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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, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
GR - Graduate Student (Master's or Professional Degree)
HS - Graduating High School

Last Update: April 13, 2018 11:31 AM

Opportunities with May 2018 Deadlines

May 1, 2018 - American Indian Services Scholarship Fall 2018- UG

Enrolled as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school. One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits). Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first term/semester of college. Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - Continental Divide Electric Education Foundation - HS/UG

Since 1989, the Education Foundation has awarded numerous scholarships to traditional and non-traditional college students to attend school in New Mexico. Grants of up to $4,000 are annually awarded. Along with the application, applicants must attach a copy of their transcript and three letters of recommendation from the high school or college they attended. The Education Foundation’s Scholarship Committee chooses scholarship recipients, based on academic accomplishments, recipient’s character and this application’s essay. Applicants must be active members of the co-op or immediate family of co-op members. Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship - UG/GR

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources;
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe.
  • Be a college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application;
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF).

. Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - Well Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates - UG/GR

The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or a state recognized tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized tribe. Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program - UG/GR

In memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Col. Philip L. Hooper

The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program provides scholarships to students pursuing veterinary medicine and veterinary technician degrees. If you love animals and possess the desire to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university, you may be qualified for funding from the Wilson-Hooper Vet Med Assistance Program.

Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - - UG

Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the US; Enrolled at the undergraduate level or final year in high school; Must be 16 years of age or older; Applicant must have 3.0 GPA or higher; Applicant must complete application; Applicant must submit essay; Topic provided on website. Click to apply.

May 1, 2018 - Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship - HS/UG

Applicant myst be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada; Applicant must be enrolled and/or attending post-secondary education by Fall semester 2017; Complete online application, Submit 750+ essay on topic provided on website. Click to apply.

May 4, 2018 - Cobell Scholarship - SUMMER - UG/GR

The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demonstrate financial need while pursuing Vocational Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Applicants will write a short essay each year.

Funding consideration will be given to any fully qualified student whose online application is complete and required documents are submitted by the stated deadlines.

The Cobell Scholarship may provide funds for Summer to:

  • Individuals that received Cobell Scholarship funds for the regular Academic Year and are attending full-time summer courses.
  • Individuals attending summer school, full-time, because they are unable to attend the regular academic year.
  • Individuals enrolled in cohort-type programs that require full-time summer enrollment
  • Individuals requiring summer enrollment to complete a program, full-time (or part-time if graduating at the end of the summer term)
  • Individuals engaged in an internship for credit to complete a program

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May 15, 2018 - AISES Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program- UG/GR

$5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students. Open to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered. This Program also includes a paid internship opportunity for summer of 2018. Click to apply.

May 15, 2018 - Law Student Writing Competition - GR-LAW

Applicant must submit original work; Applicant must be enrolled full or part-time in a law school; Applicant'ssubmission must comply with the Harvard Law Review Association's Bluebook Uniform System of Citation; Submission must be 3000-5000 word count. Click to apply.

May 18, 2018 - Mometrix College Scholarship - HS/UG

Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university for the 2018-2019 school year. Click to apply.

May 25, 2018 - Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Futuro Scholaship - HS/UG

Full time undergraduate or graduate student. Must be attending a four-year HACUmember institution within the US or Puerto Rico. Open to all majors. Must be of Latino descent. 8000 word essay topic found on website. Click to apply.

May 31, 2018 - Accenture American Indian Sholarship Fund - UG

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students; however, recently, Accenture is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center. Click to apply.

May 31, 2018 - American Indian College Fund - UG/GR

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. Click to apply.

May 31, 2018 - Second ThePensters Essay Competition - HS/UG/GR

To encourage great student writers, The Pensters have established a writing contest of which the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship award. Click to apply.

May 31, 2018 - SRP Navajo Generating Station Navajo Scholarship - UG- JUNIORS

SRP is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to qualified Navajo college students. The following are details about the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Navajo Scholarship.


  • Applicants must be enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who are full-time students at an accredited college or university.
  • Recipients must be juniors in college during the time the scholarship is used and must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Priority will be given to the STEM and business majors. Click to apply.