Legislative Lottery Scholarship

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💰 Amount Varies
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Scholarship Description

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship will pay a portion of tuition (up to an undergraduate degree) for students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

  • Student must be a resident of New Mexico.
  • Student must have completed high school at a public or accredited private New Mexico high school, graduated from a public or accredited private new Mexico high school or received a high school equivalency credential while maintaining residency in New Mexico.
  • Student must enroll full-time at a public post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico within sixteen months of graduation or receipt of a high equivalency credential and maintain continuous full-time enrollment. First time enrollment within the sixteen month period following graduation must be at a New Mexico public post-secondary educational institution. If the student enrolls full-time at ANY out of state institution or private in-state institution the student shall forfeit eligibility.
  • Student must enroll in and earn 15 credit hours per semester at a four-year New Mexico public university.
  • Student must enroll in and earn 12 credit hours per semester at a two- year New Mexico public community college.
  • Student must maintain a 2.5 or greater cumulative grade point average (GPA) each semester of enrollment.
  • Students with disabilities may qualify for reduced credit hour requirements and additional semesters of the scholarship.

The initial scholarship shall begin with the second semester of enrollment at a public postsecondary educational institution. Thereafter, the scholarship is renewed on a per-semester basis subject to maintaining eligibility.

The amount of tuition covered by the scholarship will vary by institution. Please contact the institution that you plan to attend to find out what amount of tuition will be covered by this scholarship.

Student shall contact their public post-secondary educational institution’s financial aid advisor for eligibility verification (no application needed).

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must currently be in high school
  • For residents of the following states: New Mexico
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Financial need analysis required

How To Apply

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Donor: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education

The organization promotes and coordinates high quality postsecondary education partnerships that are responsive to changing needs and serve all New Mexicans.