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Scholarship Renewal

President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship
High Achiever Leadership Scholarship
Honors Excel Scholarship
Regents’ Success Scholarship
New Mexico Scholars’ Scholarship
New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship
Transfer Achievement Scholarship
Out-of-State Competitive Scholarship

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Award: Tuition ONLY, varying amounts. (Stated semester rates at NMSU include both tuition and required fees.)

Legacy students: Students who have received at least three semesters of Legislative Lottery Scholarship by Spring of 2014 are considered legacy students.

Legacy students must be:

  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Enrolled in and pass 12 new graded credit hours each semester**
  • Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester
  • Maintaining consecutive enrollment

Scholarship duration is:

  • 8 semester maximum at a 4-year institution or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances***

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

*** If initial eligibility has already been established, probation semester(s) may be granted to allow recipients to attempt to regain eligibility. Students do not receive the Legislative Lottery Scholarship while on probation. Probation semester apply to semester maximums.

The amount of the Lottery Scholarship is set annually by June 1 by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and can only be applied to tuition. Students are responsible for unpaid tuition and fees, unless other scholarships or grants cover these costs.

The rules and regulations for the Lottery Scholarship for all students, legacy or otherwise, are determined by and are subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Legislature.

New Mexico Scholars

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces Campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • Enroll in 12 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Earn 24 new graded credit hours each academic year (fall/spring) at the Las Cruces campus**
  • 3.0 cumulative NMSU GPA
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces Campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • 3.25 semester GPA first semester and 3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter
  • Earn 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

High Achiever Leadership Scholarship

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • 3.25 semester GPA first semester and 3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter
  • Earn 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

Honors Excel Scholarship

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • 3.25 semester GPA first semester and 3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter
  • Earn 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

Regents Success Scholarship

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • 3.0 semester GPA first semester and 3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter
  • Earn 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

Transfer Achievement Scholarship ENROLLED FALL 2010 OR A PRIOR SEMESTER

Award

  • First award: $2500 for the year will be awarded if the transferable GPA is 3.50-4.00
  • Second award: $1500 for the year will be awarded if the transferable GPA is 3.00-3.49

The renewal requirements for the Transfer Achievement Scholarship are as follows:

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • First award 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative NMSU GPA
  • Second award 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative NMSU GPA
  • Earn 15 new graded credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 4 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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

Out-of-State Competitive Scholarship

  • Continue to be admitted to NMSU Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking a Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum enrollment of 15 new credit hours at the Las Cruces campus each semester**
  • Earn 30 new credit hours each academic year (fall/spring) at Las Cruces campus**
  • 3.5 cumulative NMSU GPA
  • 8 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor Degree (graduation), whichever comes first * Transfer – semester maximum includes all transfer semesters from previous institution(s)
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery
  • Students who lose their scholarship may submit an appeal for reconsideration due to extenuating circumstances

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