Scholarships are another form of financial aid available at Mesalands Community College.
Foundation Scholarships are awarded to our students from the Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) each fall and spring semester. Students complete one application to be considered for all scholarships they may be eligible for in a given academic year. The priority deadline is March 31. As some scholarships are determined by need, a FAFSA must also be on file in the Financial Aid Office by March 31. Scholarships that are funded by the Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc., are subject to funds availability and Foundation Board approval. There is no guarantee that Foundation Scholarships will be awarded.
New Mexico high school and GED graduates who begin study at Mesalands Community College immediately after graduation may qualify for the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship. During their first semester at the College, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) to receive the Legislative Lottery Scholarship the following semester. This scholarship is limited to New Mexico residents This scholarship is limited to New Mexico residents and is allocated to students enrolled at a two year institution for four continuous semesters (summers excluded) or at a four year institution for eight semesters. The Legislative Lottery Scholarship has no age or income restrictions.
Outside scholarships are always accepted. Students who wish to apply for outside scholarships should notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible of their intent. Students should also inform the Financial Aid Office of all extenuating requirements such as enrollment verification and G.P.A. requirements for each outside scholarship.