New Mexico

GEAR UP New Mexico

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) New Mexico is a seven-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 17 states across the country. GEAR UP New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, is at work in 12 school districts. Our goal is to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools, enhance the college-going culture in those communities and to improve access and opportunities within state colleges and universities for all students.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/programs/about-gear-up-new-mexico-.aspx

 

Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship will pay a portion of tuition (up to an undergraduate degree) for students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/lotteryscholarship.aspx

 

New Mexico Scholars

The New Mexico Scholars Scholarship encourages NM high school graduates to enroll in college full-time at a public or private non-profit postsecondary in NM before their 22nd birthday in an undergraduate program.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/nmscholars.aspx

 

Athletic Scholarship

State funds are allocated to eligible institutions to make funding available to resident and non-resident student athletes to have access to higher education in New Mexico.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/athletic-scholarship.aspx

 

Bridge Scholarship

The 3% (The Bridge) Scholarship is established by the board of regents of each institution to establish scholarships to students who are residents of New Mexico in an amount not to not to exceed tuition and fees. Eligible institutions shall ensure that all available 3% Scholarships are awarded before granting Lottery Scholarships.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/bridge-scholarship.aspx

 

Competitive Scholarship

Created to encourage out-of-state students who have demonstrated high academic achievement in high school to enroll in New Mexico public institutions of higher education.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/competitive-scholarship.aspx

 

Graduate Scholarship

Created to increase graduate enrollment at public postsecondary institutions for students from groups underrepresented in graduate education.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/graduate-scholarship.aspx

 

Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarship

A state scholarship for resident undergraduate and graduate students that provides tuition, fees, and book allowances to Vietnam Veterans certified by the New Mexico Veterans’ Service Commission.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/vietnam-veterans-scholarship.aspx

 

Student Incentive Grant Program

The NM Student Incentive Grant is for resident undergraduate students with substantial financial need who are attending a New Mexico public college or university or tribal college.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/nmsig.aspx

 

College Affordability Grant

The College Affordability Grant is in place to encourage New Mexico Students with financial need, who do not qualify for other state grants and scholarships, to attend and complete educational programs at a New Mexico public college or university.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/college-affordability-grant.aspx

 

Work Study Program

The New Mexico Work Study Program was created to provide funding for employment opportunities for qualified resident students attending public colleges or universities for the following eligible colleges in New Mexico.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/workstudy.aspx

 

Allied Health Loan For Service Program

The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physician assistants in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field. As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/alliedheatlh_lfs.aspx

 

Medical Loan For Service Program

The purpose of the Medical Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physicians in the state which have experienced shortages of health professional by making educational loans to students entering medical school. 

As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico.

 For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/medical_lfs.aspx

 

Nursing Loan For Service Programs

The purpose of the Nursing Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of nurses in areas of the state which have experienced shortages by making educational loans to students entering nursing programs. 

As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. 

For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/nursing_lfs.aspx

 

Minority Doctoral Loan For Service Program

The Minority Doctoral Assistance Loan for Service Program was enacted to increase the number of ethnic minorities and women available to teach engineering, physical or life sciences, mathematics, and other academic disciplines in which ethnic minorities or women are demonstrably underrepresented in New Mexico Colleges and Universities. The state encourages partnerships between the New Mexico Higher Education Department, institutions of higher education, and students interested in entering a doctoral program to cultivate greater participation by underrepresented groups in doctoral programs leading to careers as university faculty. Their participation will not only provide an increase in the diversity of faculty at New Mexico institutions of higher education, but it will also enhance educational opportunities for New Mexicans from underrepresented groups. An additional outcome will be the increase of role models from diverse backgrounds in disciplines where few faculty from underrepresented groups presently exist.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/minoritydoc.aspx

 

Nurse Educator Loan For Service

The purpose of the Nurse Educator Loan-For-Service is to enhance the ability of college and university employed nursing educators to obtain Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

For every year of service provided, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/nurseeducator.aspx

 

Teacher Loan For Service Program

The purpose of the Teacher Loan-For-Service program is to proactively address New Mexico’s teacher shortage by providing students with the financial resources to complete or enhance their post-secondary teacher preparation education.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/teacher_lfs.aspx

 

WICHE Loan For Service Program

The purpose of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) Loan-For-Service Program is to allow New Mexico students to enroll at selected our-of-state graduate or professional programs which are not offered at New Mexico public universities.

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/wiche_lfs.aspx