Alumni and benefactors of NMSU have created a number of scholarship opportunities for our art majors to receive financial support, aiding in their academic and creative success. We are honored and thank our donors for their generosity in setting these scholarships in place for our students and have watched the list of award opportunities grow over recent years.


  • If you are interested in creating a scholarship for our NMSU art majors, you may get in touch with Patrick Knapp, Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences at 575-323-4475 or email him at He will be happy to assist you.
  • If you wish to make a donation to any of our scholarships, click on the scholarship listed below and the link will take you directly to the NMSU University Advancement page. To complete your donation, select your contribution amount or type it in. In the “Fund” window, click on the box and scroll down to “Other” and type in the name of the scholarship account. Once it comes up, you may complete the transaction.
  • Every Spring, the University Art Gallery hosts the Juried Student Show. Our local community has played an active role in supporting the students in this annual exhibit through cash awards. If you would like to set up an award for the Juried Student Exhibition, please contact our interim Gallery Director, Michelle Lantieri at 575-646-2545 and she will be happy to meet with you and discuss the details for your award.