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New Mexico Scholarships

Legislative Lottery Scholarship (formerly known as Lottery Success Scholarships) New Mexico students who graduated from a New Mexico high school and are attending an eligible New Mexico public college or university may apply for this scholarship. Funded by the Lottery Tuition Fund, this scholarship may pay up to 100% of tuition, depending on funding. The scholarship begins the second semester of freshman year and you must have at least a 2.5 GPA. There may be other requirements. See your financial aid office for more details.


Bridge to Success Scholarship Funded by the University of New Mexico, this is a first semester bridge to the Lottery Success Scholarship which begins 2nd semester. No application is necessary. You must meet the following requirements:

  • New Mexico resident
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduate from NM accredited high school or GED
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or GED score of 530
  • Full time enrollment at public New Mexico college or university right after high school graduation


Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship this is a one time award of $1,000 to New Mexico's neediest students. If your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is 0 and you are a New Mexico high school graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA entering college as a freshman, you may be eligible. Visit Education Trust Scholarship page for more information.


Legislative Endowment Scholarship While the Lottery Scholarship is only for students graduating high school and entering college directly, the Endowment Scholarship is aimed at students with financial need who are entering college and do not already have a degree. Students need to meet the residential requirements and be accepted into a public post-secondary institution in New Mexico. The awards range from $2,500 for students in a 4 year school to $1,000 for students at a 2 year school. You should contact the financial aid office at your school to find out about other requirements and the application process.


New Mexico Scholars Program New Mexico residents graduating in the top 5% of their class or scoring 25 or more on the ACT may be eligible for this scholarship program which will pay tuition, fees and books at eligible public institutions. The scholarship can also be used at St. John's College or the College of the Southwest, though the amount paid cannot be more than the resident tuition rate at a public college. There are other requirements, including a cap of $30,000 on family income. To find out more, check with the financial aid office at your school.


For more information on New Mexico scholarships, please visit the New Mexico Higher Education Department Financial Aid page.

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