University of New Mexico Presidential Scholarship

The University of New Mexico Presidential Scholarship is offered to selected incoming freshmen New Mexico residents with proven academic and citizenship skills as demonstrated in the classroom and positions of leadership. Students must apply during their senior year in high school. The award is valued at $8,431 each year and is renewable for four (4) years given that the student continues to meet the criteria. Eligibility:-Graduating from a high school in New Mexico-Minimum of 31 on the ACT-Minimum of 3.9 GPA -Extracurricular participationEssay:1. Explain your plans for your college education, giving specific details that describe what led to your educational goals. (350 words or less)2. Explain the ways you have shown leadership in the past and how you expect to be a leader in the future. (350 words or less)3. Describe one specific way you have grown or changed in the last four years and explain how this change affects your future in college and beyond. (350 words or less)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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