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: October 21, 2022 - Michael & Enokena Olson Memorial Scholarship - UG/GR

The Indigenous Nations Library Program is accepting applications for the Michael and Enokena Olson Memorial Scholarship. This award is intended to assist students with the costs associated with attending UNM. 

The application packet should include the following:

  • SCopy of Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  • Document indicating full-time UNM enrollment
  • One letter of reference from either a UNM faculty or staff member
  • A 250-word essay describing how this scholarship will impact your financial need
  • A 250-word -essay describing how the library has impacted your academic progress

For information about the scholarship, please call 505-277-7433.

To access the application, CLICK  HERE.

Deadline: October 24, 2022 - ASUNM Emergency Scholarship
The ASUNM Emergency Scholarship was established to help provide financial relief for students who are experiencing financial difficulties due to this unprecedented time of COVID-19. We recognize that there are many uncertainties regarding employment and other financial obligations that students may have and as your student government we wanted to give back to our students and provide scholarships up to $500. ASUNM is awarding ten (10) $250 scholarships for undergraduate students that are selected by the ASUNM Scholarship Committee and meet the required criteria.


  • Be a full-time student at UNM (any undergraduate or a non-degree student who has not received a baccalaureate degree)
  • Twelve (12) credit hours minimum
  • Must have attended UNM for at least one semester prior to application
Email asunmvp@unm.edu with any questions. Application packets must be submitted by 5PM MST.


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.

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.