New Mexico Lottery Legislative Scholarship

For more information contact
Financial Aid
Dr. H. A. Miller Student Services Center

Hours of Operation
During the semester
Monday and Wednesday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Between semesters
Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Your chance for success...

Current and Future Lottery Students

Important Announcement: Over the past 17 years, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship has provided 82,619 New Mexicans the opportunity to obtain a college degree. However, in recent years the fund has become unsustainable into the future.

The New Mexico Higher Education Department (HED) has determined that while the award for the fall semester of 2013 will be the full 100% tuition, if no further action is taken by the Legislature, the scholarship will experience a significant deficit beginning in the spring semester of 2014.

New Mexico legislators are working on solutions to aid in the sustainability of the Lottery scholarship. This could mean changes to initial and continuing eligibility for students as early as Spring 2014. As we receive information we will relay it as quickly as possible.

If you have questions contact April Chavez at 575-769-4061.

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. At CCC, tuition for the Fall 2013 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 eight semesters (four semesters at CCC).

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

To qualify, you must...
  • be a New Mexico resident.
  • have graduated from a New Mexico high school OR earned a New Mexico GED.
  • enroll immediately in any New Mexico public college or university the first semester (fall or spring) following graduation or completion of New Mexico GED.
  • earn a 2.5 GPA with 12 completed credits.
  • Success scholarships automatically begin with the students' second semester. The scholarship does not cover summer session, although cumulative GPA does include summer courses. There is no application process or paperwork. You'll receive this award automatically if you meet the requirements.

Determining your Qualifying Semester
If you will graduate or complete a GED 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 GED in February, March, April, May, June, July or August you should apply for admission and plan to enroll for the fall semester.