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5 Best Scholarships for New Mexico Residents

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 10:23 AM

New Mexico has a host of colleges and offers a number of scholarships for residents. New Mexico scholarship programs are a great help to state residents seeking to join four-year and two-year institutions and private and for-profit institutions. In addition, there are New Mexico scholarships offered by the state, in the form of financial aid programs and grants for students attending universities. Let’s take a look at the five best New Mexico scholarships:

1: President's Associates Honors Scholarship:
This is New Mexico State University’s most prestigious scholarship and is renewable every four years. It is awarded by the State Financial Aid Office with 12 to 15 full tuition and fees scholarships, in addition to a stipend of $1,750 per semester. This scholarship is for New Mexico residents graduating from New Mexico high schools with a high school diploma or NM GED. The last date for the submission of online application is mid-January.
2: New Mexico State University Leadership Scholarship:
The New Mexico State University Leadership Scholarship is among the best New Mexico scholarships meant for New Mexico high school graduates with a 3.75 GPA, 28 ACT, or 1240 SAT, or a 3.5 GPA with a 30 ACT or 1320 SAT. The NMSU Leadership Scholarship is renewable for up to four years and offers 35 to 40 full tuition and fees scholarships as well as a $1,000 per semester stipend. Online applications for this scholarship is open until mid-January.
3: Crimson Honors Scholarship:
With up to 135 full tuition and fees scholarships, plus a $500 per semester stipend in grants, the Crimson Honors Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship awarded by the Financial Aid Office of the New Mexico State University. It is available for New Mexico high school graduates with a 3.75 GPA, 24 ACT/1090 SAT or 3.5 GPA with 26 ACT or 1170 SAT. Online applications for the Crimson Honors Scholarship have a deadline of March 1.
4: New Mexico Scholars Scholarship:
The New Mexico Scholars Scholarship offers an unlimited number of full tuition and fees scholarships, plus a book stipend. Awarded by the Financial Aid Office, this scholarship is offered to New Mexico high school students with a family income of up to $30,000 if one student is in college or $40,000 if two students are in college and have a 25 ACT or 1130 SAT or are among the top 5% of the high school graduating class. The deadline for online submission is March 1st.
5: NM Lottery Success Scholarship:
The NM Lottery Success Scholarship is part of the state financial aid program of New Mexico. Awarded by the Financial Aid Office, it offers an unlimited number of awards, which usually cover the full tuition. However, this New Mexico scholarship does not include fees, and the awardees can us it starting from the second semester of freshman year. The selection criteria requires that the NM residents seeking this scholarship enroll full time in the first semester following high school graduation. Further, the candidate should have a 2.5 GPA in the first semester with 12 graded credits completed and must maintain a 2.5 GPA with 12 graded credits for continued receipt of the award.

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