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1119 Mesa Visa Hall
MSC06 3800
1-University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-6343
Fax: (505) 277-0033
E-mail: aiss@unm.edu

2018 Outstanding American Indian Student Service Award

The Outstanding American Indian Student Service Award commends Native students at The University of New Mexico-Main Campus committed to serving the community at large. Recognition is based on applicant accomplishment and achievement in the areas of leadership, participation in campus activities and organization, academics, and service to Native organizations and tribal communities. Award recipients will be honored at The University of New Mexico's Annual Recognition Reception on Friday, April 20, 2018.


  • Current full-time enrollment (12 credit hours undergraduate / 9 credit hours graduate) at UNM-Main Campus
  • Enrolled member of a federally or state recognized tribe(s)


All application/nomination packets must include a Personal Narrative, Information Form, Nomination Form, Certificate of Indian Blood, and Letter(s) of Recommendation provided by UNM faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, tribal community or a Native organization.


  • Personal Narrative (1-page minimum) describing:
    1. Academic accomplishments and achievements
    2. Participation in UNM and/or tribal community organizations and initiatives
    3. Awards, scholarships, and/or recognition received
    4. DO NOT attach a resume
  • One letter of recommendation with corresponding Nomination Form (additional letters are encouraged: See specific instructions below)
  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) and/or a Proof of Tribal Enrollment
  • Completed Information Form


  • Minimum 1-page statement describing why the student is deserving of the Outstanding American Indian Student Service Award
  • Length of time and capacity (personal, professional, academic, etc.) the nominator has known the student
  • Knowledge of student's academic performance, campus activities, leadership, and tribal community service
  • Completed Nomination Form (must accompany Letter of Recommendation)

Submit nomination, information, accompanying statements, and any additional materials to be considered in the selection process to:

American Indian Student Services
1119 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3800
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505/277-6343
Fax: 505/277-0033

***Submission Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm***