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Continuing Students Scholarship Renewal

Many of NMSU’s Institutional Scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters (Fall and Spring semesters, unless otherwise stated. See below to find the renewal requirements for each scholarship for continuing students (those who started at NMSU Fall 2018 or before). For students incoming Fall 2019 and after, take a look at our current Scholarships.

Starting Fall 2016, NMSU will withhold 14% tax on non-qualified scholarships issued to NRA students. For more info, read the Memo from the NMSU Treasury Services.

Any GPA will not be rounded to any single decimal but acknowledged as the exact number documented in academic records. 

Students are also encouraged to fill out a Scholar Dollar$ application to apply for NMSU departmental scholarships. Scholar Dollar$ opens October 1st for the next academic year, with a priority deadline of March 1st. Please keep in mind, before you can use Scholar Dollar$, you need to Apply to NMSU.

 

These renewal requirements are effective for continuing students who entered within the 2017-2018 & the 2018-2019 academic years in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to receive these scholarships.

Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees and have varying stipends. The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship starting the second semester.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $3,250 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 awards offered each year. 3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester

State-funded Scholarship

The Legislative Lottery Scholarship amount is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Percentage of tuition. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester for a maximum of seven semesters.

Institutional Scholarships

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Aggie Achiever Scholarship

 

$6,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Hadley Honors Scholarship

 

$5,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Crimson Success Scholarship

 

$4,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
1888 Leadership Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
‘A’ Mountain Merit Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Pete’s Opportunity Scholarship

 

$1,000 per academic year. 2.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

Out-of-State Scholarships

Out-of-State Scholarships are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees, $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship       

 

Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
Hadley Honors Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$4,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Crimson Success Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
1888 Leadership Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,816 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
Western Undergraduate Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
New Mexico Tribal Member Out-of-State Tuition Discount

 

Up to $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

 

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships are renewable for one consecutive year, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Hadley Honors Transfer Scholarship  $3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
1888 Leadership Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
‘A’ Mountain Merit Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Pete’s Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.75 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Phi Theta Kappa

 

$500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.

Transfer Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new credit hours each semester.
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
135 Mile Out-of State-Tuition Discount $15,816 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new credit hours per semester.

Graduate Tuition Discounts

Tuition Paid by Student Renewal Requirements
Descubre Graduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount 150% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount 110% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Regional Graduate Program In-State Tuition Maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and pass 5 or more credit hours per semester. Renewable for a maximum of 6 semesters.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

These renewal requirements are effective for continuing students who entered within the fall of 2016 or previous academic years in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to receive these scholarships.

Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees and have varying stipends.

Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,625 stipend per semester and the NMSU Housing Scholarship

Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 offered each year

3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 Cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester
High Achiever Leadership Scholarship Tuition and fees and $1,000 stipend per semester

Limited number available

Honors Excel Scholarship Tuition and fees and $500 stipend per semester

Limited number available

Conroy Merit Scholarship Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and a $4,000 housing scholarship (Housing scholarship renewable for only one semester. Tuition, fees, and stipend are renewable for 8 semesters.) 3.3 Cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,250 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and a $4,000 housing scholarship (Housing scholarship renewable for only one semester. Tuition, fees, and stipend are renewable for 8 semesters.)
NMSU Housing Scholarship $2,000 per semester toward the cost of on-campus housing

Awarded on a competitive basis for a maximum of two semesters

Limited number available

Renewable for one semester only
Regents Success Scholarship Tuition and fees 3.0 GPA first semester (3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester

State-Funded Merit Scholarships

Award Renewal Requirements
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Percentage of tuition* 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Renewable for 7 semesters (3 semesters at a community college)

New Mexico Scholars Scholarship Tuition and fees, and textbook stipend 3.0 GPA and pass 12 new credits per semester (24 credits per year)

Transfer Scholarships

Award Renewal Requirements
Transfer Achievement Scholarship I $2,500 for the year

Limited number available. A minimum of 36 (90 max) transferable semester hours.

3.5 or greater semester NMSU GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Four semesters maximum or attainment of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first

Transfer Achievement Scholarship II $1,500 for the year

Limited number available. A minimum of 36 (90 max) transferable semester hours.

3.0 or greater semester NMSU GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Four semesters maximum or attainment of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount In-state tuition rate and $100 stipend per semester 3.5 GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,009 per academic year toward non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount $12,729 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,579 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $12,729 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).

Any item in this chart is subject to modification at any time. Typically, students are eligible for only one scholarship or out-of-state tuition waiver, except for the Conroy Merit, Conroy Achievement, and NMSU Housing scholarships. A student may receive a Conroy scholarship and the NMSU Housing Scholarship

*The amount of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.