT Scholarship $1,000 11/20 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors Information Technology or IT-related field Demonstrate a focus on mobile technology application writing 3.0 Yes
OnlineJobApplication.org Scholarship $500 11/30 High School Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Sixt Scholars Program $5,000 11/30 High School Seniors 3.7 No
Deputy Scholarship for Women in Technology $1,000 11/30 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Business Technology Administration, or related field 3.0 Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
ASSE Foundation Varies 12/1 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Occupational safety, health, and environment-related majors 3.0 UG, 3.5 GRAD No
Look Twice, Save a Life $1,000 12/1 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Yes
Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship $1,000 12/1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Burning Tree Academic Excellence Scholarship $1,000 12/1 Undergraduate Students Full-Time Enrollment (12+ credits) 3.0 Yes
The Einstein Academic Scholarship $1,000 12/1 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students 3.5 Yes
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship $20,000 12/5 Graduate Students Science and Engineering-related majors
Center for Alcohol Policy $1,000 -$5,000 12/5 Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Yes
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger $5,000 12/5 Undergraduate & Graduate Students No
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Varies 12/9 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students 3.5 Yes
Foreclosure.com $1,000 -$5,000 12/15 Undergraduate Students Yes
The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship $1,000 12/15 Undergraduate Students Yes
Support Sobriety Scholarship $1,000 12/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Yes
Silver Cross Scholarship Program $1,500 12/15 Undergraduate Students using mobility equipment Yes
Creative Safety Supply Scholarship $1,000 12/15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students 3.0 Yes
Allied Van Lines Scholarship $1,000 12/15 Undergraduate Students Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Business, Business Administration, Business Management, or related degrees Yes
Hooked to Books $1,000 12/20 High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, International & DACA Students Yes
Es El Momento: Beca Univision $2,500 12/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Health Care-related degrees Yes
iSeeCars Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship $1,000 12/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship or has plans to become an entrepreneur. Yes
Advantage Business Valuations Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurs $500 12/31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Video Submission
StyleWe Scholarships $500 12/31 High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Interested in a design career. 3.0 Essay or Video Submission
Tobi Cares Scholarship $3,000 12/31 Undergraduate Students Female undergraduate students enrolled in a four year college. Yes
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship $1,000 12/31 High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students 3.0 Yes
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest $500 -$5,000 Rolling Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students Yes
Common Knowledge Scholarship $250 – $2,500 Rolling Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students No
Workers’ Compensation Association of NM Toby Wright Varies Rolling Undergraduate & Graduate Students  2.5 No
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) $750 -$4,000 Rolling Undergraduate Freshmen No
Walmart Associate Scholarship Up to $2,000 Rolling High School Students No
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) $2,000 – $20,000 Rolling Undergraduate Students  3.0 No
Scholarship Amount Deadline Eligibility Majors Requirements GPA Requirement Essay Required
Phi Delta Kappa International Varies Various High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Member/child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing Yes
Asian Pacific Fund $1,000 – $5,000 Various Undergraduate & Graduate Students  2.75 – 3.0 Yes
United Negro College Fund (multiple scholarships) Varies Various Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students  Varies Varies
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (multiple scholarships) Varies Various Undergraduate & Graduate Students  Varies Varies

All information is subject to change without notice. Please visit each individual website to view the most up-to-date information.

*Scholarships that have multiple opportunities to submit each year.

**Scholarships that have various deadlines due to multiple scholarships listed.