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College of Nursing – Judith Harris Global Health Endowment in Nursing

This endowment was created to give students at the College of Nursing experience in providing healthcare to underserved populations throughout the world. The range of experience that students gain – from interviewing, to assessment, to treatment and follow up – is vast. Quite literally, their classroom becomes the world, as our students have traveled to... Read more »

College of Nursing – Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Scholarship fund provides critical support for undergraduate and graduate nursing students enrolled in the College of Nursing and successfully completing a degree program. This general fund is an extension of the endowed scholarship program giving all donors the opportunity to ensure the tradition of excellence in nursing education while growing the next generation... Read more »

College of Nursing Ridenour Staff and Faculty Development Endowment

The Ridenour Staff and Faculty Development endowment supports professional development opportunities for staff and faculty at the College of Nursing. By ensuring the highest level of expertise among nursing faculty and staff and recruiting and retaining qualified, committed and outstanding employees, the College of Nursing’s already strong reputation for outstanding nursing education will be strengthened.

College of Nursing Senior Class Endowed Scholarship Fund

Started by the graduating Summer 2010 class, this endowment literally “pays it forward” by providing scholarships to nursing students. Since 2010, every graduating class has contributed to the endowment so that those who come after them can focus more on their education and less on the financial burden that often comes along with the educational... Read more »

Diane Adamo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diane’s journey into health care started nearly 40 years ago when her brother, Sam Adamo, urged her to move from Pittsburgh, to New Mexico, where he lived, for a change of scenery. She graduated from UNM CON in 1984 and began work at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. One week later, Diane died in an auto... Read more »

DNP Distinction Award

The UNM College of Nursing (CON), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Outstanding Scholarly Project Award Fund supports recognition of the student with the most masterful and significant scholarly project for the year in which they graduate.

Dr. James A. Koch Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Ms. Sharen Koch in memory of her late husband, Dr. James A. Koch. Dr. Koch was part of the Doctor Draft in the US Army beginning his service in 1956. While in the Army, he was sent to Sandia Army Base Hospital, in Albuquerque, NM. In 1960, after leaving the... Read more »

Julie Gorwoda Endowed Nurse-Midwifery Fund

This endowed award is given annually to a senior midwifery student who shows evidence of community building in midwifery, or interest in a career in midwifery education, or who demonstrates exemplary leadership while in the midwifery program. The award honors the retirement of Julie Gorwoda, CNM, MSN who was employed at UNM for 31 years... Read more »

Lorene and Gerald Liesveld Nursing Scholarship

This fund supports students enrolled in the UNM College of Nursing BSN program. Judy Liesveld, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, CNE is the Associate Dean of Education and Innovation and a Clinician Educator Professor at the UNM College of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from UNM as well. Dr. Liesveld and her two... Read more »

Nursing Emergency Fund

The UNM College of Nursing is dedicated to advancing healthcare through innovation. We are educating inquisitive professionals who improve patient care. Right now, we need your help. Many of our students are facing hardships such as loss of job, family obligations, technology challenges and other ramifications of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Help us insure a... Read more »

Nursing Legacy Fund

This fund gives the Dean the flexibility to determine important support for areas of greatest need that help to advance the mission of nursing education, research, practice, and leadership for the college.

UNM Gallup NMNEC Scholarship for Native American Students

Dr. Nancy Ridenour, former dean of UNM College of Nursing, established this endowment in 2021 to support students enrolled in the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) Bachelor of Science (BSN) program at The University of New Mexico Gallup. Recipients must be a member of a federally or state recognized Native American tribe and have... Read more »

UNM Midwives of Color

The UNM Midwives of Color recruits and mentors persons of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds in the profession of nursing, especially midwifery; supports midwives of color in the community; increases awareness and responsiveness of maternal-child health care issues affecting communities of color in New Mexico.

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