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. 30, but no later than mignight 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.

Continuation Criteria

Some scholarships, like the 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. Your GPA and course load requirements to maintain the scholarship are referred to as "Continuation Criteria" and are shown below for each scholarship or waiver.

Freshman Academic Scholarship

Amount: $1,000-$3,000 per academic year (Tuition waivers are awarded separately.)

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.

ACT ScoreSAT ScoreScholarshipContinuation
20 1030-1050 $1,000 For first year
21 1060-1090 $1,000 For first year
22 1100-1120 $1,200 Up to four years
23 1130-1150 $1,200 Up to four years
24 1160-1190 $1,500 Up to four years
25 1200-1220 $1,500 Up to four years
26 1230-1250 $1,800 Up to four years
27 1260-1290 $1,800 Up to four years
28 1300-1320 $2,400 Up to four years
29 1330-1350 $2,400 Up to four years
30 1360+ $3,000 Up to four years

Continuation:

Your frist 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.

Renew this scholarship for a total of eight consecutive semesters if you have an 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. your first year.
  • Complete 15 hours each semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0. every year thereafter.

Renew this scholarship for a total of two semesters (fall and spring of your freshman year) if you have an 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.

Note: you can take 3 of the 15 hours required for continuation from the Roswell or Ruidoso campus with the remaining hours taken from the Portales campus.

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.

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RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

Amount: up to $500 per academic year (based on student participation with RaiseMe and updating their profile).

Eligibility: be a U.S. citizen who is an out-of-state student who does not live within 135 miles of Portales, and you must have a minimum high school unweighted GPA of 2.7.

Continuation: students must maintain 15 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA. 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 elgibility for continuation.

Application Deadline: you must complete your profile on RaiseMe by March 1 of your senior year and be admitted by June 1 in order to recieve your micro-scholarships.

Freshman Competitive Waiver

Amount: waives the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Requirements: 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or SAT of 1030; or 3.0 cumulative high school GPA paired with a 23 ACT or SAT of 1130.

Continuation: if you complete at least 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester, you are eligible to receive this scholarship for a total of eight semesters

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Colorado Scholar Tuition Waiver

Amount: waives the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Eligibility: be a Colorado resident and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 20 ACT or 1030 SAT score.

Continuation: may be renewed up to eight semesters with 2.5 GPA and 12 credit hours each semester.

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.

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Arizona Undergraduate Out-of-State Waiver

Amount: waives the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition (Colorado Scholar and Texas 135-Mile scholarships awarded separately, see below.)

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. You must apply every year you wish to receive this scholarship.

Listed below are the priorities in which the applications will be reviewed:

  • Priority l: Returning ENMU student on the waiver with a cumulative ENMU GPA of 2.5
  • Priority II: New transfer students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from Pima, Cochise, Eastern Arizona, Northland Pioneer, Central Arizona community colleges
  • Priority III: Arizona resident, first-time freshman: 2.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or 940 SAT (through Feb. 2016)/1020 SAT (March 1, 2016 and later) score or transfer: 2.5 college GPA
  • Priority IV: Returning ENMU student on the waiver with less than a 2.5 but no less than a 2.0 GPA

Eligibility: be an Arizona resident with a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher

Continuation: may be renewed up to four consecutive semesters or receipt of degree (whichever comes first) if you complete at least 12 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

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Texas 135-Mile Tuition Waiver

Amount: waives the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition

Eligibility: live within 135 miles of ENMU-Portales, renewal is automatic and is not based on GPA or number of hours taken.

Application deadline: there is no application required for this waiver, it will be automatically applied to your account if you meet the eligibility requirements.

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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange program is designed to allow students from selected states to attend ENMU at a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. To qualify for the WUE, you must be a resident of one of the following U.S. states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Application deadline: there is no application required for this waiver, it will be automatically applied to your account if you meet the eligibility requirements.

ENMU Foundation Scholarships

The ENMU Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students of every level (incoming freshman, current/transfer students, and graduate students). View eligibility requirements for all ENMU Foundation Scholarships (ENMU Foundation Scholarships PDF) and use the instructions below to apply.

The deadline to apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships is March 1, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. MT.

How to apply:

  1. Are you currently admitted to ENMU? If not, you must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 575.562.2178 before you can apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships.
  2. If yes, log onto your ENMU Portal and select "Apply for ENMU Foundation Scholarships" from the Financial Resources section on the left LaunchPad menu.

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

What Happens Now?

  1. So we can process your scholarship application, 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

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