Competitive Scholarship

Competitive Scholarship

Created to encourage out-of-state students who have demonstrated high academic achievement in high school to enroll in New Mexico public institutions of higher education.

Eligibility
  • Non-resident or non-citizen of the United States;
  • Attend a public 4-year university in New Mexico;
  • Undergraduate;
  • Full-time enrollment;
  • Student must meet certain high school GPA and ACT score requirements.
When To Apply

Students shall contact their institution’s financial aid office for eligibility period.

Where To Apply

Students shall apply at the eligible institution he/she will be attending.

How To Apply

Students shall contact their institution’s financial aid office for application instruction.

Award

Recipients of at least $100 in Competitive Scholarship funds per semester are eligible to be considered residents for the purpose of assessing tuition and fees.

NMHED, Financial Aid Division Contact Information
Phone: 1-800-279-9777
Email: fin.aid@state.nm.us

CONTACT US: If you require additional guidance on how to direct your question or are not able to locate the information you are looking for on the New Mexico Higher Education Department's website, please email HigherEd.Info@state.nm.us.