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Scholarships

Apply for NMSU and PES scholarships using the NMSU Scholar Dollars site. Instructions and FAQ available for new and continuing students.

Departmental Scholarships and Endowments

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Aggie Cancer Survivor Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student at NMSU who has survived cancer.

(Established by Dr. James Kilcrease in 2013)

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Aggie Organ Donor--Awarded to any NMSU Main Campus student who is on the transplant list to receive a major organ(s), or a student whose children, parents, siblings or self has donated or received major organ(s).

(Established by Dr. Ryan Goss, wife Diana, family and friends in 2013)

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Dr. Suman Bagga Scholarship--Used to support undergraduate students (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) majoring in Genetics in the PES Department.

(Established by Dr. Suman Bagga 2010)

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Arden and Elsie Baltensperger Scholarship--Awarded to graduate students studying turfgrass science, plant breeding or genetics.

(Established by Arden and Elsie Baltensperger in 2004)

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Emmett Chapman Memorial Scholarship--Two scholarships awarded to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in agronomy or horticulture with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Established by Mrs. Mary Jane Chapman in 1993)

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Joe and Daisy Corgan Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 majoring in horticulture.

(Established by Joe and Daisy Corgan, friends and family in 1998)

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Bernard Corley Memorial Scholarships in Turf Grass Management--Awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a career in turf management, horticulture, landscaping, or related field. Student must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

(Established by friends and family of Bernard Corley in 1996)

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Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Cotter Scholarship--Awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate horticulture student who shows evidence of leadership ability. Award based on preparation and completion of a practical or technical work experience in horticulture.

(Established by Dr. and Mrs. Donald Cotter, friends and family in 1992)

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Frances 'Fran' Hanff Cotter Endowment--Used in support of the flower judging teams. May be used for travel, research, scholarships or other aspects related to cut flowers and ornamental plants.

(Established by Don and Fran Cotter in 2005)

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The Desert Project Scholarship--Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science.

(Established with a gift from the Desert Project Tour in 2000)

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The Environmental Science Scholarship--Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science.

(Established by friends of the Environmental Science program in 2003)

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Dr. J.V. (Josh) Enzie Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a student majoring in horticulture.

(Established by friends and family of Josh Enzie in 1989)

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Bruce Erhard Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Horticulture with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Preference given to student working at the NMSU Golf Course or other turf entity.

(Established by Bruce Erhard, family and friends in 2006)

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Randy and Cindy Farmer Endowment--Used to support students employed at the Landscape Demonstration Garden, with preference given to students majoring in horticulture with an interest in landscape horticulture.

(Established by Randy and Cindy Farmer in 2004)

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Dora Blossom Gile Research Endoment--Supports student research in soil and environmental sciences.

Established by Leland H. Gile in 2010)

Dora Blossom Gile Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to one or more students enrolled in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, majoring in soil science. Student must be a U.S. citizen with financial need and may continue to receive the award for more than one year.

(Established by Leland H. Gile in 1997)

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Dr. Esteban Herrera Graduate Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student with preference given to students interested in pecan or fruit tree research.

(Established by Dr. Esteban Herrera, friends and family in 2005)

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Kringle the Cat Scholarship-- Awarded to a Horticulture student

(Established by an Anonymous donor in 1996)

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Paul and Cecelia La Vine Scholarship--Awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in horticulture with a cumulative GPA above 2.75 and demonstrated financial need.

(Established by Paul and Cecelia La Vine in 2005)

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Landscape Demonstration Garden Endowment--Used to support activities in the Landscape Demonstration Garden.

(Established by friends of the garden in 2000)

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Bonnie Lowenstein Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, agronomy, or related area. Student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

(Endowed by Dr. Bernard Lowenstein in 1994)

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Dr. Bernard Lowenstein Memorial Graduate Fellowship--Awarded to one graduate student who shall be designated the 'Lowenstein Fellow' studying some aspect of ornamental horticulture.

(Established through a bequeath from Dr. Bernard Lowenstein in 2004)

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R.W. Ludwick Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a junior or senior woman majoring in horticulture.

(Established by the Desert Daubers Garden Club in 2007)

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Barbara J. Maier Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior in horticulture with a GPA above 3.0.

(Established by Dr. Charles Maier in 2008)

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Bill Mayfield Memorial Graduate Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student studying native or xeric plants.

(Established by the estate of Bill Mayfield in 2009)

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Dr. Thomas McGinn Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student conducting studies on or related to grapes or other small fruit.

(Established by the Tularosa Basin Chapter of the New Mexico Vine and Wine Society in 2010)

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Dr. Billy Melton Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in agronomy, soils, or environmental science.

(Established by Dr. J.R. and Helen Hazer Thomas in 1999)

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Mary Frances Mexal Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to an undergraduate student with a GPA above 2.5. Preference is given to a single parent or returning student continuing their education.

(Established by the family and friends of Mary Frances Mexal in 2008)

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John and Barbara Mexal Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA above 3.0 and an interest in ornamental horticulture, urban forestry or natural resource management.

(Established by John and Barbara Mexal and friends in 2010)

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Drs. Greg and Iris Mullins Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.0 or better GPA.

(Established by friends of Greg Mullins in 2009)

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Dr. Roy Nakayama Memorial Horticulture Scholarship--Awarded to students majoring in horticulture.

(Established by friends and family of Roy Nakayama in 1985)

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John and Ruth Overpeck Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to student majoring in agronomy or horticulture.

(Established by Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Overpeck in 1961)

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Joe Parker Scholarship--Awarded to an agronomy or horticulture student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

(Established by Pet Food Incorporated in 1992)

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Rich Phillips Endowment--Used to support student research in the molecular biology and genetics of chile, student international travel in support of chile germplasm research. Awarded to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior with a 3.0 GPA, majoring in Genetics (preferred) or Horticulture with a strong interest in genetics.

(Established by the New Mexico Chile Association)

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Mr. Ananda and Dr. Uday Sengupta Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a student majoring in Genetics in the PES department with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

(Established by Drs. Champa and Amudhu Gopalan in 2010)

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Shannon Family Internship--Awarded to a horticulture student working in the Landscape Demonstration Garden.

(Established by Emroy Shannon and family in 1998)

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Kelly Stack Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to Environmental Science majors with an interest in algal research.

(Established by her family, in memorial of Kelly Stack in 2013)

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Dr. Darrell Sullivan Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in horticulture.

(Established by Darrell Sullivan, family and friends 2003)

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Norma Bellows Ulery Memorial Outstanding Student Award--Awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate female majoring in or emphasizing in soil science or environmental science. Teamwork, service, enthusiasm and collegiality are the main criteria.

(Established by her daughter, Dr. April Ulery in 2008)

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Drs. C. Watson & B. Williams Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a student majoring in agronomy or soils.

(Established by friends and family of Drs. Clarence Watson & Boyce Williams in 1992)

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Debbie Widger Scholarship--Awarded to a student majoring in horticulture.

(Established by friends of Debbie Widger in 2007)

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Marvin Wilson Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student majoring in agronomy, horticulture or soils.

(Established by friends and family of Marvin Wilson in 1998)