Many students need a Bridge Scholarship (or Lottery Scholarship Opportunity) because the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship is available ONLY AFTER they have completed their first semester as freshmen.
High school students who qualify for the NM Lottery Scholarship must enroll immediately for college after high school graduation. Without a Bridge Scholarship, the students lose their eligibility for the NM lottery scholarship.
Funding a student’s first freshman semester can mean a college education and a lifetime of opportunities.
Please refer to our COB Scholarships and Criteria List for information about undergraduate and graduate student financial assistance.