Renewal

NMSU offers various scholarships to New Mexico students, transfer students, and out-of-state students listed below.

Students are encouraged to fill out a Scholar Dollar$ application to apply for all NMSU scholarships not listed below!

Before you can use Scholar Dollar$, you need to Apply to NMSUScholar Dollar$ is open October 1st to March 1st. 

Go To Scholar Dollar$

Learn more: Top Scholarships | State-funded Merit ScholarshipsTransfer ScholarshipsOut-of-state Tuition Waivers | Military Tuition Waivers

Top Scholarships

These scholarships are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for eight consecutive semesters, unless otherwise stated.

Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,625 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 GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester
High Achiever Leadership Scholarship Tuition and fees and $1,000 per semester

Limited number available

Honors Excel Scholarship Tuition and fees and $500 per semester

Limited number available

Conroy Merit Scholarship Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and the NMSU Housing Scholarship 3.3 GPA each semester and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,250 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and the NMSU Housing Scholarship
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
Opportunity Scholarship $1,000 for the first regular semester No renewal

State-Funded Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for eight consecutive semesters, unless otherwise stated.

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

Consecutive enrollment

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

These scholarships are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for eight consecutive semesters, unless otherwise stated.

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

Limited number available

3.5 to 4.0 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

3.0 to 3.49 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 Waivers

Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-state Competitive In-state tuition rate and $100 per semester 3.5 GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
135 Mile Texas Tuition Near in-state tuition rate

See University Accounts Receivable for exact amount

Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) 150% of in-state tuition rate
Colorado-Arizona Reciprocal In-state tuition rate

Military Tuition Waivers

Award Renewal Requirements
Active Duty Military Waiver In-state tuition rate 2.0 GPA

Consecutive Enrollment

Veteran Waiver In-state tuition rate Renewable as VA benefits eligible

Any item in this chart is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure. Typically, students are only eligible for only one scholarship or out-of-state tuition waiver, except for the Conroy Merit, Conroy Achievement, and NMSU Housing scholarships.

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