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Continuing Students Scholarship Renewal

Many of NMSU’s Institutional Scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters (Fall and Spring semesters, unless otherwise stated. See below to find the renewal requirements for each scholarship for continuing students (those who started at NMSU Fall 2021 or before). For students incoming Fall 2022 and after, take a look at our current Scholarships.

Starting Fall 2016, NMSU will withhold 14% tax on non-qualified scholarships issued to NRA students. For more info, read the Memo from the NMSU Treasury Services.

Any GPA will not be rounded to any single decimal but acknowledged as the exact number documented in academic records. 

Students are also encouraged to fill out a Scholar Dollar$ application to apply for NMSU departmental scholarships. Scholar Dollar$ opens October 1st for the next academic year, with a priority deadline of March 1st. Please keep in mind, before you can use Scholar Dollar$, you need to Apply to NMSU.

These scholarships and eligibility were effective for new students entering in the Fall of 2021, and pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree. Scholarships are applicable for fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year. Students must have met GPA, enrollment, and application criteria to qualify.

In-State Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees, have varying stipends, and a one-year housing award. The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship starting the second semester.

Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.80 and above GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. Students must be attending their first regular semester after graduating from high school. Tuition and required fees. $3,250 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 awards offered each year. 3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must have submitted a Scholar Dollar$ application with required credentials on file by December 1, 2020.
Conroy Honors Scholars

 

3.8 GPA as reported by high school transcripts submitted to the Admissions Office. For high school graduates, including students that are also simultaneously completing an early college degree. Tuition and required fees. If the student already qualifies for an institutional or tuition-based scholarship, i.e. NM Lottery Scholarship, the Conroy Honors Scholars award covers the remaining amount after those awards disburse. Eligible to receive a $2500 Global Citizen Award to help fund a study abroad experience with guidance from the Honors College. Complete the first semester of college with a 3.25 GPA and pass 15 new-main campus credit hours. Thereafter, maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits every semester, and complete Honors College program requirements. See Eligibility and Application Guidance for more details.

NM State-funded Scholarship

Students must be first-time enrolled degree-seeking students for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship during their first semester at NMSU. Qualifying students will begin receiving it during their second semester. The Legislative Lottery Scholarship amount is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.

Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
Legislative Lottery Scholarship New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. Must enroll in college within 16 months after high school graduation or receipt of GED/HiSET. First semester college GPA of 2.5 and pass 15 credits. Percentage of tuition. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester for a maximum of seven semesters. None

In-State Institutional Scholarships

These scholarships and eligibility were effective for new students entering in the Fall of 2021, and pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree. Scholarships are applicable for fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year. Students must have met GPA, enrollment, and application criteria to qualify. A student may qualify for only one Institutional Scholarship (excluding the NMSU Housing Award).

Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
Aggie Achiever Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.80 and above GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. Students must be attending their first regular semester after graduating from high school. $6,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must have submitted a Scholar Dollar$ application with required credentials on file by December 1, 2020.
Hadley Honors Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.80 and above GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. $5,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must have admitted to NMSU with required transcripts and ACT/SAT scores on file by February 1, 2021.
Crimson Success Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.60-3.79 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. $4,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must have admitted to NMSU with required transcripts and ACT/SAT scores on file by February 1, 2021.
1888 Leadership Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.40-3.59 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. $3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None
‘A’ Mountain Merit Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.20-3.39 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. $1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None
Pete’s Opportunity Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.00-3.19 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required. New Mexico resident. High school diploma from a NM accredited school, a NM GED, or a NM-HiSET. $1,000 per academic year. 2.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester. None

 

Out-of-State Scholarships

The following Out-of-State Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an Out-of-State Tuition Discount listed below (a student can qualify for only one scholarship and one tuition discount, excluding the NMSU Housing Award). Out-of-State Scholarships are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted and enrolled in 15 credit hours at NMSU’s Main campus to receive these scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
Conroy Honors Scholars

 

3.8 GPA as reported by high school transcripts submitted to the Admissions Office. For high school graduates, including students that are also simultaneously completing an early college degree. Tuition and fees. If the student already qualifies for an institutional or tuition-based scholarship, i.e. NM Lottery Scholarship, the Conroy Honors Scholars award covers the remaining amount after those awards disburse. Eligible to receive a $2500 Global Citizen Award to help fund a study abroad experience with guidance from the Honors College. Complete the first semester of college with a 3.25 GPA and pass 15 new-main campus credit hours. Thereafter, maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits every semester, and complete Honors College program requirements. See Eligibility and Application Guidance for more details.
Hadley Honors Out-of-State Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.80 and above GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required.

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

$4,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must have admitted to NMSU with required transcripts and ACT/SAT scores on file by February 1, 2021.
Crimson Success Out-of-State Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.60-3.79 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required.

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester Must be admitted to NMSU with required transcripts and ACT/SAT scores on file by February 1, 2021.
1888 Leadership Out-of-State Scholarship

 

For Fall 2021 new students, 3.40-3.59 GPA. No ACT/SAT scores will be required.

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester. None

 

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

The following Out-of-State Tuition Discounts may be awarded in addition to an Out-of-State Scholarship listed above (a student can qualify for only one scholarship and one tuition discount, excluding the NMSU Housing Award).

Eligibility Requirements Annual Discount Renewal Requirements Application
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

3.5 GPA and 23 ACT or 3.0 GPA and 26 ACT or 3.5 cumulative college GPA. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount Mexican citizenship. $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount Texas resident, within 135 miles of the NMSU Las Cruces campus. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $16,977 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount Residents from participating states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount Colorado and Arizona residents. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester. None.
New Mexico Tribal Member Out-of-State Tuition Discount

 

Tribal-enrolled members of the 24 American Indian Nations, Pueblos or Tribes, located wholly or partially in NM who are out-of-state residents. Up to $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. For more information, contact the American Indian Program at 575-646-4207 or visit aip.nmsu.edu.

Transfer Scholarships

These scholarships were effective for new students entering in the Fall of 2021 while pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree. Transfer Scholarships are renewable for one consecutive year, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only. Students must be admitted and enrolled in 15 credit hours at NMSU’s Main campus to receive these scholarships.

 
Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
Hadley Honors Transfer Scholarship 

 

Cumulative transfer GPA 3.75 – 4.0 with a maximum of 90 transferable credit hours, including any in-progress credit hours. NM Resident, U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
1888 Leadership Transfer Scholarship

 

Cumulative transfer GPA 3.5 – 3.74 with a maximum of 90 transferable credit hours, including any in-progress credit hours. NM Resident, U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $2,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
‘A’ Mountain Merit Transfer Scholarship

 

Cumulative transfer GPA 3.25 – 3.49 with a maximum of 90 transferable credit hours, including any in-progress credit hours. NM Resident, U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $2,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Pete’s Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

 

Cumulative transfer GPA 3.0 – 3.24 with a maximum of 90 transferable credit hours, including any in-progress credit hours. NM Resident, U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.75 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester. None.
Phi Theta Kappa

 

Must be a certified member of PTK with a 3.5 cumulative college GPA. NM Resident, U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $500 per academic year. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.

 

State-funded Scholarship

New Mexico resident transfer students can continue to receive their Legislative Lottery Scholarship award for the remaining semesters as indicated by previous institutions, if eligible. The Legislative Lottery Scholarship amount is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.

Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Renewal Requirements Application
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Must request Legislative Lottery Scholarship Transfer Transcript from a previous institution. Percentage of tuition. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester for a maximum of seven semesters. None.

Transfer Tuition Discounts

The following Transfer Tuition Discounts may be awarded in addition to a Transfer Scholarship listed above (a student can qualify for only one scholarship and one tuition discount).

Eligibility Requirements Annual Discount Renewal Requirements Application
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

3.5 cumulative college GPA with a maximum of 90 transferable credit hours, including any in-progress credit hours. U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident. $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount Mexican citizenship. $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount Texas resident, within 135 miles of the NMSU Las Cruces campus. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $16,977 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount Residents from participating states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount Colorado and Arizona residents. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester None.

Graduate Tuition Discounts

Eligibility Requirements Tuition Paid by Student Renewal Requirements Application
Descubre Graduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount Mexican citizenship Comparable to 150% of In-state tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. None.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount Texas resident, within 135 miles of the NMSU Las Cruces campus. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Comparable to 110% of In-state tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. None.
Western Regional Graduate Tuition Discount Residents from participating states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Must be enrolled in an eligible program and be nominated by the admitting College or Department. Comparable to In-State tuition Maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and pass 5 or more credit hours per semester. Renewable for a maximum of 6 semester. None.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount Colorado and Arizona residents. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Comparable to In-State tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. None.

These renewal requirements are effective for continuing students who entered within the 2020-2021 academic year in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to receive these scholarships.

Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees and have varying stipends. The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship starting the second semester.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $3,250 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 awards offered each year. 3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

State-funded Scholarship

The Legislative Lottery Scholarship amount is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Percentage of tuition. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester for a maximum of seven semesters.

Institutional Scholarships

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Aggie Achiever Scholarship

 

$6,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Hadley Honors Scholarship

 

$5,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Crimson Success Scholarship

 

$4,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
‘A’ Mountain Merit Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Pete’s Opportunity Scholarship

 

$1,000 per academic year. 2.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

Out-of-State Scholarships

Out-of-State Scholarships are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees, $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship       

 

Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Hadley Honors Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$4,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Crimson Success Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount $16,977 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester.
Western Undergraduate Tuition Discount $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
New Mexico Tribal Member Out-of-State Tuition Discount

 

Up to $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Athletics Tuition Discount $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

 

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships are renewable for one consecutive year, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Hadley Honors Transfer Scholarship  $3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
‘A’ Mountain Merit Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Pete’s Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.75 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Phi Theta Kappa

 

$500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

Transfer Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of State-Tuition Discount $16,977 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount $14,386 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Athletics Tuition Discount  $17,621 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Graduate Tuition Discounts

Tuition Paid by Student Renewal Requirements
Descubre Graduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount 150% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount 110% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Regional Graduate Program In-State Tuition Maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and pass 5 or more credit hours per semester. Renewable for a maximum of 6 semesters.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

These renewal requirements are effective for continuing students who entered within 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 academic years in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to receive these scholarships.

Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees and have varying stipends. The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship starting the second semester.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $3,250 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 awards offered each year. 3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees. $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

State-funded Scholarship

The Legislative Lottery Scholarship amount is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Percentage of tuition. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester for a maximum of seven semesters.

Institutional Scholarships

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Aggie Achiever Scholarship

 

$6,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Hadley Honors Scholarship

 

$5,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Crimson Success Scholarship

 

$4,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
‘A’ Mountain Merit Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Pete’s Opportunity Scholarship

 

$1,000 per academic year. 2.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

Out-of-State Scholarships

Out-of-State Scholarships are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Conroy Merit Scholarship

 

Tuition and fees, $5,000 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship       

 

Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per academic year and the one-year NMSU Housing Award. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Hadley Honors Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$4,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.3 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Crimson Success Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Out-of-State Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.7 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,816 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester.
Western Undergraduate Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
New Mexico Tribal Member Out-of-State Tuition Discount

 

Up to $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Athletics Tuition Discount $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

 

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships are renewable for one consecutive year, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Hadley Honors Transfer Scholarship  $3,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
1888 Leadership Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.25 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
‘A’ Mountain Merit Transfer Scholarship

 

$2,000 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Pete’s Opportunity Transfer Scholarship

 

$1,500 per academic year. Limited number available. 2.75 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Phi Theta Kappa

 

$500 per academic year. Limited number available. 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credit hours per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester

Transfer Tuition Discounts

Annual Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount

 

$16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. 3.5 cumulative GPA and pass 30 new credits per academic year. Must enroll in, and attempt, 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of State-Tuition Discount $15,816 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount $13,188 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Should enroll in 15 new Las Cruces campus credits per semester
Athletics Tuition Discount  $16,140 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition. Limited number available. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Graduate Tuition Discounts

Tuition Paid by Student Renewal Requirements
Descubre Graduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount 150% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount 110% of In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Regional Graduate Program In-State Tuition Maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and pass 5 or more credit hours per semester. Renewable for a maximum of 6 semesters.
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount In-State Tuition Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

It is understood that any item on this page is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

These renewal requirements are effective for continuing students who entered within the fall of 2016-2017 or previous academic years in pursuit of their first Bachelor’s degree. They are applicable to fall and spring semesters only and are renewable for three consecutive years, after the initial award year, unless otherwise stated. Students must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to receive these scholarships.

Top Scholarships

The following scholarships cover tuition and fees and have varying stipends.

Award Renewal Requirements
President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,625 stipend per semester and the NMSU Housing Scholarship

Awarded using a blind selection process with a maximum of 15 offered each year

3.25 GPA first semester (3.5 Cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester
High Achiever Leadership Scholarship Tuition and fees and $1,000 stipend per semester

Limited number available

Honors Excel Scholarship Tuition and fees and $500 stipend per semester

Limited number available

Conroy Merit Scholarship Tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and a $4,000 housing scholarship (Housing scholarship renewable for only one semester. Tuition, fees, and stipend are renewable for 8 semesters.) 3.3 Cumulative GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
Conroy Achievement Scholarship Tuition and fees, $1,250 stipend per semester (Fall and Spring) and a $4,000 housing scholarship (Housing scholarship renewable for only one semester. Tuition, fees, and stipend are renewable for 8 semesters.)
NMSU Housing Scholarship $2,000 per semester toward the cost of on-campus housing

Awarded on a competitive basis for a maximum of two semesters

Limited number available

Renewable for one semester only
Regents Success Scholarship Tuition and fees 3.0 GPA first semester (3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter) and pass 15 new credits per semester

State-Funded Merit Scholarships

Award Renewal Requirements
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Percentage of tuition* 2.5 cumulative GPA and pass 15 credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Renewable for 7 semesters (3 semesters at a community college)

New Mexico Scholars Scholarship Tuition and fees, and textbook stipend 3.0 GPA and pass 12 new credits per semester (24 credits per year)

Transfer Scholarships

Award Renewal Requirements
Transfer Achievement Scholarship I $2,500 for the year

Limited number available. A minimum of 36 (90 max) transferable semester hours.

3.5 or greater semester NMSU GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Four semesters maximum or attainment of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first

Transfer Achievement Scholarship II $1,500 for the year

Limited number available. A minimum of 36 (90 max) transferable semester hours.

3.0 or greater semester NMSU GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester

Consecutive enrollment

Four semesters maximum or attainment of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first

Out-of-State Tuition Discounts

Award Renewal Requirements
Out-of-State Competitive Tuition Discount In-state tuition rate and $100 stipend per semester 3.5 GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester
135 Mile Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,009 per academic year toward non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus). Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Western Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition Discount $12,729 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).
Colorado / Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount $15,579 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).
Descubre Out-of-State Tuition Discount $12,729 per academic year toward reducing non-resident tuition (assumes enrollment of 15 credit hours at NMSU Las Cruces campus).

Any item in this chart is subject to modification at any time. Typically, students are eligible for only one scholarship or out-of-state tuition waiver, except for the Conroy Merit, Conroy Achievement, and NMSU Housing scholarships. A student may receive a Conroy scholarship and the NMSU Housing Scholarship

*The amount of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship is subject to change by the New Mexico Higher Education Department or the New Mexico Legislature.