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Legislative Lottery Scholarship

For information on the status of the New Mexico Legislative Lottery scholarship, visit http://fa.nmsu.edu/lottery.

If initial eligibility has already been established at a prior New Mexico institution the Legislative Lottery Scholarship can be transferred to NMSU. To have your lottery scholarship transferred, the Main NMSU Las Cruces campus scholarship department must receive a Scholarship Transfer Transcript (STT) from the school that you are transferring from. (Note: this is different from the academic transcript that must be sent to the Office of Admissions.)

The scholarship amount for all students is the same and is the sector average of standard tuition. This amount is set annually, by June 1, by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico State Legislature and can only be applied to tuition. You are responsible for unpaid tuition and fees, unless other scholarships or grants cover these costs.

Contact the scholarship department at your current school after the grades have been posted for your last semester attending.
Request they fax a Scholarship Transfer Transcript to (575) 646-4383.
Follow up with the scholarship department at the Main NMSU Las Cruces campus to confirm receipt of the STT by calling (575) 646-4597.

Once the transcript is received the scholarship department will evaluate your eligibility. Based on the information provided by the previous school you may be awarded the Legislative Lottery Scholarship, placed on probation or denied. To assure receipt of the Lottery Scholarship in time to pay your tuition, the STT must be received no later than one week prior to the beginning of the semester for which you are entering NMSU.

You are encouraged to visit with the scholarship department at your current school to understand the process prior to requesting the STT.

If you are attending an NMSU campus other than the Man Las Cruces campus, you will need to have the transcript sent to that campus.

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.