NM Lottery Scholarship

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

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Current and Future Lottery Students

The New Mexico Lottery Legislative Scholarship covers tuition at any public higher education institution in New Mexico beginning the semester immediately following the students qualifying semester.

This scholarship covers the cost of tuition only (The New Mexico Higher Education Department authorizes the percentage of tuition covered by the scholarship.  At this time, Lottery students attending CCC have 100% of their tuition covered for up to three semesters as long as they maintain eligibility.  This percentage is subject to change). At CCC, tuition for the Fall 2016 term is $468 for in-district residents. 

If you maintain a 2.5 GPA or better and complete 12 or more credit hours per semester, you can receive the scholarship for up to seven semesters (three semesters at CCC).

Funding comes from the profits of the New Mexico Lottery, authorized by the New Mexico State Legislature.

To qualify for this scholarship at CCC, you must...

  • be a New Mexico resident.
  • must have graduated from an accredited high school in New Mexico or earned a high school equivalency credential in New Mexico.
  • enroll in at least 12 credit hours during the first regular term after high school graduation or the completion of a high school equivalency credential in any eligible New Mexico public college or university  (fall or spring) 

              o   12 credit hours at a two-year community college or

              o   15 credit hours at a four-year university

  • earn a 2.5 GPA with 12 completed credits.
  • maintain at least a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

We strongly recommend that all students complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but students are not required to complete a FAFSA in order to receive the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship.

Determining your Qualifying Semester

If you will graduate from high school or complete a high school equivalency credential in September, October, November or December, you should apply for admission and plan to enroll for the spring semester.

If you will graduate or complete a high school equivalency credential in February, March, April, May, June, July or August you should apply for admission and plan to enroll for the fall semester.

Success scholarships automatically begin with the students' second semester. The scholarship does not cover summer session, although cumulative GPA does include summer courses.

If all of the requirements are NOT met during your qualifying semester, you will NOT be eligible to receive the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship. Once eligibility is lost, the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship cannot be awarded and/or reinstated. However, if you feel as though you have exceptional mitigating circumstances beyond your control that prevented you from completing the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA, please contact the financial aid office at your earliest convenience.


Continuing Eligibility Criteria

In order to remain eligible for the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, students must

  • enroll in EACH consecutive fall and spring semester
  • enroll in and complete at least 12 credit hours
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA


Lottery Transfer Transcript:

If you are transferring to Clovis Community College with the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, you are required to contact the former school’s financial aid office and request a Lottery Transfer Transcript.

If you are a student at Clovis Community College and you are transferring to another New Mexico college or university, please contact the financial aid office so that we can complete a Lottery Transfer Transcript. Please make sure that you provide your name, social security number, student ID number, the name of the institution you are transferring to, and the fax number to that institution.


If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, please contact our office or visit the following website:


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