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General Scholarships

The University of New Mexico administers a large and diverse collection of endowed scholarships providing assistance to Main campus undergraduate students each year.  These scholarships are designed to reward, encourage and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles. We pay attention to your hard work and dedication to achieving your educational goals.

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Selection Process

There is no application to apply for General Scholarships. Each year the selection process is completed using data gathered from the admissions file, registrar records and information submitted on the FAFSA. The scholarship committee reviews qualified applicants based on financial need, academic merit, and other criteria relevant to the particular endowment.  The selection process is extremely competitive as all continuing Main campus students are considered in the pool every year. 

Once the awarding process is complete, students are notified via email during the spring semester if they are a scholarship recipient for the upcoming academic year.  General Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis for the fall and spring semesters averaging between $200 to $1,000 per year ($100 to $500 per semester).  Awards are not made for the summer sessions.  All General Scholarship awards are offered for one academic year and cannot be deferred or automatically renewed. 

We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to maximize consideration for all federal, state, and institutional funds they may be eligible to receive.

The following is a list of scholarships that are awarded. (Please note: Applications are not available for these scholarships. Recipients are selected by the UNM Scholarships Office using the process stated above.)


Eligibility

To be considered for endowed scholarships students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student at the UNM Main campus
  • Have a cumulative total of at least 12 UNM Main campus credits earned by the end of the fall semester
  • Have a highly competitive cumulative UNM GPA.
  • Accept the scholarship via Loboweb  (instructions)
  • Submit a scholarship Thank You letter (instructions)
  • Enroll in, and earn, 12 credits each semester at the UNM Main campus for the upcoming academic year

The following is a list of scholarships that are awarded. (Please note: Applications are not available for these scholarships. Recipients are selected by the UNM Scholarships Office using the process stated above.)

 

 Frank H. Allen, III Memorial — Amount Varies

  • Graduate of Valley High School (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Academic achievement
  • Letters of recommendation demonstrating intellectual curiosity, physical vigor, leadership, and moral courage
  • Full-time student

Arab Women’s Scholarship — Amount Varies

  • Arab students
  • Contact the Scholarship Office

Ballut Abyad — Amount Varies

  • Junior or senior (graduates may be considered if previously received)
  • Financial need
  • Satisfactory academic progress


Bader/Nelson — Amount Varies    

  • New Mexico resident
  • Full-time undergraduate
  • Satisfactory academic progress


Louise Bell — Amount Varies    

  • General criteria
  • Contact the Scholarship Office


Philo Bennett — Amount Varies    

  • Freshman woman
  • Spring only
  • New Mexico resident


Downer-Bennett — Amount Varies    

  • Non-traditional students
  • Single parent


Elva Benson Memorial — Amount Varies

  • Financial need
  • Full-time student of Native American descent

L. Beverly Damron — Amount Varies    

  • Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • High GPA
  • Contact the Student Activities Office


Hartley B. Dean — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian\Undergraduate, graduate
  • Preference to students who would not be able to continue without support
  • Satisfactory academic progress
  • Financial need


Predicanda DeGeer Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Financial need
  • Full-time student
  • First preference to native New Mexican students of Hispanic descent


James Doolittle — Amount Varies

  • Financial need
  • Incoming freshman
  • High scholastic average

Marguerite M. Drum Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Native American Students — Amount Varies

  • Student must be Native American
  • Must be enrolled full-time as either a graduate or undergraduate
  • GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference to students enrolled in a Native American Studies program or a degree program with a concentration in Native American Studies

Filipino-American Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Active member of the FAANM
  • At least one-quarter Filipino descent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time student


Bobby Foster — Amount Varies    

  • Financial need
  • Part-time or full-time
  • Juniors and seniors
  • 2.0 GPA minimum
  • Minorities


Education Trust Board Pathways — Amount Varies    

  • First Time Freshman
  • New Mexico high school graduate from any public or private high school
  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • Financial Need


Edward Grisso — Amount Varies    

  • Junior
  • Male
  • Improvement in grades during sophomore year


Robert Hammond Scholarship Fund — Amount Varies    

  • Contact the District Court of the Tenth Judicial District, State of New Mexico


Dorothy Hatch — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian
  • Contact the Scholarship Office


Lena Heath — Amount Varies    

  • Satisfactory academic progress
  • Junior or senior


C.L. Herrick — Amount Varies    

  • Academic ability
  • Financial need


Simon Herztein — Amount Varies    

  • Sophomores/full-time
  • Resident of Union County, NM


Bertha B. Hollis — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian
  • Contact the Scholarship Office


Louise E. Johnson — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian or African American
  • Contact the Scholarship Office


Frederick/Christine Kent — Amount Varies    

  • Freshmen
  • Spring only
  • New Mexico resident
  • Financial need
  • High school grades, recommendations from principal or counselor


James M. & Luella Key Endowed Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Scholarship for students thereof engaged in courses qualifying them to pursue a gainful occupation (nursing, teaching, engineering, etc.)
  • Financial need
  • Aptitude
  • Grades


Charles May — Amount Varies    

  • Arts and Sciences student
  • Pre-med
  • Outstanding academic standing
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior

Louis McRae — Amount Varies    

  • Freshman
  • New Mexico resident

Abraham Lincoln Mitchell Memorial — Amount Varies    

  • African-American
  • Contact the Scholarship Office

Esther D. Morin Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be Native American women, preferably Navajo

Clyde Oden — Amount Varies    

  • Financial need and/or academic ability

Myrtle Okey — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian
  • Satisfactory academic progress

Blase Padilla — Amount Varies    

  • Financial need
  • Satisfactory academic progress

Manuel Pino — Amount Varies    

  • Hispanic
  • Contact the Scholarship Office

L.B. Reeder — Amount Varies    

  • Deserving students with financial need

Austin Roberts — Amount Varies    

  • General
  • Academic ability
  • Financial need
  • San Juan County, NM

Kathleen Rogers — Amount Varies    

  • Graduate and undergraduate
  • Satisfactory academic progress

Manuel F. Saenz Jr. Memorial Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Native American ancestry; preferably Navajo
  • Involvement in athletics
  • Full or part-time enrollment

Rita G. Sanchez — Amount Varies

  • New Mexico resident
  • Preference given to Hispanic student
  • Undergraduate
  • Full-time student
  • Academic ability
  • Financial need

Carrie Schaeffer — Amount Varies    

  • African American
  • Academic merit

Harrison Schmitt — Amount Varies    

  • New Mexico high school graduate
  • Freshman
  • Financial need/academic ability

John Schneid — Amount Varies    

  • Full time
  • American Indian students
  • General criteria

Mary Blackmar Shelden Scholarship For Native American Students — Amount Varies    

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Preference to Native Americans

Raymond Shoemaker — Amount Varies    

  • Single parents
  • U.S. citizen
  • NM resident
  • Financial need

Esther Thompson — Amount Varies    

  • Contact Scholarship office

Doris and Thornton Seligman Memorial Scholarship — Amount Varies    

  • Undergraduate
  • New Mexico resident
  • Academic ability

Dr. Dan Trigg — Amount Varies    

  • Academic ability
  • NM resident

Glen T. Simpson — Amount Varies    

  • American Indian student
  • Senior
  • Academic achievement and financial need

Ralph M. Watrous — Amount Varies    

  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate Native American woman
  • First preference will be given to Native American women who have attended New Mexico high schools
  • Proof of enrolled tribal membership and residence of New Mexico shall be provided by the recipient

Lawrence White — Amount Varies    

  • Satisfactory academic progress
  • New Mexico resident
  • Financial need

Gerald T. Wilkinson — Amount Varies    

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Native American
  • Full time student
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree program
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Scholarship Office

Mailing Address:

MSC 11 6320
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM87131

Phone:
(505) 277-8900 or 1-800-CALLUNM
Fax:
505-277-6326

Questions?

Physical Location:
Student Support and Service Center

1155 University Blvd, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106