Transfer Scholarships – Starting at DACC and Ending at NMSU

  • Amaro Tawney Family Scholarship DACC to NMSU
    • Established Andrea and James Tawney for students pursuing a criminal justice degree who plan to attend DACC for two years plus two years at NMSU Las Cruces campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree. This current use scholarship may be eligible for matching funds from the earnings of the Jon Wynne Endowment at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico.
      • Must be enrolled at Doña Ana Community College (DACC)
      • Must be taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
      • Must have a declared major in Criminal Justice
      • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by official FASFA results
  • Daniel V. and Eloisa V. Ramirez Memorial Transfer Endowed Scholarship
    • Established in 2016 by Liz Ramirez Lopez and Edward G. Lopez in loving memory of Daniel V. and Eloisa V. Ramirez.  Daniel and Eloisa are parents of Liz Ramirez Lopez. Eloisa created a home known for unselfish love, never ending compassion, generosity and strong family values as well as a welcoming smile to all. Daniel and Eloisa treated their community with the same love and generosity they gave their family.
      • Students beginning at DACC and transferring to NMSU
      • Must be enrolled full-time at NMSU-DACC
      • Must be enrolled in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement
      • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
      • Preference shall be given to a student who is employed as a law enforcement agent or is the spouse, child, grandchild or guardian of a law enforcement agent
      • Preference shall be given to students who are employed
      • Award may be renewed for a maximum of 6 semesters
  • Dolores Lucero Connor Success Scholarship (DACC to NMSU)
    • Established in 2014 and renewed in 2017 by Dolores Lucero Connor to support the educational goals of students who choose to complete their associate’s degree in a business program at DACC and transfer into a degree-seeking program at NMSU – Las Cruces in the College of Business.
      • NMSU-DACC Criteria
        • Must be enrolled full-time at DACC
        • Must be in final semester with a declared major in Pre-Business or Business Management (or successor discipline)
        • Must have declared intent to transfer to NMSU-Las Cruces in the College of Business the semester following completion of DACC program
        • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
        • Award amount shall be calculated as an equivalent to the amount of tuition for nine credit hours at NMSU-DACC

        NMSU-Las Cruces Criteria

        • Must be enrolled in the NMSU-Las Cruces College of Business
        • Must have received the Dolores and William Connor Success Current Use Scholarship previously
        • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
        • Award amount shall be calculated as an equivalent to the amount of tuition for four credit hours at NMSU-Las Cruces
  • Omar Sanchez Memorial Scholarship DACC to NMSU
    • Established in 2014 as one of the first transfer scholarship to start at DACC and finish at NMSU. This scholarship was created to honor the life of Omar Sanchez a 2013 Crimson Schollar at DACC and is eligible for matching Jon Wynne funds at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM)
      • NMSU-DACC
        • Must be enrolled full-time at NMSU-DACC
        • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by official FAFSA results
        • Must declare intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree at NMSU-Las Cruces as evidenced in the university scholarship application by answers to questions designed to identify such aspirations.
        • Must complete a “Thank You” letter in order to receive scholarship funds
        • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
        • Preference will be given to students who are residents of Doña Ana or Luna Counties
        • Award is renewable as long as all other criteria are met

        NMSU-Las Cruces

        • Must be a transfer or continuing student from NMSU-DACC enrolled full time
        • Must have been a recipient of the Omar Sanchez Memorial Current Use Transfer Scholarship previously
        • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
        • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at NMSU
        • Must complete a “Thank You” letter in order to receive scholarship funds
        • NMSU-Las Cruces award is renewable for a maximum of 6 semesters
  • DACC STEM Transfer Endowed Scholarship 
    • Established by Dr. Ratna Pankayatselvan and Mr. Sinnathamby “Pankat” Pankayatselvan in 2016 for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics who start at DACC and transfer to NMSU
      • NMSU-DACC Criteria
        • Must be enrolled full time at NMSU-DACC
        • Must have a declared major in Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics or Engineering
        • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
        • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher
        • Preference shall be given to a student who intends to transfer to NMSU Las Cruces campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree in STEM as evidenced by a statement of educational and career goals and other information collected in the scholarship application process
        • The award amount will be calculated as one-half of tuition and fees at the time of the award
        • The NMSU-DACC scholarship may be eligible for matching funds from the earnings of the Jon Wynne Endowment at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

        NMSU-Las Cruces Criteria 

        • Must have received the DACC STEM Transfer Endowed Scholarship in the most recent term
        • Must transfer from NMSU-DACC to NMSU-Las Cruces in the next major term after receiving an Associate of Science degree at NMSU-DACC
        • Must have a declared major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) program as determined by the New Mexico Higher Education Department
        • Must be enrolled full time
        • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
        • Award may be renewed for a total of 4 semesters