UNM Scholarships

Opportunities listed below are 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: December 6, 2023 - Mitzie R. Begay Four Corners Endowed Scholarship

Scholraship is open to all full-time American Indian undergraduate & graduate studetns with preference given to NM, CO, AZ, & UT residents of Four Corners region. 

A complete Scholarship Application must include the following:

  • A comprehensive statement expressing your educational goals, specific to pursuit of a health profession or advanced social work degree & your commitment to integrating traditional healing in professional practices.
  • A complete list/directory of student organization(s), extra-curricular activities, volunteer and community service experiences.
  • Unofficial UNM Transcript (Applicants must have attended UNM for a minimum of 1 semester to be eligible for consideration.)
  • Certificate of Indian Blood and/or Proof of Tribal Enrollment
  • Any additional documentation you feel pertinent to your application.

Deadline is Wednesday, December 6, 2023. For more information, email aiss@unm.edu.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2024 - Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship

The Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship is an interdisciplinary award for Native American undergraduate students across all UNM colleges who are interested in art and ecology, species conservation, and environmental and climate justice. This application is for Spring 2024 awards. This scholarship is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation and the UNM Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities. The application is due on Friday, January 5, 2024 before 5 pm. Notifications of awards will be sent on Monday, February 12, 2024.

Who is eligible?

  • Native American undergraduate students at UNM (including all UNM branch campuses)
  • Students who are interested in art, ecology, species conservation, and environmental and climate justice are encouraged to apply
  • Student across all colleges at UNM are eligible and encouraged to apply

Application materials are due no later than 5pm on Friday, January 5, 2024. Email your application materials to: ceah@unm.edu.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

DEADLINE ON-GOING - Anderson Emergency Scholarship Program

Emergency scholarships are available for Anderson undergraduate students in need. Emergency scholarships are designed to help students avoid an interruption in their college studies due to an immediate unforeseen emergency. The Anderson Emergency Micro-Scholarship is available to any degree-seeking BBA student who can demonstrate critical financial need for the current semester. Selected undergraduate students will be awarded up to $500.

The most common situations that may lead to a student’s request for an emergency scholarship include:

  • Sudden health emergency
  • The unexpected loss of income
  • Major accidents
  • Death in the family, or family emergency
  • Rent in arrest, and risk of eviction or homelessness
  • Natural disaster

Application Cycle

  • Scholarships are available from the 1st-10th of the following months: March and April in the spring semester.
  • Application must be completed and received by the 10th of the month you are applying for (March 10 or April 10)

For any questions please email us at andersonscholarships@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 $800 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 - Osher Re-entry Scholarship

The University of New Mexico is proud to partner with the Bernard Osher Foundation to provide the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program for returning adult students. The Osher Scholarships are designed to help undergraduate students who have experienced a five-year cumulative gap in their education. Osher Re-entry Scholarship provides up to 50% of tuition costs for selected participants based on a yearly application process. The Selection Committee will base scholarships on a need for financial assistance, commitment to a bachelor’s degree attainment, and focus on entering the workforce upon degree completion. 

Please contact the College Enrichment Program by phone at (505) 277-5321 with questions or for more information.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.