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The Alumni Full Tuition Scholarship
The Alumni Full Tuition Scholarship covers all tuition expenses for an NMSU junior or senior on a rotating basis in the respective colleges. This scholarship is supported by an endowment fund established by the Alumni Association. Applications are sent from the Office of Financial Aid and reviewed by the Association’s awards committee who selects the recipients.


The Past Presidents Student Leader Scholarship
The Past Presidents Student Leader Scholarship is awarded each year to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in high school and their community. Each scholarship is funded by the past presidents of the Alumni Association through an endowment that was created by former presidents of the Alumni Association. Past presidents of the Alumni Association review the applications and select the recipient(s).

The New Mexico Centennial Alumni Scholarship

This year the NMSU Alumni Association is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State of New Mexico by establishing a scholarship fund to support New Mexico students who pursue a degree at NMSU. In support of student success, $5.00 of each renewed and new membership in the Alumni Association will go to the NM Centennial Alumni Scholarship. Your membership means you can join thousands of other graduates in creating a scholarship fund that will support NMSU students for years.


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Meet our Scholars




New Mexico Centennial Essay
Alumni Scholarship
Hannah Hopper


Hannah Hopper is the recipient of the NM Centennial Essay Alumni Scholarship. The NMSU Statehood Centennial Committee named Hannah’s inspirational words on “what it means to be New Mexican” the winning essay from among dozens. Hannah will use her scholarship to study music education at NMSU.

Click here for winning essay. (pdf)
Click here for thank you letter (pdf)






Past Presidents' Scholarship

Analicia Crespin and Lance Widner were selected as the Spring 2013 scholarship recipients.


Analicia Crespin

Analicia Crespin has one goal in mind for when she graduates from New Mexico State University with a degree in nursing…to return to her small hometown of Cuba, NM and do what she can to open a much needed hospital.

Analicia, who graduated with a class of 67 in May 2012, began taking college classes as a senior at Luna Community College.

Growing up, Analicia did not see efficient healthcare in her community; the small town of Cuba has a health clinic, but services are limited. In several cases she witnessed a decline in health and family dynamics because adequate services were not available, including within her own family. When she receives her master’s degree in nursing, Analicia plans to return to Cuba and develop a healthcare system in the community that includes a dependable and reliable community hospital.

Analicia has numerous family members who graduated from New Mexico State University, including her mother, who received her degree in business.


Lance Widner

Lance Widner is passionate about many things, but sports and agriculture are pretty high on his list.

Lance, a 2012 graduate from Melrose High School, is studying Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED) with a focus on agricultural communications. After graduating he plans to begin a career teaching high school students, sports broadcasting, and coaching.

To gain valuable experience, Lance is involved in NMSU ACT, an organization that provides students with professional experience in agricultural media and public relations.

Lance was part of three state championship football teams, a 300-meter hurdle state champion, and a member of winning basketball and baseball teams. When he wasn’t active in sports, Lance was participating in 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and NM Future Farmers of America.

Lance is an active participant in the community, spending his time in the past with organizations including Angel Tree, Thanksgiving Care Boxes, and Secret Santa.

Lance is following in the footsteps of two sisters, his father, and his grandfather…all alumni of New Mexico State University.