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CNM offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for both new and continuing students. We encourage you to review these opportunities for additional educational funds.

Scholarship Services

525 Buena Vista SE SSC 104
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 224-3090
Fax: (505) 224-3124

2016-2017 Scholarship Application

CNM Scholarships

This application and your eligibility will be reviewed and matched to available scholarship funds including the CNM Legislative Scholarship and CNM General Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on specific requirements and the availability of funds.

We encourage you to complete a CNM Scholarship Application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

Additional CNM Scholarships

Other CNM scholarships include the CNM Daycare, Advantage, and Career and Technical Scholarships.

CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship

The CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship is intended for students completing their certificate or degree program, in their final term, who are not eligible for financial aid. Please contact Academic Advisement for information.  

New Student Orientation Leader Scholarship

New Student Orientation Leaders have a unique opportunity to welcome new students to CNM, gain leadership and teamwork experience, and earn a scholarship. 

CNM Foundation Scholarships

CNM Foundation Scholarships are an additional source of scholarship opportunities that can assist students with educational expenses. Please check here for a current list of open scholarships, their requirements, and applications.

Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund

The Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund is an emergency fund available for students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial situation.

Construction Trades Scholarship

The Albuquerque Community Foundation and the CNM Foundation offer CNM students interested in a career in the Construction Trades a two term scholarship opportunity. This scholarship will be awarded to the top eligible applicant pursuing an associate's degree in a construction related program who meets all criteria. This application has an August 5, 2016 deadline. 

College & Career High School Graduate Gap Scholarship

The College & Career High School Graduate Gap Scholarship assists CCHS graduates with a portion of their educational costs for the summer term immediately after graduation. This scholarship is for students who commit to completing their Associate's degree or certificate at CNM.
Deadline: Friday April 1, 2016

CNM Suncat Scholars

The CNM Suncat Scholars program begins every Fall and is intended to support first time college freshmen in achieving their academic goals of earning an associate's degree within two years. For more information.

State of NM Scholarship Funds

CNM offers New Mexico residents who have recently received their New Mexico high school diploma or New Mexico high school equivalency credential the Bridge to Success, Legislative Lottery, or the New Mexico Scholars scholarships.

Bridge to Success Scholarship - Now Closed - 2016-2017 funds exhausted

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.

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.

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