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Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

Additional Information: All first-time scholarships require the student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester)

Scholarship Programs for Entering Freshmen

 
Scholarship Eligibility
Amount
 
per Year
Duration of Award How to Apply Deadline
Gold

National Merit Finalist Certificate and High School GPA of 3.5

$6,000/year
Renewable for up to four years for a total of $24,000
First time scholarships are renewable for a maximum of 4 academic years (8 academic semesters, excluding summer semesters)

Complete NMT Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships

March 1
Silver
National Merit Semi Finalist Certificate or High School GPA of 3.5 and ACT 30 - or SAT 1320

$5,000/year
Renewable for up to four years for a total of $20,000
March 1
Presidential
High School GPA of 3.25 and ACT 27 - or SAT 1200

$4,000/year
Renewable for up to four years for a total of $16,000
March 1
Copper
High School GPA of 3.0 and ACT - 23 - or SAT 1050

$2,000/year
Renewable for up to four years for a total of $8,000
March 1
 
 
 
 
Tech Tuition Assistance

 NM resident graduated from a NM High School and enrolled at NMT the semester immediately following High School Graduation or GED

 


 
 

 

 $1,400

 

 

 

One-time

 

 

Complete NMT Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships

 

 

 

March 1

 
 
 
 
NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship

NM resident graduated from a NM High School and enrolled at NMT the semester immediately following High School Graduation or GED completion and earned 15 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 the first semester.

 

Award for 2015-16 academic year:$2,403.61per semester

Amounts will be determined prior to each academic year

 

 

Awarded beginning with second semester of enrollment

Renewable for a maximum of 7 academic semesters excluding summer semester

 

 

 

Automatically Awarded

 

 

 

None

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Must plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in 2016-17, must be of Native American or Alaskan Native descent. GPA between 2.0-3.4 preferred, ACT score above 14 is desired

 

$2,000

 

One-time

 

See website

 

April 4, 2016

 
 
 
 US Navy STEM Scholarship

Must be a US citizen, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, must be of Hispanic descent and/or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community

 

 

 

$10,000

 

 

One-time 

 

 

See Website

 

 

April 30, 2016

HENAAC Scholars Program

Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community. 

 

Varies; $500-$10,000

 

One-time

 

See Website

 

April 30, 2016

 
Albuquerque Community Foundation

 

Varies

 

Varies

 

Varies

 

See website

 

March-June

 Kay and Elise Brower Music Scholarship

 Must be an incoming or current New Mexico Tech undergraduate or graduate student, must be (or plan to be) involved in music ensembles at NMT

 

TBD 

 

One-time 

 

Application 

 

March 31, 2016 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mills Family Scholarship

 

Minimum 3.2 GPA

 A current resident of San Juan, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Sandoval, Taos, Mora, Santa Fe, Colfax, Union, Harding, or San Miguel counties or;

 A New Mexico Tribal Member from any county in the state

 A graduating high school senior within the last 24 months

 Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA

 

 

 

 

(2) $2,500 Awards

 

 

 

Renewable

 

 

 

Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 April 11, 2016

Society for Women Engineers Scholarships

Must be a female student who plans to attend full-time in the 2016-17 academic year. Must plan to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, or computing

Amount varies per scholarship; multiple scholarships awarded

 

Renewable

 

Application

Website

May 16th - 5pm Central Time

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships

 

Must be enrolled in a tribe from the continental US or Alaska, must attend full-time for the 2015-16 academic year

 

Varies

 

One-time

 

See website

 

June 1st

Julie's Helpers Memorial Scholarship

Must be a female Navajo student between the ages of 17-30, at least 1/4 degree Navajo Indian blood, must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at a NM college in the Business, Education, Engineering, or Science field, must have a minimum 2.75 GPA

$2,500

One-time

Application

Information

Checklist

 

June 3, 2016

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

Must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, must complete the 2016-17 FAFSA. Additional requirements for specific scholarships; see website

Varies

Varies

See Website

 

June 25, 2016

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Must be pursuing a degree in physics, biology, engineering, medicine, nursing, or other natural/applied science fields. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

$2,500

One-time

See website

 

June 30, 2016

 *FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. New Mexico Tech's Title IV code for federal financial aid applications is 002654.


Scholarship Conditions & Requirements