NMSU students often qualify for private or external scholarships based on various criteria, including need, academic performance, interests, and background. Below we have organized some private scholarships by their deadline that we believe students would be interested in.  Please keep in mind, these awards are funded by public and private organizations and not NMSU. 

 Be Cautious When Applying for Outside Scholarships

Always take precaution when applying for any external scholarships by following these simple tips:

  • Never provide personal financial or bank information.
  • Do not pay for information or to receive the scholarship. You should never have to give money to any organization.
  • Use precaution on websites with consistent pop-ups and advertisements.
  • Set up anti-virus software or ad-blocker browsers to ensure online browsing security.
  • Be wary of sites that ask for personal contact information, and not your school credentials. These sites tend to spam you with advertisements.

Financial Aid does review all scholarships before posting, but still encourages students to always be cautious with online scholarship applications.

General Scholarships

Scholarship  Amount Deadline Student Type Field of Study

The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

 

$2,500 Jan. 1 High School Seniors, Undergraduate or Graduate Students All majors but preference is given to Design and Engineering-related fields.
Future Nurse Scholarship $2,000 Jan. 15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Nursing
Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program $5,000 Jan. 31 High School Seniors - Have a relative employed in the roofing industry All majors.
Jackie Robinson Foundation $30,000 Feb. 1 High School Seniors- From a Minority Background All majors.
Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 13 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund $500-5,000 Feb. 14 High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates, and DACA students All majors- for students of Hispanic heritage.
Scholarship for Journalism Diversity $5,000 Feb. 15 High School Seniors Journalism
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship $10,000 Feb. 20 High School Seniors All majors 
Horticulture Scholarship of the Western Reserve Herb Society $7,500 Feb. 28 Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors Horticulture, Plants, Agriculture, Environmental studies, or allied majors.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship $3,000 Feb. 28 Undergraduate and Graduate students All majors - student must be surviving spouse/child of a deceased service member from a service related death
Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship $1,000 March 1 High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students Studying agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program Up to $5,000 March 1 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a chemically-related science or technology.
Community Impact Scholarship $2,500 March 2 Undergraduate Students  All majors - for students who have made a substantial impact through volunteer work
Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship $10,000 March 15 High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students All majors.
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $7,000 March 15 Undergraduate Sophomores and Juniors Majors related to leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment
Islamic Scholarship Fund $3,000-$10,000 March 21 Undergraduate Junior and Senior or Graduate Students International Relations, Political Science
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship $1,200 March 31 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students Science related Major
The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship $5,000 April 15 Graduate Students Journalism
BHW Women in STEM Scholarship $3,000 April 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math
Byron Hanke Fellowship $3,000-$5,000 May 1 Graduate Students Any relevant studies to common interest communities and community associations.
Technolabs Visual Art Scholarship $5,000 May 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Acker Warren Fresh Start Scholarship $1,000 May 23 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Clark Law Group Scholarship $1,000 June 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Changing the World Scholarship $1,000 July 13 Undergraduate Students STEM majors.
Fall 2023 Addiction Scholarship Up to $1,500 Aug. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 31 Undergraduate Students All majors.
GOOSTREE LAW GROUP BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP $2,500 Sep. 28 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program (Fall) $1,000 Oct. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship $1,000 Oct. 3 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
CKitchen Educational Funding Program $2,000 Oct. 31 Undergraduate Students Culinary Arts or Hospitality majors.
Build U. (Fall) $2,500 Nov. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science.
Mental Health Importance Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 1 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students All majors.
Vincent Camarda Grant for Entrepreneurs $1,000 Nov. 15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Awards $15,000 Nov. 20 Graduate Students All majors.
Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need SCHOLARSHIP $2,000 Nov. 21 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Interested in a Law career, and curently pursuing a degree such as Government, Philosophy, or English
Acker Warren P.C. Fresh Start Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 22 College Freshmen All majors.
Office of Navajo Nation for Spring & Winter Semesters Varies Nov. 25 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Clark Law Group Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 29 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
DOG iD Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
HeySunday’s Annual Eco-Warrior Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 6 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 15 Graduate Students All majors.
ROAD iD Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Stromberg's Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Agriculture Science or related majors.
POLYSHOT Scholarship Program  $1,200 Dec. 31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Engineering related majors
Instant Checkmate’s Law and Legal Studies Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Fall 2023 Alpha Accident Lawyers Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate Students All majors.
New Mexico Society of CPAs Varies Various Undergraduate Students Accounting
Asian Pacific Fund $1,000- $5,000 Various High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Students Business, IT, Engineering, Agriculture, or related fields.
United Negro College Funds Varies Various Undergraduate, Graduate & International Students All majors-UNCF members.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Scholarships $500 -$5,000 Various Undergraduate, Graduate, and DACA students. All majors.
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance $500 -$5,000 Various Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship $1,000 Various Undergraduate & Graduate Students Health-Care or Education Related
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Varies Various Undergraduate Students All majors.

 

Scholarship Databases

Scholarship  Amount Deadline Student Type Field of Study

Career One Stop

 

Database and career resources guide for various scholarships.

Finaid

 

Database and financial aid resource guide for various scholarships.

Scholarship Guidance 

Database for various scholarships.

Fastweb

Database for various scholarships.

Scholarship Guidance

Database for various scholarships.

NMSU Army ROTC

In addition to the Army scholarships, the ROTC program at NMSU has the following merit based scholarship opportunities for participating Cadets.

 

International & DACA Scholarships

Scholarship  Amount Deadline Student Type Field of Study

EduPASS

 

Database and resource guide for international students.

Unigo

 

Small scholarship database for DACA students.

DREAMer's Roadmap

Mobile App Database and resource guide for DACA students.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund $500-$5,000 Feb. 14 High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates, and DACA students All majors- for students of Hispanic heritage.
Global Healing Center $1,250 May 17 Undergraduate, Graduate, DACA Students, International Students All majors but preference given to careers involving health.
Bowen Web Design Scholarship $1,500 July 15 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, DACA Students, International Students. Web Design or Web Development
Women in Aerospace Foundation, Inc. Scholarship $2,000 June 19 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, DACA Students, International Students Engineering, Math, or Science, Interested in pursing a career in the aerospace field
ASSE Foundation Varies Varies Undergraduate & Graduate Students Occupations safety and health careers.
Google Lime Scholarship Program $10,000 Dec. 9 Undergraduate, Graduate, International, and DACA Students Students with disabilities who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a closely