College Scholarships

Below are links to organizations providing scholarships and resources for college-bound students.

Your first step in applying for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of your family’s financial status. Your FAFSA information is used to determine your eligibility for a broad range of federal, state, and UNM aid, including loans and work-study. We encourage you to apply electronically at This document is required for most scholarships so it is a first step for most students.

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If you want financial aid for college, your journey must begin with FAFSA. Click here for the Journal article that explains why.

Making Sense of College Grants, Loans, and Scholarships

To learn more about College Grants, Loans, and Scholarships, please visit their website.

MANA de Albuquerque Scholarship

MANA de Albuquerque, a local Latina organization, is offering Hispanic women, who are residents of Bernalillo and Sandoval county, the opportunity to apply for college scholarships.

New Mexico Engineering Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship awarded through the New Mexico Engineering Foundation are designated for graduating New Mexico seniors who plan to pursue degrees in engineering, math or science.

Albuquerque Community Foundation Student Aid Opportunities and Scholarships

The Albuquerque Community Foundation has 18 separate scholarship and student aid programs to help New Mexico students attain their educational goals.

New Mexico Lottery Scholarships

Since 1996, more than 68,000 students from across the state have attended New Mexico public colleges, universities and technical colleges with the help of Legislative Lottery Scholarships. Part of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets benefits New Mexico’s future. It opens the door to new generations of New Mexicans to obtain a college education which otherwise might not have been possible.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage. To learn more about the programs, please visit the HSF website.

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