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Undocumented/DACA Students

Educational Info for Undocumented Students at NMSU

For detailed information on accessing higher education in New Mexico/New Mexico State University system click on the box below titled “Info-Undoc/DACA Students”.



Scholar Dollar$
All admitted NMSU system students can apply for scholarships on Scholar Dollar$.  To access Scholar Dollar$ click here
You will need your Aggie ID and username to log on to Scholar Dollar$.


The scholarships listed below require that a student must complete at least 12 credit hours at the New Mexico State Univeristy main campus in Las Cruces must apply through Scholar Dollar$


Danny Villanueva Scholarship 

Students must have demonstrated community involvement and leadership ability. A 2.5 gpa minimum. Amount $1,500.00


Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus Scholarship 

Available to undergraduate and graduate students. Amount: $1,500.00

Dr.Narcisa Zarate Scholarship 

Available for undergraduate and graduate students, graduates from NM high schools only. Amount: In-state tuition for one semester

Jose A. Garcia Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Annual award for Hispanic students from any major or classification. Amount: $500

Scholarships for Undocumented Students:

DACA students can look for scholarships that do not have requirements for U.S. citizenship or permanent Resident status.
Scholarships Open to Non-US Citizens:

For legal providers click –> Legal Providers



White House memorandum on DACA 2021

Overview of current legislation