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
Drug Rehab USA – Mental Health Scholarship $2,000 Jan. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Psychology (or Related) majors.
Law Office of Philip R. Nathe Scholarship $1,000 Jan. 6 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Equalution Scholarship Program $1,000 Jan. 7 Undergraduate Students Health, nutrition, or related fields.
Future Nurse Scholarship $2,000 Jan. 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Nursing
Eddy Torriente Scholarship for Single Mothers $1,000 Jan. 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program $5,000 Jan. 31 High School Seniors - Have a relative employed in the roofing industry All majors.
Ace-Roofing’s Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Estate Planning Essentials: Avoiding Probate Pitfalls Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Overcoming Adversity After an Injury Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students 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
Land Legal Group Scholarship $1,000 Feb. 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-Law related majors.
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.
Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship $10,000 March 15 High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students All majors.
Brett Hartvigson Scholarship for Student Athletes $1,000 March 15 Undergraduate Students  All majors.
Scholarship for Future Doctors (Rural Medicine) $1,000 March 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-med related majors.
2024 Voyager Scholarship for Public Service varies March 27 Undergraduate Juniors and 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.
Hoffer & Sheremet Empowering Education Scholarship $500 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.
Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for Dependent Children Varies 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.
Dan Ocampo Academic Scholarship $1,000 May 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.

Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000

 May 20

 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Pre-law related majors, 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 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.

Personal Injury Legal Group Scholarship

$1,000

June 1

Undergraduate Students

Pre-law related majors.

PNC Bank Student Solution Scholarship

$10,000

June 1

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Albuquerque Community Foundation

 varies

 June 6

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

$1,000

June 10

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

Dr. Julian Mitton Grant for Mental Health Professionals

$1,000

June 15

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Psychology (or related) majors.

Dick Hannah Dealerships Scholarship Program

$1,000

June 15

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

Miami Family Law Breaking the Cycle Scholarship

$1,000

June 19

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Legit Course Reviewers Scholarship Program

 $1,000

 June 20

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors. 

Legit Course Reviewers Scholarship Program

$1,000

June 20

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All 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.

Nirdosh Jagota Schlarships

$1,000

June 30

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

The Dependent Scholarship 2024

$1,000

July 4

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Future Educators Excellence Scholarship 2024

$1,000

July 5

Undergraduate Students

Education 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.
Dr. Michael Poss Scholarship for Future Doctors $1,000 July 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-med related majors.
Dr. Paul Daidone Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 July 15 Undergraduate Students Veterans, all majors.
Lyons & Snyder Legal Excellence Scholarship $500 July 30 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarship $500 July 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Share the Road Scholarship $1,000 July 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Visas For Future Annual Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Oliver Law Office Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Carlile Scholarship Program $1,000 Aug. 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Out-of-state Student Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 21 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Marsala Law Group Lifelong Hobby Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 31 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys Scholarship $1,000 Aug. 31 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Griffin Law Office, APC Scholarship $500 Aug. 31 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 4 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Redondo Law Firm Scholarship Contest $1,000 Sept. 9 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Fox Injury Law Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Comfort Zone AC Repair Service & HVAC Company Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 10 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
DILG Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Kasturi Law Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 15 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
The Gates Scholarship up to FULL COA Sept. 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. Striving Solo Parent Scholarship $1,000 Sept. 16 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
GOOSTREE LAW GROUP BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP $2,500 Sept. 28 Undergraduate Students All majors.
The Law Offices of Coats & Todd Overcoming Disability Scholarship $2,500 Sept. 30 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Sport Gear Swag $1,000 Scholarship $1,000 Oct. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
First Generation College Student Scholarship $2,500 Oct. 2 Undergraduate and 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 related majors.

Indivisible Gaming Scholarship

 $1,000

Oct. 16

 Undergraduate Students

All 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.
Toxin Rid Clean Start Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Waggle Human-Pet Bond Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Empower Your Dreams with Testclear Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship $2,000 Nov. 4 Undergraduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Acker Warren Youth Mentor Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 6 Undergraduate Students All majors.
The Dr. Ameer Hassan Scholarship for Medical Students $5,000 Nov. 15 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Neurology, healthcare (or related) majors.
Dr. Moustafa Moustafa Scholarship for Future Doctors $1,000 Nov. 15 Undergraduate Students Healthcare (or related) majors.
Lucas Law Legal Leaders Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 18 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Boster Scholarship $1,000 Nov. 30 Undergraduate Students Biology (or related) majors.
Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 1 Undergraduate Students All majors.
DOG iD Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
HeySunday’s Annual Eco-Warrior Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
TastyPlacement’s Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.

 PNC Bank Student Solution Scholarship

 $10,000

Dec. 1

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Robbins Athletics Hustle & Heart Scholarship

$1,000

Dec. 1

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All majors.

Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship

$2,500

Dec. 1

Undergraduate Students

All majors.
Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 6 Undergraduate Students All majors.
CNCMachines.com Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 6 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Engineering (or Related) majors.
Broslavsky & Weinman Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 14 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.
Dick Hannah Dealerships Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 15 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Changing the World Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 18 Undergraduate Students STEM majors.
Bizinsure Architecture and Engineering Scholarship $10,000 Dec. 22 Undergraduate Students Architecture, engineering majors.
Secret Saunas scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 30 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Kinesiology (or related) majors.
ROAD iD Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Stromberg's Scholarship Program $1,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Agriculture Science or related majors.
POLYSHOT Scholarship Program  $1,200 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Engineering related majors
Instant Checkmate’s Law and Legal Studies Scholarship $2,500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students All majors.
Fall 2023 Alpha Accident Lawyers Scholarship $5,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate Students All majors.
Mann Lake Beekeeping Scholarship $1,000 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Agriculture & Environmental sciences majors.
Select Saunas Scholarship Program $500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate Students Kinesiology (or related) majors.

HW Part Store Scholarship Program

$1,000 Dec. 31

Undergraduate Students

Agricultural sciences (or related vocational program) majors.

Alpha Accident Lawyers Collegiate Scholarship

$5,000 Dec. 31

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

The Paint Vibe Scholarship

$1,000 Dec. 31

Undergraduate Students

All majors.

Boland Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarship

$500 Dec. 31

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Pre-law related majors.

New Jersey Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarship

$500 Dec. 31

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Pre-law related majors.
PA Medical Malpractice Lawyers P.C. Scholarship $500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.
Bronx Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarship $500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.

NYC Injury Attorneys P.C. Scholarship

$500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.

 Brooklyn Injury Attorneys P.C. Scholarship

$500 Dec. 31 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pre-law related majors.

 Ruhmann Law Firm Annual Scholarship

 $500

 Dec. 31

 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 Pre-law related 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.