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New Mexico State University is starting our Comprehensive Campaign, a system-wide effort to raise $125 million in cash and pledges to support students, faculty and staff excellence, and our land-grant mission at each of our campuses around the state. This is the first and largest comprehensive cash campaign in our system’s history, and we hope to raise at least $50 million for student scholarships.




Endowed Scholarship for New Mexico American Indian Undergraduate and Graduate Students

This is where your donation can help students stay enrolled at NMSU. One of the things we do not want students to worry about is, “how will I be able to pay for the next semester?” By donating to this fund, you are able to help students focus on what matters most, their education.

American Indian Student Center

This fund is designed to help make our community reflect the communities of our students. The American Indian Student Center was designed to help students feel comfortable on campus. Where a student won’t have to question, “do I belong on this campus?” The materials and colors of the building were picked to help remind the students of their home communities. By donating to this fund, we can help maintain the student’s community away from home community.

AIP (American Indian Program) Cultural Gift Account

The AIP Cultural Gift Account is designed to help bring programming to NMSU that adds cultural value to the university. We have various speakers and performers from our communities that are strong in culture and wisdom. This fund is to help bring more cultural programming to the university to promote positive change and understanding of the vast Native American communities.

Ms. Native American NMSU Support Fund

Ms. Native American NMSU is a title that our female students are able to run for during NMSU’s American Indian Week. This fund is to help her with requests that are made from outside the university. In supporting Miss Native American NMSU, this can help defray the costs of entry fees, travel expenses, and upkeep of the crown and sash that Miss Native American proudly wears as she represents NMSU.

Native American Gifts

This fund helps the American Indian Program pay for some the items that the other accounts might not be able to. This is an account that can be used to help with the Spring and Fall Graduation Recognition Ceremonies, gifts to keynote speakers and other performers, as well as miscellaneous items that support the American Indian Program.

American Indian Education Foundation-Emergency Grant

This is where your donation can help students stay enrolled at NMSU, but in a different way. We know that having tuition paid for is one way to help students stay in school, but non-academic issues also come up. A student’s sudden car issues, an unexpected cost for exams, the want to take a graduate exam, are all examples of things that come up when living on a fixed income. This grant gives the opportunity for students to face those dilemmas and continue towards their academic goals.

We know there are many ways to give your support, we hope you will consider these in your annual giving. Every gift, no matter how big or small, will impact the life of a student. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to build scholarships across campus.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I make a donation by check or money order?

Yes. Please make your check or money order payable to “NMSU Foundation” and specify area of interest from above in memo line.

Please return your donations to the American Indian Program at

  • American Indian Program
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001 MSC 3AISC
    Las Cruces, NM 88003

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, to the extent allowable by law. The NMSU Foundation is a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is structurally separate from NMSU and exists solely for NMSU’s benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes. The NMSU Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. The NMSU Foundation adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The purpose of the policy is to “assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support.”