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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 - Thanks to all the students and schools who participated in our 2018 Spring College Fairs in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. See Event Photos on Facebook and the Event Flyer
This program provides scholarship opportunities for students attending NM post-secondary institutions. New 2019 Scholarship Applications will be announced in the fall of 2018. 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 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.
The 2018 scholarship applications are now closed, winners will be notified by the end of April. Thank you to everyone who applied.
New 2019 Scholarship Applications will be announced in the fall of 2018. Please check back here or visit our Facebook page for details.
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 and a U.S. Citizen
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?”
If you have questions about the NMEC scholarship, please contact us at email@example.com or 866-761-9995
NMEC College Days & NightsThe 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Staff: 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 – 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