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Scholarship Information

New Mexico Tech awards academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. Over 40 percent of New Mexico Tech undergraduates receive merit-based aid. Although family financial evaluations have no effect on academic scholarship decisions at Tech, many scholarship recipients also qualify for need-based financial aid.

To be considered eligible for incoming student scholarships, entering students must file the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships and be accepted before March 1. The deadline for scholarships for entering freshmen is March 1, and for incoming transfer students April 1. 

Generally, for scholarship consideration, students must:

Eligible students are offered one merit scholarship upon entering New Mexico Tech. All merit scholarships for incoming students require the student to be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester).  Students must be pursuing their first Bachelor's Degree in order to be eligible, and must transfer from a U.S. college or university.

Scholarship Conditions and Requirements

Scholarship awards are for the academic year only and may not be used for the summer session. Credit hours completed during the summer session may count as completed credit hours for the purposes of scholarship retention with prior approval from the financial aid office.

The time period a scholarship is in effect is fixed. If the scholarship is cancelled due to academic ineligibility, the originally specified time period is not extended. Students who reestablish eligibility may request consideration for renewal of the scholarship. A written request must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid prior to the start of the fall semester for scholarship consideration for the following academic year. 

Restrictions

New Mexico Tech awards no more than one scholarship to each student. If you inadvertently receive the offer of a second scholarship funded by New Mexico Tech, you may accept only one. Submit a written statement to the Office of Financial Aid indicating which scholarship you wish to receive.

(Exception: The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship is stacked on top of any other scholarship you are awarded by the university and non-residents who qualify for a tuition reduction scholarship (Competitive,  WUE or Tuition Reduction Agreement) will also qualify for a merit scholarship. Students who qualify for the CORE tuition reduction scholarship may also qualify for a merit scholarship).

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

We encourage students to apply early for scholarship consideration as funding may be limited.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

TITLE DEADLINE AMOUNT CRITERIA
Presidential Scholarship March 1st for best consideration $6,000/year, renewable for a maximum of four (4) academic years (Eight (8) academic semesters, excluding summer semesters) National Merit Finalist Certificate and high school GPA of 3.5
Gold Scholarship March 1st for best consideration $5,000 per year, renewable for a maximum of 4 academic years (8 academic semesters, excluding summer semesters) National Merit SemiFinalist Certificate or high school GPA of 3.5 and ACT 30 or SAT 1360
Silver Scholarship March 1st for best consideration $4,000 per year, renewable for a maximum of four (4) academic years (Eight (8) academic semesters, excluding summer semesters) High School GPA of 3.25 and ACT 27 or SAT 1260
Copper Scholarship March 1st for best consideration $2,000 per year, renewable for a maximum of four (4) academic years (Eight (8) academic semesters, excluding summer semesters) High School GPA of 3.0 and ACT 23 or SAT 1130
Tech Tuition Assistance March 1st for best consideration $1,400 for the first semester Must be a NM resident who has graduated from an NM high school or completed the NM GED/HiSET within 16 months of enrolling at NMT
New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship None For 2022-2023 academic year, $3,831 per semester*. Awarded beginning with second semester of enrollment. Renewable, for a maximum of seven (7) semesters (excluding summer semesters)(amount to be determined by state prior to each academic year) Must be a NM resident who has graduated from an NM high school or completed the NM GED/HiSET within 16 months of enrolling at NMT
New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship None Covers any gap in tuition and fees owed by a student after other forms of state aid, such as the NM Lottery Scholarship are applied. Can cover up to 100% of tuition and fees Must be a NM resident

TUITION REDUCTION SCHOLARSHIPS - OUT OF STATE

TITLE DEADLINE AMOUNT CRITERIA
WUE Plus  March 1st for best consideration Student pays resident tuition rates. Renewable for a maximum of four years Must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. 3.25 high school GPA and ACT 27 or SAT 1260 - WUE recipients will also qualify for a merit scholarship based on GPA 

WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange March 1st for best consideration Student pays 150% of resident tuition rates. Renewable, for a maximum of 4 years Must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. 3.0 high school GPA and ACT 23 or SAT 1130 - WUE recipients will also qualify for a merit scholarship based on GPA 
CORE - Colorado Reciprocity March 1st for best consideration Student pays resident tuition rates. Renewable, for a maximum of four (4) years. Must be a Colorado resident 2.5 high school GPA CORE recipients may also qualify for a merit scholarship based on GPA.
Competitive Scholarship March 1st for best consideration Student pays resident tuition rates. Renewable, for a maximum of four (4) years. Must be a non-resident student with a 3.25 high school GPA and ACT 27 or SAT 1260 - Competitive Scholarship recipients will also qualify for a merit scholarship based on GPA.
Tuition Reduction Agreement April 1 for Transfer Students Student pays 150% of resident tuition rates. Renewable, for a maximum of 3 years.
Recipients will also qualify for a Transfer scholarship based on GPA  and  college credits
Must be a Texas resident with 2.5 high school GPA and ACT 21 or SAT 1070

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

TITLE DEADLINE AMOUNT CRITERIA
First Year Student Success Scholarship n/a $1,000

Incoming freshman New Mexico Resident

Completed FAFSA

Unmet need, including all forms of financial aid offered, exceeds $1,000. 

Award determinations will be made after March 1st of every year.

Kay and Elise Brower Music Scholarship n/a $500 All applicants are required to submit a short YouTube video performance demonstrating their musical ability.
For the web page listing scholarship, click here
Mills Family Scholarship n/a $2,500 Awardees who continue to meet eligibility will be renewed for up to five years or 180 credits.
For the web page listing scholarship, CLICK HERE
Frank G. Greiner Memorial Scholarship n/a $3,000 Must plan to be NMT full-time, undergraduate student. Incoming freshman for 2021-22. Undergraduate students who have completed a least 24 NMT credit hours and have at least a 3.0 GPA and who are pursuing a BS degree. Must have financial need. Must demonstrate participation or interest in humanities or fine arts.
For the web page listing scholarship, CLICK HERE
Summer Math Success Scholarship n/a $500 (toward the tuition of a 3 credit hour NMT summer distance math course) Any major. Math placement in either Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry
For the web page listing scholarship, CLICK HERE
S-STEM Scholarship for New Freshman students Computer Science and Information Technology Majors   up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Enrolled full time in the first two years of a bachelor's degree program

Study and do research in some areas of computer science and information technology with a focus on cybersecurity

High school GPA of at least 3.6 (from transcripts), or ranked in the top 15% of graduating high school class

Maintain at least a minimum GPA of 3.0

Demonstrated Financial need as determined by FAFSA

LINK TO SCHOLARSHIP WEB PAGE

S-STEM Scholarship for new freshmen students in any major   Up to $5,000 per year for up to 4 years

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Enrolled full-time in a  bachelor's degree program

High school GPA of at least 3.5

Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0

Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA

Students will be automatically identified by the Financial Aid Office

SystemsGo NM n/a One-time $1,000 award

Complete at least one year in the SystemsGo NM program

Proof of participation 

Please click here for more information about SystemsGo NM.

NM MESA Scholarship n/a One-time $750 award

Verification of participation in NM MESA program

Please click here for more information about the NM MESA program.  

Current Students

New Mexico Tech, through the gracious donations of our scholarship donors, is able to offer NMT students endowed scholarships; these scholarships are in addition to NMT merit scholarships.  Each endowed scholarship has its own criteria and deadline.  If the scholarship has specific criteria, and it appears that the student meets the criteria, they will receive an invitation to apply via campus e-mail.  Endowed scholarships that are administered through the Financial Aid Office are posted on this page, and flyers are posted around campus when applications are open. All applications will close at 5:00 p.m. on their closing date.

Important:  All postings are subject to change.

Currently available scholarships will have an active application tab and a future deadline date. (updated 07/27/2022)

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Eligible students are offered one merit scholarship upon entering New Mexico Tech. All merit scholarships for incoming students require the student to be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester).  Students must be pursuing their first Bachelor's Degree in order to be eligible, and must transfer from a U.S. college or university.

International Undergraduate Students: You may qualify for one of the following transfer scholarships only if you can show that you are maintaining legal F1 or J1 student status.

Scholarship Conditions and Requirements


Scholarships for International Freshmen


International Transfer Student Scholarships

International Undergraduate Students: You may qualify for one of the following transfer scholarships only if you can show that you are maintaining legal F1 or J1 student status.

Contact Financial Aid

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Location: Second floor of Fidel Center. Bear left at the top of the stairs; we are just past the Cashier's Office

Email: financial_aid@nmt.edu

Mailing Address:  
New Mexico Tech - Financial Aid
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-835-5333

Fax: 575-835-6519