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: June 1, 2023 - School of Engineering Incoming Freshman Scholarship

All incoming freshman are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application along with the UNM Admission application. By submitting a single application, students will be considered for a number of scholarships.

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of March 1st every year. The University of New Mexico School code is 002663.

The University of New Mexico School of Engineering (SOE) offers a variety of scholarships to incoming freshmen (current high school seniors) through its Incoming Freshman Scholarship Program. These scholarships usually supplement any other general scholarship received at the university level (e.g. Lottery, Regents, Presidential, Amigo, UNM Scholars, etc). All incoming freshman are encouraged to apply for the general UNM scholarships prior to applying for the SOE scholarships.
To access the application, CLICK  HERE.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 - 2023-2024 Lakota-Sioux UNM Scholarship

The 2023-2024 Lakota-Sioux UNM Scholarship is  now open. Preference is given to Lower Brule Sioux tribal members. Additional West River South Dakota tribes - Rosebud Sioux, Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River, Standing Rock - will also be considered.

A complete Scholarship Application must include the following:

  • A comprehensive statement expressing your educational goals, personal philosophy and motivation for applying for this Scholarship.
  • A complete list/directory of student organization(s), extra-curricular activities, volunteer and community service experiences.
  • Unofficial UNM Transcript.
  • Certificate of Indian Blood OR Proof of Tribal Enrollment.
  • Any additional documentation you feel pertinent to your application.
Questions, please call 505.277.6343 or email aiss@unm.edu. Deadline is Friday, June 30, 2023.
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.