Scholarship Scam Warning
Be careful when searching for information on student financial aid. Estimates show that families lose millions of dollars every year to scholarship fraud. The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act protects against fraud in student financial assistance.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions students to look for these telltale lines;
- “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
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Deadline: May 1, 2018
- Must be ranked in the top 10-percent of high school graduating class
- Must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
- Must be a Chaves County or Artesia High School graduate
The ENMU-Roswell Presidential Scholarship is a gap-funding program, meaning that funds are applied to tuition and fees after all state, federal, private scholarships, and grants are applied. If there is a remaining balance, the ENMU-Roswell Presidential Scholarship will pay the rest, so there is no cost to the student. The scholarship will pay up to $40,000 covering tuition, fees, books, cougar meal card, student employment (contingent upon eligibility and availability of funds), Phi Theta Kappa dues, and graduation expenses. A laptop computer is also provided, which can be kept upon completion of associate degree requirements. For additional information not listed here, please contact Kimberly Andazola, 575-624-7114, in the Student Services Center.
Cougar Academic Scholarship
Deadline: April 3, 2017
- Must be a Chaves County high school graduate
- Must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 high school GPA
- Must have a minimum ACT score of 22
The Cougar Academic Scholarship is a gap-funding program, meaning that funds are applied to tuition and fees after all state, federal, private scholarships and grants are applied. If there is a remaining balance, the ENMU-Roswell Cougar Academic Scholarship will pay the rest, so there is no cost to the student. The scholarship covers up to $3,000 per year in tuition, required fees, books and supplies.
GEAR UP Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2018
- 2018 graduate of Dexter, Early College, Goddard, Hagerman, Lake Arthur or Roswell High School
- U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-citizen
- Enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education for a minimum of three (3) credit hours
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded program designed to prepare Chaves County public high school 11th and 12th grade students for college by addressing the most critical needs of students at risk of educational failure and ensuring that significantly more students successfully pursue postsecondary education.
Information for 2018 Cohort
Information for 2017 Cohort
Deadline: March 1, 2018
- U.S. Citizen
- New Mexico Resident
- Graduate of an accredited New Mexico High School
- Must have a minimum 7th semester 2.5 GPA
- Must submit a FAFSA
The Bridge Scholarship is for incoming high school graduates that are going to attend ENMU-Roswell their first semester after graduation. Please note that a section of the application MUST be completed by a high school counselor.
This scholarship covers tuition and required fees offered to continuing students who are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (full time), have completed a previous semester at ENMU-Roswell full-time with a 2.5 GPA or higher, and is a New Mexico resident. Must have a completed FAFSA on file, and must have unmet need. NOTE: The Financial Aid Office will choose recipients based on availability of funds and if criteria is met.
Continuing eligibility from one semester to the next (i.e. fall to spring) is based on completion of at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 semester GPA.
Legislative Lottery Scholarship
This scholarship pays a portion of tuition (determined by HED) and is available to students who have recently graduated from a New Mexico public high school, accredited New Mexico private high school, or have obtained a New Mexico High School Equivalency (HiSET), and enroll immediately after graduation into a New Mexico public college full-time (12 credit hours at 2 year schools and 15 credit hours at 4 year schools) and completes the semester with a 2.5 GPA. After the qualifying semester, the student is eligible to continue to receive the scholarship for three consecutive semesters as long as the continued eligibility is maintained. NOTE: HiSET recipients must enroll in the next semester after their last test date.
All students are encouraged to check their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office. Please note that students receiving the Lottery Scholarship cannot receive any other tuition-based aid (i.e. Merit Scholarship, Tuition Waivers, etc.)
Students submitting a Lottery Transfer Transcript Request to transfer their Lottery Scholarship need to submit it to the Financial Aid Office on or before October 26 for the Fall term, March 26 for the Spring term and July 1 for Summer. (Summer term is for students with disabilities only) For additional information not listed here, please refer to the New Mexico Higher Education Department web site
ENMU-Roswell Foundation Scholarships
Contact Kimberly Andazola, Scholarship Coordinator at 575-624-7114 for additional information
Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify *with the exception of the Maria de Los Angeles Gonzalez Scholarship*
- Must demonstrate unmet financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- All requirements to complete the financial aid file must be processed and finalized prior to submission of applications
Fall 2018: September 14, 2018
Spring 2019: February 1, 2019
ENMU-Roswell Foundation Scholarship
- Must be a NM Resident
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (full-time)
- Must complete a FAFSA
- Must have unmet need
- Entering freshmen must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
- Continuing ENMU-R students must have completed the previous semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher
This is a tuition and required fees scholarship. Legislative Lottery Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive the Foundation scholarship.
Claribel Marshall Trust Scholarship
- Must be pursuing a degree in a Health Education program
- Must be a Continuing student
- Must have completed at least 12 credit hours in their previous semester with a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
- Must demonstrate unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
Two scholarships are awarded each fall and spring semester.
Desk and Derrick Club of Roswell Scholarship
The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC), an international non-profit organization, is a premier provider of energy education and professional development. ADDC’s purpose is to promote the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy and allied industries, and to educate the general public about these industries as well as the companies and global communities the members serve. This scholarship is possible thanks to the New Mexico Energy Dinner sponsored by the Roswell Geological Society, Desk and Derrick Club of Roswell, and the Landman’s Association.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be a New Mexico resident (with preference to Chaves County residents)
- Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 or more credit hours
- Must be seeking an associate degree in Welding Technology, Occupational Safety Engineering and Environmental Management Technologies, or Automotive Technology or seeking a certificate in Commercial Driver’s License (CDL),
- Must demonstrate unmet financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
The amount of the award and the number of students selected each semester will be at the discretion of the selection committee.
Maria De Los Angeles Gonzalez Scholarship
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
- Must be continuing students with at least 12 hours completed in previous semester
- OR can be enrolled at least 6 hours if an entering freshmen directly from high school
- Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Must be enrolled in any Health Education program or Teacher Education
- Must be a single parent
Submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is recommended but not required. Two scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester.
Morgan and Joyce Nelson Endowed Scholarship
- Must be a B or C student
- Must be degree seeking in any Certificate or Associate program
Morgan Nelson created this scholarship in honor of his late wife, Joyce, and to assist students at ENMU-Roswell. Nelson, a long-time East Grand Plains farmer, is a founding member of the ENMU-Roswell Foundation and has served on the board since 1969. He received the President’s Distinguished Award from the Foundation in 2003. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for tuition, fees, books, and/or program expenses for a student attending ENMU-Roswell. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester only.
Sally Pacheco Memorial Scholarship
- Must have unmet need as determined by Financial Aid Office
One scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester.
Saul Sanchez Nursing Scholarship
- Must be accepted and enrolled in the Nursing program
One scholarship will be awarded each fall and spring semester.
Sharon Farris-Stern Nursing Scholarship
- Must be accepted and enrolled in Nursing program
- Must be a Continuing student
- Must have completed at least 8 credit hours in their previous semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Must be enrolled in at least 8 credit hours
An adult student returning to school with LPN license must have had a 3.00 GPA in previous studies & 1 year or less to complete their Associate’s Degree in Nursing. One scholarship will be awarded each fall and spring semester.
Steve Lovato Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship is only offered during Fall Semesters
- Must be enrolled in the Advanced EMT (AEMT) Program for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Semesters
- Must have completed the Summer 2018 session with a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in all EMS courses prior to receipt of scholarship
Steve Lovato, 30, was an accomplished Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate with American Medical Response since 1998. Steve received his initial EMT training in Las Cruces and had been with the Roswell operation since that time. Steve was known for his passion for emergency medicine and his unselfish desire to help others. He often commented about how much he loved going to work and serving his community. Steve was also a foster parent and the area Porta-Medic. Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and the purchase of books.
Thomas M. Coates Memorial Aviation Scholarship
- Must be continuing Aviation Maintenance Technology student
- Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
Thomas Coates was a resident of Roswell for over 20 years, having moved here after a long and illustrious career with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the time of his retirement from the FAA, Mr. Coates was responsible for overseeing the landing equipment at all of the Ohio tri-state airports. One scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester.
William H. McCutchen Scholarship
- Must be a NM resident
- Must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours
- Must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Must complete a FAFSA
- Must have unmet need as determined by Financial Aid Office
William H. McCutchen was a long-time resident of Roswell, graduating from Roswell High School and New Mexico Military Institute. During his life he had helped many individual students with their tuition costs. The McCutchen Trust established an endowment fund to provide ongoing scholarships to qualifying ENMU-Roswell students. This is a tuition and fee scholarship. Two scholarships are awarded each fall and spring semester.
Scholarships Offered by Outside Organizations
The following scholarships are sponsored by outside organizations and are not administered by ENMU-Roswell. All recipients are chosen by the respective organizations who notify the Financial Aid Office. Scholarships, deadlines, availability, and eligibility requirements are subject to change.
Altrusa Club Scholarships
The Altrusa Club of Roswell offers scholarships for the fall and spring semesters. The applicant must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file and have financial need. Application packet must include an official transcript (college or high school).
Central Valley Electric Education Foundation Scholarship
The Central Valley Electric Education Foundation scholarship is available to active members receiving service from Central Valley Electric. For more details on requirements contact Central Valley ATTN: Mr. Mike Anderson, (575) 746-3571, PO Box 219, Artesia, NM 88230-1200. Applications are available in the Student Services Center, via CVE’s website at www.cvecoop.org or the PDF format listed below.Central Valley Electric Education Foundation Scholarship Application
Continuity of Care Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to qualified applicants enrolled in the following programs:
Division of Health:
- Child Development
- Emergency Medical Services
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Coding
- Nursing Assisting
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Respiratory Therapy
Division of Arts and Sciences:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
- Human Services
- Business Administration
- Child Care Attendant
- Office Skills
Qualified applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more), have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, and have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Application packet must include an official transcript (college or high school) and a letter clearly stating professional goals.
Cowboy Bell Scholarship
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
The Eastern New Mexico Medical Center (ENMMC) Auxiliary / Marylou Malone group offers scholarships for deserving students who are enrolled in an health related field. Students currently holding the scholarship need to reapply to be considered. An applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA, have verifiable need, and have clearly stated professional goals. For more information, application and deadline date come by the Financial Aid Office. All applicants must be submitted directly to: ENMMC Auxiliary Volunteer Services Department, 405 W. Country Club Road, Roswell, NM 88202-1576.
Pecos Valley Rotary Club of Roswell Scholarship
The Pecos Valley Rotary Club of Roswell is offering three (3) $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to local post-secondary education students for the Fall 2018 semester. Applicants must be 24 years of age or younger and planning to attend or attending an accredited college or university.
Completed applications must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018 by mail to Andrew Hogan, PO Box 1638, Roswell, NM 88202 or hand delivered to Andrew Hogan @ Bank of the Southwest, 226 N. Main St., Roswell, NM.
Roswell Woman's Club Scholarship
The Roswell Woman’s Club scholarship is offered to all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, for the fall and spring semester. Packet must include a copy of your most recent transcripts. An applicant must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) must have a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.
External Links to Scholarships
The following links to scholarships are sponsored by external organizations and are not administered by ENMU-Roswell. All recipients are chosen by the respective organizations. Scholarships, deadlines, availability, and eligibility requirements are subject to change. ENMU-Roswell does not regularly monitor the content and viability of the scholarships or links. Please report any issues or concerns with any of the links via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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