CHME Scholarships

scholar$Click on the pig at the right to start the application process.

There are a number of named scholarships funded by CHME alumni and friends.

The Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering will provide a $500 Scholarship to incoming freshmen who complete (1) at least 7 credit hours of dual-level or Advanced Placement in Area I (ENGL 111, COMM 265, and/or ENGL 218), and (2) CHME 102 during their senior year in high school with at least a grade of B, and (3) qualify to take CHME 201 (prerequisites of CHME 102, MATH 192, and CHEM 115) in their first semester at NMSU.  The MATH 192 prerequisite to CHME 201 can be taken dual level or AP while in high school, or during the summer after high school graduation before beginning CHME 201 in the fall term.  Any student who feels eligible for this award should contact the CHME department head.

Those awarded through Scholar Dollar$ include:

  • William L. Bullock Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • The William L. Bullock Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007. The income from this fund is to be used to make an award to a junior or senior level student majoring in Chemical Engineering who is a graduate of a New Mexico high school.
  • Joe L. Creed Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Established in 2017 the Joe L. Creed Memorial Endowed Scholarship supports NMSU students who have a declared major in Chemical and Materials Engineering and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Joe Creed was an Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering in 1988 and was responsible for development activities as well as alumni and public relations and work with charitable foundations. Always an Aggie, Joe was advisor to the President for athletics and was an NCAA Faculty Representative. Joe retired from NMSU in 2005 but continued to be an ardent supporter of Aggie Athletics and College of Engineering events.
  • Steven G. Eason Leadership Scholarship
    • Demonstrated leadership through any organization or community service.
    • Finalists invited to submit 250 word essay on their leadership skills.
  • James W. Gorman Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • The James W. Gorman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1979. The income from this fund is to be used to make an award to a Junior or Senior in Chemical Engineering who has a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Dr. Edward Groth, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    • The Edward Groth, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 1984 to support students who are enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Department. 
    • Award shall be limited to students who have achieved upper class status, defined as Junior or Senior. The recipient shall be an active member of the Student Chapter of the American Institute of chemical Engineers.
  • William and Virginia Holcomb Endowment in Chemical Engineering
    • Two undergraduate recipients each year.  At least one of these students must have a declared minor in Nuclear Energy.
    • If no student minoring in Nuclear Energy is available, the funds will be used to support a general Chemical Engineering major.
  • Karol Lynn Holmes Memorial Scholarship
    • The Karol Lynn Homes Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 to make an annual scholarship award to a student in pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering within the College of Engineering.
  • Paul Wilber and Valerie Klipsch Endowed Scholarship Honoring Joe and Priscilla Creed
    • Established in 2017 the Joe L. Creed Memorial Endowed Scholarship supports NMSU students who have a declared major in Chemical and Materials Engineering and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Joe Creed was an Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering in 1988 and was responsible for development activities as well as alumni and public relations and work with charitable foundations. Always an Aggie, Joe was advisor to the President for athletics and was an NCAA Faculty Representative. Joe retired from NMSU in 2005 but continued to be an ardent supporter of Aggie Athletics and College of Engineering events.
  • Jeffrey and Paula Nichols Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students
    • The Jeffrey and Paula Nichols Endowed Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students was established in 2005 to make an annual award to freshmen students in the Department of Chemical Engineering for the purchase of university textbooks and supplies. The award recipients must be residents of New Mexico.
  • Gary and Lorena Poling Scholarship
    • details to be posted soon
  • Michael Schneder Memorial Scholarship
    • The Michael Schnedar Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986. The income from this fund is to be
      The 1964-1965 Chemical Engineering student body and faculty.

      The 1964-1965 Chemical Engineering student body and faculty (Dr. Wilson is in the last row, far right).

      used to make an award to an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AICHE) or Omega Chi Epsilon Honorary.

  • Jerry & Sandra Strange Endowed Scholarship
    • The Jerry and Sandra Strange Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by Jerry and Sandra Strange. The income from this fund is to be used to make an awards to an undergraduate student majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Bob and Gwen Watkins Chemical and Materials Engineering Endowed Scholarship
    • The scholarship founders recognized the positive impact that an NMSU Chemical Engineering education has had on their lives and established the Bob and Gwen Watkins Chemical and Materials Engineering Endowed Scholarship at NMSU in appreciation and acknowledgement. The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate ongoing Chemical Engineering education at New Mexico State University for the benefit of deserving, need based students and their families.
  • Frank Seidel Endowed Scholarship
    • The Fank Seidel Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to make awards to undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
  • Native American and Hispanic Scholarship
    • This endowed scholarship, established in 2018, supports students in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department who have financial need. Preference in selection will be given to students who are native Americans (as evidenced by a Certificate of Indian Blood) or Hispanic.
  • Dr. Bruce Wilson Memorial Research Scholarhsip
    • Awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student in CHME.
  • Chemical Engineering Department Scholarships (multiple each year)
    • General scholarship fund managed and awarded by CHME dept head.

Some scholarships for CHME students are available by applying directly to the organization, including:

  • Permian Basin Gas Processors Association Chemical Engineering Scholarship.

Here are a list of other scholarships awarded through Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

The Honors College has tabulated numerous national scholarships and provides support in application for these prestigious awards.

CHME scholarship award data for past decade

 

The table below is a list of students who have been awarded CHME scholarships, pending their admission to NMSU.

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no.dateLastFirstSchoolgrad yearcommentamount
142957 DarrowAdriana Deming HS2020NM Mesa National Champs 2017500
542957 RamosKevin Chaparral MS2022NM Mesa National Champ runner-up 2017500
642957 SepulvedaAlfredo Chaparral MS2022NM Mesa National Champ runner-up 2017500
742957 JimenezLuis Chaparral MS2022NM Mesa National Champ runner-up 2017500
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