External scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities Outside of NMHU

External Scholarship Awards
Students who are awarded scholarships from sources outside NMHU should have checks sent to NMHU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. These funds will be applied to the student’s account and used to pay outstanding charges. Unless otherwise specified by the donor, remaining funds will be released to the student to use for expenses.

Mail scholarship checks to:
New Mexico Highlands University
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM  87701

External scholarship applications
The listed scholarship links are information that NMHU has received from various sources who have asked that NMHU make these applications available to our students. Information on who to contact, where and how to apply is included in each link. NMHU does not sponsor or endorse these scholarships, but provides this as a resource to help students in scholarship searches.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships  

Archways to Opportunity

Club F.I.T. Scholarship by Kirtland Federal Credit Union

COMAR (Cohen-Marchiondo) Scholarship

El Centro Family Health  Board Scholarship


First Financial Credit Union Scholarship

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Indian Health Service Scholarship 

Intertribal Timber  Council (2024 Truman D. Picard Scholarship)

Los Alamos National Labs Foundation Scholarships 

LANL Foundation Four-Year Undergraduate Scholarship

MANA del Norte Scholarship

NAIMES Student Spotlight Award – NAIMES

Narcotics.com Scholarship Contest

NMEAF – FAFSA $500 Scholarship

New Mexico Early Childhood Education  & Care Department Scholarship (ECECD Scholarship)

Patti Grace Smith Fellowship (Deadline: Oct. 23, 2023)

P.E.O Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Grant

Pittsburgh Injury Lawyer Scholarship

Prism Diversity in Engineering Scholarship


Sandstone Care

Study.com Scholarship for DACA Students

Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Students 

Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Women

Study.com Online Graduate Degree Scholarship

Study.com Online Undergraduate Degree Scholarship

TFA Teach New Mexico Micro-Grants

The Earnest Scholarship Fund

Tribal Agriculture Fellowship  

United Negro College Fund


Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities 


FTC Scholarship Warning

Please note this important message from the Federal Trade Commission:

Many companies advertise through flyers, campus newspapers, direct mail, and web home pages that they can get students access to millions of dollars in unclaimed grants and scholarships. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) encourages you to be well informed about these companies and provides these tips:

  1. Determine whether the company is actually offering a scholarship or is simply a scholarship search service. If the company claims to actually award a scholarship be aware that most scholarship sponsors do not charge up-front-fees to apply for funding, and no legitimate scholarship sponsor can guarantee that you will win an award.
  2. Understand that scholarship search services do not award scholarships. These companies charge a fee to compare your profile with a database of scholarship opportunities and provide a list of awards for which you may qualify. They do not provide awards directly to applicants, nor do they help students apply for the awards. Some will list scholarships even if the application deadlines are past.
  3. Don’t give out credit card or bank account information on the phone or over the internet without getting information in writing first. It may be a set-up for an unauthorized charge or withdrawal.
  4. Don’t forget the age-old rule: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!


If you feel that you have become a victim of a scholarship scam or financial aid fraud, please report it immediately.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG) 1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733) or by emailing oig.hotline@ed.gov

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has an online complaint form at www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams and a hotline at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).