Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities available to military, veteran, and dependent students.


The Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer active-duty enlisted soldiers the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. The Green to Gold Scholarship Program consists of 4-year, 3-year, and 2- year scholarships. Applications are received at the national level but you must be accepted to NMSU first.

To find out more, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/current-and-prior-service/advance-your-career/green-to-gold.html
At Allied Van Lines, we believe that educational advancement is paramount in improving the lives of individuals from all walks of life—from young adults recently graduating from high school to career adults seeking continued education for the improvement of their portfolio, a quality education is always the first and most important step in raising the bar for one’s life in many more ways than one.

Due largely to this belief, we are excited to kick start the opportunity of offering our first-ever Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship, available to all those current or former active-duty military and their dependents who qualify. Upon the contest’s close date, two lucky winners will be selected to be the recipients of an award totaling $1,000 each.

The scholarship application is due December 15, 2022.

To learn of the entry requirements and apply, visit: https://www.allied.com/military-scholarship.
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.

To apply, visit: https://www.legion.org/scholarships
AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. AMVETS awards scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving high school seniors, ROTC students, and veterans pursuing higher education.

To apply, visit: https://amvets.org/scholarships
Army Emergency Relief is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.” AER maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

To apply, visit: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/scholarships
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. For more information, please contact the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) George Vargas at George.vargas@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6124 or with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220.

To apply, visit: https://www.nmdvs.org/forms
Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State. For all of us who knew and loved James, he will never be forgotten. He was the consummate person and professional who was respected by everyone he came in contact with.

In James’ honor, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.

To apply, visit: https://rotcconsulting.com/cpt-james-ahn-memorial-scholarship
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. You may be eligible for this scholarship if you're currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program or if you have a STEM degree and you're working toward teaching certification. Priority is given to Veterans and Fry Scholars.

Find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply, here: https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/stem-scholarship
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. If your parent died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you might be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funding or for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

To apply, visit: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/military
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 recipients.

To apply, visit: https://www.militaryscholar.org
This scholarship is for current high school juniors/seniors planning on attending a four-year university. You could receive a full 4-year scholarship or a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship to the college of your choice. If you don't receive the national scholarship, you can still sign up for MIS 110 your freshman year and compete for a campus-based scholarship.

Already a student at NMSU? ROTC currently awards 4-year, 3.5-year, 3-year Advanced Designee, 3-year, 2.5-year, 2-year CIET, 2-year Advanced Designee, and 2-year, or 2-year graduate degree scholarships for master’s students. Start off by signing up for one of ROTC basic classes like MIS 110, then come speak to an ROTC enrollment officer to get the ball rolling on applying for a scholarship. ROTC has specific scholarships reserved for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), nursing, and DOD critical language majors.

Find out more by going to https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html (College Students).
Student Veterans of America & Google have partnered to provide eight (8) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans via SVA’s network! Eligible students must be pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field.

To apply, visit: https://studentveterans.org/programs-events/scholarships/google-scholarship
The Marines’ Memorial Association’s Scholarship is open from January 8th to April 28th. Must be either a member of the Marines’ Memorial or a child or grandchild of a member.

To apply, visit: https://marinesmemorial.org/scholarships/sergeants-henry-and-jeanne-rose
Already enlisted in the National Guard or the Army Reserve? Through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) you can do Army ROTC at the same time and commission as a 2nd lieutenant. Find out more by going to the Army ROTC site section on National Guard/Reserve Students. These scholarships can be used in conjunction with some of your other National Guard/Reserve benefits.

To learn more, visit: https://armyrotc.nmsu.edu/scholarships1/army-scholarships.html
Founded in 2004, the mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. The application to join the next class of Tillman Scholars will open on February 3, 2015, and will close on March 3, 2015.

To apply, visit: https://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar
The ROTC program at NMSU has the following merit-based scholarship opportunities for its participating cadets:

Evans Ramirez Garcia Scholarship
Michael W. Jefferson Army ROTC Endowed
Hellmuth Military Science & Aerospace Studies Scholarship
CPT Edward Griffin Memorial Scholarship
Manatt Army ROTC Leadership Endowed
Col. Emmet L. Nations ROTC Scholarship
LTC William Reinhart, II
Col. Kary & Betty Wall Endowed Scholarship
MOAA Scholarship
ROTC Alumni Friends Scholarship
LTC Frances B. & Christine Conway Scholarship
Tom & Doreen Elfmont Scholarship
Army ROTC Alumni Chapter Challenge Scholarship
Military Science Endowed Scholarship
Fouratt & Heydt Leaders Scholarship
SFC Antonio Rey ROD Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

To learn more about the above merit-based scholarships, visit: https://armyrotc.nmsu.edu/scholarships1/scholarships1.html
Scholar Dollar$ is the singular online scholarship application, application processing, and scholarship awarding system for New Mexico State University. Developed by Student Information Management, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management and designed in collaboration with NMSU Foundation and The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, Scholar Dollar$ is the one application for all NMSU scholarships.

Open the Scholar Dollar$-MVP Scholarships list to view the scholarships available for military, veterans, and dependent students. All scholarships are accessed through the Scholar Dollar$ website.

To apply, visit: https://scholarships.nmsu.edu
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.

To apply, visit: https://sportclips.com/promotions-partnerships/help-a-hero/help-a-hero
ThanksUSA “thanks” the men and women of the United States armed forces for awarding need-based college, technical, and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.

To apply, visit: https://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html
The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “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.

To apply, visit: https://www.vfw.org/scholarship
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. Veterans must apply through the NM Department of Veteran Services with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220. 

To apply, visit: http://www.nmdvs.org/forms
Wartime Veteran Scholarship. Can be used by any veteran who has served in combat since 1990 and who has exhausted all available federal G.I. Education Benefits options. Veterans must apply through the NM Department of Veteran Services with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220.

To apply, visit: http://www.nmdvs.org/forms