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 Senior, Undergraduate or Graduate Students All majors but preference is given to Design and Engineering-related fields.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program

 

$10,000 (annually for 4 years) Jan. 9 High School Seniors- African American.  All majors. 

Gates Millennium

Unmet Need Jan. 13 College Freshmen Computer Science, Education, Library Science, Math, Public Health or Science
Gates Millennium Unmet Need Jan. 13 Graduate Students Computer Science, Education, Library Science, Math, Public Health or Science
Future Nurse Scholarship $2,000 Jan. 15 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Nursing
Jackie Robinson Foundation $30,000 Feb. 1 High School Seniors- From a Minority Background 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.
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.
Build U. (Fall) $2,500 Nov. 1 Undergraduate & Graduate Students Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science.
Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Awards $15,000 Nov. 20 Graduate Students All majors.
Office of Navajo Nation for Spring & Winter Semesters Varies Nov. 25 Undergraduate & Graduate Students All majors.
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.

Fastweb

Database for various scholarships.

 

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