Veterans Programs Scholarships

Welcome to the Veterans Programs Office Scholarships Page. Below is a list of scholarship that can help you to further your college experience. For more information, or to let us know of other scholarships, please see the contact information to the right side of this page.

Children between the ages of 16-26 whose veteran parent was killed in action or died as a result of their wounds incurred in battle, qualify for a full tuition waiver at any state-funded post-secondary school. A $150 stipend, per semester, will be issued to help with books or fees.

Fisher House Foundation, Inc., an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity, administers the Scholarships for Military Children program. Commissary business partners donate to Fisher House Foundation, Inc. which treats each contribution as a “restricted donation.” Fisher House Foundation, in turn, contracts with “Scholarship Managers,” a professional scholarship management firm to evaluate the applications and select the best qualified as recipients.

This is a NMSU-based scholarship search engine. Simply log in with your myNMSU account information and create a profile. From there the system will match the answers from your profile to eligible scholarships.

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.

Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation selects up to 60 Tillman Scholars: military veterans and spouses who embody Pat’s unwavering commitment to service, learning and action. The scholars chosen demonstrate clear academic and career goals, extraordinary leadership potential, and a deep desire to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. The scholarship is not a gift; it’s an investment in excellence and potential. Scholars receive the benefits of leadership development and a community of peers and mentors to help them reach their fullest potential as leaders.

The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most.

Veterans who have been residents of New Mexico for a minimum of 10 years, served in Vietnam, and were issued the Vietnam Campaign or Service Medal are eligible. The Vietnam Veteran Scholarship will pay full tuition and books at any state funded post-secondary school.

Can be used by any veteran who has served in combat since 1990 and who has exhausted all available federal GI Bill ® Education Benefits options. An eligible combat veteran who has served since 1990 will thus no longer have to worry about utilizing their GI Bill ® Education Benefits under a deadline which may not fit their time-frame.