New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program

“Description:

The Legislative Lottery Scholarship will pay a portion of tuition (up to undergraduate degree) for students who have obtained New Mexico diploma of excellence or high school equivalency credential recipients who immediately attend a New Mexico public college or university.

Award:

A Percentage of Tuition

Duration:

The initial scholarship shall begin with the second semester of enrollment at a postsecondary institution and continue for that academic year. Thereafter, each scholarship is for a period of one semester subject to revocation for failure to maintain eligibility. The scholarship may be renewed on a semester basis until the award recipient has received seven (7) semesters of scholarship awards at a four year institution or until the student graduates with a bachelor’s degree from an eligible institution, whichever is sooner. Student attending a community college are eligible for three (3) semesters of scholarship awards.

Eligibility:

  • Student must be a resident of New Mexico
  • Must have graduated from a NM public, accredited private school or obtained a high school equivalency credential in New Mexico.
  • Student must enroll in and complete 15 credit hours per semester at a four-year New Mexico public university.
  • Student must enroll in and complete 12 credit hours per semester at a two-year New Mexico public community college.
  • Must enroll immediately following high school graduation
  • Must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5

Legacy student means a student who has received three or more semester of awards by the end of spring of 2014. If a student meets this requirement they are only required to complete 12 credit hours regardless if the student is at a four-year or two year institution.

How to Apply:

Student shall contact their public post-secondary institution’s financial aid advisor for eligibility verification (no application needed).

When to Apply:

Student shall contact their public post-secondary institution for eligibility period.

Where to Apply:

Lottery Scholarship eligibility determined by institution.  Contact Institution for details”

New Mexico Higher Education Department

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