Out of State Scholarship Opportunities from Eastern New Mexico University


Whether you’re a New Mexico resident or out-of-state student, Eastern New Mexico University is committed to providing scholarship awards in an effort to make college attainable for students from all backgrounds. That’s why ENMU offers generous scholarship awards to out-of-state freshman.

Available out-of-state scholarships include awards like The Freshman Academic Scholarship, which pays up to $1,000 – $3,000/year. Additionally, we offer the Freshman Competitive Waivers, Western Undergraduate Exchange program, Texas 135-Mile Tuition Waiver, Colorado Scholar Tuition Waivers, and Arizona Undergraduate Out-of-State Waivers which waives the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements for Out of State Students

All ENMU out-of-state scholarship opportunities require either test scores and GPA (or both) to qualify. The greater your ACT or SAT test scores, the greater the size of your potential scholarship award. Here is an overview of the eligibility requirements for Eastern’s specific out-of-state scholarships:

Freshman Competitive Waiver: Requirements vary depending on student GPA. Applicants must either have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or 940/1020 SAT score; or a 3.0 high school GPA with a 23 ACT or 1060/1130 SAT score.

Colorado Scholar Tuition Waiver: Must be a Colorado resident with at least a 2.5 GPA and 20 ACT or 940 SAT (pre Feb. 2016)/1020 SAT (post March 1, 2016) score.

Arizona Undergraduate Out-of-State Waiver:  Must be an Arizona resident with a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Texas 135-Mile Tuition Waiver: Must live within 135 miles of ENMU-Portales.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program: Must be a resident of any of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Can You Renew Your Scholarship Awards?

ENMU’s out-of-state scholarship awards can be renewed contingent upon successful GPA maintenance and course credit accumulation. Please see each individual scholarship opportunity for more details on how to apply, when to apply, and how renew these generous academic scholarship awards.

Eastern New Mexico University offers dedicated faculty who are committed to academic excellence and emphasize liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, and cultural diversity. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, ENMU offers an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach.  Visit the ENMU website to learn more about what ENMU offers.


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