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1119 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3800
1-University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-6343
Fax: (505) 277-0033

Private Scholarships

UG - Undergraduate Student (Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior)
GR - Graduate Student (Master's or Professional Degree)
HS - Graduating High School

Last Update: September 5, 2017 8:31 AM

Current Opportunites

August 1, 2017 - 2016 Creative Outlook Cover Contest - HS/UG/GR

Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school students. Contestant must submit an original piece of art. Submissions with the most votes will enter the top 10 finalist review. Share your artwork with others via email or social media to receive votes. The top 10 finalists will be judged by the Creative Outlook Panel for the winners. Click to apply.

August 1, 2017 - American Indian Services - UG

Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school; one quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe; Undergraduate student no more then 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits; full-time or part-time status; minimum GPA of 2.25. Click to apply.

August 1, 2017 - Bridging Your Career: The RN to BSN Scholarship - RN/BSN Program

Scholarship is open to students 18 years of age or older who are actively enrolled in an accredited RN to BSN program. Click to apply.

August 9, 2017 - USRA Scholarships - UG

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in science or engineering. Applicants must be within two (2) years of earning a B.S. in a field of science and engineering, including life science and science education by the time the award is received. Scholarship awards are made in the fall, with applications accepted during the summer. Online applications must be complete by August 12, 2016. Letters of Recommendation must by submitted by applicant's references by August 19, 2016. Click to apply.

August 10, 2017 - Scholarship Essay Contest - UG

Scholarship is open to current, full-time students attending an accredited four-year American university or college. There is no age nor specified major requirement. Applicant must submit an essay or video answering the following prompt: how do you see the world? Click to apply.

August 12, 2017 - Building Strong Foundations Scholarship - HS/UG/GR

Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 16 years of age or older who are high school, undergraduate, master degree, or adult students. Applicant must submit application, personal essay, and a short video. Official transcripts that confirm a cumulative GPA of 3.0.Successful completion of the application form, written essay and video submission (submit to our Facebook page). Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - Boomer Benefits Scholarship - UG/GR

U. S. Citizen age 50 or older who is currently enrolled in a two year, four year or graduate program at an accredited public or private school including community colleges, technical schools and four-year universities within the continental U.S. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Award will be based on applicant’s GPA, amount and nature of his or her community service, and the strength of letters of recommendation submitted. Application; Letter of Recommendation from a professor you’ve had in the last 2 years, or the Facilitator of a verifiable community service organization; Transcript; Letter from applicant describing 1) current career goals and how this education will help will help to achieve those goals and 2) community service history and what it has meant to them; Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a passion for service to others – particularly older Americans, and a seriousness of purpose and sound character. Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - H&M Law Firm Scholarship - UG

This scholarship is an annual scholarship. We ask applicants to apply by no later than 8/15 — of each year. It will be awarded on 8/25. This scholarship can be used for any type of educational expenses. Winners of the scholarship can also intern at our law offices(if they wish) during their winter, or summer vacations. Applicants must have a GPA of no less than 3.1. Applicants must send an unofficial transcript. Applicants must submit a 500 words essay, about what it means to give back to society, and how they intend on accomplishing this. Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - Hackard Law Scholarship - UG/GR

US Citizen, 18 years or older, Enrolled as a student in US College or University, Good academic Standing; 500 word essay: Identify the most important life lesson you have leanred from a grandparent or elder. Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - Masergy STEM Scholarship Program - UG

Be enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States. Be a full-time student with a declared major field of study in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Email your essay to Subject line should read, “Masergy STEM Scholarship Application”. In the body of the email please make sure to include your name, school, major, email address and phone number. Attach current academic transcript in .pdf format. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. Essays will be evaluated based on originality and quality of writing. Deadline to submit is August 15, 2017. Winners will be notified via email before September 1, 2017. Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - Race Entry Student Scholarship - UG

Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students attending an accredited university inside the USA who have run in an organized race (5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon). Click to apply.

August 15, 2017 - The Levin Firm Scholarship - UG

Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning to attend college during the upcoming term. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to making the roads and highways safer. Click to apply.

August 18, 2017 - Navajo Nation Scholarship Project - UG (Junior & Senior/G

The Navajo Nation Scholarship Project has provided scholarship opportunities for Navajo Undergraduate and Graduate students with a concentation in Finance, Economics, Accounting and/or Public Administration. Scholarships will be based on academic achievement. The schoarship is intended to supplement any other assistance a student already receives. Click to apply.

August 19, 2017 - Scholarship Programs - UG

Full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded. 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school. Click to apply.

August 21, 2017 - Mid-America Weary Scholarship - HS/UG

Scholarship is open to cable industry employees, their spouses and children in the Mid-America region (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Applicant must be at least a high school senior or eligible to enroll in college or currently enrolled in at least 12 hours. Click to apply.

August 30, 2017 - AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest - UG

Open to US citizens and legal immigrants with high school diploma, GED or equivalent; college, university or trade school; enroll for Spring 2018 semester. Click to apply.

August 30, 2017 - Autism Awareness Scholarship - HS/UG

Enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university and have been diagnosed with autism of any form or are studying autism-related research; 2.6 gpa; official transcript; application; submit a video essay no longer than 2 minutes or written essay no longer then 1,000 words on one of the topics. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Artic Physical Therapy Fairbanks - UG

Be attending college or university no laer than January 2017; as full-time or part-time basis; 3.0 GPA or higher; US or Canada resident; submit answers to essay questions. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Avomeen's Annual Science Student Award - HS/UG/GR

Incoming, undergraduates and graduate students pursing a career in science; currently enrolled; complete application. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship - Law Student

Accepted law student; based on need and commitment to helping others; complete application. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - #BrokeScholar Scholarship - UG

Bi-yearly scholarship opportunity; accepted to or currently enrolled in a US college or university; 2.5 GPA; Tweet or post a picture to Instagram of your idea ofor making money as a college student with the #BrokeScholar. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - C.I.P. Scholarship - 17 or older

Complete application; 150 words or less "What is your primary goal for going to school?" Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship - HS/UG/GR

Essays must be written in English. Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States. There is no age or citizenship requirement. Winners must submit a valid ID and proof of enrollment in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States. Essays must be submitted online by August 31, 2016, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be announced Friday, October 14, 2016. Prizes will be awarded in the following days by check or wire transfer. Essays must be sent via email only, to this address: The email must include the following information: your name; the name, address, and contact details of your school; topic selected (#1, 2, or 3); your current grade level. One entry per student. Each individual is eligible for one prize only. Multiple entries per student will be disregarded. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. All essays must pass a Copyscape test. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Each student may only apply for one scholarship. Employees of ExpressVPN and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. All entries become the property of ExpressVPN. Contest winners agree to allow ExpressVPN to publish or print their name and essay. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes. All prizes are listed and paid in United States Dollars (USD). The decision of ExpressVPN in respect of any dispute arising out of this program shall be final. Click to apply.

August 31,2017 - Fitness Fixation Annual Scholarship - HS/UG/GR

Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. Students currently studying in the areas of Health, Fitness and Sports Science may be extremely interested in the scholarship, and although taking a course in these specific areas is not a necessity, a passion for health and fitness is a must. 750-1000 word essay on the topic outlines on their website. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship - UG/GR

Attending an accredited US university or college; 3.4 GPA or higher; essay of 800-1000 words promoting practical apporach to healthy lifestyle during college years and how habits can be sustained over a lifetime. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Education Scholarship Award - Nursing/Pre-Nursing

Current nurse; high school senior accepted to a university; US citizen; leadership quailities and dedicated to pursuing a post-secondary education; 1,000 word or more essay on "The Nursing Shortage in the United States". Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Official Coupon Code Future Leader Scholarship - HS/UG/GR

Applicant must submit a personal essay on three of four given topics. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - RentHop Apartment Scholarship - HS/UG

Student who demostrates the ambition, diligence, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that is central to their company culture; essay 1000 words or less on topic. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship - HS/UG

Complete application; 140 characters or less statement on how you plan to use the scholarship money. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Social Media Scholarship - 16-25 years old

2.5 GPA minimum; Like Facebook page; Complete application; 500 word essay or less on topic. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - Scholarship - HS/UG

Current and prospective students; enrolled at an accredited college or university; 9 hours or more; 300-500 word essay on a topic. Click to apply.

August 31, 2017 - The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success - UG

600 words or more essay on topic; current college student; attending an accredited college or university; 3.0 or higher. Click to apply.