President’s Associates Scholars

President's Associates Scholars

The President’s Associates Scholars program is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs available to students at New Mexico State University. It is awarded specifically to New Mexico high school students who will be new, entering freshmen at NMSU with markedly superior academic ability. Selection is competitive and based on proven academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The award covers tuition, fees, the first semester of housing and includes a $1,625 stipend each semester to cover additional educational expenses through graduation.

Apply to be a President's Associates Scholar

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in minimum of 15 credit hours at the Las Cruces campus during the first regular semester immediately following graduation from a New Mexico high school
  • Must be a New Mexico resident
  • Must be accepted to the Las Cruces campus no later than January 18
  • Must be degree-seeking
  • Must submit an NMSU scholarship application no later than January 18
  • Must have a high school 3.75 GPA & 28 ACT or 3.5 GPA & 30 ACT
  • FAFSA must be submitted by March 1

Renewal Requirements

The following requirements must be met to qualify for continued funding after the first semester. Students will be awarded until their degrees are completed, but no longer than 8 semesters.

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester
  • Must have at least a 3.25 semester GPA for the first semester and 3.5 cumulative GPA through graduation
  • Must complete 15 new graded credit hours each semester

Meet the 2019-20 President's Associates Scholars

Isaiah Archuleta

Isaiah Archuleta
College of Engineering

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown
College of Engineering

Ethan Hooper

Ethan Hooper
College of Arts & Sciences

Arwen Kvamme

Arwen Kvamme
College of Health & Social Services

Hannah Linder

Hannah Linder
College of Arts & Sciences

Sarah Lind

Sarah Lind
College of Arts & Sciences

Ashlynn Little

Ashlynn Little
College of Education

Sierra Martinez

Sierra Martinez
College of Health & Social Services

Alex Moyer

Alex Moyer
College of Engineering

Katrina Nesiba

Katrina Nesiba
College of Arts & Sciences

Nathan Rydecki

Nathan Rydecki
College of Engineering

Reagan Schmidt

Reagan Schmidt
College of Arts & Sciences

Diane Schulmeister

Diane Schulmeister
College of Arts & Sciences

Alessandro Vasquez

Alessandro Vasquez
College of Arts & Sciences

Alessandro Vasquez

Moriah Wells
College of Health & Social Services