UNM Scholarships

Listed below are opportunities available to students attending The University of New Mexico.

Note: For more information, follow-up questions, and to check on the status of your application with any of the opportunities listed below, please reach out to the funding department/organization directly.

Deadline: April 1, 2021 - UNM Oral History Spring/Summer Funding for Graduate Students and Undergraduate Thesis Projects

This funding is intended to help support the financial costs of conducting oral interviews for dissertations or theses. The award of up to $500 may be used for recording equipment, external hard drives to store oral history content, and travel and/or lodging (applicable only when it is no longer a pandemic and it is safe to travel). Unfortunately no meals are covered. Student must submit original receipts and a less than 500 word write up at the conclusion of your spring/summer oral history project. Please note, receipt of this $500 from the Institute for American Indian Research (IFAIR) might impact your financial aid at UNM.

Due: April 1, 2021.

Questions, please email hguise@unm.edu

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

Deadline: April 30, 2021 - UNM Alumni Association Scholarship

Thanks to the gifts from alumni, friends, and chapters, the UNM Alumni Association assists top UNM students with their academic expenses. Alumni Association scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students at UNM. Scholarships are awarded using a variety of factors such as academic achievement, community involvement, employment experiences, areas of study, financial need and several others. Scholarship amounts may change annually.

Due: April 30, 2021.

Questions, please call 505-277-5808 or email alumni@unm.edu

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

Deadline: May 1, 2021 - UNM Parent Association Scholarship

As part of its commitment to helping support student success, the UNM Parents Association provides scholarship funding for many deserving students. Through the generous support of UNM parents, the Parents Association has established a fund to make multiple awards each academic year.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum of a UNM 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Undergraduates: Must be enrolled full time 2 credit hours or more, a sophomore, junior, or senior during award year with at least two full-time semesters remaining until graduation
  • Graduates: Must be enrolled full time , 9 credit hours or more or 6 hours in conjunction with an assistantship, graduate students and new graduate students who are continuing on from their UNM undergraduate degree the previous semester are eligible
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated community service, awards, and/or recognition
  • Successful applicants must volunteer at a Parent Association event within the academic year

Due: May 1, 2021.

Questions, obtorres@unm.edu. 

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

DEADLINE ON-GOING - Dr. Kevin & Laurie Goodluck Scholarship

The Center of Native American Health (CNAH) supports the academic, social, and cultural needs of Native American health sciences students at UNM. Students will only be approved for financial assistance once per semester and will not exceed the maximum amount of $1,000 per academic year. Any student receiving an award is REQUIRED to provide volunteer service to CNAH, e.g., participating in or leading a CNAH event and/or activity.

To be eligible for this award, a student must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a UNM HSC degree program.
  • An enrolled member of a federally-recognized Native American Tribe, Pueblo, or Nation.
  • In good academic standing and enrolled at UNM.
  • Has explored other funding options.

Approved Expenses:

  • HSC Program Admission
  • Completing HSC Degree Program
  • Professional Conferences
  • Cultural Event & Activities
  • Professional Licensure

Questions, call CNAH at 505-272-4100 or email them at hsc-cnah@unm.edu.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

DEADLINE ON-GOING - LGBTQ Resource Center PRIDE Scholarship

The UNM LGBTQ Resource Center Pride Scholarship is available to any UNM student who can demonstrate financial need for the current semester. Selected undergraduate or graduate students will be awarded up to $500.


  • One-page personal statement addressing the following:
    • Describe your financial situation that has led to your request for funding from the LGBTQ Resource Center
    • Please explain your commitment to promoting the needs of LGBTQ individuals and how it hsa impacted your academic experience.
  • A current unofficial transcript.
  • Completed application form.

Application Cycle

  1. Scholarships will be accepted during the following months. September, October, November and December for the fall semester. February, March, April, and May for the spring semester. June and July for the summer semester.
  2. Applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month.
  3. An interview with a representative of the LGBTQ Resource Center selection committee must be scheduled prior to scholarship review.

Questions, call LGBTQ Resource Center at 505-277-5428 or email at lgbtqrc@unm.edu.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.