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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

Transfer Scholarships

You Can Make This Happen,

And UNM Can Help!        

You've already done a great thing: you've begun your higher education, and now you are ready to make the transfer to UNM. The University of New Mexico offers several different scholarship programs for transfer students. No matter where you transfer from, we have scholarship opportunities for you.

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New Mexico Resident Scholarships
Transfer Scholarship and Application DeadlineAmountAcademic Criteria For Consideration

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Students must follow the Policies and Procedures on all scholarships.

NM Lottery Transfer Program

NM residents only

(In State Only)

NM Scholarship Transfer Transcript  

The Financial Aid Office must receive Fall NMSTT's by end of the 3rd week of the Fall Semester; Spring NMSTT's by end of the 3rd week of the Spring Semester

Full tuition per year

Renewable for 8 consecutive semesters in attendance at all New Mexico accredited schools

If a student is a current recipient of the NM Legislative Lottery Success Scholarship, either here at UNM or another accredited NM Institution, you may transfer your NM Legislative Lottery Success Scholarship with you to another eligible NM institution.

 1. Must earn 12 new credit hours each semester (repeat classes do not count toward credit hours earned).


2. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.


3. If a student drops below the full-time (12 credit hours) status at any time throughout the semester, the scholarship will be canceled for that specific semester and the student will be responsible for all incurred charges.

UNM Legislative Endowed Transfer Program

NM residents only

(In State Only)

NM Scholarship Transfer Transcript 

The Financial Aid Office must receive Fall NMSTT's by end of the 3rd week of the Fall Semester; Spring NMSTT's by end of the 3rd week of the Spring

Approximately $2000 per year

$1000 per semester

Renewable for 4 consecutive semesters

1. New Mexico Scholarship Transfer Transcript is required
2. Demonstrate eligibility for financial aid
3. Must be enrolled for at least half-time
4. Must be a New Mexico resident and a U.S. citizen (permanent or a resident alien)
5. A combined cumulative transfer college grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
6. At least 30 hours of credited transfer hours
7. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).

Preference given to returning or transfer students

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

Zia Transfer Scholarship

Admitted to UNM by March 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring semester

Approximately $2000 per year

$1000 per semester

Renewable for 4 consecutive semesters.

1. A combined cumulative transfer college grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
2. At least 30 hours of credited transfer hours.
3. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)
4. Must be a New Mexico resident and a U.S. citizen (permanent or a resident alien)

Preference given to undergraduate minority students: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, African American and American Indian

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

UNM Transfer Scholarship Program

Admitted to UNM by March 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring semester

Approximately $2000 per year

($1000 per semester)

Renewable for 4 consecutive semesters

1. A combined cumulative transfer college grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
2. At least 30 hours of credited transfer hours
3. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)
4. Must be a New Mexico resident and a U.S. citizen (permanent or a resident alien)

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

Non-Resident Scholarships
Transfer Scholarship and Application DeadlineAmountAcademic Criteria For Consideration

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Students must follow the Policies and Procedures on all scholarships.

Amigo Transfer Scholarship

Non-NM resident only

(Out of State Only)

Admitted to UNM by February 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring semester

Approximate value of $14,815 per year

Plus a $200/year stipend ($100/semester)

Renewable for 4 consecutive semesters

1. A combined transfer college grade point average of 3.5 or higher

-OR-

1. A combined cumulative transfer college grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and
2. At least 30 hours of credited transfer hours.
3. Meet the High School criteria for the Amigo Scholarship.

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

Colorado Reciprocal

For best consideration: Admitted to UNM by
February 1 for Fall Semester, October 1 for Spring Semester

Recipient pays New Mexico resident tuition rates (valued at approximately $14,815/year).

Renewable for 2 years

 A limited number of tuition waivers are available. Recipients will be awarded through a selective process.

Colorado Reciprocal Recipients:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

This tuition waiver is renewable for two years ( 4 consecutive semesters for transfer) provided you maintain the requirements.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

Eligible candidates are residents of AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, SD, OR, UT, WA, WY; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For best consideration: Admitted to UNM by
February 1 for Fall Semester, October 1 for Spring Semester

 Recipient pays 1.5 times New Mexico resident tuition rates (tuition waiver valued at approximately $11,765/year)

Renewable for 2 years

A limited number of tuition waivers are available. Recipients will be awarded through a selective process.

WUE Recipients:

Complete 15 new credit hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester (fall and spring semesters).

This tuition waiver is renewable for two years (4 consecutive semesters for transfer) provided you maintain the requirements.