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A & S Endowment for the Future

This endowed fund allows friends and alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences to support the College’s long-term goals, or the future needs it might encounter.

Art Dept. Betty Sabo Endowment

The Betty Sabo Scholarship Endowment for Studio Arts was established to honor the life and work of prominent New Mexico artist and dedicated UNM Foundation and UNM Alumni Association Board Member Betty Sabo (1928- ). The fund supports graduate students in Studio Arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing, or sculpture. As testimony to... Read more »

Campus Substance Abuse Prevention Director’s Fund

Supports faculty, staff, and students at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) to conduct research on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems; develop new researchers; train community practitioners; and develop new service programs to prevent adverse consequences from the use of alcohol and other drugs.

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 »

Community Engaged Learning & Research Fund

The Office for Community Engaged Learning & Research (CELR) cultivates community engagement initiatives that strengthen communities. Your generous funding helps CELR connect UNM students, faculty and staff with Albuquerque and New Mexico communities to foster student learning, engagement, and leadership in civic life. It also helps the CELR serve as the university’s convener for campus... Read more »

D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives

D.H. Lawrence owned only one piece of property in his lifetime, a 160-acre ranch located near Taos, New Mexico, which was bequeathed to the University of New Mexico by Frieda Lawrence with the stipulation, the property “be used for educational, cultural, charitable, and recreational purposes.” The fund serves the preservation and support of the property... Read more »

Dr. Thomas Williams Whaley Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Established in May of 2000, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Chemistry, demonstrates academic achievement, demonstrates financial need for scholarship assistance, and is preferably a New Mexico resident.

Jackie Schlegel Endowment for Scribendi Journal

Scribendi is a nonprofit annual print publication of honors undergraduate students work. Through this yearlong award-winning course and educational internship, student staff members gain practical hands-on experience in copy editing, typography, graphic design and magazine layout, Adobe Creative Suite, fundraising, marketing and distribution and small business management. Scribendi showcases poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, foreign... Read more »

James F. Zimmerman Latin American Materials and Programs Endowment

The James F. Zimmerman Endowment funds the acquisition of specialized research materials in all formats from and about Latin America. It also supports programs, events or publications which bring UNM’s Latin American holdings to the attention of students and scholars.

La Montañita Co-op Marshall Kovitz Memorial Scholarship

La Montañita Co-op has established the La Montañita Co-op Marshall Kovitz Memorial Scholarship that honors the memory of Marshal Kovitz, founding owner and Board member, who died March 2016 at age 68. The scholarship benefits students who have declared Sustainability Studies as their minor at UNM. A preference is given to those with Food Systems... Read more »

New Mexico Evaluation Lab @ UNM

The New Mexico Evaluation Lab @ UNM provides high quality program evaluation services to non-profit community organizations throughout New Mexico. Students, faculty and organization staff work together to develop and implement evaluation plans. The Evaluation Lab fills the need for affordable evaluation services and simultaneously trains the next generation of program evaluation analysts.

Physician Assistant White Coat Program Fund

Join with the UNM Physician Assistant alumni community and sponsor a PA student’s first white coat and stethoscope – two important symbols of their entry into the medical profession. With the gift of $200, you will have the opportunity to provide a student with their new white coat and stethoscope and you can share a... Read more »

President’s Fund

The President’s Fund supports the university’s key initiatives and most pressing needs as set by UNM’s President and leadership.

Statistics Consulting Clinic Fund

This fund is used to support expenses related to maintaining the Statistics Clinic, including student stipends, conference and travel expenses, and the creation and promotion of publications and research materials.

Student Veterans of UNM Fund

Our organization is the driver of social and political interests of veterans throughout the University of New Mexico footprint. We conduct regular meetings and social events that promote veteran success both in academics and in life.

The Joel M. Jones Lecture Series in American Studies

This endowed fund is named in honor of Dr. Joel M. Jones, former Chair of the American Studies Department whose career as a prolific and charismatic scholar, teacher, mentor and administrator has left a lasting legacy at UNM. Inspired by Joel Jones’ talent for connecting teaching, research, and contemporary social justice issues–the personal and the... 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.

UNM Press – General Endowment

The University of New Mexico Press endowment is used to support critical work with New Mexico writers, scholars, and artists, as well as general operations, and serves as a vital source of permanent funding for the Press. 2019 is not only the 90th anniversary of the UNM Press, it also marks the beginning of a... Read more »

UNM Solar Splash

UNM Solar Splash is a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate capstone project where we are designing and building a solar powerboat for the World Championship of intercollegiate Solar/Electric boating in Dayton, Ohio. This is an annual competition and UNM’s third year participating. It is our hope that we will start a dynasty and become part of the... Read more »

UNM Women’s Cancer Center Fund

The Women’s Cancer Center at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center provides compassionate, innovative care in a soothing, healing space dedicated to the needs of women and their families. The center offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, genetic counseling providers, and other services in one convenient space.

Viens/Montoya Nurse Practitioner Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by Dr. Diane Viens, CFNP and Dr. Carolyn Montoya, CPNP to support Nurse Practitioner students, who need assistance with the costs associated with their clinical preceptorships in rural and under-served areas. Between the two of them they have over 70 years of experience as NPs.



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