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Transfer Achievement Scholarship

The Transfer Achievement Scholarship is for new students transferring from community colleges ONLY. Students must complete the Scholar Dollar$ scholarship application by March 3rd in order to be considered. The scholarship is awarded to students who start either fall or spring semester.


  • 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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Attend community college(s) ONLY before transferring to NMSU
  • Complete a minimum of 30 (90 maximum) transferable semester hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (as computed by the NMSU Office of Admissions)
  • Advanced placement, dual credit hours or credits by exam are not included in the 30 transfer hour requirement.
  • Submit official college transcript(s) to the Office of Admission from all colleges attended in order to verify eligibility
  • Admitted to the Main Las Cruces campus
  • Seeking Bachelor’s degree
  • Enroll in and earn 12 new graded credit hours for the first regular semester

Renewal Requirements:

  • Enroll in and earn a minimum of 12 semester hours of new academic credit at NMSU following the first regular semester
  • First award: 3.5 – 4.0 semester NMSU GPA
  • Second award: 3.0 – 3.49 semester NMSU GPA
  • Consecutive enrollment
  • 4 semester maximum or attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree (graduation), whichever comes first
  • Students who lose eligibility may only be considered for Lottery

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