The Ultimate Guide for Applying for ENMU Scholarships

ENMU Students
Get ready to apply for scholarships with this advice from David Aguirre, an ENMU student

The Ultimate Guide for Applying for ENMU Scholarships

The Eastern New Mexico University Foundation works diligently to ensure that students are provided opportunities for financial support from generous donors and alumni. The ENMU Foundation awards over $400,000 in scholarships to Eastern's students each year.

Want to learn more about how to apply for scholarships? I'm here to help.

How to Get Started

The best to way to start this procedure is to be organized. Make sure you do your research first by reviewing the scholarships you qualify for.

The scholarships fall into different categories; some are from specific colleges and departments, some are general and some are from Athletics.

Create a list of the scholarships that you meet the requirements for from each category. You can also copy and paste the scholarship name and information into a Word document to keep everything organized. Do whichever method will help you the best.

What's with Applications 1-7?

You may be asking, why are there seven application forms? These are forms that contain questions about your financial status and includes the list of scholarships that you need to check off. The number of application signifies the department it belongs to.

Each scholarship varies, for example, some require for applications 5 and 7, while others only require application 5. Be sure to double-check to make sure to attach the correct application(s) to each scholarship.

Here is a list of applications:

Application 1: College of Business Scholarships

Application 2: College of Educational and Technology Scholarships

Application 3: College of Fine Arts Scholarships

Application 4: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Application 5: ENMU Foundation-General Scholarships

Application 6: Athletics Scholarships

Application 7: Statement of Financial Need

Wow! This is a Lot of Paper.

As you begin to print your scholarship applications along with essays, resume, letters, etc., you will find that you are printing out quite a bit of paper.

Each scholarship must be a separate packet, which is stapled together along with all that each scholarship entails. You may find that one packet (scholarship) can contain up to 10 pages.

 If you are on campus and worried about the number of pages you have left in your account for the semester, I wouldn't worry about the cost of buying more. You will be investing your five dollars' worth of paper for hundreds of dollars' worth of scholarships. Think of it as an investment for your future.

I Printed It, Now What?

After you have completed printing, turn in the completed forms to the specified office. On the "Foundation Scholarships Overview," locate the building identified for each scholarship. If you are an online student, you may mail them to the address on the form.

Last Thing

Don't forget that you have until Feb. 15, 2018, to complete your application. I strongly suggest that the word "procrastination" does not dwell in your brain during the submission period. As my father always says to me, "Take advantage of the opportunity for free money."

Lastly, here is a list of what you need to do once awarded your scholarship(s). This list is provided by the ENMU Foundation:

All scholarship recipients who receive an ENMU Foundation scholarship must adhere to the following:

  1. Send a letter to thank the donors of the scholarship
  2. Return the "Acceptance Agreement" form to the ENMU Foundation
  3. Attend the annual awards assembly

Failure to comply will result in the loss of the scholarship.

Questions? Please call the ENMU Foundation at 575.562.2412 or toll-free at 888.291.5524.