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Although public education may be newer to New Mexico — as up until late 1888 there were no public colleges or high schools, that doesn’t mean that the importance of a good education is not valued by its residents and students. In fact, New Mexico had the highest concentration of PhD holders of any state in the year 2000. But, education doesn’t always come at a small cost. That’s why scholarships for residents of New Mexico are a great way to help pay for college or grad school. Even if you aren’t a current resident of New Mexico but plan to attend a school in the state, such as University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), or New Mexico State University (NMSU), you may also be qualified for these scholarships for New Mexico students. Check out our directory of New Mexico scholarships, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian students who reside in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, or Washington. Students must be planning to major in business, engineering, education, math, medicine, health administration, natural/physical sciences, or technology.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 31
2019

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

High school seniors who are Hispanic and residing in a state with a LULAC council are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and have an ACT/SAT score of 23/1100 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  120
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $2500 Awards:  11
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Unigo Superpower Scholarship 2019

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Charlie and Kathy Barnhart and Ken Haynes, Jr. Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and live in a mobile or manufactured home.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 4
2019

Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend Eldorado High School in Albuquerque. Students must be a member of the Eldorado High School varsity soccer team.

Total: $800 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 4
2019

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

This writing contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and home-schooled students who are 16 to 18 years of age. To enter, students must write a two- to three-page essay on one of the topics listed on the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. website regarding the current contest's book.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 15
2019

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program for Current Undergraduate Students

New Mexico undergraduate students who have completed one or more semester of school and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  April 16
2019

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program for Graduating High School Seniors

New Mexico graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award. Students must apply by April 20 if attending a private or out-of-state school, and by June 20 if attending a public New Mexico school.

Total: $2000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  April 16
2019

PFLAG Santa Fe Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or a straight ally dedicated to LGBT causes. Applicants must reside in New Mexico and must enroll in an accredited institution of higher education during the semester following scholarship application.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  April 22
2019

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship program is open to Rhode Island residents who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a master's or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 26
2019

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship Program

New Mexico residents who are high school seniors or older, ages 17 to 21 who have been in the New Mexico foster care system for a minimum of one year at the time of their 18th birthday. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 29
2019