Additional Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the Army scholarships, the ROTC program as NMSU has the following merit based scholarship opportunities for its participating cadets.

Evans Ramirez Garcia Scholarship: The Evans Ramirez Garcia ROTC memorial Endowed Scholarship  swas established in 2012 in order to honor Evans Ramirez Garcia for his heroism and sacrifices as a Bataan Veteran. Evans Garcia was born in Dona Ana, New Mexico on June 19, 2913. He had a solid work ethic from the age of 10, when he began working in his grandfather’s alfalfa field in Dona Ana, minding the horses that put the alfalfa into a bale-making machine.  He attended New Mexico State University in 1934, but did not graduate, as he decided to go to work full-time to help support his mother.  He volunteered for the Army at age 27, becoming a part of the 200th Coastal Artillery, Battery H of the New Mexico Army National Guard, which was sent to the Philippines in September of 1941. The men of the 200th were among those who fought the decisive battles after the Japanese attacked the Philippines on December 7, 1941, keeping the Japanese Army from taking the islands quickly as they had planned.  This gave the US time to re-fortify and plan for the European front, possibly changing the course of the war.  The courageous soldiers were captured by the Japanese and forced to surrender, becoming prisoners of war and forced to endure the brutal Bataan Death March,  Soon after, they were shipped to Japan to work as slave laborers in the coal mines of the enemy.  Evans Garcia spent 42 grueling and months in prison camp, but kept his hope and spirits alive by praying and helping others

  • Must be a member of the NMSU Army ROTC program.
  • May be an Undergraduate or Graduate student.
  • Preference to students who plan to make the military a career for themselves.

Michael W. Jefferson Army ROTC Endowed: The Michael W. Jefferson Army ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund was establishe din 2009 to make an annual award to a cadet in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.

  • Must be enrolled in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.
  • Must be a resident of New Mexico
  • Must be entering his/her Senior year.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Preference goes to an Army ROTC cadet who has made or intends to make the military their career and a cadet who is conductiong a Summer Internship in the areas of Engineering, Intelligence, Medical, or Judicial Advocacy. 

Hellmuth Military Science & Aerospace Studies Scholarship:The Hellmuth Military Science Endowment Scholarship is used to make annual awards for educational expenses to one or more Cadets who are contract in the Army ROTC program at NMSU. Recipients must have succssfully completed the Army ROTC Leadership Developoment and Assessment Course. The award is intended to provide educational expenses following a cadet's summer training.

  • Awarded during the Fall semester.

CPT Edward Griffin Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship goes to an Army ROTC Cadet who meets the standard qualifications and who are either a Sophomore or Junior at NMSU.

  • Must be an cadet in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.
  • Must be either a Sophomore or Junior.
  • Must be in good standings with the University and Army ROTC program.
  • Must be interested in making the military a career for themselves.

Manatt Army ROTC Leadership Endowed: The Manatt Army ROTC Leadership Endowed Scholarship was established by James C. and Marilyn Manatt in 2008 to make an award to a cadet or cadets who demonstrate superior leadership and potential for success as an Army officer as demonstrated by his/her involvement in student organizations and leadership positions held.

  • Must be enrolled in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.
  • Preference given to cadets from Chaves, Lea, Eddy, Lincoln, or Otero Counties in New Mexico.
  • Preference given to cadets who are members of the Army National Guard.

Col. Emmet L. Nations ROTC Scholarship: the Colonel Emmet L. Nations ROTC Scholarship was established in the Memory of Col. Nations who was a professor of Military schience and Tatics in Europe during WWII and Korean War.

  • Must be a Freshman or Sophomore in the Army ROTC program.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be a resident of New Mexico.
  • Must be interested in making the military a career for themselves.

LTC William Reinhart, II: The LTC William Reinharad, II Current Use Award Scholarship was created in 2009 by Mary Beth Reinhard in memory of LTC Reinhard II to support cadets in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.

  • Must be a cadet in the Army ROTC program at NMSu.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have successfully completed "Introduction to Miltiary Science and/or currently enrolled in "Introduction to Leadership".
  • Must have successfully completed one Military Science 300 level course AND be enrolled in an additional Military Science 300 level course.

Col. Kary & Betty Wall Endowed Scholarship: The Colonel Kary D. and Betty W. Wall Endowed Funds was established by Colonel Kary D. and Betty W. Wall in 2006 in order to support educationally related expenses for a cadet in the U.S. Army ROTC program.

  • Must be a second year Army ROTC student who expreses interest to enroll in the advanced program.
  • Must express clear intent to branch in the MFE career field. 
  • Must be an all-around student that demonstrates outstanding leadership cababilities.

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship: The Miltiary Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund was establishe din 1990 to help provide scholarships for New Mexico State University students in the Army ROTC program.

  • Must be a Sophomore participating in the Army ROTC program
  • Must be a New Mexico resident
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0

ROTC Alumni Friends Scholarship: The ROTC Alumni & Friends Scholarship was established in 1981 to award scholarships to NMSU students whoa re active in the Army ROTC parogram and who exhibit leadership potential.

LTC Frances B. & Christine Conway Scholarship: The Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Francis B. and Christine A. Conway Endowment Army ROTC Scholarship was established in 2013 by Christine A. Conway in order to make an award to one or more undergraduate students in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.

  • Must be a Contracted Junior or Senior in the NMSU Army ROTC program.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in both their acadmic studies and in their Military Science Courses.

Tom & Doreen Elfmont Scholarship: Created in 2016, the Tom and Doreen Elfmont Current Use Scholarship supports one or more undergraduate Army ROTC students. The award is equal to the amount of room and board. 

  • Must be enrolled in the NMSU Army ROTC program
  • Prference is given to either male or female cadets who are in good standings and desire to go Active Duty in a Combat Arms Branch.

Army ROTC Alumni Chapter Challenge Scholarship:The Army ROTC Alumni Chapter Challenge Scholarship Endowed Scholarship Fund is used to support students in the Army ROTC program who are working toward a commission in the U.S. Army. 

  • Must be enrolled full-time at NMSU.
  • Must be a member of the NMSU Army ROTC program.

Military Science Endowed Scholarship: The Military Science Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 to make at least one annual award to student(s) enrolled as cadets in NMSU's Military Science (ROTC) program.

Fouratt & Heydt Leaders Scholarship: The Fouratt and Heydt American Leaders Endowed Scholarsship was established in 2016 by Gregory Fouratt and Larry Heydt to support students in the Army ROTC program at NMSU. 

  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in the Army ROTC program at NMSU.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior
  • Must have an maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to students studying Government.
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The SFC Antonio Rey "ROD" Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship was created to celebrate the life of SFC Antonio Rey “ROD” Rodriguez. SFC Rodriguez was an Army Ranger and Cryptologic linguist who was killed in action protecting his country during combat operations in Afghanistan. He earned a number of medals and commendations for his devotion to service, most notably the Bronze Star for heroic or meritorious service in a combat zone. This scholarship is available to one junior or senior level cadet enrolled in the Air Force or Army ROTC Programs who maintains a GPA of 3.25 and has served or is serving as an enlisted member of the US Armed Forces. For SFC Antonio Rey “ROD” Rodriguez’s full biography click here.

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