Grants and State Scholarships

Federal Grants

State Grants and Scholarships

 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. ENMU is proud to participate in the Teach Grant Program. Below is a list of criteria that must be met for a student to be deemed eligible for this grant. For more information about the teach grant, please visit the Department of Education website.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate and accepted into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
  • Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

High-Need Fields:

  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education

 

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.

The maximum amount can change each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you get, though, will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

The amount of Pell Grant you may be eligible to receive will be based on the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) amount that is located on your Student Aid Report (SAR). The student aid report is generated and emailed to you whenever you complete the FAFSA online. If you never received a copy of your student aid report via email, please visit the FAFSA website and simply click "View and Print Your Student Aid Report" under Step 3.

FAFSA4Caster

You can obtain an approximation of your EFC and any federal aid you may qualify for by creating a free profile for use on the Department of Education FAFSA4Caster website. ENMU Financial Aid recommends for students to utilize this helpful tool early and often.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

FAFSA4Caster

You can obtain an approximation of your EFC and any federal aid you may qualify for by creating a free profile for use on the Department of Education FAFSA4Caster website. ENMU Financial Aid recommends for students to utilize this helpful tool early and often.


College Affordability Grant (CAG)

The purpose of the College Affordability Grant is to encourage New Mexico students with financial need, who do not qualify for other state grants or scholarships, to attend and complete educational programs at a public New Mexico college or university. Please feel free to visit the New Mexico Higher Education Department website, or contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Award Amount:

  • Maximum of $1,000 per semester
  • Renewable if student maintains satisfactory progress
  • May receive scholarship for a total of eight (8) consecutive semesters

Eligibility Requirements:

  • New Mexico resident
  • Undergraduate
  • Attend a public New Mexico college or university
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • May not be receiving any other state grants and scholarships
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours)

 

New Mexico Student Incentive Grant/Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (NMSIG/LEAP)

The New Mexico Student Incentive Grant was created to provide aid for undergraduate students with substantial financial need who are attending public colleges or universities.

ENMU is proud to participate in the NMSIG/LEAP program and looks forward to assisting you with any questions you may have regarding this grant. Below we have included some general requirements for determining student eligibility. This is no way intended to be a comprehensive list of all requirements. Please feel free to visit the New Mexico Higher Education Department website, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Award Amount:

  • Varies from $200 to $2,500 per year
  • Part-time students are eligible for pro-rated awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • New Mexico resident
  • Undergraduate
  • Enroll at least half-time
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

New Mexico Lottery Scholarship for New Mexico Residents

If you are a New Mexico resident who is graduating (or if you obtain your GED) from a New Mexico public high school, and you enroll full time at ENMU for the first regular semester immediately following your high school graduation you may qualify for the lottery scholarship.

New Mexico Lottery Scholarship Information

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