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On October 28th, NMSU Grants will host a workshop for all students eligible to apply for the 2014 Gates Millenium Scholarship. The workshop will be held in the theater from 9:30a to noon and cover the application process, including how to prepare a competitive application. Eligibility requires: 1) 3.3 cumulative GPA; 2) U.S. citizen or permanent resident/foreign national; 3) high school senior or high school/GED graduate who has never enrolled in college; 4) eligible for Pell Grants; and 5) either African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.
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This November, New Mexico voters will have the opportunity to vote on General Obligation (GO) bond proposals. Absentee voting begins October 7th. Early voting begins October 18th. In-person voting will be on Election Day, November 4th. Two bonds directly affect the state’s colleges and universities. Bond B provides for the sale of $10.8M of bonds for state libraries, while Bond C would enable the sale of $139M for the state’s public colleges and universities. These funds would be raised through the sale of bonds and will not result in any tax increases to New Mexico taxpayers.

For NMSU Grants, over $1,300,000 is at stake with Bond C. Slated improvements include over $500,000 of needed building and office renovations and $800,000 of improvements to campus parking, lighting, and grounds. For more information, please visit higheredbondc.com and bondsforlibraries.org. (read more…)

Jonathan Hebert

NMSU Grants has been awarded its first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant. Principal Investigator and Engineering Program manager Jonathan Carter Hebert will be working with regional employers to enhance engineering technician and engineering education at NMSU Grants and around the state. This two year project will focus on incorporating real world projects and modern technical workforce experience into the classroom via extensive collaboration with regional employers. Click for grant details on the NSF website.

President Felicia Casados

NMSU Grants has received notice from U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s office that effective October 1, 2014 we have been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions federal grant of $2,618,764 (approximately $520,000/year).  These Title V federal grants serve higher education institutions to build our capacity to better serve students ability to successfully complete a college degree.  Only higher education institutions with the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (H.S.I.), defined as campuses serving 25% or more Hispanic student enrollment are eligible to apply for Title V grants.  NMSU Grants Hispanic student enrollment averages 33% annually.  NMSU Grants will utilize our Title V grant to support student academic success in English and Math developmental and core courses which are considered the ‘gateway’ courses necessary to succeed in completing a college degree.  (read more…)

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JJ’s Snack Shack in the Cyber Cafe is now selling refillable coffee mugs. For just $25, you’ll get the mug and free refills through the Spring 2015 semester. They’re also pleased to announce an upgrade to the coffee selections. Check out their menu below. (read more…)