US$2.5 million for STEM scholarships are awarded at NMSU

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Published: 2023-08-17
US$2.5 million for STEM scholarships are awarded at NMSU

NEW MEXICO – The New Mexico Higher Education Department allocated nearly US$2.5 million to fund scholarships for graduate students in areas such as science, technology, engineering or mathematics at New Mexico State University (NMSU).

The funding, which will be distributed over three academic years, is part of US$10 million in NMHED support to New Mexico state universities that award graduate degrees to students in STEM-related programs.

The university reported that eligible students will receive a scholarship of no more than US$7,200 per academic year.

To be eligible, students must have graduated from a New Mexico high school and be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral program.

“NMSU has a wide range of high-quality STEM graduate programs across our academic colleges, and I know these funds will encourage more of our New Mexico students to pursue their graduate degrees and complete their training in a timely manner,” said Phame Camarena, interim dean of the NMSU Graduate School.

“New Mexico State University is leading the way with research and innovation that will help us respond to a changing climate, develop a diverse and sustainable economy, and usher in a brighter future for southern New Mexico, our state and the entire Southwest,” said New Mexico State Representative Nathan Small, chairman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.