In addition to financial, administrative and faculty support from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, NMLI has cultivated relationships with New Mexico businesses, foundations, and individuals who, like NMLI, are dedicated to fully realizing the potential of New Mexico’s youth through leadership training, career guidance and professional development.

These organizations include:

  • Private business throughout New Mexico
  • Government agencies (local and state)
  • Non-Profits
  • Foundations
  • Endowments
  • Cultural Organizations


A long-term commitment of support from New Mexicans and New Mexico businesses will secure the longevity of the NMLI program. Your support will benefit the state by creating an educated and skilled workforce capable of meeting the future needs of New Mexico’s economy.

Each year NMLI accepts 30 high school students, from across New Mexico, into its class of scholars. As demonstrated by our curriculum, the goal of NMLI is to provide each Scholar with the power of knowledge, the insight of leadership, and the belief that they can make a difference in their communities. Our sponsors are crucial partners in the continued success of NMLI.

There are several ways for individuals, corporations, and other entities to become involved in NMLI, ranging from financial commitments to participation in the students’ educational and professional development.

Financial Sponsorship:
Future of New Mexico Endowment Fund – $30,000 +

The Future of New Mexico Endowment Fund will provide long-term stability to the NMLI program enabling NMLI to continue building an educated and skilled workforce for New Mexico.

Senior Level – $15,000 +

As a Senior Level sponsor your commitment of support will insure a full scholarship for one New Mexico student.  The scholarship will be released by NMLI to the University of attendance over a four-year period.

Junior Level – $10,000 +

Freshman Level – $6,250 +

As a Junior Level, Sophmore Level, or Freshman Level sponsor, your commitment of support will provide a partial scholarship for one New Mexico student.

Download the Donor & Sponsorship Form to make a donation.
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