Classified Employee Scholarship
The Otero College State Classified Employees are offering one scholarship of $250 for the year to a qualified returning Otero sophomore. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours) per semester and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. This recipient must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Submit completed application by April 1.
Otero 2.5 GPA Agriculture Scholarship
This academic scholarship is based upon cumulative high school GPA of 2.5. To be considered for this scholarship students must submit the application for admissions and be accepted by August 1st prior to the beginning of the fall semester. This scholarship will pay $750 towards tuition per semester for full-time students. Application deadline is August 1.
Otero Premier Agriculture Scholarship
Selection is based on agricultural involvement (such as previous employment, extra-curricular activities, future aspirations, etc.). Scholarships will be awarded to at least five students at up to $1,500 per student for the academic year (a minimum of $750 per semester). Successful applicants may re-apply for a second year of funding if still eligible. Scholarship funds are sponsored by the Otero College Foundation.
Otero 2.5 GPA Cosmetology Scholarship
This academic scholarship is based upon a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5. To be considered for this scholarship students must submit the application for admissions and be accepted by August 1st prior to the beginning of the following semester. This scholarship will pay $750 towards tuition per semester for full-time students, based on available funding. Application deadline is August 1.
Otero International Academic/Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is available to current Otero international students who have received the distinction of being on the President’s List, have demonstrated leadership and have been active in community service can apply for this scholarship award of $500 toward the following semester at Otero.
Otero International Spirit Scholarship
This scholarship is available to current Otero international students who have received the distinction of being on the Institutional Recognition Honors List, have been active in community service and have demonstrated and fostered opportunities to reach across cultural borders to promote international understanding can apply for this scholarship award of $250 toward the following semester at Otero.
Otero Non-Traditional Student’s Organization (NTSO) Scholarship
Scholarships of $150 are available for students who will be enrolled at Otero for the fall term. Students are only allowed to receive this scholarship once in a 12-month period. Recipients must be considered a non-traditional student (i.e. single or teen parent, married, divorced, disabled, career change, returning student, widow, widower, separated, etc.). Contact the Financial Aid office for deadline information.
Otero Program Scholarships
Otero Arts Scholarship, Otero Arts Festival Scholarships, Otero Humanities Department Writing Scholarship.
Otero Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Scholarships
$1,000 of tuition plus $150 toward college-related expenses per semester for students majoring in a STEM field. To be eligible a student must have a 3.0 high school GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Otero.
Room and Board Scholarship
Students living in campus housing are awarded a $500 per semester room and board scholarship that goes toward their housing costs. Students must live in campus affiliated housing to qualify for the scholarship. No application is required.