Scholarships Available for Veterans and Military

The scholarships below are available for active duty and/or veterans. If you are a family member of a veteran or active duty military service member, there are also scholarships available for you. ENMU is affordable, but with additional financial assistance, you can make sure you have the lowest student debt possible for your situation. We can help you and your family members and walk you through the steps you need to take in order to get the most out of the financial assistance available to you.

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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 the Graduate School, 575.562.2147, before you apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships.

Learn more about the ENMU Foundation Scholarships

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.

Learn how to apply for Foundation Donor Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships offered and awarded by external entities not associated with Eastern New Mexico University.

Awarded to Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and their families.

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Awarded to recipients of a Purple Heart who are also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, or their spouse, child, step-child, adopted child, or grandchild. Spouses, widows and direct lineal descendants of Purple Heart recipients listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds may also be eligible.

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A Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship is a two-to four-year scholarship that focuses support in education, housing, mentoring, employment, career and networking assistance, and financial planning to severely wounded or injured post 9/11 veterans who are pursuing their higher education after transitioning from the military.

Application Deadlines: Applications are due June 1 for fall school enrollment and Nov. 1 for spring school enrollment.

Application Process and FAQ

The SOF merit based grant is a one-time monetary award of $1,000 to be used for educational purposes, such as books, computers and tutoring expenses. (If you are already receiving a full SOF scholarship, you are not eligible for this program, see SOF FAQ for more information about the SOF scholarship programs).

Eligibility: Member of any branch of the armed forces, active, guard, or reserves who has been wounded or injured in a service-related event post-9/11; this includes combat-related injuries, training accidents and non-physical injuries.

  • Received a permanent VA disability rating of 30% or higher as listed on your VA Rating Statement
  • Have received an honorable discharge
  • Must be enrolled in full-time post-secondary education or vocational school (Must be a VA approved school)
  • Have completed at least two years of higher education with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Highly motivated to reach personal, educational and career goals
  • Must be willing to actively engage with SOF

Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted at any time, but there are two primary admission deadlines: April 1 and Sept. 1.

SOF Grant Information

Awarded to children/grandchildren of individuals who are serving or ever served as a Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman (U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps/ U.S. Coast Guard) and individuals who have ever served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the Air Wing.

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Awarded to active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses who are committed to a life of service in and out of uniform. Contact our VA certifying official at 575.562.2175 if you are interested in applying for this scholarship.

Tillman Military Scholarship Information

Awarded to active duty service members, veterans, surviving spouses or children of fallen service members as well as active duty and veteran dependents.

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Awarded to US Military personnel who have transitioned from Active Duty to reserve or civilian status within the past 3 years. Additional scholarships are available for members of Marines' Memorial Association.

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Awarded to US Military Veterans who wish to study in the fields of Math, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering. Additional scholarships are available for members of Marines' Memorial Association.

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Together with corporate partners, SVA offers a number of scholarships throughout the academic year.

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Offered to veterans of any branch of the United States Military.

AT&T Military Veterans' Scholarship Information

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