The Office of Admissions along with the Office of Financial Aid administer the majority of Scholarships at the University of New Mexico. Scholarship awards and selection processes are subject to change. Scholarships are traditionally known as merit-based, and a competitive process usually accompanies the activities surrounding selection and monitoring of the various programs. Major responsibilities and duties within the scholarship structure deal with the formation of student programs and the administration of these programs.
Specifically, there are four major scholarship functions for which these offices are responsible:
- Institutional Scholarships include, but are not limited to: the Regents', National, Presidential, UNM Scholars, Omega, PACE and Transfer Scholarships. These programs are funded by several sources, including outside private donations;
- State Funded Scholarships include, but are not limited to: NM Legislative Lottery Scholarship, Amigo and NM Scholars. These programs are funded by the state of New Mexico;
- Departmental Scholarships are selected at the department levels, but the actual student awarding and administration is handled within this office;
- Private and Outside Scholarships include hundreds of programs which flow through our process. These programs are also selected by outside mechanisms, but are ultimately included in our scholarship process.
Overall, these offices oversee the administration of over 50 million dollars in scholarships awarded each year at the University of New Mexico.
Important! All scholarships are dependent on funding availability and are subject to change.