Created: 09/04/2014 8:20 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University has reinstated the National Merit Scholarship and Hispanic Scholars Award program.
The school announced Wednesday it was bringing back the program four years after budget cuts forced school officials to discontinue it.
The National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships, has been active since 1955. Participants still enrolled in high school qualify by taking the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
National Merit semi-finalists and National Hispanic Scholars at NMSU receive an award package including waived tuition and fees, on-campus housing and a $1,250 stipend each semester.
Program finalists receive an award package of waived tuition and fees, on-campus housing and a $2,500 stipend per semester.
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