The New Mexico Tourism Department is proud to share the 2019-2020 application for the 505 Southwestern New Mexico True Scholarship is now open! This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one recipient. The scholarship is awarded in equal payments over four years of undergraduate study.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must: be graduating seniors of a New Mexico high school; plan to attend an accredited college or university in New Mexico beginning fall 2020 and be enrolled full time; have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their first six semesters of high school; have completed a FAFSA application for the upcoming college year; and demonstrate a commitment to making an impact in the agricultural industry and/or overall economy of food and agriculture of New Mexico.

To apply for this scholarship, students are required to register on the New Mexico Community Foundation's web portal as a scholarship applicant. Please select “Scholarship Applicant” under “Portal Access” on the registration form. Register here.

Once registered, students can login to begin the application. (Please note that students will have the option to save and come back to the application anytime. Access the login page here.

The deadline to apply is March 24, 2020. For questions, contact