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Scholarship List

New Mexico Junior College Foundation

 

Scholarship Information

Listed below are student scholarships available through the NMJC Foundation. Please review the criteria to locate scholarships you are eligible for. Scholarship awards are dependent on availability of funds. (New Mexico Junior College Foundation requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 if a GPA is not specified in the scholarship criteria.)

 

Scholarships for automotive (ASEP) students (Funds are for tuition only)

Scholarships for students seeking a degree in Computer Information Systems

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a full-time student

Scholarships to Hobbs High School graduates

  • Must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, and campus room and board

  • Must have and maintain minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 1st preference: Graduate of Hobbs Murphy Alternative High School Learning Center
  • 2nd preference: Graduate of Hobbs High School 

Scholarships for female students who have been accepted into the NMJC Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program and are in the second year of the Program

  • Must be a Lea County resident
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Student must be enrolled in class/classes pertaining to Vocational/Technical studies specifically:

  • For credit courses:  Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology: ASSET; Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology: ASEP; Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology; Associate of Applied Science in Welding; Energy Technician Certificate, Nuclear Energy Technician Certificate, Petroleum Technician Certificate, or Welding Certificate.
  • Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at NMJC.
  • Must be a Lea County resident
                           -or-
    Specific workforce training courses offered by the NMJC Training and Outreach Division that result in a certificate of completion.
  • Must be a Lea County resident

Scholarships for tuition, books, and supplies

  • Restricted to Lea County students for academic or vocational studies 
In the case of a major emergency or catastrophe, this fund will serve as an emergency fund for a person or persons who are or who choose to become NMJC students. 

Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must be a Lovington High School Graduate with a 3.5 GPA
  • Must enroll in NMJC the Fall Semester immediately following graduation from Lovington High School
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA at NMJC
  • Must have a declared major, file a degree plan at NMJC, and enroll in classes on the degree plan
  • Must be a full time student as required by the degree or certificate
  • Must be pursuing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science Degree or one or two-year career or technology certificate
  • Must NOT qualify for need based financial aid as determined by FAFSA
  • Scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters by recipient if the above criteria are maintained 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, and books

  • Must be a current recipient of a Chase Foundation Scholarship (Chase Foundation of Artesia, New Mexico)
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a full-time student 

This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and books

  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must be a resident of Lea County or Eddy County
  • Must have completed 20 hours at a college or community college
  • Must be working toward an Associate Degree, the University Transfer Program, or a two-year career or technology certificate 

This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and books

  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must be a resident of Lea County or Eddy County
  • Must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Energy Technology or Certificate in Energy Technology 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and/or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time cosmetology student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours)
  • Must have and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA 

Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time cosmetology student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours)
  • Must have and maintain 2.5 GPA
  • Does not have to be a degree seeking student (For example, may be seeking a cosmetology license only.)
  • Must obtain letter of recommendation from NMJC Coordinator/Professor of Cosmetology
  • Recipient must volunteer 6 hours per semester at NMJC Cosmetology department events

Scholarships to needy Lea County applicants demonstrating financial need

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 

Scholarships to Lovington High School graduates

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 

First preference will be a graduate of Lovington High School

Second preference will be a graduate from one of the other four high schools located in Lea County 

Scholarships for full-time undergraduate students (in good standing) demonstrating financial need

Preference given to students who are: Graduates of high schools located in West Texas anywhere west of a line drawn between Wichita Falls, TX to Laredo, TX or graduates of high schools located in southeastern New Mexico 

Scholarship awards – preference shall be given to non-traditional students, English majors, and students that have completed six hours of college level English excluding developmental courses.

  • Must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA

Scholarships toward tuition, fees, books or tools

  • Student must be enrolled in the Ford ASSET Program at NMJC
  • Student must be full-time, and have completed their first semester at NMJC
  • Student must have a college GPA of 3.0 or better while enrolled at NMJC
  • Student must be sponsored as an ASSET intern by a Ford or Lincoln dealer
  • Student must be recommended for the scholarship by the ASSET instructor at NMJC
  • Student must be able to be employed in the United States  
 Scholarships available for inmates 

Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books

  • Must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Have/Must carry a minimum of 6 hours per semester
  • Must be a non-traditional student
  • Must not qualify for needs-based financial aid as determined by FAFSA 
 Scholarships to students accepted into the Nursing program

Scholarships to students accepted into the Nursing program

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 

Scholarships for full and part-time students to cover cost of books, fees, tuition, campus housing, and meals

  • Preference given to accounting majors demonstrating leadership qualities through their scholastic and community involvement
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 3.2 
Scholarships for rodeo athletes (preference given to students from southern Lea County)

Scholarships for students accepted into the Ford ASSET program (beyond the first semester)

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) 

Scholarships to graduates of Eunice, Hobbs, Lovington, or Tatum

  • Must be a sophomore enrolled for 12 or more hours
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, and books

  • Students must be a non-traditional student
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.1 

For students who have graduated from a high school in Lea County

  • Scholarship to a student accepted into the NMJC Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program or accepted into the UNM at NMJC/NMNEC Bachelor Degree Nursing Program or
  • Scholarship for a female who has graduated from a high school in Lea County and is taking prerequisites at NMJC to transfer into a Bachelor Degree plan to major in Computer Information Systems.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at NMJC.

Scholarships for tuition, fees, and books

  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be full-time student
  • Renewable for up to four semesters
  • Must be resident of the Hobbs News-Sun circulation area (Lea County, Seminole, Denver City, or Plains)
  • Preference given to employees or relatives of employees of the Hobbs News-Sun provided such applicants meet all other criteria
  • If offered in the NMJC curriculum, the recipient is required to take a journalism class 

Scholarships - this award will be given to aid a local woman in attending NMJC so that she may better equip herself for the maintenance and support of herself and her family

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be pursuing vocational, technical, and / or academic training
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must have been out of high school a minimum of two (2) years
  • Must be a resident of Lea County, NM - preference will be given to residents of Hobbs, NM
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a full-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours) - this requirement may be waived for special circumstances 

Scholarships for students accepted into the Nursing program

  • Must be a resident in one of the following counties: Lea (NM), Eddy (NM), Gaines (TX) or Yoakum (TX)
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 

Scholarships for students working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology

  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 
 Scholarships for students who are enrolled in preparatory courses pertaining to the fields of engineering or agriculture

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, and housing (NMJC student housing)

  • Must be enrolled full time at NMJC
  • Must be full time and degree seeking
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be from a ranching or farming background or desire to enter agriculture related fields and / or soil or water conservation related fields

Funds are not available to any students who receive any type of scholarship or financial aid (with the exception of the NM Lottery Scholarship) for the purpose of allowing them to participate on the NMJC Rodeo Team

Additional information required to apply for this scholarship:

  • Must submit a resume
  • Must demonstrate pursuit of a coherent degree plan and should successfully complete classes at NMJC that will result in the completion of a degree with an emphasis in agriculture related fields and/or soil or water conservation related fields. Such classes should be completed:
    • Basic Animal Science
    • General Agronomy
    • Entomology
    • Introduction to Principles of Horticulture
    • Feeds and Feeding
    • Forage Management and Utilization
    • Properties and Management of Soils
    • Agribusiness Management 

Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, and required book expenses

Scholarships for full time students who have been accepted into the New Mexico Junior College Nursing Program, are enrolled in nursing classes, and are seeking an Associates of Applied Science will be given preference

Students classified as full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) participating in the men’s basketball program will be given secondary preference

Additional criteria for this scholarship:

  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and / or 21 ACT composite score
  • Must have graduated from a New Mexico high school o Must be a current resident of New Mexico
  • Must be attending courses at the NMJC Hobbs campus

 

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of four semesters based on continued eligibility. If applicable, the recipient should also be awarded the New Mexico Lottery 

Scholarships for full-time and part-time students to cover books, fees, tuition, campus housing, and meals, or travel for educational purposes

  • Students accepted into the Nursing program or an allied health field shall be given preference
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, room, and board

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to Lea County residents
  • Preference given to students enrolled in the agriculture program or student athletes on the Rodeo team 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, room and board, and/or program required expenses

  • Must have and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be a graduate from a high school located in Lea County, New Mexico 
 Scholarships to students demonstrating financial need who are accepted into the Nursing program

Scholarships

  • Lea County resident preferred
  • Student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 

Scholarships

  • Must be a Lovington High School Graduate
  • Must enroll in NMJC the Fall Semester immediately following graduation from Lovington High School
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at NMJC 
  • Students must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Students must demonstrate a financial need
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Student must be a graduate from a high school in any of the following counties:  Lea County, NM or the following TX Counties:  Andrews, Borden, Coke, Culberson, Dawson, Gaines, Howard, Loving, Martin, Pecos, Reeves, Scurry, Terry, Ward, Winkler, and Yoakum.

Scholarships for tuition, books, fees, room and board

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • The award may be given to the same student for up to four full semesters, provided the student remains eligible.
  • No funds shall be expended for athletic scholarships or athletic program expenses.

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, NMJC campus room and board, and/or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Student must be enrolled in class/classes pertaining to vocational studies
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at NMJC

Scholarships to graduates of Lea County schools

  • Preference shall be given to students involved in the sport of soaring
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 

Scholarships for students accepted into the Nursing program to cover tuition, fees, books, and other related program costs up to $2,500. The first year award should be $1,500 with the scholarship renewable after the first year. (The monetary commitment of this scholarship may vary depending on the availability of funds.)

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Each recipient must sign a commitment letter to work at Lea Regional Medical Center or at a Lea Regional Medical Center staff physician’s office for at least one year for each year as a recipient

Scholarship shall be awarded to a different recipient annually for any education-related expenses

  • Must be enrolled in any certificate or associate degree program at any grade level
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a New Mexico resident and a United States citizen or permanent resident 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, and campus room and board

  • Student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA 

Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, NMJC room and board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time or part-time student
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at NMJC
Scholarships for students enrolled in the NMJC Equine / Animal Science Programs

Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time or part-time student
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at NMJC
  • Must demonstrate a sincere interest in academic study 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 

Scholarships for tuition and books

  • Must be U. S. citizen
  • Must be current resident of New Mexico
  • Must be NM high school graduate or GED recipient from a NM Dept. of Education program
  • Must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for a maximum of two semesters (scholarship may be awarded to student who does not meet this requirement under special hardship circumstances)
  • Must be enrolled a minimum of 6 hours (if working full-time), 9 hours (if working part-time), and 12 hours (if not employed)


Additional information required to apply for this scholarship:

  • Letter of recommendation from an individual within the title industry


Persons not eligible for this scholarship:

  • Members of the NM Land and Title Association or their immediate families
  • Employees of NMJC (or the NMJC Foundation) or their immediate families 

Scholarship for a student accepted into the Nursing program for the full cost of tuition, fees, and books

  • Must be full time student
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recipient must sign a commitment letter to work at Nor-Lea Hospital for at least one year for each year as a recipient. (The commitment letter will be provided by Nor-Lea Hospital.) 

Scholarships to student(s) enrolled in the NMJC Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
 Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and required book expenses

Scholarship to the student with the highest GPA making application to the school as an incoming freshman. (In the event of multiple students having the same high GPA, preference shall be given to the student who demonstrates a well-rounded involvement in extracurricular activities.)

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Financial need is not a criterion for this award

Scholarships for tuition, fees, room and board, and/or program required expenses

  • Must have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must be a graduate from a high school located in Lea County, New Mexico 

Scholarships are for non-traditional students

  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to full-time (12+ hours) students 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, room & board, and / or program required expenses

  • Must have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Preference given to graduates of Hobbs High School (Hobbs, New Mexico) 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, and books

  • For students who do not qualify for financial aid due to lack of a high school diploma or GED or low ASSET scores
  • May be full time or part-time, in state or out-of-state 

Scholarships

  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA
  • Must be full time
  • Must be a NM resident
  • Must be seeking a degree in an AA, AS, or AAS Degree or a certificate in a Career Technology/Vocational program 
Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and books 

Scholarships

  • Must be a Hobbs High School graduate
  • Must be a full time student studying architecture or a related field
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 

This scholarship is offered to promote the retention of qualified nurses in the Lea County area for the benefit of our citizens and medical community. Scholarships for students accepted into the Nursing program.

  • Must have an acceptable GPA
Scholarships:
  • May be used for tuition, books and fees
  • Must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a high school graduate or GED recipient
  • Preference given to children of city employees employed by one of the cities in Lea County, NM.  In addition, the city employee (parent) must be eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) definitions.  Children of city employees classified as executive professional or administrative under the FLSA definitions are not eligible to apply. (Employment by parent will be confirmed by NMJC Foundation Staff.)
  • Second preference given to graduates of any high school in Lea County.

Must have and maintain minimum 2.0 GPA

1st Preference: Upward Bound students or students that have been in a UB Program at one point either at NMJC or elsewhere

2nd Preference: First generation college students

 Scholarships - no restrictions
Scholarships to automotive students
 

Scholarships to in-district students

  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 

Scholarships (freshman students only)

  • Must be a Hobbs High School graduate
  • Must be the recipient of an Athletic Letter of Intent during the Senior year in high school
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a full-time student 

Scholarships (to be awarded for one year only).

  • Recipient must be interested in and planning to enter the teaching field
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have demonstrated good citizenship in the community in which they live 

Scholarships for tuition, fees, books, and / or campus housing

  • Must be a high school graduate or received a GED through an approved program
  • Placement test scores must show an ability to benefit from college course work
  • Must be pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 

Scholarships

  • Must be a Eunice High School Graduate
  • Must enroll in NMJC the Fall Semester immediately following graduation from Eunice High School
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours 

Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and/or program required expenses

  • Scholarships are for students seeking a degree in education (Early Childhood to College)
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at NMJC 

Scholarships for students studying Engineering, Business, or Science

  • Awarded to students that don’t or can’t qualify for NM Lottery Scholarship
  • Based on demonstrated need
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full time student
  • Must be a non-traditional student (Scholarship may follow student as long as student continues to meet the scholarship criteria 

 

To apply for a scholarship: https://www.nmjc.edu/admission/nmjc_foundation/index.aspx