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Recent NM High School Graduates & GED Recipients

Recent New Mexico high school graduate and GED recipient scholarships

CNM offers New Mexico residents who are recent New Mexico high school graduates or New Mexico G.E.D. recipients the Bridge to Success, Legislative Lottery or the New Mexico Scholars scholarships. Each scholarship has specific requirements; please read the information sheet for each scholarship.

Bridge to Success Scholarship

Covers actual fall tuition charges and the registration fee. There is no application, but there are deadlines that need to be met. For requirements, deadlines, and additional information, please read the information sheet.

Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Covers actual tuition for students who have met qualifying requirements during the first term after receipt of their diploma. There is no application. For requirements and additional information, please read the information sheet (PDF).

  • Lottery Questions and Answers (Q&A).
  • The Legislative Lottery Scholarship can be transferred to other New Mexico state institutions. To transfer your scholarship you will need to complete a New Mexico Scholarship Transfer Transcript (PDF) request and submit it to CNM Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.
  • Students who are Lottery eligible but have experienced a disabling medical condition, traumatic life experience, or have been in Active Military Service can submit a Request for Probationary Status (PDF). These are reviewed on an individual basis and are approved under highly restricted circumstance.

New Mexico Scholars

Covers actual tuition and additional costs for students with outstanding high school records or ACT scores. For requirements and additional information, please read the information sheet and application (PDF).