New Mexico Scholarships

New Mexico is an arid yet beautiful state full of mountains, plains and desert. It is also home to about 45 colleges, universities and technical schools. The state offers a number of scholarship and grant options for all types of students. There are even special funds set aside for non-traditional age students returning to college after being in the workforce.

Some of the larger universities in the area include the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and Eastern New Mexico University. Also offered is an impressive collection of community colleges which award technical and associate degrees in a wide range of fields. These community colleges can be an excellent way to complete the first two years of college at an affordable price.

In the links below you will find scholarships for all sorts of academic and vocational career paths. Majors such as information science, accounting, law, medicine, agricultural science, nursing and engineering can find financial assistance for funding the educational goals. Continue reading to find out more. 


Julia D. Sweeney Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant student within the state of New Mexico. Scholarship amount TBD. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST: Meet all eligibility requirements; Have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement; Supply application data including: (1) Two references and (2) Program Director's statement;

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

Excel Staffing Companies Scholarships for Excellence in Continuing Education

The Excel Staffing Companies Endowment for Excellence in Continuing Education Scholarship Program, a fund held within the Albuquerque Community Foundation, was established in 1989 with the express purpose of assisting individuals in pursuit of excellence in a career. This program recognizes the hardships imposed on individuals who are working at least 30 hours per week and attending school to attain an undergraduate or graduate degree, or professional certification. These awards are made to individuals who have taken the initiative to reach for a goal and have demonstrated a commitment to that goal. Awards of up to $1,000 per semester are made annually beginning with the fall semester. An award may be renewable for a second semester. Awards are made for tuition and/or actual school expenses. Applicant must: * be 21 years of age or older * be an Albuquerque area resident * work a minimum of 30 hours per week * have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 * need financial assistance to attain a career goal

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

Arysta LifeScience North America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state).AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,275 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

The R. D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation Scholarship

Grantmaking Program Areas: Education; Human Services; Health Care; Youth Development.; Arts & Culture Application Instructions: Send Letter Of Intent. Notes: Funds in the states of California, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico.

Nazarene Matching Grant

For Nazarene students from the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene (#9), which is comprised of the following Districts(District/Maximum Amount): Anaheim $2,600; Arizona $2,800; Central California $2,650; Hawaii $2,600; Los Angeles $2,600; New Mexico $2,700; Northern California $2,600; Sacramento $2,800; Southern California $2,800; SW Latin America $2,600; Western Latin American $2,600. The program consists of three awards: the Church Scholarship, the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid, and a District Grant. In order to receive these three awards, the student's home Nazarene church must send PLNU a Church Scholarship check (up to $250 per year). PLNU matches this with the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid (up to $250 per year) and also applies the appropriate District Grant (amounts vary). A student whose home Nazarene church does not participate in the matching grant program may still be able to receive District Grant funds if the church's pastor sends a written request to the Student Financial Services (SFS) Office on church letterhead. For students living on-campus, these three awards can be used to help pay tuition and mandatory fees or on-campus room and board charges. For students living off-campus, the awards are restricted to tuition and fees. Neither the Church Scholarship nor the Nazarene Grant-in-Aid can be refunded to the student. However, for off-campus students whose total financial aid exceeds semester charges, the student may use District Grant funds to purchase meal tickets, provided that a FAFSA has been filed and the student demonstrates remaining financial need. Students may receive the Church Scholarship, Nazarene Grant-in-Aid and District Grant during the fall and spring semesters only, for up to ten regular semesters. Full-time enrollment (12 units or more per semester) is required through the end of the Refund Period. It is the student's responsibility for contacting the church and requesting that it send the Church Scholarship check to PLNU. If the church does not send the money, the Church Scholarship, Nazarene Grant-in-Aid, and District Grant will be removed from the student's financial aid package.

New Mexico Society of CPAs Scholarships

General Eligibility: At the time of application, you must have completed 12 semester hours in accounting and 75 hours overall. You are eligible to win scholarships from NMSCPA a maximum of three times. You must be enrolled in a qualifying university or college in New Mexico. You must have an overall GPA of "B" (3.0) or better. The Scholarship Application Packet Must Include: A letter or essay indicating: Academic achievements in college. Extra-curricular activities, employment, volunteer or any other pertinent activities. Career objectives and goals in accounting. Reasons for applying for a scholarship, including matters related to financial need. A list of the accounting courses you are currently enrolled in and have completed. An official transcript sent directly to the NMSCPA office from the school you currently attend. Web-based transcripts will not be considered. An official or unofficial transcript from each previous college or university you have attended. Web-based transcripts will not be considered. Two letters of recommendation from professional sources on the Letter of Reference form, sent directly to NMSCPA; one must be from an accounting professor. The completed application with your name and date of submission.

Agnes Ripple Adams Scholarship

Awards are available at the University of New Mexico for full-time nursing students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need. Contact the school of nursing for more details. Current undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Nursing

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