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Physical Address:

Scholarship Office
Student Support & Services Center
1155 University Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
Phone: 505-277-8900 or 1-800-CALLUNM
Fax: 505-277-6326

Mailing Address:

MSC11 6320
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131

General Scholarships

There are so many opportunities waiting for you...

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.

General Scholarships

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

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.)

 
 
 
General Scholarships Amount Academic Criteria For Consideration

Frank H. Allen, III Memorial

Amount Varies
  • Graduate of Valley High School
  • 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
  • Recommendation by the directors of African American Studies and African American Student Services
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