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Scholarships for NM Residents

The following scholarships are intended to help New Mexico residents complete a degree or certificate program at CNM.

Scholarships for New Mexico residents include the CNM Legislative, General, Day Care, Advantage and Graduation Incentive Scholarships. Awards are distributed with consideration for the student’s program of study with the intent of assisting students in the most useful way possible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Admitted to CNM with a major that is financial aid eligible
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above
    • Completion rate of 66.67% or better
    • Be within maximum time frame (MTF)
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours each term of classes level 0970 or higher
  • Be a New Mexico Resident

*New Eligibility Requirements for the Advantage Scholarship:

  • Admitted to CNM and majoring in a certificate or degree program
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above
    • Completion rate of 66.67% or better
    • Be within maximum time frame (MTF)
  • New Mexico Residents 
    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours each term of classes level 0970 or higher
  • Non-residents
    • Eligible students may be awarded for up to 6 credit hours

Application Information

The myScholarship  application is available online. Funds are awarded as students complete the application and meet scholarships requirements. Funds are limited and vary each year. A new online application must be completed for each academic year.

FAFSA Completion

Most CNM Institutional Scholarships also require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are unable to complete a FAFSA are encouraged to complete the CNM Scholarship Application to be considered for scholarships that do not have a FAFSA requirement. CNM offers state and institutional scholarships to New Mexico residents who do not have a Social Security Number and are unable to complete a FAFSA. Other scholarship requirements remain the same. 

Scholarship Information

  • CNM Legislative Scholarship - is a tuition scholarship awarded in fall and spring, it covers actual tuition charges and the registration fee. The CNM Scholarship Application, available every spring, is required.
  • CNM General Scholarship - is a $500 scholarship divided equally between fall and spring, it is intended to assist students with educational expenses. The CNM Scholarship Application and FAFSA are required.
  • Opportunity Scholarship - provides tuition and fee assistance for students enrolled in 2-year programs, including credit-bearing certificate or associate degree programs in a public institution of higher education or Tribal College in New Mexico.