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  • UNM-Valencia Campus offers several need based and merit based scholarships for students enrolled full time, three quarter time or half time enrollment.
  • Awards are made for an entire academic year or on a semester basis.
  • To be eligible, a student must be a degree seeking, classified student.
  • UNM-Valencia Campus also honors the New Mexico Scholars scholarship through the Commission on Higher Education.

Bridge to Success Scholarship

This scholarship is for incoming freshman who have graduated from a New Mexico highschool or recieved a high school equivalency in 2017.

  • Complete a FAFSA form (must be non-Pell Grant eligible);
  • Must be a New Mexico resident;
  • Must have graduated from a N.M. public (or accredited private) high school or a N.M. GED recipient (official transcript must be on file with UNM);
  • Must be enrolled full time at UNM-Valencia;
  • Must have a high School 2.5 GPA or 166 on GED (student not eligible by GPA or GED score may still be eligible for the Lottery scholarship if they meet the requirements listed below.);
  • All students are encouraged to apply.


N.M. Legislative Lottery Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded the second semester of attendance at UNM-Valencia.

  • Must be a New Mexico resident;
  • Must have graduated from a N.M. public (or accredited private) high school or a N.M. GED recipient;
  • Must enroll full time in a degree-seeking program at a public N.M. college or the first regular semester after high school graduation or receipt of GED;
  • Must earn at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at a 2-year institution and 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 at a 4-year institution during the first semester in college.

Note: Available for three semesters at a 2-year institution, additional four semesters at a 4-year institution.

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Named Scholarships

Students admitted and enrolled in a UNM-Valencia certificate or degree program are eligible to apply for scholarships made possible through the generous contributions of local families, businesses and/or organizations. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $1250 per year.  Some scholarships are need-based which requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and completion of your financial aid file with the UNM-Valencia Financial Aid Office. Non-citizens are also eligible for many of the scholarships and are encouraged to apply. For individual scholarship requirements click here. Application available November 2017.

National Science Foundation S-STEM Pathways Scholarship

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is seeking applicants for
the S-STEM Pathways Scholarship Program for the 2017-18 academic year.
● Up to $10,000 per academic year based on financial need, as defined by the FAFSA.
● Additional support and tutoring in math, chemistry and sciences.
● Additional support from a STEM Academic Advisor.
● Support from a STEM faculty mentor.
● Assistance with transferring in to a STEM program at a four-year institution.
● Assistance from Career Services for future employment in the STEM field.

Students need to maintain the following during the academic year:
● Admitted into either a General Science (STEM track), Mathematics, Pre-Engineering
   or Information Technology major.
● Enroll full time (12credits or more) per semester.
● Maintain a “B-” average (2.67 GPA) per semester.
● Enroll in the “UNIV 175: Research Methods.”

Students with declared majors in STEM fields. The following majors are eligible to apply:
● General Science working toward a physical or natural science major.
● Pre-Engineering (including Computer Science).
● Mathematics.
● Information Technology.
● Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
● Have an minimum 3.0 GPA.
● Demonstrate financial need by completing a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
● Complete an online application with essay describing your career goals, academic ability and how the scholarship will support you.
● Email the following requirements to: (subject: S-STEM Scholarship):
      ° Unofficial transcripts
      ° Letter of support from a STEM Instructor, teacher or faculty member
Note: Any student with career aspirations in medical, healthcare, or clinical fields are not eligible.


Point Foundation Community College Scholarship

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. The application will open March 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. 

  • $3,700 financial award
  • Access to Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars and alumni
  • Opportunity to attend the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles 
To be eligible:
  • Students must be enrolled in their final year at an accredited community college in the U.S. in the Fall 2017 for the full academic year.
  • Students must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Students must submit an application online. 



Legislative Endowment Scholarship

Applicants must have substantial financial need. At 2-year public institutions, students may receive up to $1,000 per award year. Enrollment of at least half time is required. The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility.


New Mexico Scholars

New Mexico residents who graduated in the top 5 percent of their high school class or have a composite score of 25 on the ACT are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a combined family income of less than $30,000 per year. The award is a scholarship for tuition, books and fees and is based on availability of funds. Student must complete the FAFSA.


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