New Mexico Teachers' Loan-For-Service

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 01

Awarded By

New Mexico Higher Education Department

Award Amount

The award is for a forgivable loan of up to $4,000 annually, renewable for four additional years providing the student re-applies each year.


Varies, approximately 30 awards disbursed annually.

Additional Information

The Teacher Loan-for-Service Program is a state program, administered through the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), established to help increase the number of teachers in areas of the state that have experienced shortages by making educational loans to students seeking degrees/certification in the teacher education field. The award is based on the financial need of the student. The Teacher Advisory Committee will screen applications and rank individuals based on the applicant’s academic eligibility, ability to describe the need for the program, and intent to work in a designated shortage area as approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Students will receive award or denial notification by August 1. Recipients of this award must agree to a service contract to provide one year of service for each academic year of funding. Failure to meet the obligation may result in severe principal and interest penalties.

Deadline Info

The application opens every year on May 15th and closes on July 1. To apply, students must complete the New Mexico Medical Student Loan-for-Service application and complete a Free Application for Fed ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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