This program provides financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their education. Students who are just graduating from high school have different guidelines and application forms than students who have already completed at least one semester of undergraduate studies. Students working on a second undergraduate or graduate degree will not be considered.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Attend a public or nonprofit college or university full-time
- Graduating high school senior OR currently enrolled in college/university
- Available statewide
- MUST BE a federal financial aid recipient
- Beginning Fall 2014, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship requirement includes the new minimum for the number of credit hours – 15 NEW credit hours and repeating classes do not count.
- Preference will be given to applicants with a lower EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)
How to Apply
Send all documentation plus your application to [email protected].
- Transcripts may be unofficial and can be sent via email.
- Letters of Recommendations can be sent via email.
- ACT/SAT Scores are not required due to COVID-19.
Graduating high school seniors must apply for financial aid to begin the following Fall. Application for high school seniors.
Undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of undergraduate work must apply after the spring semester for financial assistance beginning the following Fall. Application for undergraduate students.
Anywhere from $500 – $2,000 is awarded and this is based on financial assistance per individual that sends in an application.
Deadline & Annual
The application is currently closed and will re-open in Spring 2022.
For graduating high school seniors who will attend an out-of-state college or an in-state private school.
Monday, June 14, 2022 | 5:00 PM MST
For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college/university and any student already attending college in our out-of-state.