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
Equalution Scholarship Program $1,000 Jan. 7 Undergraduate Students Health, nutrition, or 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.
Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 13 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
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
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.
2024 Voyager Scholarship for Public Service varies March 27 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors All majors.
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship $1,200 March 31 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students Science related Major
2024 Conquering Challenges Scholarship $1,000 March 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Public Spirit Scholarship $1,000 March 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2023 Seize the Day Scholarship $1,000 March 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.

Addiction Resource Scholarship

$1,000 April 12 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship $5,000 April 15 Graduate Students Journalism
Headway Scholarship for book lovers $1,000 April 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Anthony’s Scholarship Living with a Sense of Purpose $2,000 April 30 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Byron Hanke Fellowship $3,000-$5,000 May 1 Graduate Students Any relevant studies to common interest communities and community associations.
Quality Hoops Scholarship $500 May 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Environmental Heroes Scholarship $1,000 May 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Technolabs Visual Art Scholarship $5,000 May 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.

 

Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need SCHOLARSHIP

 

$2,000

 

May 20

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Interested in a Law career and currently pursuing a degree such as Government, Philosophy, or English.

Robert Wilkos Aviation Scholarship

$1,000

May 21

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.
Acker Warren Fresh Start Scholarship $1,000 May 23 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Justice Hero Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate Students Pre-law (or related) majors.
2024 Equal Justice Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors (preference given to AZ students).
2024 Done with Distracted Driving $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Veteran CEO Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Lowenthal and Abrams Hospital Safety Awareness Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Healthy Communities Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Single Parent Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
2024 Ability Scholarship $1,000 May 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.

 

Triumph Though Family Adversity Scholarship

 

$1,000

 

May 31

 

Undergraduate Students

 

All majors.

 

2024 Amy G Law Firm Access to Education Scholarship

 

$1,000

 

May 31

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

 

2024 Smart Saving Scholarship

 

$1,000

 

May 31

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

All majors.

Clark Law Group Scholarship $1,000 June 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.

Albuquerque Community Foundation

 

varies

 

June 6

 

Undergraduate Students

 

All majors.

Dr. Julian Mitton Grant for Mental Health Professionals

$1,000

June 15

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Psychology (or related) majors.

A Friend In Need Scholarship

$1,000

June 30

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

2024 R.F. Wittmeyer Community Service Scholarship

$1,000

June 30

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Crush It Scholarship 2024

$1,000

June 30

Undergraduate Students

Engineering (or related) majors.

Sipes Foundation Scholarships

$2,000

July 1

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Earth Science (or related) majors.

The Dependent Scholarship 2024

$1,000

July 4

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Philip R. Nathe Scholarship $1,000 July 10 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Changing the World Scholarship $1,000 July 13 Undergraduate Students STEM majors.
Visas For Future Annual Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
Oliver Law Office Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Pre-law (or related) and Law Students.
Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 31 Undergraduate Students All majors.
DILG Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-law (or related) and Law Students.
GOOSTREE LAW GROUP BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP $2,500 Sep. 28 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Sport Gear Swag $1,000 Scholarship $1,000 Oct. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.

Dr. Gary Edwards Scholarship for Healthcare Students

$1,000 Oct. 15 Undergraduate Students Healthcare majors.

Dr. P. Daniel Ward Scholarship

$1,000 Oct. 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-med (or related) majors.
CKitchen Educational Funding Program $2,000 Oct. 31 Undergraduate Students Culinary Arts or Hospitality majors.
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.
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 $5,000 Dec. 15 Graduate Students All majors.
Foreclosure.com Scholarship $4,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place Dec. 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Bizinsure Architecture and Engineering Scholarship $10,000 Dec. 22 Undergraduate Students Architecture, engineering 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

 

Scholarship Databases

Database  Description

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.

NMSU Army ROTC

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

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.

 

International & DACA Scholarships

Scholarship  Amount Deadline Student Type Field of Study
Bowen Web Design Scholarship $1,500 July 15 Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, DACA Students, International Students. Web Design or Web Development
ASSE Foundation Varies Varies Undergraduate & Graduate Students Occupations safety and health careers.