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UNM-Valencia Campus offers several need based and merit based scholarships for students enrolled full time, three quarter time or half time enrollment.

Awards are made for an entire academic year or on a semester basis.

To be eligible, a student must be a degree seeking, classified student.

UNM-Valencia Campus also honors the New Mexico Scholars scholarship through the Commission on Higher Education.

Fall 2015 Scholarship Application Now Available
Deadline August 28, 2015.
Download the application here (link)

Essay Instructions:
-          2 pages double spaced
-          12 point Times New Roman font
-          DO NOT put your name or Student ID on or in your essay
-          Reminder:  Several scholarships require a separate essay

Topic:    Explore the differences and similarities between being the President of the United States and being a homeless person.

Bridge to Success Scholarship

  • Complete a FAFSA-Must be Non Pell Grant eligible
  • Be a New Mexico resident
  • Graduated from a NM public (or accredited private) high school or a NM GED recipient-official transcript must be on file with UNM
  • Enroll full time at UNM Valencia Campus
  • High School 2.5 GPA or 166 on GED (Student not eligible by GPA or GED score may still be eligible for the Lottery scholarship if they meet the requirements listed below. All student are encouraged to apply.)


NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship (awarded the second semester of attendance)

  • Be a New Mexico resident
  • Graduate from a NM public (or accredited private) high school or a NM GED recipient
  • Enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a public NM college or the first regular semester after high school graduation or receipt of GED
  • Earn at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 grade point average at a two year institution and 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 at a four year institution during the first semester in college.

NOTE:  Available for 3 semesters at a 2 year institution additional 4 semesters at a 4 year institution

Legislative Endowment Scholarship
Applicants must have substantial financial need. At two-year public institutions, students may receive up to $1,000 per award year. Enrollment of at least half time is required.
The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility.

3% Scholarships
Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico. Each institution established its own eligibility requirements. Contact the UNM-Valencia Campus Financial Aid Office regarding this scholarship.

New Mexico Scholars
New Mexico residents who graduated in the top 5% of their high school class or have a composite score of 25 on the ACT are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a combined family income of less than $30,000 per year.

The award is a scholarship for tuition, books, and fees and is based on availability of funds. Student must complete the FAFSA

The University of New Mexico
Transfer Scholarships

HACU Scholarship Program

HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

HENAAC Scholarship (New!)
In 2014, GMIS awarded over $300,000 in financial support to qualified STEM students. Since 2001, over 930 students have received more than $2.3M in scholarships.

Honor Society
Scholarship Opportunities

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship America

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Coca-Cola All State Academic Team
Scholarship for Community Colleges

Tutor the People Essay Scholarship

Tutor the People, a lower Manhattan-based tutoring service specializing in graduate admissions test prep (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE) and undergraduate course help announces an essay contest awarding $500 to one student who best exemplifies the spirit of helping others achieve success.

Tutor the People is committed to its mission of helping unprivileged students gain access to higher education, particularly for those who live in low socioeconomic areas. We believe that in order to create opportunities for entire communities, we must first devote attention to individuals and lead others by example.

Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. Show us how you have helped someone, either in school, at work, in a sports league, volunteer organization, or other realm of life by being a leader, a teacher, or simply a good friend. Your essay should describe in detail the person you have helped, the challenge or struggle you helped them overcome, and what insights you gained in the process.


For applications and/or information call Student Services at 925-8590.


More Scholarship Links

Albuquerque Community Foundation

Offers two separate scholarship/financial aid programs. Deadline date for applications: varies

Archaeological Society of NM
Please visit http://newmexico-archaeology.org/ for more info.

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund
Offers a non-traditional scholarship to young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity.  Visit http://www.stonewallfoundation.org for more information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships and Internships (New!)https://www.chcinextopp.net/Home
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Sponsors Community College Transfer Scholarship Program.

Llave & Public Service Company of NM (PNM)

Awarding a total of $25,000 in scholarships. Deadline date for applications: April 8.

New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees of Valencia County
The Dr. Rafael Carrillo Memorial Scholarship offers non-traditional students who are majoring in education a $250 scholarship.

Scholarship Gateway

Offers numerous websites for organizations that offer scholarships.

The Sallie Mae Fund

Offers over $2 million in scholarships to low-income and minority student. Also offers the First in My Family Scholarship. Deadline date for application(s): varies with scholarship


Access to Education Scholarship. Deadline date for applications: March 15.

Wired Scholar

Currently offers $1000 monthly scholarship giveaways.