Funds by Category: College of Arts & Sciences

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College of Arts & Sciences


Africana Studies Program Fund

This fund is used to provide operational support of the Africana Studies Program, including financial assistance to students in study-abroad courses to faculty for research and teaching-related expenditure and for lectures.

Alfred Grunsfeld Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Annual scholarship given to a male and female student who are declared history majors having completed 15 credit hours in history, and 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Alvin R. and Caroline G. Grove Endowed Scholarship in Field Biology

Established in 1997 in memory of Alvin R. and Caroline G. Grove, this fund supports summer, research and doctoral scholarships for need-based graduate students showing academic progress in a graduate degree in Biology. This fund also provides graduate students with resources to initiate or continue research projects, and/or to attend conferences to present their research.

Anthropology Centennial Fund

The Anthropology Centennial Fund helps support alumni outreach and publication of the biannual Anthropology newsletter.

Anthropology General Fund

This fund provides program support for the Department of Anthropology including both colloquia and special events.

Anthropology Graduate Student Support Fund

This fund, established to commemorate the Department of Anthropology’s 75th anniversary, provides support for graduate students to travel to and establish their research sites.

BA/MD Program Fund

The Combined BA/MD Degree Program is designed to address the physician shortage in New Mexico by assembling a class of students committed to serving New Mexico communities. Students will earn a baccalaureate degree through the College of Arts & Sciences in a challenging four-year curriculum specifically designed to prepare them for medical school and ultimately... Read more »

Baca Zinn Professorship

Dr. Maxine Baca Zinn, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Michigan State University, is a descendent of many generations of New Mexico families. Dr. Baca Zinn graduated from UNM in 1971. She describes her training in Sociology at UNM as “unparalleled.” Baca Zinn’s professorship will support scholars who pursue studies in social inequality.

Barbara Goldman Garland Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Goldman Garland Memorial Scholarship supports a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who is pursuing an advanced degree in counseling preferably interested in Teen Counseling.

Bernice A. Rebord Memorial Scholarship in History

Named in honor of Bernice A. Rebord, a career-long history teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awards from this fund are made to deserving undergraduate juniors or seniors, or master degree students in the History Department who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education. The award will be based on... Read more »

Bertha Melgoza, PhD Clinical Psychology Fund

The Bertha Melgoza, PhD Clinical Psychology Fund is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology’s Clinical Program who demonstrates outstanding promise in research, clinical work, or both. Established to honor Dr. Bertha Melgoza, an accomplished and recognized graduate of UNM, this fund also seeks to encourage additional donations. It was established by... Read more »

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chair’s Fund

With nearly 1,000 graduates, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has prepared students for a diverse array of careers. Now growing rapidly, but maintaining its tradition of rigor and excellence, the Department Chair welcomes your partnership. These funds will be used at her discretion to serve the greatest needs within the department.

Biology Department Chair’s Fund

At the discretion of the Chair, this fund provides program and research support, and support for teaching activities and other specials needs in the Department of Biology, as they arise.

Biology Genomic Resources Division Fund

The Museum of Southwestern Biology Genomic Resources Division Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator to obtain and curate new specimens upgrade facilities and support students to meet our strategic goals.

Center for the Southwest Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support an enlarged study of the history and culture of the American West through hosting seminars, conferences and workshops.

Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy

This fund supports the UNM Center, established to promote the non-partisan study and evaluation of how elections are conducted, the role of technology, the identification of best practices in election administration, as well as the effects of various approaches to election administration and electoral rules upon the quality of representation within democracies.

Charles and Susan Paine Fund for Excellence in Writing Instruction Fund

The Charles and Susan Paine Fund for Excellence in Writing Instruction provides support for the Rhetoric and Writing division of the English Department. Funds are used for curricular and professional development of instructors and administrators of courses that focus primarily on teaching writing skills.

Charles Leroy Gibson Endowed Scholarship

This fund provides an annual cash award to a senior student majoring or minoring in chemistry, who is judged most outstanding by the faculty of that department.

Chemistry Chair’s Endowment Fund

Established in 1997 by Richard W. Holder, any person or organization may make contributions to the fund by gift or bequest. Funds will be used to enhance the teaching mission of the UNM Chemistry Department including, but not limited to, for the purchase of lab equipment, materials and supplies and/or other needs as determined by... Read more »

Cindy Jaramillo Graduate Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund has been established in honor of Cindy Jaramillo, retired UNM Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences staff member who is beloved by students, staff and faculty alike. This fund will be used to provide scholarship support for graduate students in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences. Thank you for making a... Read more »

Cocalina Memorial Scholarship in Biology

This scholarship was established by UNM alumni Paul and Angela Costanzo, both in memory of their infant daughter Catalina Gabrielle Costanzo (Cocalina) and for Angela’s passion for Biology. This fund provides scholarship support for female undergraduate students majoring in Biology.

College of Arts and Sciences Teachers Institute Fund

This fund promotes important K-12 education by improving teachers’ access to knowledge. The Teachers’ Institute offers credit-bearing seminars each summer and shorter workshops the year around in a range of liberal arts and fine arts disciplines. These sessions are on the UNM campus and at other sites that provide hands-on access to learning opportunities for... Read more »

Conlon-Demas Undergraduate Research Fund in History

This fund supports the research expenses of undergraduate honors students in the History Department including meeting registration fees, travel and lodging, copying fees, book purchases, writing costs such as printing and related computer expenses.

Consortium Fund

COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences, is a community-based consortium whose goal is to enable Earth Science researchers to conduct the next generation of high-pressure science on world-class equipment and facilities. It facilitates the operation of beam lines, the development of new technologies for high pressure research, and advocates for science... Read more »

Crawford Rio Grande Graduate Scholarship in Biology

Establish by Professor Emeritus Clifford S. Crawford and UNM alumna Claudia Gayheart Crawford, Esquire, this award is given to deserving graduate students in the Department of Biology conducting research on or related to the Rio Grande Bosque.

David E. Stuart Scholarship for Graduate Studies and Public Anthropology

The Stuart Scholarship is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence and made a commitment to Public Anthropology. Dr. Stuart earned his PhD at UNM, has served as Associate Provost, and is a current faculty member in Anthropology. Photograph of Dr. Stuart by Jason S. Ordaz, courtesy the School for Advanced Research, 2013.

David Robert Pieyns Endowed Graduate Award in Optical Science

The David Robert Pieyns Endowed Graduate Award in Optical Science was established in memory of David R. Pieyns a UNM alumnus who worked for many years in the field of Optical Engineering. The goal of this fund is to provide fellowships in the Physics and Astronomy department for the study of Optics.

Dean Uhl Memorial Fund

This fund, established by Dean E. Uhl, awards two different scholarships benefiting the students of the UNM Chemistry Department, Merit Scholarships for junior or senior chemical engineers or chemistry majors, and Presidential Scholarships, restricted to chemical engineering or chemistry major candidates.

Dr. E.A. “Tony” Mares Award for Chicano Literature Endowment

The Dr. E.A. “Tony” Mares Award for Chicano Literature Endowment is an annual award through the English Department, which supports Chicano literature, poetry, history, and general writings about Chicanos. This award benefits both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Mares was a noted New Mexico poet, author, playwright, and gifted teacher who retired from the University... Read more »

Dr. Hector A. Torres Endowed Memorial Fund

The UNM English Department will use this fund to support continued research and study, advancement and appreciation of Chicana/Chicano literature, film and related fields advanced by Dr. Hector A. Torres. Professor Hector A. Torres, a scholar of great passion, dedication and kindness, taught and inspired generations of UNM students on the subjects of contemporary, postmodern... Read more »

Dr. William Jones & Dr. Siu Wong Biology Urgent Needs Endowed Fund

Established by optometrists Drs. William Jones (UNM alum, ’69) and Siu Wong, this fund provides a scholarship for a full- or part-time (graduate or undergraduate) Biology student in good academic standing. This fund also supports student publication expenses, sponsorship of student presentation seminars, support of the Biology Department’s annual Research Day Lecture, and can also... Read more »

Dylan Balch-Lindsay Memorial Fund for Graduate Education in Political Science

Annual scholarship to political science graduate students for enrichment activities including summer travel fellowships to support field research or methods training; travel to professional meetings by graduate students to present research; purchase of survey or other data sets to be used in research by graduate students.

Eilene C. Durgin Memorial Scholarship for Multimedia Journalism

Established by David L. Durgin, in loving memory of his spouse and UNM alumna Eilene C. Durgin, this endowed scholarship in the Department of Communication & Journalism supports students majoring in Print, Broadcast, Radio, and/or Multimedia Journalism, demonstrating both financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Elements of Success Foundation

Support Chemistry & Chemical Biology education by purchasing one of the elements of the Periodic Table at $250 or greater. A plate in the form of the Periodic Table will be made showing your name underneath the element you purchased. The Elements of Success display is located on the first floor of Clark Hall. Contact... Read more »

Eleonora Harvey Trotter Award for American Indian Scholars in Biology

This annual award assists undergraduate students majoring in Biology or graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Biology with funds to cover any education-related expenses, including travel. Students who receive this award are in good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need, and are enrolled members of federally recognized Native American Tribes. This award was established in... Read more »

Elizabeth H. Wertheim Faculty Research Award Fund

Elizabeth H. Wertheim Faculty Research Award Fund was established in 1990. The award is made annually to a member of the senior faculty whose scholarship, creative work, teaching, and service make a noteworthy contribution to the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of New Mexico and the community beyond UNM.

Elsie Fraley Demas and James Demas Fund

Established in honor of Elsie and James Demas, Sr., this fund supports undergraduate scholarship and research in Honors English. Uses include conference fees, travel and lodging, copying, book purchases, and computer-related and printing expenses. All students enrolled in Honors English are eligible. Students awarded are those who best demonstrate scholarship and whose work would benefit... Read more »

English Department Fund

The English Department Fund provides support for visiting lecturers, speakers, and a variety of events that enhance the reach of our curriculum and keep it current by bringing living writers, scholars, and cultural figures to the University.

Fedoravicius Clinical Psychology Fund

The Dr. Al S. Fedoravicius Clinical Psychology Fund is awarded to PhD candidates in the Department of Psychology’s Clinical Program who have successfully completed their first year in their graduate program as well as an internship as part of their program. It was established by his wife Toby M. Fedoravicius to honor his career as... Read more »

Frieda D. Butler Scholarship

The Frieda D. Butler scholarship is given annually to honor the memory of Mrs. Butler whose grandson, Dr. Richard A. Barrett, is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. The recipient, an outstanding master’s level student, delivers a public lecture.

Friends of the UNM Herbarium Fund

This endowed fund is used to support the operations of the UNM Herbarium at the Museum of Southwestern Biology for purposes including, but limited, to augmenting herbarium research, education and maintenance, at the discretion of the Herbarium Curator.

Fund for Inspirational, Biological, and Engaged Research (FIBER)

We believe that engaging kids in our community to demystify science will happen by doing science and having fun. We have partnered with the Explora Science Center and NASA on a pilot project where students learn about life in space and collect data for our science on the International Space Station. Your donation will support... Read more »

Geology Alumni Fellowship Fund

This fund is used to provide annual scholarship support to Earth & Planetary Sciences graduate students in good academic standing.

German Summer School Fund

This fund provides scholarship support for participants of the German Summer School of New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley as well as general financial assistance for the program such as faculty and guest lecturer support. Please designate clearly if your donation is to be used solely for scholarships awarded to students demonstrating financial need.

Graduate Fellowships in Psychology Award

The Graduate Fellowships in Psychology award supports recruitment of the most outstanding students for the Department of Psychology within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graham Browne Endowed Memorial Scholarship in History

Established in memory of Graham Browne, co-creator of Sutin, Thayer & Browne law firm of New Mexico, this undergraduate scholarship is annually awarded to a full-time history student, preference given to an American History major in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.

Hayward Student Fund in Mammalogy

This fund supports endowed stipends that benefit students studying mammalogy while working at the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Preference is given to undergraduate students from Latin America or who have an interest in working in Latin America following graduation.

Hibben Trust for Anthropology Graduate Students Fund

The Hibben Trust for Anthropology Graduate Students Fund is supported by the Frank C. Hibben Charitable Trust.The Trust was endowed by the late Dr. Frank C. Hibben, an archaeologist who was a Professor of Anthropology and former Director of the Maxwell Museum at UNM.These funds support graduate education in anthropology and consist of annual awards... Read more »

Hibben Trust Museum Studies Fellowships Fund

The Museum Studies Program is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with academic training in essential aspects of museology. The program equips students with a range of museum skills preparing them for careers in museum related occupations including: collections managers, registrars, museum educators, exhibit developers, park interpreters, curators, and administrators. These funds will be... Read more »

Hillard L. and Mary M. Smith/Dow Chemical Graduate Fellowship

Established in 1986 by Hillard and Mary Smith with shares of Dow Chemical stock, this annual assistantship benefits one graduate student each year. A committee of faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology determines the graduate student.

Hillerman-McGarrity Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing

Named on honor of Tony Hillerman and Michael McGarrity, two of New Mexico’s most renowned and respected mystery writers, this fund supports scholarships for students enrolled in the Creative Writing Program with a demonstrated talent and passion for fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, or creative non-fiction. Preference is shown to students from New Mexico with financial need.

Hyun-koock Shin Graduate Support Fund

Established by UNM Alumnus Hyun-koock Shin, this scholarship benefits international graduate students from Asia majoring in Chemistry. Preference is given to students who plan to return to their countries of origin to work.

Indigenous Education Research Fund

Your generous support will allow Indigenous Faculty at the Department of Native American Studies to continue to conduct research and teach on human rights, biodiversity, traditional knowledge, equal benefit sharing to address Indigenous Peoples’ poverty, health, the erosion of culture, languages and identity, and the violation of Indigenous Peoples’ human rights and those of Mother... Read more »

Institute for Medieval Studies Endowment Fund

This endowed fund supports the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS) in its service activities including hosting a public lecture series, providing professional development opportunities for secondary-school teacher enrichment, and sponsoring multidisciplinary or discipline-specific seminars and workshops for various audiences. Learn more about becoming a Friend of Medieval Studies at http://ims.unm.edu/support/index.html , or contact the IMS... Read more »

Institute for Medieval Studies Program Fund

This program fund helps support the most immediate needs of the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS) in its mission to further the transmission and preservation of the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Middle Ages. Learn more about becoming a Friend of Medieval Studies at http://ims.unm.edu/support/index.html , or contact the IMS at medinst@unm.edu or (505) 277-2252.

Issa Sakaki Merrill Scholarship and Student Support Fund

Administered by the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, in partnership with Peace Studies, this scholarship and student support fund, created in memory of Issa Sakaki Merrill, provides annual grants to undergraduate students with studies concentrated on peace studies, who have a background or interest in conflict, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and peacemaking.

J.E. (Jake Eugene) Gallegos Endowed Lectureship

Established by Regent J. Eugene Gallegos in 1985, this lectureship in the Department of Political Science is offered to department faculty, students, or visiting faculty and visiting students presenting on the subject of Mexican and Central American politics and political institutions.

James S. Findley Fund

James S. Findley Fund supports student field research through the Museum of Southwestern Biology. The Fund honors Emeritus Faculty member, Jim Findley who made many outstanding contributions to the Museum (Director and Curator) and Biology Department (Professor and Chair). Dr. Findley inspired many undergraduate students in his courses in Vertebrate Biology, Mammalogy, Tropical Biology, and... Read more »

Jesse L. Riebsomer Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship awarded to undergraduate chemistry student who has just completed their sophomore year and is awarded based on scholarship, promise as a scientist, and financial need.

Joan Willard Hemsing Tinoco Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is designed to directly benefit women in Chemistry. Awarded annually and paid on a semester basis, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding female undergraduate chemistry major.

Joseph Alvin Gaudin, Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Joseph Alvin Gaudin, Jr., this scholarship supports a graduate or undergraduate Biology major with demonstrated financial need, proven academic and research record, with a preference for students majoring in mammalogy and interested in studying the cat family.

Joseph P. Zavadil Scholarship in English Medieval Literature

  Named in memory and honor of Joseph Zavadil, former Professor and Chair of the Department of English, this annual scholarship supports undergraduates focusing on English medieval literature, who have excelled in their studies and/or service to the UNM Medieval Studies Program. Preference is given to students specializing either in Arthurian literature, Chaucer, or in... Read more »

Joseph Powell Anthropology Endowment Fund

Awards from the Powell Endowment will be used to support Evolutionary Anthropology graduate student research on the topic of human and non-human primate biological variation and behavioral ecology, both past and present. Awards will be for $500 and requests for submissions will be made by the Graduate Advisor semi-annually. A three member committee will select... Read more »

Julia Keleher Faculty Award

The Julia Keleher Faculty Award is given annually to an Assistant Professor who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching. In 1995, the Keleher Award account was augmented by its combination with the Telfair Hendon, Jr. Memorial in English.

Karen A. Foss Communication & Journalism Development Fund

Named for Regents Professor Karen Foss, this award provides travel support for faculty, graduate students, and staff; supports international exchange programs; and helps to sustain our colloquium and lecture/lecture series programming.

Karl H. Schwerin Graduate Fellowship in Ethnology

The Karl H. Schwerin Graduate Fellowship was established in 1998 to support deserving graduate students who are successfully pursuing a course of study in ethnology, cultural anthropology, or social anthropology. Preference is given to students based on scholastic ability and research potential, and those who have not begun doctoral research or received other support.

L. Dudley Phillips Memorial Fellowship in History

Established in memory of Dudley L. Phillips, UNM history alumnus and track and football athlete, the L. Dudley Phillips Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually to a qualified advanced graduate student in History to support the completion of the dissertation project.

Lena M. Todd Scholarship Fund

The Lena M. Todd Scholarship Fund provides annual cash awards to students doing the best work in creative writing in the English Department. The fund was established in 1943 from Dana Paul Todd in memory of his mother, Lena Todd. Dana Todd graduated from UNM in 1927 and died serving in the US Army in... Read more »

Lynn A. Hertel Graduate Research Award

Established in loving memory of Dr. Lynn A. Hertel, and in honor of her legacy in parasitology research at UNM, this award supports a graduate student toward completion of their thesis or dissertation research in the Department of Biology. More information about the eligibility and criteria for this award can be found at: http://bgsa.unm.edu/Funding/biology-funding.html

Mari Lyn Salvador Fund for Museum Studies

This fund extends the legacy of Mari Lyn Salvador, Chief Curator of the Maxwell Museum and Professor of Anthropology, from 1978-2004. This fund will support students in the UNM Museum Studies Program and invest in the continued cultivation of museum scholars committed to accessible collections, repatriation, and collaboration. Proceeds will help fund student research, internships,... Read more »

Maurice L. Hughes Endowed Scholarship

Established by Mr. Maurice L. Hughes, this fund provides support for students majoring in Chemistry or Biology. This scholarship is shared between the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Each department holds the award for a maximum of two years. The award is available to a junior or senior, remaining... Read more »

Maxine Graves Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Michael W. Graves, UNM Professor of Anthropology and his sister, Kathryn Tedrick, to honor the memory of their mother, Maxine Graves and her support of his pursuit of an education. The scholarship annually supports undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology.

Medieval Studies Graduate Fellowship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to promote interdisciplinary advanced studies in the Medieval period in any of the appropriate disciplines, i.e., Art History, History, Languages, Philosophy or Music. To learn more about graduate study support opportunities in the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS), please visit https://ims.unm.edu/

Melinda Bealmear Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998 in loving memory of Melinda Bealmear, former staff member in the Department of Biology, this fund supports needy graduate students conducting research in any sub-discipline of Biology

Mike Millican Memorial Prize

This fund was established in memory of PhD student Mike S. Millican. This prize is awarded to a senior student with a B.S. in Chemistry who is judged outstanding by the faculty of the Department.

Milton Kahn Endowed Lecture Series in Chemistry

Established in honor and memory of Chemistry Professor Emeritus Milton Kahn, this fund supports an annual colloquium talk from an outstanding chemist. The speaker will present on a topic in the area of physical chemistry.

Minority Biomedical Sciences Program Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships and loans to students in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program. The IMSD Program offers research training and professional development to prepare students for graduate school. IMSD prepares undergraduates for graduate work in biomedical research, drawing on students majoring in STEM-related fields including biology, chemistry, biomedical and chemical engineering,... Read more »

Miriam Grunsfeld Scholarship Fund

Annual scholarship given to a male and female student who have completed 15 credit hours in political science and 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Amphibians & Reptiles Division Fund

This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Amphibians & Reptiles Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Amphibians & Reptiles Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Arthropods Division Fund

This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Arthropods Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Arthropods Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Director’s Fund

The Museum of Southwestern Biology Director’s Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Museum Director to acquire new specimens through fieldwork to enhance existing collections or support students as we meet the strategic goals of the Museum of Southwestern Biology.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Endowment Fund

The Museum of Southwestern Biology Endowment Fund provides for special opportunities to enhance the world-class collections through acquiring new specimens enhancing existing collections or supporting students at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Fishes Division Fund

This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Fishes Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Fishes Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Herbarium Division Fund

This fund supports the Museum of Southwestern Biology Herbarium Division by providing unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of the Herbarium Division to conduct field expeditions to obtain and curate new specimens, support students, and to meet strategic goals and unexpected needs of the division.

Museum of Southwestern Biology Mammal Division

The Museum of Southwestern Biology Mammal Division Fund provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the Curator of Mammals to conduct field expeditions obtain and curate new specimens and support students to meet our strategic goals.

Museum of Southwestern Biology: Division of Genomic Resources Endowed Fund

This fund provides programmatic support for the Division of Genomic Resources (DGR) within the Museum of Southwestern Biology. The DGR is a cryogenic archive of tissue samples from vertebrates, invertebrates, parasites and DNA from other MSB divisions and outside collections. It is worldwide in scope with strong holdings from taxa of the Southwestern United States,... Read more »

New Mexico Folklore Scholars Endowment

Awarded biannually to an undergraduate or graduate student with an exceptional record, is involved in some investigative research and writing in the area of New Mexico Folklore that is part of a larger project such as an honors paper or graduate thesis, and who can deliver a public lecture at the annual AGSU Meeting.

New Mexico Natural Heritage Program Endowment

This endowment fund supports the mission of the Natural Heritage Program to provide scientific research, education, and information dissemination for conservation in the state of New Mexico. Please visit nmnhp.unm.edu to learn more about the New Mexico Natural Heritage Program and its products and services. Natural Heritage New Mexico is a division of the Museum of... Read more »

Passport to People Program Fund

Your gift to the Maxwell Museum Passport to People program will help support multi-generational thematic Family Day educational events that explore exhibitions, topics, and cultures of people around the world. Participants complete activities such as hands-on projects, connecting with special community guests, artists and musicians, and exploring museum exhibits, and receive stamps in a “passport”... Read more »

Peter D. Harrison Graduate Student Support Fund

Established by Dr. Peter Harrison, a renowned archaeologist and Mayan expert with more than 30 years of excavation and research experience, to support graduate students who have Mayan Studies as a focus in their course work. Students will transcribe Mayan drawings and field notes in consultation with the Anthropology Department Chair and one Anthropology Faculty... Read more »

Psychology Chair’s Fund

The Psychology Chair’s fund supports the operation of the Psychology department at the discretion of the chair.

Psychology Graduate Student Support

The Psychology Graduate Student Support award provides financial aid in covering student tuition for graduate students supported through funding mechanisms that do not cover tuition for students in the Department of Psychology within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Psychology Multimedia Project

The Psychology Multimedia project fund supports the development testing and authorship of the effectiveness of multimedia teaching technologies for use by teachers and students in Psychology.

Religious Studies Endowment Fund

This endowed fund supports the Religious Studies Program, in any of the three dimensions of its mission of education regarding religious traditions, research on religion, and sponsorship of public events of interest to scholars of religion or faith communities in New Mexico, or fundraising activities related to the program, at the discretion of the Program... Read more »

Robert Figge and Thord Nilson Endowed Scholarship Fund in European History

Established to honor history teachers Robert Figge and Thord Nilson from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this endowed scholarship fund supports undergraduate, junior or senior history students studying European history, that are in good academic standing, showing academic potential, and demonstrating financial need.

Robert W. Young Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund supports graduate or undergraduate students with majors in Linguistics or Educational Linguistics with a focus on the linguistics of one or more Native American languages.

Rosalie F. Doolittle Scholarship in Botany

This award provides financial support for undergraduate students with scholastic ability and financial need who are pursuing a degree in Botany in the Department of Biology.

Rose Rudin Roosa Endowment Scholarship

Annual scholarship to political science undergraduate majors who have completed 15 credit hours in political science 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Rosemary Miller née Gonzalez Scholarship

Established by Architect Emeritus Henry G. (Hank) Miller II in memory of his wife and microbiologist Rosemary Miller, this scholarship supports Biology undergraduates with a demonstrated interest and/or course of study emphasizing in microbiology at the University of New Mexico. The award encourages degree completion and recipient must be in good academic standing, with a... Read more »

Sandia Casino Responsible Gaming Scholarship in Psychology

Sandia Resort and Casino (www.knowyourlimits.life) is dedicated to promoting responsible gaming. In that spirit, the Sandia Casino Responsible Gaming Scholarship in Psychology was established in 2018. The fund provides scholarships for graduate students at the UNM Psychology Department to conduct addiction disorder related research. Since its inception, 12 students have received funding. (As of 12/19/19)

Sidney Rosenblum Award Fund

The Sidney Rosenblum is awarded to a graduate student who shows excellence in child and or family clinical psychology or research.

Snead Wertheim Endowment Lectureship

This lectureship was created in 1989 by Jerry and Mary Carole May Wertheim and James E. and Georgia Phillips Snead. Wertheim and Snead are UNM alumni and attorneys in Santa Fe. The lectureship rotates between Anthropology and History and recognizes a significant scholarly activity by a faculty member.

Sobel-Duncan Science for Health of Indigenous Populations (SHIP) Prize

Established by Dr. Robert V. Duncan and Dr. Annette L. Sobel, the Sobel-Duncan Science for Health of Indigenous Populations (SHIP) Prize supports an annual award to a PhD candidate, a research award for the candidate’s dissertation committee chair, and to publicize the fund and hold an annual symposium. This interdisciplinary/cross-campus award will judge submissions of... Read more »

Stone Age Research Fund

Support for Dr. Lawrence G. Straus and his students to excavate in Cantabrian, Spain. Dr. Straus has been excavating at El Mirón Cave for the past 18 years. This fund supports travel and per diems for Dr. Straus and students while in Spain, plus travel to national and international meetings, and analyses of archaeological finds.

Tepper Student Emergency Support – English

Brad and Jan Tepper established this fund to provide financial assistance to gradutate students of the Department of English, who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with debilitating financial circumstances. Potential reasons for awarding emergency funding include, but are not limited to: · Support for temporary housing, and/or other essential needs, due to displacement... Read more »

Terry L. Yates Endowment for Field Mammalogy

Established by former Professor Terry Yates, Chair of Biology, Director of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and Vice President for Research and Economic Development, this fund’s purpose is to assist and train biology students in specimen-based mammalogy and field research aimed at diversifying and expanding the archive of specimens in the Mammal Collection of the... Read more »

The Guido Daub Endowed Professorship in Chemistry

Established in 2003 by Katharine P. “Kay” Daub, funds generated from this endowment will be used to attract and support an internationally recognized chemical scientist as a Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Support may include academic year salary, summer salary, academic travel, research supplies, and salary for students or staff assisting... Read more »

The Richard & Susan Linsmeier Graduate Award in Political Science

The Richard & Susan Linsmeier Graduate Award in Political Science has been established to support a first-year graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science. Established in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Richard BA’67, MA ’70 spent a thirty-year career applying the tools of political science as Assistant Director of City Development and... Read more »

The Ross-Brown Endowment for the Loren Potter Endowed Chair in Plant Ecology

The Ross-Brown Endowment for the Loren Potter Endowed Chair in Plant Ecology continues the research emphasis of Dr. Loren Potter, honoring his forty-year legacy of field ecological research and his 14-year tenure as Chair of the Department of Biology at UNM. The endowed chair supports research, laboratory materials, scientific travel, graduate student research, and visits... Read more »

The Sabine Ulibarri Spanish as a Heritage Language Fund

This fund provides opportunities under the discretion of the Program Coordinator to promote the program goals of Spanish revitalization and maintenance of students from bilingual communities. Funds will be used to aid students who are studying abroad in Spanish immersion programs, to bring relevant artists and community members to cultural events on campus, and for... Read more »

Timothy Moy Memorial Teaching Award

Established in memory of Associate Professor of History at UNM, specializing on 20th-century science and culture, this endowed award supports graduate teaching assistants in the Department of History.

UNM Sevilleta Field Station Endowment

The Sevilleta Field Station is located on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), a 230,000 acre protected refuge that includes 4 different biomes that intersect and support a wide array of biological diversity. The Field Station supports research and educational programs in biology, ecology, geology, and anthropology, and is a meeting facility for conferences, workshops,... Read more »

UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe Fund

Named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, the University of New Mexico’s Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe is an annual, weeklong gathering that draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Your donation will help provide general Conference... Read more »

Urgent Priorities for The Bird Collection: Ongoing Activities in Avian Biodiversity Research, Teaching and Curation at the Museum of Southwestern Biology

This fund provides direct support to meet urgent needs of UNM’s Collection of Birds, an actively growing resource for cutting-edge research, and a hub for student training. Students are doing fantastic research projects on bird evolution and conservation. Supporters are urged to make an appointment with the curator for a behind-the-scenes tour (contact Chris Witt,... Read more »

Valencia Challenge Fund

This endowment’s primary purpose is to provide temporary financial assistance to UNM Valencia Campus students whose academic performance could be affected by unexpected challenges such as home eviction, a car accident, delinquent utility bills, or a family tragedy. It is also established as a seed fund to encourage additional donations for this purpose.

Vicente Ximenes Scholarship in Public Rhetoric & Community Literacy

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in Rhetoric and Writing whose research or service demonstrates commitment to public rhetoric and civic literacy, and who exemplifies the work of Vicente Ximenes, Commissioner of Equal Employment and Chairman of the President’s Cabinet Committee on Mexican American Affairs during the Johnson Administration, whose life was... Read more »

Wayne M. Trott Chemistry Scholarship

This endowed fund has been created to support graduate students within the field of Physical Chemistry to honor Wayne M. Trott by his wife, Maryann C. Trott, who sincerely hopes that the financial assistance provided by this scholarship will facilitate rewarding career paths for recipients to come.

William H. and Marjorie Bell Chambers Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in History

Established in memory of Marjorie Bell Chambers, distinguished graduate of the UNM History Department, educator and public leader, this fund supports attracting faculty members who have already acquired distinguished reputations as historians and/or provides support for outstanding teaching, research, and publication by a faculty member.

William M. Dabney History Scholarship Endowed Fund

Established in memory of Professor William Dabney, UNM Professor History from 1951-1982, this endowed fund provides scholarship support to a History graduate student studying Constitutional History, Legal History, or Early American History.

William Shoemaker Endowment in History

Established by the late William Shoemaker of Albuquerque, the purpose of this endowment is to enhance and support the teaching and research missions of the History Department.



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