ENMU offers academic scholarships that can total more than $33 thousand over four years of attendance for New Mexico first-time freshmen. We also encourage you to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be submitted as early as Oct. 1, but no later than midnight June 30. Review the scholarship information on this page to see what other aid you might qualify for.

Keep in mind any scholarship you receive might affect your eligibility for financial aid. Be sure to communicate with your Enrollment Services recruiter and a financial aid advisor to find out what scholarships might be best for you. Scholarships are distributed over two semesters, fall and spring.

Pro-Tip: Some scholarships are based on ACT or SAT scores you earn. If you're coming in as a freshman, be sure to take the ACT or SAT early and often in your last two years of high school because ENMU takes your highest composite score!

Continuation Criteria

Some scholarships, like the New Mexico Freshman Academic Scholarship shown below, will continue to award you money for a number of semesters as long as you maintain a certain GPA while taking a certain number of courses. The GPA and course load requirements are referred to as "Continuation Criteria" and are shown below for each scholarship or waiver.

What Happens Now?

  1. So we can process your scholarship applications, make sure you send ENMU a copy of your national ACT/SAT scores and your official high school transcript if you have not done so already. To send your scores to ENMU, use the following codes on your ACT or SAT form:
    • ACT: 2636
    • SAT: 4299
  2. Be sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the semester begins. You can actually apply online as early as January of your graduating year.
  3. Enroll in at least 15 credit hours at the ENMU-Portales campus.