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The New Mexico Education Council (NMEC) is a partnership between NMEAF and 17 NM public colleges and universities to promote higher education in NM. NMEC's primary programs are
NMEC College Fairs
NMEC hosts college fairs throughout New Mexico at local high schools and colleges every September - October. Ask your high school counselor for details about the college fair near you.
Thanks to all the students and schools who participated in our New Mexico 2018 College Fairs. See Event Photos on Facebook
This program provides scholarship opportunities for students attending NM post-secondary institutions. 2019 Scholarship Applications will be available fall 2018. The scholarship program is funded by the participation fees of College Days & College Nights. Learn more and apply for the scholarship
College Days & College Nights Events
This annual program hosts events at NM high schools and colleges. Representatives from NM’s public colleges and universities interact and educate students on their schools’ programs, applications, admissions and financial aid. NMEAF also provides FAFSA information and the four types of Financial Aid to students and their families.
See Events Calendar
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NMEC ScholarshipsThe NMEC scholarship program provides scholarship opportunities for students attending a New Mexico post-secondary educational institution. The New Mexico Education Council college scholarship program helps NM students fund higher education in New Mexico.
Apply for the 2019 NMEC Scholarship
Beginning in 2015, NMEC awards $8,000 total in scholarships annually. In 2018, NMEC awarded 8 individual $1,000 scholarships. Recipients will receive a non-renewable scholarship and a certificate commemorating their achievement.
Student applicants for the NMEC Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Be a senior in a New Mexico public, private, or home school
- Be enrolled to attend a New Mexico public or private higher education school, college or university in the Fall of 2019
- Be a New Mexico resident
Scholarship recipient selection is based on the student’s desire to create a better New Mexico through educational attainment at New Mexico colleges.. This is exemplified through the student’s school, community, and academic ability. The application requires students to list honors and awards, offices and positions of leadership, activities and organizations, community service, employment, and future plans. Applicants must also submit an 800-1,000-word essay on the topic: “How does higher education play an important role in the future of New Mexico?”
If you have questions about the NMEC scholarship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-761-9995
NMEC College Days & NightsThe New Mexico Education Council (NMEC) sponsors annual New Mexico College Days & College Nights events at high school and college campuses throughout the state. High school students, families and the community are invited to attend these events to meet with admissions staff to learn about the programs available at each college/university. Also, to obtain information about the FAFSA and Financial Aid.
The fall 2018 event schedule increased to 68 hosting locations.
See Events Calendar
Registration for upcoming college fairs will be announced in the Spring of 2019.For more information about NMEC’s College Days & Nights, contact: Joni Beader, NMEC Community Outreach Coordinator (505) 761-2352, email@example.com
See map of 2018 locations, locations in red are open to the public to attend:
NMEC MembersThe New Mexico Education Council is composed of 17 public higher education institutions in New Mexico. These dedicated members are committed to promoting higher educational attainment to New Mexico’s high school students.
NMEC Governance Committee
- Chair: Jacque Kennedy, New Mexico State University
- Vice Chair: Hillary Pineda, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
- Treasurer: Brandon Fields, New Mexico State University
- Scholarships: Amanda Martinez, Central New Mexico Community College
- Travel: Judy Ortiz-Aragon, University of New Mexico
- Secretary: Jasmine Small-Armstrong, New Mexico Military Institute
- NMEAF: Joni Beader and Oscar Garcia
- Central New Mexico Community College – Amanda Martinez
- Clovis Community College – Chirs Isham
- Dona Ana Community College – Gerri Martinez
- Eastern New Mexico University – Cody Spitz
- Institute of American Indian Arts – Mary Silentwalker
- Luna Community College – Moses Marquez
- Mesalands Community College – Matt Garcia
- New Mexico Highland University - Jessica Jaramillo
- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology - Tony Ortiz
- New Mexico Junior College – Taylor Novak
- New Mexico Military Institute – Jasmine Small-Armstrong
- New Mexico State University – Seth Miner
- Northern New Mexico College – Frank Orona
- San Juan College - Abby Calcote
- Santa Fe Community College – Marcos Maez
- University of New Mexico – Matthew Hulett
- Western New Mexico University – Margaret Perez-Medina