Student Awards & Scholarships

"A Grand in the Stands"

The NMSU Foundation gives away seven total $1,000 scholarships during halftime of select NMSU home basketball games. Students are randomly selected after registering before the game and having their name drawn from a giant spinning wheel!

Outstanding Graduates

The NMSU Alumni Association’s highest honor for a student, the Outstanding Graduate Awards recognize graduating students from each academic college as well as a master's and doctoral student from the Graduate School.

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Full Tuition Scholarship covers all tuition expenses for an NMSU junior or senior on a rotating basis in the respective colleges. This scholarship is supported by an endowment fund established by the Alumni Association. Applications are sent from the Office of Financial Aid and reviewed by the Association’s awards committee which selects the recipient(s).

Pistol Pete Scholarship

The Alumni Association provides two Pistol Pete Scholarships worth $3,000 per academic year ($1,500 per semester) and can be used for tuition, housing, books or anything else the student needs. The Pistol Pete Scholarship is one of several scholarship funds supported by funds raised through the Aggie License Plate program. The students selected as Pistol Pete serve as the university’s mascot at athletic functions and work with the Alumni Association on various alumni events. Student(s) must be selected as Pistol Pete to receive this scholarship.

President's Associates Scholars

The President’s Associates Scholars receive one of the most prestigious scholarships available to students at New Mexico State University. It is awarded to new, entering freshmen with superior academic ability and commitment to community service.

The New Mexico Centennial Scholarship

The NMSU Alumni Association celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the State of New Mexico by establishing a scholarship fund to support New Mexico students who pursue a degree at NMSU.

The Past Presidents Student Leader Scholarship

The Past Presidents Student Leader Scholarship is awarded each year to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in high school and their community. Each scholarship is funded by the past presidents of the Alumni Association through an endowment that was created by former presidents of the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association's awards committee reviews the applications and selects the recipient(s).

To apply for these scholarships...

Scholar Dollar$ is the singular application used by students and staff at New Mexico State University for processing, awarding and applying for scholarships. The system is developed by Student Information Management in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and is designed in collaboration with the NMSU Foundation and The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services