CNM has many scholarship opportunities for both new and ongoing students.

If you had to drop courses due to COVID-19, you will not lose your Lottery Scholarship. Spring 2020 semester will not be counted for CNM students in their qualifying semester and it will not be counted for CNM students currently receiving the Lottery Scholarship. 

For questions regarding scholarships during COVID-19, please email

Contact Scholarship Services

Scholarship Services
525 Buena Vista SE
SSC 104
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 224-3140
(505) 224-3124 (fax)

How to Apply

Complete the myScholarship online application.

Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund

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

New online scholarship application now available! Click on the button below to apply for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Application.

2020-2021 myScholarship.

Featured CNM Scholarships

CNM Foundation Scholarships

The CNM Foundation provides additional scholarships to current students based on various eligibility requirements. 

State of NM Scholarship Funds

Did you just graduate from a New Mexico high school? Or did you just pass a New Mexico high school equivalency credential exam?  We have scholarships just for you. 

Bridge to Success Scholarship 

The Bridge to Success Scholarship is offered by CNM to first-time Freshman who are in the process of qualifying for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. The Bridge to Success Scholarship is offered for one term only and covers actual tuition charges and registration fee for the Lottery Qualifying Term.

NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship encourages New Mexico high school graduates and New Mexico high school equivalency credential recipients to enroll full time and complete a two-year degree within four terms or a four year degree within eight terms. 

CNM Programs with Scholarship Opportunities

CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship

Students completing their degree program, but are not eligible for financial aid may qualify for the CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship. Please contact Connect Services for information.  

CNM Suncat Scholars

The CNM Suncat Scholars program begins every Fall and supports first time college freshmen earn an associate's degree within two years.

New Student Orientation Leader Scholarship

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

Federal Opportunities


Funding for AmeriCorps members who have committed their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters and more who have earned education benefits to be used at two and four year institutions.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship has been established by the U.S. Department of Education beginning with the 2018-2019 award year. A Pell Grant eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.
Apply for the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship.

External Scholarships

You can apply for scholarship opportunities from sources outside of CNM.

Scholarship Resource Forms