Local Scholarships

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 not 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 funds in excess will be returned to the student in the form of a check. To avoid delays, students can sign up for direct deposit at my.nmsu.edu.

If you have questions about NMSU/Other Scholarships, contact the NMSU Carlsbad Scholarship Office at (575)234-9226, or by clicking here.

Carlsbad Community Foundation (non-traditional scholarship)

The Carlsbad Community Foundation has a number of scholarships available. These non-traditional scholarships are being offered for individuals pursuing educational goals and are not limited to receint high school graduates. To be eligible to apply, applications must have a valid NM resident address. All information and online applications may be found through the Foundation’s website at www.carlsbadfoundation.org.

Carlsbad Community Foundation's Scholarship Schedule

The Foundation’s non-traditional scholarship schedule is as follows:

  • Available scholarship listing (with minimum application requirements for each scholarship) posted on the website by June 1st.
  • Online applications accepted until the end of June (actual date TBD each aid year).
  • Successful recipients and unsuccessful applicants notified by August 1st.

Please note the above schedule is subject to change without notice. Please verify all information on the foundation website on or before June 1. Transcripts or any other documents to be uploaded must be in PDF format. It is recommended that any such documents be available prior to beginning the application process.

NMSU Carlsbad Returning Adult Scholarship

Students considered returning adults are those who did not attend college immediately following high school graduation, minimum two (2) years. The deadline to apply is August 30th.

NMSU Carlsbad Returning Adult Scholarship Criteria

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled full-time at NMSUC
  • Degree seeking with no prior degrees
  • US citizen, NM Resident who has resided in Eddy County at least 5 years
  • Returning adult who did not attend college immediately following high school graduation, minimum two (2) years.
  • Financial need to be taken into consideration, FAFSA must be completed prior to submission of application.

How to apply for the Returning Adult Scholarship

You may pick up a paper copy in Room 107 of the NMSU Carlsbad Financial Aid Office, or access the printable application here.

Complete scholarship application form and attach:

  • A paragraph describing, in detail, your educational goals, future plans, and how you plan to use the funds.
  • Academic transcripts of college work

Submit form and required documents to:

NMSU Carlsbad, Attn: Jeannie Nichols
Office of Student Financial Aid, VA & Scholarship Services
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Carlsbad Heights Lions Club Scholarship

The scholarship is for returning adults or continuing students who did not attend college immediately following high school graduation, out of high school minimum (2) years. Application deadline is July 15th.

Carlsbad Heights Lions Club Scholarship Criteria

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled at least half time at NMSUC
  • Degree seeking with no prior degrees
  • US citizen, NM Resident who resides in Eddy County
  • Returning adult or continuing student who did not attend college immediately following high school graduation, out of high school minimum of two (2) years.
  • Financial need to be taken into consideration, FAFSA must be completed prior to submission of application

How to apply for the Carlsbad Heights Lions Club Scholarship

Complete the scholarship application form. Forms may be picked up in Room 107 of the NMSU Carlsbad Financial Aid Office. A fillable/printer friendly form is available here.

Attach:

  • A paragraph describing, in detail, your educational goals, future plans, and how you plan to use the funds.
  • Academic transcripts of college work

Submit complete application to:

NMSU Carlsbad, Attn: Jeannie Nichols
Office of Student Financial Aid, VA & Scholarship Services
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Carlsbad Downtown Lions Club Scholarship

The scholarship is for continuing students who are attending NMSU full time (minimum 12 credit hours). Application deadline is July 15th.

Carlsbad Downtown Lions Club Scholarship Criteria

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours)
  • Sophomore status at NMSUC (28-59 credit hours)

How to apply for the Carlsbad Downtown Lions Club Scholarship

Complete the scholarship application form. Forms may be picked up in Room 107 of the NMSU Carlsbad Financial Aid Office. A fillable/printer friendly form is available here.

Attach:

  • A paragraph describing, in detail, your educational goals, future plans, and how you plan to use the funds.
  • Academic transcripts of college work

Submit complete application to:

NMSU Carlsbad, Attn: Jeannie Nichols
Office of Student Financial Aid, VA & Scholarship Services
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

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