CNM has many scholarship opportunities for both new and ongoing students. One may be right for you! We want you to take a look at these opportunities. Scholarships are a source of additional money for school.

Now Hiring

We're seeking a work-study eligible student for a Scholarship Assistant position.

Contact Luis Villa for any questions at 505-224-3140

Contact Scholarship Services

Scholarship Services
525 Buena Vista SE
SSC 104
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 224-3140
(505) 224-3124 (fax)

How to apply:

  • Request applications from all potential scholarship donors
  • Apply before the deadlines
  • Obtain letters of reference
  • Type all letters and applications

Do you want a scholarship for next year? The 2019-2020 application is linked below. This short application is all it takes to be considered. Complete it now!

The CNM Scholarship Application for the 2019-2020 aid year is now open. 
This application is for the Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 terms.

2019 - 2020 CNM Scholarship Application

CNM Foundation scholarships are now open for the 2018 - 2019 aid year. 

 2018-2019 CNM Foundation Scholarships

Featured CNM Scholarships

Ottens Foundation Emergency and Success Scholarship

Native American students who are enrolled in a healthcare related program through the School of Health Wellness and Public Safety who may have a financial emergency and/or who will be graduating in the Fall 2018 term or Spring 2019 term. Apply for the Ottens Foundation Emergency and Success Scholarship.

PNM Renewable Technology Success Award Scholarship

Students enrolled at least half time (6 credits) and are graduating this Spring 2019 semester in Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology, Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Construction Management Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Geographic Information Technology, Electrical Trades, HVAC, Machine Tool Technology, Plumbing and Gas Fitting, and Welding and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Eligible applicants must apply for Spring Graduation. Apply for the PNM Renewable Technology Success Award Scholarship

STEM/Engineering Success Scholarship

Students graduating from Math, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Earth and Planetary Science, or Physics in the Spring 2019 semester. Must have a 3.0 GPA or greater and have applied for Spring graduation. Apply for the STEM/Engineering Success Scholarship

Veterinary Tech Success Scholarship

Students graduating in the Spring 2019 semester with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and have applied for Spring graduation. Apply for the Veterinary Tech Success Scholarship

Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund

The Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund is an emergency fund available for students experiencing an unforeseen financial situation.

State of NM Scholarship Funds

Did you just graduate from a New Mexico high school? Or did you just pass a New Mexico high school equivalency credential exam?  We have scholarships just for you. 

Bridge to Success Scholarship - Closed for 2019-2020

The Bridge to Success Scholarship is offered by CNM to first-time Freshman who are in the process of qualifying for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. The Bridge to Success Scholarship is offered only in fall and covers actual tuition charges and registration fee for the Lottery Qualifying Term.

NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship

The New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship encourages New Mexico high school graduates and New Mexico high school equivalency credential recipients to enroll full time and complete a two-year degree within four terms or a four year degree within eight terms. 

CNM Programs with Scholarship Opportunities

CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship

Students completing their degree program, but are not eligible for financial aid may qualify for the CNM Graduation Incentive Scholarship. Please contact Connect Services for information.  

CNM Suncat Scholars

The CNM Suncat Scholars program begins every Fall and supports first time college freshmen earn an associate's degree within two years.

New Student Orientation Leader Scholarship

New Student Orientation Leader Scholarship is a unique opportunity to welcome new students to CNM, gain leadership and teamwork experience, and earn a scholarship. 

Federal Opportunities


Funding for AmeriCorps members who have committed their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters and more who have earned education benefits to be used at two and four year institutions.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship has been established by the U.S. Department of Education beginning with the 2018-2019 award year. A Pell Grant eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.
Apply for the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship.

External Scholarships

You can apply for scholarship opportunities from sources outside of CNM.

Scholarship Resource Forms