Scholarships for In-State Freshmen

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 of the current year for the upcoming school year.

Review the scholarship information on this page to see what other aid you might qualify for.

Top Scholarships

Amount: tuition, fees and residence hall charges plus $1500 per semester. Only the double room rate will be applied to your account if you are living in University-managed housing (Curry, Eddy or Guadalupe – traditional residence halls). West Campus Apartments and San Juan Village are not included in the housing options for this scholarship. Only 10 students per year are awarded this scholarship. Be sure to note application instructions below.

Application deadline: To be considered for the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship, make sure you're fully admitted to ENMU and have a Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship Application on file by March 6.

Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship Application (online)

Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship Application (PDF)

Eligibility:

  • Be a New Mexico resident and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be a New Mexico high school graduate, New Mexico General Educational Development (GED) recipient, or New Mexico High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) recipient in the semester preceding the first semester of attendance

Proceeding the first semester of attendance

  • Have a 3.0 GPA and ACT Composite of 27 (or 1260–1290 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math) OR
    3.5 GPA and ACT Composite of 25 (or 1200–1220 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math)

Application instructions: To be considered for the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship, complete the following by the scholarship deadline of March 6 for the fall semester.

  1. Be fully admitted by March 6. If you haven't applied yet, apply for admission to ENMU now!
  2. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Submit a Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship application by March 6.

Notification: If you are selected for the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship, you will be notified no later than April 10. ENMU will award a maximum of 10 Green and Silver Presidential Scholarships each year.

For information about the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Apply for the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship

State-Funded Scholarships

Pending finalized rules set to be published July 1, 2022

Amount: to be authorized by the New Mexico State Legislature annually, up to 100% of tuition and required fees at any New Mexico public college or university starting in the Fall, 2022 semester.

Eligibility:

  • Be an established New Mexico resident.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours at an eligible New Mexico public college or university toward certain certificate programs, an associate degree or first bachelor's degree.
  • Not be in excess of maximum time frame, 90 overall attempted credit hours for an associate degree or 160 overall attempted credit hours for a first bachelor's degree.

Continuation: If you satisfactorily complete all enrolled hours each semester with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, you are eligible to continue receiving the scholarship until you reach the maximum time frame or complete your program.

Contact Financial Aid at 575.562.2194 for more information about the New Mexico Lottery Opportunity Scholarship.

Amount: to be authorized by the New Mexico State Legislature by June 1 of each year

Eligibility:

  • Be a New Mexico resident.
  • Graduate from a New Mexico public high school, an accredited private high school recognized by the Public Education Department, or have obtained a New Mexico GED.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours at an eligible New Mexico public college or university in the first regular semester immediately following high school graduation or GED completion.

Continuation: If you complete at least 15 hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester, you are eligible to receive the scholarship for a total of seven semesters if funding is available.

Contact Financial Aid at 575.562.2194 for more information about the New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship.

Institutional Scholarships

Amount: tuition for your first semester at ENMU

Application deadline: For priority consideration, apply by Aug. 1 for fall and Jan. 3 for spring. Applications may be considered until two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. In order for us to be able to process your scholarship application, you should apply for admission first, because you won't be eligible to receive this scholarship until you are admitted to ENMU.

Eligibility:

  • Be a New Mexico resident and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or 20 ACT or 1030 SAT score.
  • Be a New Mexico high school graduate, New Mexico General Educational Development (GED) recipient, or New Mexico High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) recipient in the semester preceding the first semester of attendance.
QualificationsAnnual AwardContinuation
2.5 and higher high school GPA Tuition First semester

If you have not graduated from an accredited New Mexico high school, completed the New Mexico GED, or New Mexico HiSET you will be awarded based on national ACT/SAT scores.

Continuation: Does not apply

For information about the ENMU Greyhound Starter Scholarship, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Apply for Admissions Scholarships

To qualify for a New Mexico Freshman Academic Scholarship, you need at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, 20 ACT composite or 1030 SAT total. See the chart below to see what your ACT/SAT score provides under this scholarship program.

Amount: $2,600–$5,400 per academic year

Application deadline: For priority consideration, apply by Aug. 1 for fall and Jan. 3 for spring. Applications may be considered until two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. In order for us to be able to process your scholarship application, you should apply for admission first, because you won't be eligible to receive an Admissions Scholarship until you are admitted to ENMU.

Eligibility: Be a New Mexico resident and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have at least a 3.0 H.S. GPA, 20 ACT or 1030 SAT score.

Receipt of scholarships may affect your eligibility for other financial aid. Scholarships are distributed over two semesters, fall and spring.

ACT/SAT Score/GPAScholarship AwardAnnual AwardContinuation
30+/1360+ $2,700 per semester $5,400 Up to four years
29/1330–1350 $2,100 per semester  $4,200 Up to four years
28/1300–1320 $2,100 per semester  $4,200 Up to four years
27/1260–1290 $1,900 per semester  $3,800 Up to four years
26/1230–1250 $1,900 per semester $3,800 Up to four years
25/1200–1220 $1,700 per semester  $3,400 Up to four years
24/1160–1190 $1,700 per semester  $3,400 Up to four years
3.75 + $1,700 per semester  $3,400 Up to four years
23/1130–1150 $1,400 per semester  $2,800 Up to four years
22/1100–1120 $1,400 per semester $2,800 Up to four years
3.5–3.74 $1,400 per semester $2,800 Up to four years
21/1060–1090 $1,300 per semester $2,600 First year
20/1030–1050 $1,300 per semester $2,600 First year
3.0-3.49 $1,300 per semester $2,600 First year


Continuation:

Your first semester's GPA is based on your first semester at ENMU. Thereafter, your cumulative GPA (all semesters including dual/concurrent enrollment and other schools) will be used to determine your eligibility for continuation.

May be awarded up to eight consecutive semesters or receipt of degree (whichever comes first) if you have an high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, ACT score of 22 or higher, or SAT of 1100 or higher and:

  • Complete 15 hours each semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

May be awarded up to two consecutive semesters (fall and spring of your freshman year) if you have an high school GPA of 3.0-3.49, ACT score of 20-21 or an SAT score of 1030-1090 and:

  • Complete 15 hours each semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

You can take three of the 15 hours required for continuation from the ENMU-Roswell or ENMU-Ruidoso campus with the remaining hours taken from ENMU-Portales.

For information about the New Mexico Freshman Academic Scholarship, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Apply for Admissions Scholarships

Amount: $1500 per semester

Students with ACT scores of 20 and above, SAT scores of 1030 and above or high school grade point averages of 3.0 and above may renew for a total of four consecutive semesters if the following requirements are met: Live in University-managed housing, complete 12 hours (fall/spring) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 hours of University-related community service/projects per semester. The first semester’s GPA is based on your first semester at ENMU. Thereafter, your cumulative GPA (all semesters including dual/concurrent enrollment and other schools) will be used to determine scholarship continuation.

University-managed housing is Guad, Eddy, and Curry.

University-related community service/projects – we want you to engage with campus. You can join an organization, attend ASAB, athletic, and/or fine arts events to get your 20 hours. The Housing Department will be coordinating the tracking of the engagement.

Eligibility: be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and have ACT scores of 20 and above, SAT scores of 1030 and above or high school grade point averages of 3.0. The first semester's GPA is based on your first semester at ENMU.

Contiunuation: may renew for a total of four consecutive semesters if the following requirements are met: Live in University-managed housing, complete 12 hours (fall/spring) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 hours of University-related community service/projects per semester.

For information about the Freshman Hound Housing Room Grant, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Donor Scholarships

Please call 575.562.2412 if you have any questions about applying for ENMU Foundation Donor Scholarships.

The ENMU Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students of every level (incoming freshman, current/transfer students, and graduate students). Applications are accepted most years Jan. 1 to Feb. 15 of each year for the following academic year scholarships.

Do I Qualify?

You have to be admitted to ENMU in order to apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships. For admission questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 575.562.2178 before you apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships.

Review the PDF list of ENMU Foundation Scholarships and criteria

How to Apply

If you are already admitted to ENMU, you can see what scholarships you might qualify for and apply for multiple scholarships with a single online application.

Please call 575.562.2412 if you have any questions about applying for ENMU Foundation Donor Scholarships.

Apply for Foundation Donor Scholarships

Continuation Criteria

Some scholarships, like the New Mexico Freshman Academic Scholarship 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 for each scholarship.


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