There are two types of scholarships for students who attend NMSU Carlsbad: institutional scholarships, awarded through Scholar Dollar$; and non-university scholarships, awarded by outside donors.
Each year, students must complete the Scholar Dollar$ Online Scholarship Application by July 1st of each year. This one application covers all institutional scholarships. Students who are awarded scholarships are notified in late July for the upcoming academic year, which begins in August.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship by an outside organization should bring a copy of the award letter with student ID to the Financial Aid office. The donor will be notified as soon as the student meets the requirements of the scholarship.
The Financial Aid office has no control over the funds provided by the donor. However, as soon as the funds have arrived on campus, the Financial Aid office will begin the process to deposit the funds to the student’s account. Funds are applied first toward outstanding charges and any left over funds will be returned to the student in the from of a check. To avoid delays, students can sign up for direct deposit at

VA & Scholarship Services
Room 107G
(575) 234-9226