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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 Spring College Fairs - Event Flyer
    • Las Cruces: NMSU - Corbett Center - 1600 International Mall, 88003
    • Albuquerque: UNM Pit - 1111 University Blvd. 87106
  • NMEC Scholarships -Reminder - NMEC Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2018
    This program provides scholarship opportunities for students attending NM post-secondary institutions. The scholarship program is funded by the participation fees of College Days and College Nights. 
  • 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 at these events that are free to high school students and their families.
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NMEC Scholarships

The 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.

Download the 2018 NMEC Scholarship Application (PDF)
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018

Scholarship Awards
Beginning in 2015, NMEC awards $8,000 total in scholarships annually. In 2018, NMEC will award 8 individual $1,000 scholarships. Recipients will receive a non-renewable scholarship and a certificate commemorating their achievement.

Scholarship Criteria
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 2018 
  • Be a New Mexico resident and a U.S. Citizen
Scholarship Application
Scholarship recipient selection is based on the student’s desire to create a better New Mexico through educational attainment. 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?”

Download the 2018 NMEC Scholarship Application (PDF)
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018


Completed applications may be submitted by email to: marketingdepartment@nmeaf.org
or by postal mail it to:

NMEC Scholarships 
Attn: Joni Beader - Marketing & Outreach Department
7400 Tiburon NE Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109

If you have questions about the NMEC scholarship, please contact us at marketingdepartment@nmeaf.org or 866-761-9995

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NMEC College Days & Nights

The New Mexico Education Council sponsors annual New Mexico College Days & College Nights events at high school and college campuses throughout the state. High school students and their families are invited to attend these events to meet with admissions staff to learn about the education programs available at each school, and obtain information about the FAFSA and other financial aid options.

In 2017 NMEC hosted 54 events statewide with 11,200+ student participants.

For more information on NMEC’s College Days & Nights, contact: Joni Beader, NMEC Community Outreach Coordinator (505) 761-2352, beaderj@nmeaf.org

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NMEC Members

The 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 Staff: Joni Beader and Oscar Garcia
NMEC Advisory Council Members
  • Central New Mexico Community College – Amanda Martinez
  • Clovis Community College – Chirs Isham
  • Dona Ana Community College – Luly Valencia-Glenn
  • 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 – Sarah Williams
  • New Mexico Military Institute – Jasmine Small-Armstrong
  • New Mexico State University – Danielle Staley
  • Northern New Mexico College – Frank Orona
  • San Juan College - Kalie Alley
  • Santa Fe Community College – Marcos Maez
  • University of New Mexico – Matthew Hulett
  • Western New Mexico University – Margaret Perez-Medina

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NMEC History

In 1991, admissions and recruitment professionals from New Mexico's public colleges and universities joined together to form an organization called the New Mexico Education Council (NMEC) for purposes of conducting College Days events across the state. In 2015, the schools asked NMEAF to lend our logistics expertise, community outreach experience, administrative capabilities, and state-wide reach to strengthen NMEC. The NMEAF Board of Directors approved the creation of a DBA of NMEAF called the New Mexico Education Council, and 17 New Mexico colleges and universities joined NMEAF to form a stronger and more effective NMEC partnership. NMEAF is responsible for all logistical and administrative duties of NMEC and supports New Mexico's higher education institutions admissions and recruitment staff in connecting with high school students.

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Partnerships to Promote Higher Education

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 Spring College Fairs - Event Flyer
    • Las Cruces: NMSU - Corbett Center - 1600 International Mall, 88003
    • Albuquerque: UNM Pit - 1111 University Blvd. 87106
  • NMEC Scholarships -Reminder - NMEC Scholarship deadline is March 1, 2018
    This program provides scholarship opportunities for students attending NM post-secondary institutions. The scholarship program is funded by the participation fees of College Days and College Nights. 
  • 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 at these events that are free to high school students and their families.
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NMEC Scholarships

NMEC Scholarships

The 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.

Download the 2018 NMEC Scholarship Application (PDF)
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018

Scholarship Awards
Beginning in 2015, NMEC awards $8,000 total in scholarships annually. In 2018, NMEC will award 8 individual $1,000 scholarships. Recipients will receive a non-renewable scholarship and a certificate commemorating their achievement.

Scholarship Criteria
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 2018 
  • Be a New Mexico resident and a U.S. Citizen
Scholarship Application
Scholarship recipient selection is based on the student’s desire to create a better New Mexico through educational attainment. 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?”

Download the 2018 NMEC Scholarship Application (PDF)
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018


Completed applications may be submitted by email to: marketingdepartment@nmeaf.org
or by postal mail it to:

NMEC Scholarships 
Attn: Joni Beader - Marketing & Outreach Department
7400 Tiburon NE Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109

If you have questions about the NMEC scholarship, please contact us at marketingdepartment@nmeaf.org or 866-761-9995

NMEC College Days & Nights

NMEC College Days & Nights

The New Mexico Education Council sponsors annual New Mexico College Days & College Nights events at high school and college campuses throughout the state. High school students and their families are invited to attend these events to meet with admissions staff to learn about the education programs available at each school, and obtain information about the FAFSA and other financial aid options.

In 2017 NMEC hosted 54 events statewide with 11,200+ student participants.

For more information on NMEC’s College Days & Nights, contact: Joni Beader, NMEC Community Outreach Coordinator (505) 761-2352, beaderj@nmeaf.org

NMEC Members

NMEC Members

The 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 Staff: Joni Beader and Oscar Garcia
NMEC Advisory Council Members
  • Central New Mexico Community College – Amanda Martinez
  • Clovis Community College – Chirs Isham
  • Dona Ana Community College – Luly Valencia-Glenn
  • 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 – Sarah Williams
  • New Mexico Military Institute – Jasmine Small-Armstrong
  • New Mexico State University – Danielle Staley
  • Northern New Mexico College – Frank Orona
  • San Juan College - Kalie Alley
  • Santa Fe Community College – Marcos Maez
  • University of New Mexico – Matthew Hulett
  • Western New Mexico University – Margaret Perez-Medina

NMEC History

NMEC History

In 1991, admissions and recruitment professionals from New Mexico's public colleges and universities joined together to form an organization called the New Mexico Education Council (NMEC) for purposes of conducting College Days events across the state. In 2015, the schools asked NMEAF to lend our logistics expertise, community outreach experience, administrative capabilities, and state-wide reach to strengthen NMEC. The NMEAF Board of Directors approved the creation of a DBA of NMEAF called the New Mexico Education Council, and 17 New Mexico colleges and universities joined NMEAF to form a stronger and more effective NMEC partnership. NMEAF is responsible for all logistical and administrative duties of NMEC and supports New Mexico's higher education institutions admissions and recruitment staff in connecting with high school students.