Scholarship Continuation Requirements

New Mexico Freshmen

Scholarship Continuation Requirements
Freshman Academic Scholarship
  • Students with ACT scores of 20–21 or SAT scores of 940–1019 may receive for only the fall and spring semesters of freshman year if they complete 12 hours each semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students with ACT scores of 22 and above or SAT scores of 1020 and above may renew for a total of eight semesters if the following requirements are met:
    • First year (fall/spring semesters): Complete 12 hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA.
    • Second and subsequent years: Complete 15 hours per semester with a 3.2 GPA.
New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship
  • Students who complete at least 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters if funding is available.
New Mexico Scholar Scholarship
  • Students who complete at least 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters if funding is available.
   

Out-of-State Freshmen

Scholarship Continuation Requirements
Freshman Academic Scholarship
  • Students with ACT scores of 20–21 or SAT scores of 940–1019 may receive for only the fall and spring semesters of freshman year if they complete 12 hours each semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students with ACT scores of 22 and above or SAT scores of 1020 and above may renew for a total of eight semesters if the following requirements are met:
    • First year (fall/spring semesters): Complete 12 hours per semester with a 3.0 GPA.
    • Second and subsequent years: Complete 15 hours per semester with a 3.2 GPA.
Competitive Waiver/Freshman
  • Students who complete at least 24 hours per year with a 2.5 GPA each semester are eligible to receive the waiver for eight semesters or receipt of degree.
Colorado Scholar
Tuition Waiver
  • Students who complete 15 hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to eight consecutive semesters.
Texas 135-Mile
Tuition Waiver
  • Live within 135 miles of Portales
   

Transfer Students

Scholarship Continuation Requirements
Transfer Academic Scholarship
  • Students who successfully complete at least 15 hours each semester with a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to seven consecutive semesters.
Competitive Waiver/Transfer
  • Students who complete 24 hours per year with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to seven consecutive semesters.
Colorado Scholar
Tuition Waiver/Transfer
  • Students who complete 24 hours per year with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to seven consecutive semesters.
Phi Theta Kappa Tuition Competition Scholarship
  • Students who complete at least 15 hours each semester with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to receive the scholarship for up to four consecutive semesters or until receipt of degree.
  • Note: Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership required.
  • Limited scholarships given.
Texas 135-Mile
Tuition Waiver
  • Live within 135 miles of Portales