Scholarships are awarded by Enrollment Services, the ENMU Foundation and various academic departments to current and incoming students. The Office of Financial Aid administers these funds after they have been awarded.

We 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.

Keep in mind any scholarship you receive might affect your eligibility for financial aid. Be sure to communicate with your Transfer Center 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.

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

You must apply and be admitted to ENMU before you are eligible to receive scholarships.

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Institutional Scholarships

Transfer Academic Scholarship >

Amount: $200-$700 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: have a 3.5 or higher cumulative college GPA

Continuation: may be awarded up to four consecutive semesters or receipt of degree (whichever comes first) if you complete at least 15 hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship >

Amount: in-state: $450 per semester; Out-of-state: $450 per semester, plus a waiver of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Only a limited number of this scholarship are awarded.

Eligibility:

  • Be a Phi Theta Kappa member with a 3.5 cumulative college GPA, who has earned an associate degree or minimum of 60 hours of college credit.
  • Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. Please provide a copy of your membership card.

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.

May be awarded up to four consecutive semesters or receipt of degree (whichever comes first) if you complete at least 15 hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

For information about the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

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Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Transfer Competitive 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.

Eligibility: Meet one of the following requirements:

  • 3.5 cumulative college GPA
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a 23 ACT or 1060 SAT score (national test)
  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or 940 SAT score (national test)

Continuation: may be awarded 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.

For information about the Transfer Competitive Waiver, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

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Arizona Tuition Waiver >

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

Scholarship review is started each year on the first weekday in July for fall and spring. Applications are date stamped when received and reviewed in date order. In order for us to be able to consider your scholarship application, you should apply for admission first, because you won't be reviewed to receive an Admissions Scholarship until you are admitted to ENMU. You must reapply for this tuition waiver every year.

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

  • Priority I: Returning ENMU student on the waiver with a cumulative ENMU GPA of 2.5 and successfully completed 12 credit hours the previous semester
  • Priority II: New transfer students from an Arizona college with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Priority III: First-Time Freshman: 2.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or 1030 SAT score
  • Priority IV: Returning ENMU with a GPA greater than 2.0

Eligibility: be an Arizona resident meeting one of the above priorities

Continuation: with yearly application, may be awarded for 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

For information about the Arizona Tuition Waiver, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Apply for the Arizona Tuition Waiver online  View the Arizona Tuition Waiver PDF application

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 940 SAT score

Continuation: may be awarded up to four consecutive semesters or receipt of degree (whichever comes first) 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.

For information about the Colorado Scholar Tuition Waiver, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

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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.

For information about the Texas 135-Mile Tuition Waiver, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

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.

For information about the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 575.562.2178.

Donor Scholarships

ENMU Foundation Scholarships >

The ENMU Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for students of every level (incoming freshman, current/transfer students, and graduate students).

The 2021–22 ENMU Foundation Scholarship application is closed.

Come back again Jan. 1, 2022, to begin applying for the 2022–23 ENMU Foundation Scholarships. Applications will be accepted Jan. 1, 2022 through Feb. 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. MST.

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.

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Continuation Criteria

Some scholarships 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 for each scholarship or waiver.

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