Areas to Give

Discover Ways to Give to Our Military and Veteran Students

Military and Veterans Programs offer several areas to give in support of our military, veterans and their dependents. All gifts go directly toward the chosen area and are 100% tax deductible. You can make a one-time gift in the amount of your choice or set a recurring monthly gift. NMSU employees may set up a recurring gift at

We have provided a secure giving opportunity for you online through our different areas. Should you wish to mail your support, please send it to NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Please make your check or money order payable to “NMSU Foundation” and specify the area you wish to give.

Thank you for your kind support!


Military and Veterans Programs Fund

Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University is committed to providing the best possible service to our veterans, active-duty military and their families as they pursue their educational goals. Gifts to the Military and Veterans Programs Fund will help our office to continue being an advocate, provide resources, and increase programs that will help ease the transition from military to student life.

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Welcome Back Picnic

Military and Veterans Programs host a Welcome Back Picnic at the beginning of every Fall semester. This event is a great way for our military/veteran/dependent students, who are new to NMSU to connect with current students. At this event we host community veteran organizations and NMSU organizations whose mission is to support and promote our military/veteran and dependent students.

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Military and Veteran Appreciation Week

A week of events to support our military and veteran students here at New Mexico State University. Here’s some highlights from our events: Armed Forces 5K Run, Military/Family Panel Discussions, Veterans Awareness Day Picnic, and NMSU Faculty and Staff Military Veteran Banquet. These events are a way to honor and support all of NMSU’s military and veteran students, faculty, and staff.

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Graduation Honor Cord Ceremony

The Graduation Cord Ceremony is held at the end of the Fall and Spring semester to honor all graduating NMSU/DACC military and veteran students. This event is our way to saying Congratulations to this momentous achievement, and to provide the students with a Red, White, and Blue cord they can wear at Commencement.

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Student Support Services

Gifts to this account help our office to raise money to be able to continue free services offered to students such as, free printing (toner, paper, drums), printer upkeep, scanning, fax services, computer lab, coffee (coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, utensils) and office supplies (staples, pens, scantron sheets).

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Chico Segura & Cruz Hernandez
Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship within the Military and Veterans Programs will allow Chico to forever impact the lives of student veterans. Please help support our veteran students by making a gift of any amount. Once fully endowed, the scholarship will be awarded to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a veteran or dependent of a veteran
  • Veteran must be honorably discharged
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours

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Josh Dunne Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Gifts to this scholarship honor the legacy of Corporal Josh Dunne, USMC and his dedication to helping other veterans in our local community. The scholarship will be awarded to individuals at the Undergraduate and/or Graduate level who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Veteran or a dependent of a Veteran
  • Must have declared a major, or field of study in Social Work, Public Health, or Criminal Justice
  • Must complete the personal statement section of the NMSU Scholar Dollar$ application related to veterans and the military

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RAYVETS Degree Completion
Current Use Scholarship

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. RAYVETS is an internal Employee Resource Group within Raytheon that supports Raytheon’s veterans and their families and well as veterans in our local communities. The scholarship funds shall be used to make an award to one or more full-time or part-times, undergraduate or graduate students. The award recipient must have been honorably discharged and Veteran benefits must have expired/run out or are otherwise unavailable.

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