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Freshmen New Mexico Resident Scholarships

If you've worked hard to be one of the top students at your high school, you'll be glad to know the University of New Mexico is paying attention - and paying thousands of dollars each year in merit-based scholarships. There are literally hundreds of different opportunities available. We won't kid you - it is a very competitive process and the academic level is high, but so are the rewards.

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New Mexico Resident Scholarships 2017-2018

NameApplication DeadlineAmount
Academic Criteria For Consideration 

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Students must follow the Policies and Procedures on all scholarships.

Regents Scholarship

Complete Admissions Application and Scholarship Application by December 1

2017-2018 Regents Scholarship Application Deadline Has Passed

Approximately $18,337 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

31 ACT (1420 SAT*) and 3.9 Unit GPA

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

*2016 SAT

Freshmen Regents Scholars:

1. Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.3 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).
2. Live in the Scholars Wing in Hokona Hall.


Sophomore And Above:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.3 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).
 

This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

National Scholars

Admitted to UNM by
February 1

Approximately $18,337 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

National Merit Finalists receive an IPad

National Merit Finalist

UNM National Scholars:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.3 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).
 

This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

National Hispanic &
American Indian
Scholars

Admitted to UNM by
February 1

Approximately $8,700 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

National Hispanic & American Indian Scholars

UNM National Hispanic & American Indian Scholars

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.3 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

Presidential Scholarship

Complete Admissions Application and Scholarship Application by December 1

2017-2018 Presidential Scholarship Application Deadline Has Passed

Approximately $8,683 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

25 ACT (1200 SAT*) and 3.75 Unit GPA and NM High School graduate or NM GED recipient

*2016 SAT

UNM Presidential Scholars:

1. Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).
2. Submit sponsor thank you letter by December 1st each year.

This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

Woodward Scholars

Priority consideration for admission applications completed by December 1

Approximately $7,829 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

29 ACT (1350 SAT*) and 3.5 unit GPA

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

*2016 SAT

Woodward  Scholars:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).


This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

UNM Scholars

UNM Scholars

Priority consideration for admission applications completed by December 1

Approximately $6,624 per year

Renewable for 4 years

The tuition portion of this award is funded by the Legislative Lottery Scholarship

26 ACT (1240 SAT*) and 3.5 Unit GPA

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

*2016 SAT

UNM  Scholars:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).


This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.

Bridge to Success

Bridge to Success

Priority consideration for admission applications completed by December 1.

Approximately $1,500 for the first semester of the freshman year

“Bridge” to Lottery Scholarship

1 semester award.  Non-renewable

23 ACT (1130 SAT*) and 3.0 Unit GPA or 166 GED or 75 HiSET

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

*2016 SAT

To Become Eligible for the Legislative Lottery:

1. Must complete a minimum of 15 new credit hours for the first semester following graduation from NM high school (must be a New Mexico resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.)
2. Must earn at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of the first semester.

Success Grant

Priority consideration of
applicants with both Admission and Free Application for Federal Student Aid
applications completed by March 1
.

$1,000
one-time award first semester only (fall or spring). Not to be combined with
other funds awarded by the UNM Scholarship Office.

New
freshman only. 2.5 Unit GPA & completed FAFSA, priority given to eligible
applicants with financial need.

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

To Become Eligible for the Legislative Lottery:

1. Must complete a minimum of 15 new credit hours for the first semester following graduation from NM high school (must be a New Mexico resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.)
2. Must earn at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of the first semester.

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Legislative Lottery

None

*Approximately $2,465.08 per semester

Renewable for 7 consecutive semesters

*Subject to legislative approval each year

At least 15 credit hours and 2.5 Unit GPA during first college semester

NM High School Graduate or NM GED recipient

1. Must earn 15 new credit hours each semester (repeated classes do not count toward credit hours earned).
2. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
3. If a student drops below the full-time (15 credit hours) status at any time throughout the semester, the scholarship will be canceled for that specific semester and the student will be responsible for all incurred charges.

NM Scholars

Currently, no new funds are available.

Tuition, fees, and books per year

Requires FAFSA

Renewable for 4 years

25 ACT (1200 SAT*) or top 5% of graduating class and NM High School graduate or NM GED recipient
*2016 SAT

NM Scholars:

Must complete 12 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

This scholarship is renewable for four years (8 consecutive semesters) provided you maintain the requirements.
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Scholarship Office

Mailing Address:

MSC 11 6320
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM87131

Phone:
(505) 277-8900 or 1-800-CALLUNM
Fax:
505-277-6326

Questions?

Physical Location:
Student Support and Service Center

1155 University Blvd, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106