Funds by Category: Scholarships and Student Success


Scholarships and Student Success

AAUW Albuquerque Branch Scholarship for Graduate Women

Awarded to a graduate student who demonstrates an active commitment to helping women and girls through service in the community, profession or research. The Albuquerque Branch was officially recognized in 1927 to unite the alumni of colleges and universities on the AAUW list of qualified institutions for practical educational work, to concentrate and increase their... Read more »

AAUW-Santa Fe Branch UNM Scholarship

Since 1995, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Santa Fe Branch/UNM Scholarship has awarded $2,000 annually to a woman who is a full-time graduate student at UNM and resident of Santa Fe County. Past winners include women in Medicine, Fine Arts, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. Preference is given to returning women. You... Read more »

Accessibility Resource Center

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) – Connect, Collaborate, Succeed at UNM is a great way to get started with us at ARC where our focus is working with students with Disabilities. Located on the second floor of Mesa Vista Hall room 2021, the Accessibility Resource Center provides a variety of services to self identified UNM students... Read more »

Ace Gibson Powers Memorial Fund

The Ace Gibson Powers Memorial Fund will be used to support urology resident participation in pathology review courses and other general support of urology resident education.

Adaptive Design Fund

Funding will be used to support research, education, and service opportunities that partner students from UNM with members of the community to create designs that will improve accessibility for people with short- and long-term disabilities.

African American Student Services General Fund

The African American Student Services Fund is used to provide integral personal, academic, and educational support to our students at UNM. The Fund will also be used to facilitate AASS programming, including (but not limited to), the Black Cultural Conference, academic lectures, visiting guest speakers, the BEST Summer Academy and the Bridge Program.

Alex Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of an amazing New Mexican that has made The University of New Mexico a better place for students. In his many roles, from student to the Registrar, Alex put students first and changed policies in order to remove barriers and make the transition through the institution easier.... Read more »

Alex O. Romero Family Fund

This endowment will benefit PICU staff (Nurses and Techs) and any Pediatric RNs who are returning to school at UNM to pursue their pre-licensure degree or an advanced degree, including but not limited to RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, Peds NP, or PhD.

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.

Alison Kleven Memorial Scholarship

It is with great sadness that the UNM Radiologic Sciences Program announces the passing of Alison Kleven on Thursday, August 12th. She was a valued member of our team since December 2018 and will be missed. Alison was a native New Mexican. She was not only a faculty member from the Radiologic Sciences program but... Read more »

Alumni Association Chicago Chapter Scholarship

The UNM Alumni Association’s Chicago Regional Chapter has established this fund to provide scholarship opportunities and educational stipends for students who are preferably legal residents of the Chicago, Illinois, area and attend The University of New Mexico. The Alumni chapter raises funds for this scholarship through fundraising initiatives, including donations from generous Lobo supporters like... Read more »

Alumni Association Georgia Chapter Scholarship

The UNM Alumni Association’s Georgia Regional Chapter has established this fund to provide scholarship opportunities and educational stipends for students who are preferably legal residents of Georgia and attend The University of New Mexico. The Alumni chapter raises funds for this scholarship through fundraising initiatives, including donations from generous Lobo supporters like you, as well... Read more »

Alumni Association Salt Lake City Chapter Scholarship

The UNM Alumni Association’s Salt Lake City Regional Chapter has established this fund to provide scholarship opportunities and educational stipends for students who are preferably legal residents of the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and attend The University of New Mexico. The Alumni chapter raises funds for this scholarship through fundraising initiatives, including donations from... Read more »

Alumni Association San Diego Chapter Scholarship

The UNM Alumni Association’s San Diego Regional Chapter has established this fund to provide scholarship opportunities and educational stipends for students who are preferably legal residents of the San Diego area and attend The University of New Mexico. The Alumni chapter raises funds for this scholarship through fundraising initiatives, including donations from generous Lobo supporters... Read more »

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.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter

The UNM Student Branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host the 2018 Region IV Student Conference. Students from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas present research papers and team design reports, competing to present their work at the 2019 AIAA International Conference. We hope to make this unforgettable for all... Read more »

Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship

The UNM Anderson Hall of Fame has been inducting successful Alumni into this elite group for more than 30 years. Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to the community, and their ongoing commitment to education. The associated scholarship is awarded to current Anderson students to help offset the cost of... Read more »

Anderson Student Success Fund

This fund will provide UNM Anderson Students hands-on learning opportunities within their field of study. The fund can also be used to support UNM Anderson students financially. Funds will be administered by the Dean in accordance with the school’s strategic initiatives.

Anne B. Thomas No Bounds Scholarship

To know no bounds is to be capable of affecting people and to have no limits. Anne B. Thomas was a fierce spirit who lived with no bounds. Paralyzed at 18, Anne became a lawyer, fought for the rights of others at the Office of Equal Opportunity at UNM, traveled the world, and became a... Read more »

Anne Madsen Memorial Math Scholar Award

Donors to this fund pay tribute to Anne Madsen, mathematics educator and educational leader. This award will support College of Education and Human Sciences students in teacher preparation programs who are committed to using mathematics education in their teaching.

Anne Taylor Design Education Scholarship

Anne Taylor, Ph.D was a University of New Mexico (UNM) regents emeritus professor and Association of Collegiate School of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor who was with UNM for 36 years. She taught in the Department of Art Education in the College of Education as well as the School of Architecture + Planning. In addition she... Read more »

Annual Fund for Law – Academic Programs

Beyond financial aid packages, most law students need additional support for academic success. Costs for experiential programs, tutors, prep programs, externships, fellowships, competitions, and more are met with gifts made to support these essential experiences.

Annual Fund for Law – Scholarships

Meeting need-based financial aid requirements for students is our number one priority. Each year, this general fund helps over 300 students of all types to succeed in and to stay in law school. In many cases, these awards help us to compete for our own New Mexico residents — keeping them in New Mexico, where... Read more »

Annual Fund for Law – Unrestricted

These gifts honor the law school’s tradition of quickly and supportively responding to pressing and immediate needs. Most often, these are real needs that arise for our students that go beyond financial aid or the classroom. These needs cannot be met by using gifts, funds or grants whose use is narrowly restricted to a particular... Read more »

Anthropology Centennial Fund

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

Armond Seidler Endowed Fellowship

The Armond Seidler Endowed Fellowship was established by alumni, family and friends in the name of Armond Seidler who mentored many graduate students and provided leadership and direction to programs in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences for over 50 years. The fellowship provides a year of financial support for research and dissertation... Read more »

Art & Ecology Fund

An interdisciplinary, research-based program engaging contemporary art practices. Graduate and undergraduate students develop land and cultural literacy with a conceptual foundation and a wide range of production skills, including sculpture, performance, analog and digital media, and social practice. Visit the Art & Ecology website at

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 »

Arts Leadership + Business Fund

The Arts Leadership and Business (ALB) minor is open to all majors at the University of New Mexico and provides undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on professional development, entrepreneurial studies designed for the creative sector, and foundations in arts administration. Whether students wish to work for arts organizations or become entrepreneurs, the ALB curriculum is... Read more »

Ashley Forsythe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in honor and memory of Earth & Planetary Sciences alumna, Ashley Forsythe whose desire was to become a volcanologist, this fund encourages student success through vital scholarship support for undergraduates majoring in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at UNM.

Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center (AAPIRC) General Fund

The mission of the Asian-American Pacific Islander Resource Center is to build a community to create a sense of belonging for students of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage during their studies at the University of New Mexico. AAPIRC will also seek to provide culturally relevant programs that cultivate Asian/Pacific Islander leaders within communities. Your contributions will go... Read more »

ASM Accounting Department Fund

Gifts to the Anderson School of Management Accounting Department will support programs such as Scholarships, Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Resource Lab, and Internships. These opportunities and more are all critical to creating successful programs and training opportunities for student success. For more information, please call Emily Fox at 505-277-7114.

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 »

Beatrice Family Scholarship Endowment

The Beatrice Family Scholarship Endowment would not have been possible without the Love and support of my family. Their compassion for others, hard work and dedication to make life the best it can be has been a true gift. We want to share our success with others that will benefit from financial support as they... Read more »

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 »

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.

Brad Cullen Geography Grad Student Fund

This fund was created in honor of Professor Emeritus, Brad T. Cullen who passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2016. Gifts can be made in his honor to support the UNM Department of Geography.

Brian Hansen Endowed Scholarship

This endowment honors Brian Hansen, Professor of Theatre and Dance, 1979-96. B.A. UCLA, 1960; M.A. Cornell University, 1961; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1966. Dr. Hansen joined the UNM faculty in 1979 as chair of the (then) Department of Theatre, administrative and teaching appointments at Oberlin College and the University of Delaware. Under his leadership, its... Read more »

Busch, Cooper, Roderick Fund for Teaching Enhancement

This fund will create teaching assistantships for graduate students interested in a career teaching nuclear engineering. The fund would also support professional development opportunities for faculty that are designed to enhance teaching.

Butterfield Educational Fund

The Butterfield Educational Fund honors the legacy of Bernie Butterfield, former owner and chairman of Butterfield Jewelers, UNM alumnus, longtime supporter of Lobo athletics and the UNM Presidential Scholarship Program. The fund will support educational opportunities for students at The University of New Mexico.

C.T. French Scholarship

This endowed fund was established in 1921 by Mr. Chester T. French to recognize and stimulate scholarships by rewarding the graduating senior in the College of Arts & Sciences having the highest GPA. This is the first endowed scholarship for the college. In the summer of 2017, Mr. French’s grandson, Chester French Stewart, Chairman Emeritus,... Read more »

CARC General Support Fund

Your gift will enable UNM students, faculty, and staff to conduct cutting-edge computational research to create new scientific insights. Your support can fund student fellowships in our Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) certificate program, improve instructional facilities to enhance student computational research knowledge and skills, and enhance staff and computing systems that serve the computational... Read more »

Carlton M. Caves CQuIC Scholarship Fund

Established to honor Carlton M. Caves, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and to promote academic excellence, this fund will be used to recruit and support student involvement in academic work in the area of quantum information science.

Center for Native American Health

The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is UNM’s flagship program for Native American student recruitment and retention into the health sciences. CNAH delivers services for academic success and health workforce development. Donations assist students with entrance and exam preparation, tutoring, cultural engagement, and participation in special academic or professional activities, and assists with tribal... Read more »

Charles “Gib” Richards Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

The Charles ‘Gib’ Richards Memorial Scholarship supports undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering who have financial need, a demonstrated interest in learning and who value the principles by which Gib lived, those of integrity, professionalism, fairness, mentorship, and hard work.

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 »

Chemistry Lab Equipment Fund

Donations to this fund will be used to buy new equipment for the labs in the UNM Department of Chemistry in order to further the department’s research.

Cherry See Scholarship in Architecture

Edie Cherry, FAIA taught architecture at UNM from 1972 until 2000. Jim See, AIA graduated from UNM in architecture in 1969. Jim and Edie, husband and wife, founded Cherry/See Architects in 1977. This named scholarship honors their life legacy and is awarded annually to a full time student enrolled in the Architecture Department who maintains... Read more »

Chester French Stewart and Diana Stewart Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Chester French Stewart and Diana Stewart, devoted friends and lifelong supporters of the University of New Mexico. This scholarship honors their family legacy of community leadership and helping New Mexico families. The fund supports the cost of summer classes for undergraduate students enrolled at the College of Arts... Read more »

Chicana and Chicano Studies

The project enriches programming related to the history, art, and culture of Mexican/Latino descent populations in the United States through education, public media, and community outreach. Educational programs center arts-based, culturally relevant and community learning opportunities. The funds will cover expenses for personal and community empowerment in extended university and high school courses, community leadership... Read more »

Child Health International Program (CHIP)

The Child Health International Program (CHIP) supports service projects by pediatric residents in the developing international world through the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of New Mexico and encourages life-long commitment by pediatric resident physicians to improve conditions for children in underserved areas.

Christopher A. W. McGee Memorial Award

This fund supports an award given each year to an undergraduate, junior or senior student majoring in sociology or criminology who writes the best original paper on a sociological topic.

CHTM General Support Fund

Your gift will enable UNM faculty, staff, and students to create and sustain a culture of excellence. Our goal is to promote research and education in photonics, microelectronics, and nanoscale materials and devices.Their applications will expand scientific understanding in these fields. CHTM needs your support to continue its education and research mission and commit to... 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 »

Circle of Joy

Members of the Circle of Joy realize the power of collective giving and pool their money (and time and talent) to make a meaningful impact in the lives of students. Gifts offer much-needed funds for students during their final year of advanced practice pharmacy experiences.

Civil Engineering Labs Fund

Your gift will help construct the nation’s first academic, 3D concrete printing lab and to expand our existing computer lab to better facilitate high-tech learning. It will put Albuquerque on the map as a leader in 3D concrete printing and will help us ensure that engineering students at UNM are ready to compete in the... Read more »

Civil Engineering Scholarships

Your gift will help provide scholarship support for any student enrolled in the department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Class of 1970 Scholarship Endowment

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of their Graduation from the College of Pharmacy, the Class of 1970 has established an endowment that would provide scholarships for students with financial need. Unified in their commitment to the future of pharmacy, this scholarship is a testament to their relationship with one another and the positive impact... Read more »

Coach Bill Dotson Tutoring Fund

Coach Bill Dotson coached wrestling at UNM for 19 years. Throughout his tenure, 26 Lobos earned berths and five Lobos placed in the NCAA Championships. His influence and impact on UNM, its student-athletes, and the wrestling program is immeasurable.   The Coach Bill Dotson Tutoring Fund honors his memory and legacy of mentorship. This fund will partially subsidize tutoring costs for the in-house tutoring program that... Read more »

Coach Rusty Mitchell Endowed P.E. Teacher Scholarship

For 34 years (1966-99), Coach Russell “Rusty” Mitchell made Lobo men’s gymnastics one of the most successful athletic programs in UNM history. Many of his former athletes attribute their success in life to Coach Mitchell’s influence. To honor Coach Mitchell, a group of former gymnasts and colleagues is establishing an endowed scholarship for undergraduate students... 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 Enrichment Program

The College Enrichment Program (CEP) provides programs that directly impact students’ success at UNM. CEP provides comprehensive student support services that assist students with their transition to higher education and attaining collegiate success. Programs focus on students who are first-generation, low income and come from rural areas. We truly BELIEVE all students have the ability... Read more »

College of Education and Human Sciences Scholarship Fund

Because of gifts from caring donors like you to this fund, the College is able to provide emergency financial awards to students who request help. These students may be studying in counseling, special education, teacher preparation, nutrition, exercise science, or other programs. Your gift helps to ensure that these students are able to complete their... Read more »

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 Pharmacy Class of 2014 Endowment Fund

The Class of 2014 has established an endowment at the College of Pharmacy that would provide current and future Dean’s with the discretionary funds needed for the continued success of the College as it evolves with the profession. This endowment was made in honor of Dean Godwin and class advisor, Dr. Debra MacKenzie, who inspired... Read more »

College of Population Health Dean’s Fund

Population health is a discipline that aims to join public health, prevention, chronic disease management and complex care into a cohesive system that focuses on wellness. Support of the College of Population Health Dean’s Fund allows the Dean to respond to emerging opportunities and new initiatives, and amplifies the impact of our work in the... Read more »

Combined BA/MD Scholarship Fund

The Combined BA/MD Scholarship fund designates academic financial assistance to support students in the BA/MD Program. 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 &... Read more »

Communication & Journalism Internship Support Fund

Your generous support helps us provide scholarship funding to qualified interns who are studying communication and journalism. Internships are highly encouraged as valuable learning experiences for students entering professional careers. Interns typically work 135 hours in a semester.

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 »

Consuelo and Melvin Cordova Future Teacher Scholarship

Melvin Cordova was a beloved teacher, coach and educational leader who served many rural areas of northern New Mexico. Melvin taught the importance of an education and he taught his students as if they were his own children. His students were educated with conviction, care and compassion. The Consuelo and Melvin Cordova endowment helps students... Read more »

CQuIC Events Fund

This fund provides support for a variety of events that enhance the reach of our curriculum by disseminating information about current research among the quantum information science community.

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.

D. H. Lawrence Fellowship Fund

This fellowship fund supports an emerging writer of fiction or poetry while attending the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. The D. H. Lawrence Fellow will receive paid tuition for one weekend or weeklong conference workshop, lodging, breakfast and lunch. In return, the Fellow gives a formal reading and contributes to conference activities.

Daily Lobo Protective Gear for Students

In providing front line coverage of local protests, Daily Lobo reporters and photographers have encountered tear gas and have witnessed violence, including proximity to real and rubber bullets. Donations to this fund provide student journalists with equipment to properly identify them as well as protect them from physical harm at protests. A protective kit for... Read more »

Dale and Ivan Melada Endowed Scholarship in English

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for deserving undergraduate students successfully pursuing a course of study in English with a concentration in professional writing, who have completed at least 90 credit hours. Primary consideration for the award is based on scholastic ability but financial need is also evaluated.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Jameson Freeman Endowed Fund for Dance

Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a Santa Fe native, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dana is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He founded Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company ( in 1992. It is the preeminent modern dance company in the Washington, D.C. region. He is the first ever... Read more »

Dance – Friends of Dance

Established in 1988 as an enterprise in community support to raise support for UNM dance scholarships for students. Friends of Dance has become a major force in demonstrating to students, faculty, and administration how a small community organization can reinforce the artistic and academic goals of the youth involved at UNM.

Daniels Diploma Endowment

The Daniels Diploma was created in 2012 in honor of Justice Charles W. Daniels, a UNM Law graduate and former professor. The Daniels Diploma is awarded to the Juris Doctorate candidate who, through scholarship, conduct, and character, indicates great potential upon and after graduation and is generally awarded to the person who graduates first in... Read more »

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 Hamilton Teaching Fellowship

The Department of Economics is requesting donations to support the David Hamilton Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship established in 2019 honors the teaching of Professor David Hamilton who taught for 60 years at UNM (1949-2009) and passed away in 2016 at the age of 98. The Fellowship was established to support a graduate teaching assistant to... Read more »

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.

Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives

The Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives is being established to support the Special Initiatives and emerging opportunities that further the mission of the College of Fine Arts.

Dean’s Experiential Learning Fund

Anderson School of Management is proud to offer many hands-on experiential learning opportunities that enhance student learning and workplace skills. For example, students compete in a variety of national competitions and projects for businesses. These projects provide Anderson students with real-world experience and learning while doing while mutually benefiting businesses.

Demarest Grand Rounds Award Endowment

The Gerald B. Demarest Jr., M.D. Resident Grand Rounds award supports an annual award to the Resident/Fellow/Research Fellow or medical student who has been selected as having presented the best Grand Rounds Presentation of the year.

Dennis Peña Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dennis Peña Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to honor the life of UNM College of Pharmacy 1957 alumnus, Dennis Peña, RPh, and to continue his legacy of excellence, service, and generosity. The goal of this fund is to create a $25,000 endowment which will allow for an annual award of $1000 to student... Read more »

Dennis West and Carolyn Wickwire Scholarship Fund for Theatre

The Dennis West and Carolyn Wickwire Scholarship Fund for Theatre at UNM will honor their long involvement in theatre and film. Carolyn is an actor in theatre, film and television, including Better Call Saul and Longmire. Following a career in the US Air Force, Dennis works as a playwright and is a published author. In... Read more »

Dhillon/Randhawa Resident Recognition

The Dhillon/Randhawa Resident Recognition fund provides a stipend to cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and general residents based on excellence in performance and achievement.

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 »

Diane J. Klepper, MD Student Affair Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to support the greatest need of the UNM School of Medicine Student Affairs office and programs that benefit students pursuing undergraduate medical education.

Dick McGuire Memorial Endowed Golf Fund

The McGuire Fund supports UNM Women’s Golf. Dick McGuire loved New Mexico’s mountains, he loved its spicy chile, and he loved corny jokes from anywhere — the cornier the better. And he loved the game of golf. It loved him back.

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.

Dolores Jaramillo Martinez Endowed Scholarship Fund

As an early childhood teacher, Dolores Martinez created a classroom atmosphere in which a diverse group of children learned as they played, developing socially, emotionally and intellectually. She was a model for other teachers and beloved by her students and their families. This permanent endowed scholarship will ensure that Dolores’s vision lives on, rooted in... Read more »

Donald E. Fry Surgical Society

The Donald E. Fry Surgical Society has been established to provide additional financial resources for enhanced educational and professional development of the Department of Surgery Residents. The fund is used to support the training of residents, fellows, and medical students and to facilitate awards, training meetings, and conference speakers.

Dottie Barrett Memorial Scholarship in Music

The Dottie Barrett Memorial Scholarship in Music supports undergraduate or graduate students in good standing, pursuing a degree in the Department of Music. Students studying the cello are preferred. Dorothy “Dottie” Barrett was principal cellist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for fourteen years, from 1972 to 1985, and principal of the precursor to the... Read more »

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. Howard V. Finston Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to support scholarships for female graduate students matriculating at the UNM Anderson School of Management in any of its programs. Dr. Howard V. Finston was the Dean of the Anderson School of Management for 1962 to 1968 when he resigned to pursue teaching organizational behavior, labor relations and related... Read more »

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 »

Dr. Patricia E. Boverie Endowment for Transformative Learning

The Dr. Patricia E. Boverie Endowment for Transformative Learning will support students and faculty in the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences Program by providing external speakers and workshops to augment the curriculum. Designated faculty and officers or other representatives from the student association will convene each semester to identify areas of interest, secure relevant professional... Read more »

Dr. Paul and Erin Roth Endowed Scholarship for Health Equity

The purpose of the Dr. Paul and Erin Roth Endowed Scholarship for Health Equity is to increase educational and health equity in New Mexico by providing full tuition scholarships to New Mexican students pursuing M.D., Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Nursing or Pharmacist Clinician degrees or tracks at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center... Read more »

Dr. Phyllis Perrin Wilcox Scholarship in Signed Language Interpreting

This scholarship was established to commemorate the work and life of Dr. Phyllis Perrin Wilcox, and the depth of gratitude shared by those privileged to know her, especially those who have been her students. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student making outstanding academic progress in the program. The award is intended to cover... Read more »

Dr. Robert Greenberg Educational Memorial Fund

Dr. Robert Greenberg was the UNM Department of Pediatrics Chairman from 1976-1986. He was instrumental recruiting faculty to UNM and in developing a wide spectrum of community-based child health and educational services. He was a stalwart advocate for the health and wellbeing of children and families both locally, nationally and internationally. Your gift will honor... Read more »

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Angela Hernandez Endowed Fund

This fund supports students who are currently serving in the active or reserve component of the US Armed Forces, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, or a veteran of the US Armed Forces who has been discharged under honorable conditions. Preference is given to students enrolled in a PhD program at the UNM College of... 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.

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 »

E. James Dixon and Mim Dixon Endowment for Museum Studies

The E. James Dixon and Mim Dixon Endowment supports the interdisciplinary education, objects-based research, and hands-on training for Museum Studies students by providing for memberships in museum professional organizations, funding of student research activities, and student involvement with UNM’s campus museums, collections, and programs.

Earth and Planetary Sciences Harding Pegmatite Mine Fund

This fund has been established to help preserve and protect the Harding Pegmatite Mine, located in the Picuris Range near Taos, NM, an historic and world-class geologic site and unique outdoor geologic laboratory, as well as to provide valuable, educational guided tours for the public.

Edwards W. Sterling Research Fund

The Edwards W. Sterling Research fund provides funding for the research activities of the Department of Surgery. The fund can be used to provide stipends for research fellows within the Department of Surgery, research technician costs, purchases of supplies, purchases of animals, and purchase/lease of equipment for research purposes.

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.

El Centro de la Raza Fund

Your support matters because it shows our students that a whole community stands behind their efforts to succeed. By making a contribution to El Centro de la Raza you are investing in education, leadership, and New Mexico. Gracias!

Eleanor Marron and J. Joseph Lopez Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics

This endowed fund supports an annual scholarship, for at most four years, for an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics. The recipient must be at least in their sophomore year, in good academic standing, and with demonstrated financial need. Preference is for New Mexico residents who cannot qualify for the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship.

Electrical & Computer Engineering-EECE

Through your generosity to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

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 »

Emergency Fund for Residents

A fund to provide resources to current residents in Emergency Medicine with financial hardship, at the discretion of the department chair.

Emergency Medical Services Academy Fund

Gifts to the EMS Academy will enhance the educational experiences of our EMT and Paramedic students by providing funds to support them in attending special events, training, national testing and graduation; additionally it will support faculty and staff research efforts and professional development.

Engineering & Computer Science Career Development Program Fund for Undergraduates

Your gift, combined with help from other alumni and supporters will help sustain the University of New Mexico’s School of Engineering’s Internship and Career Development Program for undergraduates majoring in Engineering or Computer Science. Our program seeks to provide paid 8 week summer internships for our undergraduates.

Engineering Scholarships Fund

Your gift will help provide a scholarship to a School of Engineering student. Thank you for contributing to the success of our students and making their dreams possible!

Equity and Policy Institute

The Equity and Policy Institute brings together grass roots leaders with students, researchers and policy makers to use data for action with a focus on racial and geographic health and social equity for children and families in New Mexico. The four day institute consist of two in-person training days, two follow-up online webinars. and a... Read more »

Eric Larson Music Endowment

The Eric Larson Music Endowment was established by the Larson Family and the New Mexico Music Awards to assist those UNM Junior and Senior students who have declared Music or a related field as their major. Eric Larson was dedicated to the art of recorded music and was an extraordinary songwriter, producer and recording engineer.

Eric Rombach-Kendall Memorial Band Scholarship

It is with profound sadness that the College of Fine Arts shares that UNM Professor of Music and Director of Bands Eric Rombach-Kendall has passed away. He is survived by his wife Julie Rombach-Kendall and children, Rebecca Kendall and Michael Kendall. The family has established The Eric Rombach-Kendall Memorial Band Scholarship. This new scholarship will... Read more »

Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation Scholarship

In honor of the beloved American journalist who called Albuquerque his home, the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation created a scholarship/essay contest for UNM journalism students. Ernest “Ernie” Taylor Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper reporter, killed in WWII covering a battle in the Pacific.

Estelle H. Rosenblum Dissertation Award

The Estelle H. Rosenblum Dissertation Award was established in 1994 by Estelle H. Rosenblum, PhD, FAAN, to recognize the student with the best PhD dissertation in the UNM College of Nursing each year. The $1,000 award is given at spring convocation, along with a medal of honor, to recognize the student’s accomplishment. Dr. Rosenblum studied... Read more »

Family Planning Fund

The Family Planning Fund provides program and research support for fellowships in OBGYN.

Felipe B. Gonzales Graduate Fellowship Fund

Established by Sociology Professor Dr. Phillip B. Gonzales, this fund supports a fellowship for an incoming or enrolled graduate student within the Department of Sociology in the area of Latino Studies for work in public policy, culture, identity, and/or economic well-being.

Forbes Lawton Family Scholarship

Dean Geraldine Forbes Isais, created a family scholarship with love, in honor and memory of Gilberto Churchill Forbes and Susan Lawton at the School of Architecture + Planning. The scholarship designated for a graduate student who displays financial need, selected by committee and approval by the dean. Preference may be given to eligible students with... Read more »

Franklin Garber Endowed Scholarship in Music

Franklin Garber was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Frank was an executive for Zanios Foods and was widely known in the food and beverage industry. He was an accomplished and dedicated musician and especially loved playing guitar for all of his friends and family. Established by his daughter, Christi Garber, the fund will support... 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 Dance Endowed Scholarship

Friends of Dance is a group of enthusiastic community members and dance faculty, with the goal of supporting UNM students of Dance. Founded in 1988, they have awarded awards to nearly a hundred dancers, assisting them with tuition and fees at UNM. Currently, Friends of Dance is working to grown the Friends of Dance Endowment... Read more »

Friends of Glenda PNMGC Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Glenda Lewis by her many friends. Glenda was a Ph.D. Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies. Through her years as a student and a student leader, Glenda’s circle of friends was large and included students, staff, faculty, and administrators. As a dedicated Lobo, she invested in other... Read more »

Friends of Music Scholarship Fund

The Friends of Music have been awarding scholarships to deserving musicians at the UNM Department of Music for the past 50 years. Friends of Music also present a variety of musicales and other events and performances, and has provided support and hospitality for UNM music student recipients of the Friends of Music Scholarships.

FSAE Program Fund

This three semester course allows aspiring engineers to design, manufacture, test and compete a formula style race car. Through the FSAE program, students grow to understand what to expect in real-world engineering.

General Samuel C. Phillips Scholarship

Created by The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico this scholarship provides support in the form of tuition, books and/or fees for an undergraduate student in his or her junior and/or senior year at the UNM School of Engineering.ACTOR

George Rutherford Endowment

The George A. Rutherford scholarship provides financial support to a sophomore student who is majoring in Civil Engineering with the intention of pursing a career in the construction industry.

Givens and Landon Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of Gary Landon and R. LeRoy Givens, this scholarship fund will create scholastic support for a rising junior or senior studying in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of New Mexico. Both Gary and LeRoy worked at Bohannan Huston, Inc. Both were men of integrity that raised... Read more »

Global Education Office Emergency Fund

The UNM Global Education Office is committed to the academic success of international students and scholars on campus. GEO developed the Emergency Fund to support international students and scholars who can demonstrate a critical, temporary need for financial assistance. Students typically request assistance due to events outside of their immediate control such as drastic changes... Read more »

Gloria Griffin Mallory Endowment for Theatre – Eddie Snapp Fellowship

This fund supports visiting artists in the Department of Theatre to help build bridges between students of Theatre and the professional world of Theatre. It will be named for beloved professor of theatre for 33 years, Eddie Snapp. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen pathways to professional careers for students. Specifically, the Eddie... Read more »

GPSA Summer Scholarship Fund

In Summer 2013, 2,208 graduate and professional students took credit courses. This past summer, 2,042 did the same. This added semester helps students to matriculate on time, focus on a research project, and complete their seminal works. For students with families, being able to spread their coursework over three semesters a year instead of two... Read more »

Graduate Art Association

The UNM Graduate Art Association (GAA) is run entirely by elected graduate students, with the guidance of appointed Faculty Advisors. Our mission is to provide special opportunities for AAH graduate students and enrich their overall experience at UNM. Through events such as our Silent Art Auction, Open Studios, Hemisphere Journal Symposium, and the Juried Graduate... Read more »

Graduate Scholarship Fund

Almost 80% of UNM’s graduate students rely on some form of financial aid – through assistantships, scholarships and/or loans. Forced cutbacks to higher education and tuition and fee increases continue to present serious financial challenges to our graduate and professional students. The price of education has doubled in ten years, and student debt is at unprecedented... Read more »

Graduate Studies Fund

Assists with graduate student support and operations costs for the Graduate Studies Program.

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.

Gus Blaisdell Award in Critical Writing

From the moment he arrived in New Mexico in 1964, Gus Blaisdell (1935–2003) was a legendary presence. Famous in Albuquerque as a writer, teacher, publisher, editor, and especially as the proprietor of the Living Batch bookstore, Blaisdell was also a brilliant critic whose essays influenced readers throughout the country and across the Atlantic. The Gus... Read more »

Gwen J. Barrett Endowment in Philosophy

Established in memory of UNM alumna Gwendolyn J. N. Barrett, this endowment supports The Gwen J. Barrett Memorial Fellowship in the Department of Philosophy at UNM. The fellowship award is designed to provide a graduate student or students with financial support, allowing the time and freedom necessary to focus on writing and completing their dissertation.

Hank Trewhitt Daily Lobo Alumni Fund

After a career as a world-renowned journalist, Hank Trewhitt, New Mexico Lobo editor 1948, became a coach and mentor to journalism students at UNM. After his death in 2003, a group of his former students created the Hank Trewhitt Daily Lobo Alumni Award to support Daily Lobo reporters who exhibit great writing and excellent reporting.

Hart Opportunity Scholarship

The Frederick M. & Joan M. Hart Opportunity Scholarship Fund is named for beloved former Dean and Professor Fred Hart and his wife, Joan, for their extensive and tireless support of the UNM School of Law. The award is established for students interested in the study of law and pursuit of a legal career who... Read more »

Hawaii Field Training Student Support Fund

This fund supports Native and Indigenous students enrolled in the archeological and historical field school in North Kohala, Hawaii. Students participating in documenting historical and cultural properties, conduct community outreach, contribute as authors to reports and papers prepared about the project’s findings, and give public presentations. For more information and to see if you qualify... Read more »

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.

Health Sciences Student Emergency Relief Fund

As the situation develops, this fund will allow us to act quickly and strengthen our ability to help health care professionals right now and in the future. Our students are dealing with unprecedented disruptions to their academic journeys including transitioning to on-line learning, experiencing significant changes in their employment, and making unexpected moves home or... Read more »

Hibben Trust Undergraduate Research and Training Summer Fellowships

Supported by the Hibben Charitable Trust, these awards are given to undergraduate students conducting research or attending a summer field school for support of tuition, stipend, travel, course fees, and other related costs. Variable awards granted based on nomination of student by a UNM Anthropology faculty member.

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.

Honors College Alumni Legacy Fund

This fund provides the Honors College leadership with the means to address the greatest needs of the College. This can include support for student programming, scholarships, facilities and equipment, educational support, student and faculty research, conference attendance, travel, or other important pieces of our mission. The Honors Alumni Legacy Fund allows alumni and supporters to... Read more »

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.

International Projects for ASM Students

Anderson has a long history of supporting students to use business and management skills to shape the global agenda. Please support out fund and learn more about what international projects we are currently working on. These projects include student projects that include providing international experiences to our diverse student population. For information about previous student... Read more »

Irene Navarre Dental Hygiene Student Award

Irene Navarre was a major contributor to the field of Dental Hygiene. She helped start the New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Associations and devoted her life to promoting dental hygiene science and integration in dental offices. She was a founder of the University of New Mexico’s dental hygiene program over 50 years ago.... Read more »

Irish Studies Fund

This fund supports the study and promotion of Irish culture at UNM and in the wider community. Our activities include administering scholarships, promoting student and faculty research, directing study abroad programs in Ireland, and organizing public lectures and community events.

James “Jimmy” Butler Track and Cross-Country Student Support Endowment

This endowment funds the most pressing needs that benefit track and cross-country student-athletes, such as nutrition support, non-insured medical procedures, athlete recruitment expenses, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments, and scholarship support. Jimmy Butler was an assistant coach of cross country at UNM for six years, but sadly passed away in 2021. While at UNM, he... Read more »

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 »

JB White Memorial Endowed Scholarship

It is with great sadness, UNM Anderson established the JB White Memorial Endowed Scholarship to benefit future students as they plan to further their education with a business degree from The University of New Mexico. As JB White planned to attend UNM while playing basketball for the Lobos, he was also planning to study business... Read more »

Jeanne Logsdon Washington Campus Scholarship

The Anderson School of Management is one of 17 schools that are members of The Washington Campus Consortium. MBA students are offered this unique opportunity to study the intersection of business and the American public policy process. Scholarships are provided to attend this week-long seminar in Washington, DC. Policy-making, oversight functions of the legislative branch,... 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.

Joel and Beth Scott Endowed Fund for French Horn Studies

The Joel and Beth Scott Endowed Fund for Horn Studies supports the French horn studio at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Music, including scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students, student travel and enrichment activities, guest artists fees and travel. Joel and Beth, as young horn students, met at the Cleveland Institute... Read more »

John Clark Choral Endowed Scholarship

John Miller Clark, September 21, 1940 ~ December 30, 2017 This fund honors John Clark, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico from 1972 – 2005. Professor Clark was a leading figure in choral music in the state of New Mexico for a generation of singers and this... Read more »

John F. Boehler Memorial Scholarship for Continuous Learning

John F. Boehler Memorial Scholarship for Continuous Learning is for students working towards their initial Bachelor’s degree, engaged in community service, and demonstrate financial need. John Boehler’s love of continuous learning was something that he has passed on to his family, and they want to share that joy with others. Because he regretted not going... Read more »

Jose C. Teran “Naret” Scholarship Fund

The Naret Scholarship Fund was established to celebrate the artist Jose C. Teran “Naret” from the Sierra Purica Mountains in the mining village of Nacozari, Mexico. Honoring Mr. Teran’s commitment to arts and education, the scholarship supports students with roots in Mexico who are studying within the College of Fine Arts.

Jose Martin Rodriguez Travel Award for the Promotion of Minorities in Science

This award supports travel expenses for an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Psychology who has been selected to present their original research at a national conference. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on how cultural issues impact the student’s educational experience. Preference is given to traditionally underrepresented ethnic minorities in Psychology with demonstrated financial... Read more »

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 C. Gallagher Scholarship Fund for Study in Ireland and Europe

Established to honor the life of former UNM student, Joseph C. Gallagher, this scholarship provides financial support for a full year of study abroad at a qualifying institution in Ireland, the United Kingdom or elsewhere in Europe, for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student concentrating in Irish Studies, Irish Literature, Irish History, Irish Politics, Irish... Read more »

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 »

Joyce Rogers Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship is awarded annually and paid on a semester basis to a student majoring in the Religious Studies Program. The scholarship shall be used to pay for tuition, books and/or fees. Recipients must demonstrate academic achievement and meet the requirements specified by program. Recipients may be awarded in successive semesters provided satisfactory academic... Read more »

Judith Ceccoli Endowed Navajo Graduate Scholarship Fund

The Judith Ceccoli Endowed Navajo Graduate Scholarship Fund was created to support Navajo Students at UNM enrolled in the School of Medicine or the School of Law who have demonstrated a commitment to assist their community after graduation.  Your gift will help support these students in their academic journeys and honor Judith’s legacy

Judy A. Zanotti Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

Established on the occasion of her receiving an Honorary Doctorate from UNM, this scholarship recognizes Judy Zanotti for her strong ethics, exceptional leadership skills, selfless work on behalf of UNM and community organizations, and advocacy for children with disabilities. The scholarship supports future special education teachers.

Judy Ortiz-Aragon Dark Horse Scholarship

A dark horse is a candidate or competitor about whom little is known, but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds. The recipient of this scholarship will be an “underdog” who is behind the scenes working hard, may not get credit where credit is due, yet peers know the dedication and drive this cadet has within. Heart... 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 »

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.

Karen McKinnon Poetry Award Endowed Fund

Karen McKinnon is an Alumna of the UNM College of Arts and Sciences English Department, and also holds an MA (1977) from the UNM College of Education. As a lover of creative writing, especially poetry, McKinnon made a donation in April 2016 to the UNM Foundation for the benefit of the English Department to administer... Read more »

Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship

Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz, DNP, RN, CNM, FNP-BC, LANP, FACNM, clinician educator – assistant professor, is the program director for the Master of Science in Nursing and Post Master’s Certificate programs at UNM CON. Kristen became aware of the value of primary care nursing, especially in rural communities, while she was working on her own advanced practice... Read more »

Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz Midwifery Professional Development Fund

The fund supports student membership dues to the American College of Nurse Midwives. It can support multiple students if membership dues are paid in full. Kristen became aware of the value of primary care nursing, especially in rural communities, while she was working on her own nurse-midwifery education at UNM. Her career as a midwife... Read more »

Kurt Frederick Memorial Music Fellowship

Kurt Frederick was an Austrian born violinist and conductor who came to Albuquerque in 1942. During this time here, he served on the faculty of the University of New Mexico Department of Music and founded the UNM Symphony Orchestra, UNM Opera Workshop, the UNM Madrigal Singers, and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. This endowed fellowship supports... Read more »

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.

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 »

LAII Student Field Research Grant Fund

The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) Student Field Research Grants provide much-needed support for students working in Latin America across UNM’s colleges, schools and programs. They allow masters and professional students to complete research for their degrees and support PhD pilot projects. These life-changing grants are often the first received by students who go... Read more »

Larry Larrañaga Memorial Scholarship

Larry Larrañaga was a native New Mexican, an engineer, a veteran, a public servant, and a Lobo through and through. He is remembered for his optimism and diligence, especially when it came to his alma mater. His imprint on the UNM campus and the School of Engineering will be felt for decades to come.

Las Cantantes – Choral Music Fund

This discretionary fund provides support for the initiatives, activities and needs of the members of Las Cantantes – UNM Women’s Choir. This fund will specifically assist the women in the choir in undertaking regional, national and international tours; provide support for the production of professional recordings; and assist with any other such outreach/recruitment activities.

Latin American & Iberian Institute General Fund

The Latin American & Iberian Institute General Fund provides research funding for graduate students and faculty whose scholarship focuses on Latin American, supports public research lectures and provides funding for outreach activities of the Institute.

Latin American Music Center

The Latin American Music Center through the Music from the Americas Concert Series at the UNM Department of Music, presents an average of 6 concerts a year of music of all periods composed or performed by musicians of the highest caliber born or residing in the American Continent. Furthermore, guest artists complement and enrich the... Read more »

Latin American Studies Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund supports undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Latin American Studies. Students may also be enrolled in a dual-degree program. Students must hold a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to be eligible for the award.

Latinx Linguists’ Fund

The Latinx Linguists’ Fund serves students of Linguistics who are first generation to college, low income, and/or members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate school. Any recipient must be focusing their studies on Linguistics or Hispanic Linguistics.

Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

Endowed funds are invested and provide incremental spendable income each year and build resources for the future. If this two-pronged approach of supporting law students now and in the future means the most to you, please consider a gift to this endowed scholarship fund.

Law Student Emergency Relief Fund

The UNM School of Law has established a fund to provide emergency financial aid of up to $1,000 per eligible student. Law students to include graduating 3Ls may apply for emergency financial aid by submitting a written request to the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean will require the student to provide certain... Read more »

Lawrence E. Chacon Memorial Scholarship in Law

Lawrence (Lorenzo) E. Chacon practiced criminal defense law in Albuquerque for over 30 years. He began his practice as a public defender, recognizing those most in need of equal justice. Being born and raised in New Mexico’s Mora valley, shaped Lawrence’s understanding of land and water rights, as well as the need to protect culture... Read more »

Leah Menezes Lee Art Education Scholarship

Leah Menezes Lee was an artist and teacher with children and adults in schools, universities, museums, dojos, and city streets. She was both a visual artist of murals, sculpture, and painting, and a martial artist of karate, krav maga, and tai chi. Leah was a dedicated educator and her teaching included being an instructor at... Read more »

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 »

LGBTQ Resource Center

This fund supports LGBTQ student success, emergency scholarships for students in need, and LGBTQ Resource Center programs. Emergency scholarships are available to any UNM student who can demonstrate critical financial need for the current semester. Funds also help support the LGBTQ Resource Center’s programmatic work including student resources, education sessions, trainings, outreach, and support groups... Read more »

Lina A. Ruiz y Ruiz Memorial Award

This endowed fund supports an annual award given to a junior majoring in Spanish who has demonstrated academic excellence in the field of Spanish Studies.

Linda Cordell Endowed Graduate Scholarship

The Linda Cordell Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor our former department Chair and faculty member who conducted innovative archaeological research in the Southwest and mentored a generation of graduate students. This award will be made annually to a graduate student pursuing dissertation research in Archaeology. Image courtesy of the School of Advanced... Read more »

Lobo Club Unrestricted Fund

The Lobo Club provides financial support for student-athlete scholarships, facilities, programs that support student-athlete success and operational support to create an athletic program of excellence at The University of New Mexico. Your gift will provide support for student-athletes in a variety of ways and help enhance the student-athlete experience at UNM. While your gift to... Read more »

Lobo Food Pantries Future Fund Endowment

To address food insecurity issues among students at UNM, the Lobo Food Pantries offer food and supplies to students facing basic needs. Beginning in 2014, the Lobo Mobile Food Pantry partnered with the Road Runner Foodbank to start monthly fresh food distributions to the UNM community. As the demand and numbers of recipients grew, the... Read more »

Lobo Women’s Society

The Lobo Women’s Society exists to engage women in the community to support Lobo women’s athletics, create social opportunities for women around Lobo athletics, and to award 5th year scholarships to exemplary female student-athletes. We are committed to women’s academic success and competitive excellence. We embrace school spirit, honor tradition, and develop Lobos for life!

Loc Truong Award

The Loc Truong Award is to be awarded to the highest GPA of SPA graduates for each academic year during SPA’s Annual Convocation each Spring.

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 »

Louise Armijo Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Louise Armijo Endowed Memorial Scholarship supports a junior or senior student majoring in acting in the Theatre Department. Established by her family in the respect and honor of Louise’s goals and dreams, preference will be given to a returning, non-traditional student returning to UNM after an absence.

LTSS Occupational Therapy Scholarship Fund

La Tierra Sagrada Society is a member-driven organization, dedicated to investing in the healthcare providers of tomorrow by supporting students today. One hundred percent of your contribution supports a need-based scholarship for a student in the UNM Occupational Therapy Program. Gifts of any denomination will be accepted and greatly appreciated. An annual gift of $1,000... Read more »

LTSS Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund

La Tierra Sagrada Society is a member-driven organization, dedicated to investing in the health care providers of tomorrow by supporting students today. One hundred per cent of your contribution supports a need-based scholarship for a student in the UNM Physical Therapy Program. An annual gift of $1,000 or greater grants membership status, however the Society... Read more »

LTSS Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund

La Tierra Sagrada Society is a member-driven organization, dedicated to supporting health care providers of tomorrow by investing in students today. One hundred percent of your contribution supports a need-based scholarship for a student in the UNM Physician Assistant Program. An annual gift of $1,000 or greater grants membership status, however the Society appreciates gifts... Read more »

Luis and LaMorah Abeyta Endowed Scholarship

The Luis and LaMorah Abeyta Endowed Scholarship is for members of the Spirit Squad—Louies and Lucys included—who carry a full course load and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Edward Abeyta found some of his most memorable moments as Louie stemmed from camaraderie with other members of the Spirit Squad. Those students, who essentially volunteer... Read more »

Lydia Rede Madrid Endowed Scholarship in Art

Lydia Rede Madrid earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, then went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in 1981. She taught at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio, and for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy before returning to New Mexico as a professor of... Read more »

Lynda Gayle and Arthur John Brender Endowed Scholarship

Established by a UNM alumna and her husband, the scholarship supports 3rd or 4th year students in the School of Medicine, and undergraduate students with a declared major in English. The fund honors her parents, who have spent their entire lives fighting for those who are less fortunate and have always advocated for equality, fairness... Read more »

Lynda S. Welage Endowment

Dr. Lynda S. Welage is a Dean Emeritus of the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (2011 – 2017). She is keenly aware of the importance that discretionary funding provides to Deans as they advocate for the College. The Lynda S. Welage Endowment Fund was created to enable future Deans to meet any need... 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:

Main Campus Student Emergency Relief Fund

Our students are dealing with unprecedented disruptions to their academic journeys including transitioning to on-line learning, experiencing significant changes in their employment, and making unexpected moves home or to other accommodations. Many of our students do not have internet access,have unreliable access, or do not have computers, all of which create challenges to accessing on-line... Read more »

Marie C. Caton Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established by Dr. Roy Caton, in honor of his mother, Marie, who was a registered nurse. The fund supports part-time students who currently hold a New Mexico Registered Nurse (RN) license and who enroll in the College’s RN to BSN program to earn their bachelor’s degree. Your gift will increase the immediate... Read more »

Marshall E. Farris Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Your gift will help provide a scholarship gift to a fulltime undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Engineering. Academic ability, character and motivation shall be the primary considerations in the awarding of the scholarship.

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.

Mechanical Engineering Permanent Scholarship Fund

The Mechanical Engineering department is launching a three-year drive to fundraise $300,000 in donations to create a new permanent endowment in perpetuity for mechanical engineering students (to be named “The ME Permanent Scholarship Fund”). If we work collectively as a team (something the ME department teaches as part of its curricular studies), we can reach... Read more »

Medical Economics Review and Evaluation Research Fund

This fund supports research related to the economics of the practice of medicine, medical and health care program evaluation, health technology assessment, and other closely related research areas. Funds could be used for graduate student support, data purchases, software and hardware, open-access publication fees, professional organization memberships, and other costs related to the maintenance of... Read more »

Medical Student Wellness Fund

Your gift to this fund provides support for medical student programs and activities to promote student physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness.

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

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

Men of Color Initiative (MOCI) Programs

The Men of Color Initiative (MOCI) is a project of the Division for Equity and Inclusion that focuses on educational success for men of color. MOCI is a community-based research project led by Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Latino, Native and other men of color students organizing together with campus and community partners to increase access and... Read more »

Mezquite Scholarship Golf Tournament Fund

Every August, El Mezquite Markets owner Sergio Bermudez teams up with Student Affairs to host the Mezquite Golf Tournament to raise funds for scholarships for UNM students. To date, the tournament has raised over $300,000 and has helped over 100 recipients take another step toward their higher education goals.  This fund will help award 50... Read more »

Michael Raburn Scholarship Endowment

“Being a pharmacist has allowed me to have a positive impact on the health of countless individuals, giving me a personal fulfillment for my purpose in life. The relationships I have developed over the years of my practice are priceless. I strive to live a life absent of greed desiring to benefit others. I believe... Read more »

Michelle Elizabeth Canaday Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Michelle Elizabeth (Welles) Canaday (1986-2020) passed away too early. This Scholarship was established in her memory by an initial gift from family members. Any interested individual or organization may make additional gifts at any time by contacting the Department of Economics. Read more about the Michelle Elizabeth Canaday and the Memorial Fund here.

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.

Mitzie R. Begay Four Corners Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund is named in honor of Mitzie R. Begay, esteemed elder member of the Diné tribe (Navajo Nation), and former long-serving social worker at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital, Fort Defiance, AZ (Tséhootsooí Medical Center). Native American students from the Four Corners region (NM, AZ, CO, and UT) will receive priority consideration.... Read more »

MPP Student Scholarship Fund

The UNM Master of Public Policy (MPP) trains analysts to serve their communities, New Mexico, the nation, and the world by identifying and championing place-based and data-driven policy solutions. The MPP Student Scholarship Fund reduces the financial burden for low-income MPP students with the goal of increasing access for first-generation college graduates and for those... Read more »

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 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.

Music Memorial Fund

This fund is used to support a variety of scholarship needs and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students within the Department of Music at The University of New Mexico.

Nathaniel Pitman Weber Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide need-based scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences. Recipients must be enrolled full time, demonstrate financial need, be a New Mexico resident and ineligible for NM Lottery Scholarships. The same undergraduate may be awarded for up to 4 successive semesters provided satisfactory academic progress is being... Read more »

Neil Carter Scholarship

This fund in memory of Neil will support Native American students at the University of New Mexico who are pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. These majors include Engineering (Chemical, Nuclear, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Construction), Computer Science, Biology, Bioengineering, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and... Read more »

Nepal Study Center (NSC) Study Abroad Fund

The Nepal Study Center is dedicated to fostering intellectual collaboration and knowledge sharing with focus and perspective on socio-economic development and sustainability, health, technology transfer, and environmental issues of the Himalayan region and South Asia. Your donation will support research related activities related to Nepal. This fund will help the Nepal Study Center’s study abroad... Read more »

Neurosurgery Resident’s Education Fund

The Neurosurgery Resident’s Education Fund enhances the education of residents in the department of neurosurgery through training, conferences, and materials.

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.

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 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 »

Norm Taslitz PhD Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Norm Taslitz, PhD whose scholarship, guidance and love for students was instrumental in the inception and development of the UNM PA Program. This fund, which we hope to bring to the UNM endowed fund level, will support scholarships for future UNM PA students who meet the criteria outlined by the Scholarship... 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 »

Occupational Therapy Graduate Program

Your gift to the Department of Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program at UNM helps students become the most expertly trained, compassionate occupational therapists possible. Learn more about the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program by visiting If you would like to make a gift in honor of a specific graduating class, please include the graduation year... Read more »

OILS 2+2 Book Fund

The average student spends $656 on textbooks every semester. Your gift to the 2+2 Book Fund will help undergraduate students offset the cost of textbooks and lead to greater success. Stipends will be awarded to high-achieving first-semester students in the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (formerly OLIT/TLT) Bachelor of Science in Instructional Technology and Training... Read more »

Ortega Family Scholarship Endowment

Jennifer and Louis Ortega both have a passion for the expansion of the scope of pharmacy practice and leadership in the profession. They have decided to create an endowment that would support students and help provide resources for them to be successful in their careers. As UNM alumni, Jennifer (PharmD ’01) and Louis (BSPh ’97)... Read more »

Pandemic Response Fund

Gifts from generous donors help the College to respond to the coronavirus pandemic by working with schools and other organizations. Donor gifts make a difference in teacher quality and support; mental health and wellbeing; and community health.

Patrick Nagatani Scholarship in Photography

We are pleased to honor the legacy of Patrick Nagatani by establishing a scholarship in his name. The Patrick Nagatani Scholarship in Photography will support a graduate student in the Photography area of the Department of Art. Patrick Nagatani came to UNM in 1987, and joined the Department of Art and Art History, where he... Read more »

Paul Mozley Memorial Chemistry Award

Established by Mr. Paul Mozley in memory of Dr. John D. Clark, former chairman of the Chemistry Department of the University, this award is given to an outstanding chemistry major who has just completed their junior year. The recipient will be judged on the basis of scholarship and promise as a scientist and need.

PBK Alpha New mexico Chapter

The funds are used to pay the PBK membership fees for new UNM invitees to join the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The funds are also used to cover the expenses for events in which the student members have opportunities to network with PBK alums and to promote the student’s professional and personal development.

Peter and Madeleine Dorato Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by family and friends in memory and honor of Madeleine and Peter Dorato. Professor Peter Dorato joined UNM’s Electrical and Computer Science Department as its chair, a position he held through 1984. Peter’s commitment to the learning of his students never waned, and even after his retirement, he was involved in... Read more »

Physical Education Teacher Education Program (PETE)

Because of supporters, the PE Teacher Education program can recruit and support a diverse group of students from throughout the state who are committed to high quality physical education instruction for all children and adolescents. Gifts are particularly helpful for student travel to national professional conferences such as SHAPE America, the Society of Health and... Read more »

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 »

PNM Women in Engineering Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, established by the women engineers at PNM, will benefit women engineering students in their final year of undergraduate study at The University of New Mexico. Your gift will provide these students with much−needed support to complete their degrees.

Popejoy Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship

The Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship was created in 1977 by Hiram and Patsy Sherman of Albuquerque to memorialize their son, Jeffrey Sherman. Jeffrey was a UNM student who worked as an intern backstage at Popejoy Hall. The Jeffrey Sherman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding student employees at Popejoy Hall.

Pre-College Science & Math Program

The Pre-College Science & Math Program (PSMP) is a community-wide program which services students in grades K-12 in the Albuquerque and surrounding area. The program prepares students to attain a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PSMP provides hands-on activities, peer teaching and coaching, educational field trips and academic support.

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.

Presidential Scholarship Program

Since 1976, more than 4,700 of New Mexico’s highest achieving and most committed high school graduates have attended UNM with the support of the Presidential Scholarship, one of the university’s most enduring and prestigious scholarships. With a gift of $2,600 each year, you may join our program as a full Sponsor of a Presidential Scholar.... Read more »

Professor Beth Moody Jones Endowed Scholarship for Physical Therapy

Raising $50,000 for scholarships by 2024, the 50th anniversary of the UNM Physical Therapy Program Dr. Beth Moody Jones PT, DPT, EdD, MS, received her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1982, her Masters in Physical Therapy in orthopedics and biomechanics from Old Dominion University in 1994, her Doctorate in Physical... Read more »

Professor Don & Jackie Schlegel Graduate Award

Professor Don Schlegel established an endowed scholarship, which is awarded to a graduate student in the Masters of Architecture program. The student recipient displays awareness of integration and technology in design, two aspects of the architecture profession that Professor Schlegel was passionate about.

Professor Margo Milleret Endowment for Portuguese

Professor Margo Milleret taught Portuguese from the late 1990s until 2015. During that time, she adapted the curriculum of the UNM Portuguese Program to meet the changing needs of Spanish-speaking students. As part of her legacy, Professor Milleret established this fund for faculty and students to enjoy travel and research opportunities, and to bring cultural... Read more »

Professor Ruth A. Luckasson Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

Professor Ruth A. Luckasson, JD is a tireless advocate for citizens with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The passions of her professional life are the pursuit of social and legal justice as well as the advancement of educational quality and equality for individuals with disabilities. She has held positions of leadership in organizations devoted to advocacy... Read more »

Project for NM Graduates of Color Fund

The Project for NM Graduates of Color Fund provides scholarships to all participants of the peer mentoring program and not use a lottery method to provide the scholarships.

Project: Recruit, Retain, Graduate

Gifts from caring donors to this project will help the College respond to the pandemic and the school staffing shortage. The Project’s focus is to recruit, support and graduate a diverse workforce of teachers and staff for New Mexico schools because every child deserves a highly qualified teacher.

Rayburn Reaching Up Fund for Physics

Mr. Charles C. Rayburn, a career physicist and philanthropist, established this fund in 2016 to support second through fourth year students at the UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy. The fund supports tuition, provides recognition/incentive for participation in department events such as Physics Demo Day, and provides compensation for students working on research projects and... Read more »

Raymond Plotkin Fund

This scholarship was created by the parents, extended family, friends and fellow peers of Raymond Evan Plotkin to honor his life, his very positive relationship with the University of New Mexico and his potential interest in pursuing a career related to Nuclear Engineering.

Raza Graduate Student Association (RGSA) Scholarships

Since 2011, the Raza Graduate Student Association (RGSA) has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to UNM graduate and professional as well as undergraduate students. Latina/o students tell us that financial barriers are among the top challenges to remaining in school and completing their degrees. RGSA is committed to supporting UNM students, especially students who... Read more »

RCMC Team Fund

The Lobo Builders’ Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) team will be attending the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV in January 2015. RCMC gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the RCMC... Read more »

Richard C. Sandoval Scholarship Endowment in Art and Art History

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate full-time student in good standing, majoring in studio art or art history. Preference is given to students of Hispanic origin and native New Mexican residents. Richard Sandoval was born in Nambe, NM and lived in New Mexico a majority of his life where he drew inspiration... Read more »

Ridenour/Mason NM Nursing Education Consortium Fellowship

The purpose of the Ridenour/Mason NMNEC Fellowship is to support creating and maintaining a sustainable, efficient, statewide collaborative nursing curriculum that meets the needs of students and addresses the nursing shortage in New Mexico.

Riley O. Schaeffer Lectureship Endowed Fund

The purpose of this gift is to establish an endowed lectureship to provide support to the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology within the College of Arts & Sciences for an annual lecture or series of lectures by a trans-disciplinary leader in the field of Chemistry.

Rio Grande High School Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a local couple, Joe and Josephine Padilla. They want to give graduates of Rio Grande High School, in Albuquerque, NM, the opportunity to attend the University of New Mexico. Their two sons both graduated from Rio Grande High School. Their hope is that other Rio Grande families, alumni and community... 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.

Robin Armell Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established in 1982 by Dr. Patricia Armell in tribute to her late husband, Robin who received his nursing degree from UNM in 1973. The scholarship was established to support male nursing students in their last two years of study at UNM College of Nursing. Mr. Armell’s interest in nursing began with working... Read more »

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.

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 »

Roy D. Caton, Jr. Endowment in Chemistry

This fund awards a one-year teaching fellowship for a chemistry graduate student. The candidate must have a minimum two semester of prior experience as a teaching assistant in the department. The fellowship duties consist of working on methods that will improve undergraduate chemistry education.

Ruth Trinidad-Galván Social and Educational Justice Scholarship

Dr. Ruth Trinidad Galván was an accomplished scholar and advocate for education, social justice and women’s rights at the University of New Mexico. This scholarship recognizes the academic, social justice and community service accomplishments of undergraduate students pursuing studies in Bilingual Education, Chicana/o and Latina/o Education, Chicana/Latina Feminisms, or Chicanx/Latinx Studies at the University of... Read more »

Ryan F. Daniell Memorial Fund – Dermatology

This fund was created to honor the legacy of Ryan F. Daniell, who left us too early because of melanoma. It was Ryan’s hope that his struggle with the disease would lead to increased awareness, early detection, and accessible treatment for all New Mexicans. His family established this fund in his name, and they welcome... Read more »

SA+P Dean’s Circle Fund

The Dean’s Circle is a member-driven organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the mission of the School of Architecture + Planning. Through the Circle, individual and corporate members contribute their knowledge and expertise to advance the goals of the School, the larger community, and the state. Funds from Circle membership are used to support emerging... Read more »

SA+P Schoeman Travel Fellowship

Giving to the Schoeman Travel Fellowship will help provide students in the architecture graduate program an outstanding opportunity to further their education through domestic or foreign travel. Additionally, having this fellowship for SA+P students, it is a strong recruitment component for the program.

Sandia Casino Responsible Gaming Scholarship in Psychology

Sandia Resort and Casino ( 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)

Sandra B. Weeke Scholarship Fund

The Sandra B. Weeke Scholarship Fund was established by her family to commemorate the life and work of UNM School of Public Administration (SPA) Master of Public Administration (MPA) alumna, Sandra B. Weeke. Applicants must be enrolled in the MPA program at the UNM SPA, and be full or part time students. Nontraditional students and... Read more »

School of Architecture and Planning Dean’s Fund

School of Architecture and Planning Dean’s Fund – The Dean’s Fund is designed to provide a wide range of educational opportunities for our truly amazing, always surprising and extraordinarily energetic students and faculty. It allows the Dean to respond to emerging opportunities and new initiatives directed toward long-term student success.

School of Law Indian Law General Scholarship Fund

Provides funding restricted in use for student scholarships that allow us to recruit and retain Native American applicants, from New Mexico and around the country, and to support their legal education needs.

School of Medicine Scholarship Fund

This fund helps provide academic financial assistance for students in the School of Medicine to include tuition books fees & other charges required by the University.

School of Medicine Student Emergency Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support emergency needs of students pursuing medical degrees from the UNM School of Medicine as well as Residents at UNM Hospital.

School of Medicine White Coat Campaign

Each year the School of Medicine welcomes around 100 incoming medical students as they start their careers to become future providers. You can make this milestone even more special by sponsoring a student’s first white coat and supporting this new generation of physicians. All contributions to this campaign fund each student’s first white coat and... Read more »

Scott Andrew Hudson Scholarship in History

Established in honor and loving memory of UNM History Alumnus, Scott Andrew Hudson, this scholarship supports a graduate or undergraduate student pursuing Scott’s same passionate interest in the study of United States Civil War or World War II History. Click here to read more about Scott’s life and achievements.

Scott Wilkinson Music Theory and Composition Endowed Scholarship

Scott Wilkinson Music Theory and Composition Endowed Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Music. Scott Wilkinson was Professor Emeritus at the UNM Dept. of Music, Composer and recipient of the John Donald Robb Trust’s Robb Award. Before coming to UNM, he was the Managing Editor at music publisher Carl Fischer, Inc.... Read more »

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 »

Social Media Workgroup

The Social Media Workgroup (SMW) is an interdisciplinary art, science and engineering educational research laboratory based at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) that has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on experience with designing and creating STEAM (Science Technology Engineering and Math + the Arts) projects using mobile media,... Read more »

Special Education Fund

“Currently our state is in such short supply of educational diagnosticians that many children are waiting for evaluations to get the help they need. I believe that my degree in this field will definitely benefit the children and families in our state.” – COEHS Student Jahan Barela Gifts from caring donors help the Department to... Read more »

Special Projects in Cinematic Arts

This fund supports special projects and research for faculty and students in the Cinematic Arts Department at UNM. Currently, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts Department Deborah Fort is working on The Book of Ruth: An Improvised Life, a feature length documentary that explores the lifelong artistic passion and boundless curiosity of Ruth... Read more »

Spirit Marching Band Fund

Regularly performing to enthusiastic fans on game day, the Spirit Marching Band is an integral part of football Saturday. The Spirit Marching Band takes center stage during pre-game and halftime at all home Lobo football games, performs parade style for enthusiastic crowds in the tailgate lots, and is the spirit engine for the student section... Read more »

Student Design Projects in Engineering

Each year, School of Engineering seniors are required to complete a capstone project to demonstrate their full breadth of knowledge of engineering. These projects range from posters to high-tech displays and demos. They are featured annually at the Engineering Expo in the spring, where students interact with industry members, showing off their projects. Your support... Read more »

Student Health & Counseling General Fund

The mission of UNM Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is to enhance the well-being of students through access to the highest quality health care, education and advocacy. • We actively seek to eliminate barriers to services for all students regardless of insured or financial status. • SHAC strives to reach all groups, including non-traditional, international,... Read more »

Student Veteran Support Building Fund

The UNM Student Veteran Association and Women Student Veteran Association represent over 1,000 students on UNM’s campuses. The purpose of this fund is to improve the Student Veteran Support Resources on campus by asking for donations to develop a future building, and provide needed improvements to the current infrastructure. Your gift will aid in the... Read more »

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.

Susan Pearson Endowment for Theatre Education

Susan Pearson is a Professor Emeriti of Theatre at the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance. Pearson has taught Acting, Voice, Theatre for Youth, and Playwriting for Young Audiences. She was also the director of the MA Degree Program in Theatre Education and Outreach from 1982-2010.

Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund

The Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund was established in 2017 to provide the director, Diana Gaston, with funds to further the educational reach and artistic mission of Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master... Read more »

Ted S. Lopez Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in tribute to the life of the veteran and University of New Mexico alumnus, Ted S. Lopez. Ted proudly served as an officer in the United States Navy and later earned his Executive MBA from the UNM Anderson School of Management. Therefore, the Ted S. Lopez Memorial scholarship is created... Read more »

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 Benjamin Sacks Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Dr. Benjamin Sacks, Professor Emeritus of History at UNM from 1929 to 1963, the purpose of this endowed fund is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students participating in a study abroad program of the UNM Global Education Office, majoring in history with a focus on European, British or African History.

The Civil Engineering Department Excellence Fund

Through your generosity to the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.

The Cole Family Scholarship in Medicine

The Cole Family Scholarship in Medicine provides need-based tuition assistance to undergraduate medical students who reside in a New Mexico county that is medically underserved. Please honor Dr. Martha Cole McGrew’s legacy at UNM School of Medicine with a gift.

The David and Judith Bennahum Medical Humanities Travel Fellowship

“The David and Judith Bennahum Medical Humanities Travel Fellowship,” sponsored by Drs. David and Judith Bennahum and Dr. Ernest and Eve R. Simon, needs additional support. Awarded yearly, the fellowship provides opportunities for UNM School of Medicine physicians in training and junior faculty to have practical experiences in the “art of medicine,” a complement to... Read more »

The David Barbour Media Ethics Prize

Established by UNM alumnus Mr. David V. Barbour, The David Barbour Media Ethics Prize in the Department of Communication & Journalism, is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate or graduate students who write an insightful paper on the issues of media bias or gatekeeping processes. Students in the History of Media, Media Ethics and... Read more »

The Department of Film and Digital Arts Chair’s Fund

Famous for the unique light and landscape that attract artists and scholars from around the globe, New Mexico is ranked as a “film hotspot” by Hollywood Reporter. Albuquerque itself has been designated as the best place for filmmakers to live and work by Moviemaker magazine, and Netflix has recently adopted the city as its only... Read more »

The Dr. George E. Kennedy III Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to honor the late Dr. George Kennedy. At the request of the Kennedy family, this scholarship will be awarded to Gallup area students entering the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s MD program who have demonstrated service to their community. Please note that this fund was created with the... Read more »

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 »

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

The Marshall-Brennan Project of the UNM School of Law seeks support for various aspects of our program. Your generosity will allow us to provide books and materials to our high school students, host pipeline events like Constitution Day and our UNM regional high school moot court competition, and send a local team to Washington, DC... Read more »

The Medical Spanish Fund

The Medical Spanish Fund is available to pre-health students interested in improving their skills to communicate with the Spanish speaking population of New Mexico by enrolling in health related Spanish courses. The funds will support students by providing scholarships and resources, aiding in the development of Spanish speaking health professionals.

The Meliora Endowed Scholarship

The Meliora fund supports advanced practice UNM nursing students who plan to care for underserved populations in the state of New Mexico or beyond. Established by two nurses, both UNM grads, the fund supports graduate students who demonstrate financial need, are from an under-represented population or are dedicated to serving an under-represented population and are... Read more »

The Ogawa Family Endowed Scholarship

The Ogawa family established this scholarship out of gratitude for The University of New Mexico School of Medicine and in furtherance of the family’s commitment to supporting the educational dreams of New Mexicans. Gregory S.H. Ogawa is an ophthalmologist in private practice at Eye Associates of New Mexico. The Ogawas moved to New Mexico in... Read more »

The Peter A. Winograd Endowed Annual Scholarship in Law

The Peter A. Winograd Scholarship in Law was established to honor Peter Winograd’s career at the University of New Mexico School of Law and his support of students pursuing a legal education. This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship in the amount of $20,000 per academic year. It will be awarded to an incoming, full-time 1L... 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 Sabrina Single Mothers Scholarship

Many years a single mom; baby in one arm, books in the other walked on to the UNM campus. She went to the Women’s Resource Center for support in returning to school. After earning 2 degrees she became the director of the very place that provided the support she needed when she returned to school... Read more »

The Sally and Ted Occhialino Semester in D.C. Scholarship Fund

The UNM School of Law Semester in D.C. is very popular and well-attended by our students and involves many UNM School of Law alumni/ae in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Up to 6 students each semester are assisted with cost of living, studying and working in and around D.C. with annual contributions from alumni and... Read more »

The Take Two Scholarship for Non-Traditional Medical Students

The practice of medicine benefits from diversity of all types, including age and life experience. We endowed this scholarship to support students who are pursuing medicine as a second career at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s MD program. Bethany L Kolb, MBA, MD Class of 2007 J Christopher Kolb Your tax deductible... Read more »

The Toby L. Merlin Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship

While Toby was affiliated with UNM, he became concerned about the plight of students whose worries over finances impeded their ability to thrive at the University. This fund will support a student receiving the Presidential Scholarship. Since 1976, the University of New Mexico’s Presidential Scholarship Program (PSP) has kept New Mexico’s best and brightest in... Read more »

The William Morgan, Sr. Navajo Language Fund

This fund was created to honor William Morgan, Sr., a Navajo linguist, whose monumental contribution to the documentation of the Navajo language has paved the way for the establishment of the Navajo Language Program at UNM. These gifts will be used to support the advancement of the Navajo Language Program, along with its students that... Read more »

Thomas Keller Endowed Scholarship

Thomas Keller was a talented and charismatic young artist who, sadly, died at age 38. Driven and inquisitive, Thomas helped bring about the UNM ARTS Lab which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to art and technology. In his memory, the Thomas Keller Endowed Scholarship is an annual award for a Computer Science student with a... Read more »

Thornton Family Scholarship

The Thornton Family Scholarship is an endowed fund providing merit and need based support to College of Nursing students with tuition, books and additional fees annually. Nursing students across the Pre-Licensure, Nurse Practitioner, PhD and DNP programs with a GPA of 3.2 or higher in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship... Read more »

Tir Comin Graduate Fellowship

The Tir Comin Graduate Fellowship is for a Native American graduate student enrolled in Community and Regional Planning master’s program at the School of Architecture and Planning. To help complete the required credit hours to receive a MCRP.

Tom Cummings Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Tom Cummings, this scholarship has been created for a UNM student who has financial need and who is socially and economically challenged.

Tomorrow Needs You Scholarship

Tomorrow needs you. As well as every day after that. A saying that has come to mean so much to us after watching ones we loved lose their battle against mental illness. Tomorrow needs you is a two-way street. Not only do we need those battling mental illness to keep fighting; reach out for help... Read more »

Tony Giaimo Memorial Scholarship in Clarinet Studies

The Tony Giaimo Memorial Scholarship in Clarinet Studies was established by Tony’s nephew, William Liotta, Professor of Theatre, Head of Design, Lighting and Sound Design at UNM. Tony Giaimo was a singer, saxophonist, and a top-tier clarinetist. He sang for Frank Sinatra on many occasions, and sang with Dean Martin. He met star after star... Read more »

Tony Gleaton Scholarship for the MFA in Photography Endowed Fund

The Tony Gleaton Scholarship for the MFA in Photography Endowed Fund is established in tribute to the late photographer Tony Gleaton. Mr. Gleaton passed away on August 14, 2015. His New York Times obituary can be viewed here. This scholarship continues his legacy to support MFA students in photography in the Department of Art and... Read more »

Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT Scholarship

The Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT Scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled at The University of New Mexico. This scholarship not only benefits students through financial assistance but also provides them the tools to make an IMPACT (Individuals Making Progress Amongst our Communities Together) during their matriculation at UNM through academic support, community service,... Read more »

UChemTeach Mobile Lab

The mission of UChemTeach is to provide resources such as effective teaching materials and up-to-date laboratory equipment to area high school teachers, to bridge high school curriculum with undergraduate chemistry curriculum to promote student retention in chemistry courses, and to recruit more master chemistry teachers from diverse backgrounds for the state of New Mexico.

United States Ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Mari-Luci Jaramillo, the daughter of a shoe-maker in the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was the first Latina to serve as United States Ambassador. She focused her career on helping children and families in poverty through education, policy, leadership and diplomacy. The scholarship will support doctoral students in the UNM College of... Read more »

University Chorus

The University Chorus is the chorus with the longest continuous history at UNM, dating back to at least the mid-1920’s. Today the group enjoys a well-deserved reputation of providing the community with fine performances. Since its beginning the group has functioned as a “town and gown” oratorio society. This choir of approximately 140 singers draws... Read more »

UNM Children’s Campus Program Support Fund

By making a donation to the UNM Children’s Campus you are investing in education, promoting student parent success, and assisting in providing the UNM community with a high quality early childhood experience. Thank you for your contribution!

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 IT – David J. Northrop Internship Program

This endowment funds practical technical work experience for UNM undergraduate or graduate students under the mentorship of IT professionals in UNM’s central IT department. More information is available at

UNM Jazz Bands Fund

The UNM Jazz Bands perform music of classic and contemporary big band composers and arrangers They perform several times each semester, both on campus and off, and have appeared at jazz festivals around the country. The annual UNM Jazz Festival hosts high school jazz bands from throughout the state, and features guest artists that have... Read more »

UNM Lobo Launch

Lobo Launch is UNM’s senior design program that allows students to design, build, and launch an amateur rocket. The first student-built rocket launched in May 2017. Students in the project are enrolled in a 400-level, two-semester mechanical engineering course called Rocket Engineering, where they learn about rockets, structures, and propulsion systems. The program gives students... Read more »

UNM Music Prep School

A Community Music School Opening Doors to a Lifetime of Music Housed in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Music since 1993, the UNM Music Prep School offers community music education opportunities for babies through adults. The program includes a variety of early childhood parent-child classes, group piano, guitar, and world percussion classes for... Read more »

UNM Music Prep School Lectures and Special Projects

Founded in 1993, the UNM Music Prep School prepares students for a lifetime of music learning. We offer a wide variety of affordable music classes for Albuquerque-area students, birth to adults. In addition to our classes, we offer special lectures, projects and other learning opportunities to our students, their families and to the UNM Music... Read more »

UNM Parent Association

As part of its commitment to helping support student success the UNM Parents Association provides scholarship funding for many deserving students. Through the generous support of UNM parents the Parents Association has established a fund to make multiple awards each academic year. These scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate both financial need and a... Read more »

UNM Scholarship for San Juan College Honors Program Transfer Students

This scholarship benefits the Four Corners area by encouraging students to complete a four-year UNM degree. Students who have demonstrated the aptitude and determination to successfully complete the San Juan College Honors Program are eligible when they enroll at UNM. Many Four Corners students can complete their UNM degrees while still residing in the area... Read more »

UNM Service Corps

The UNM Service Corps Alumni Fund strives to connect Alumni with current UNM Service Corps members. We believe that our expansive network of relations can support the growth and career opportunities for our members. At the same time, our experience as UNM Service Corps has been a unique one and your support financially can ensure... 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 Summer Music Institute

The UNM string faculty is pleased to present the UNM Summer Music Institute for accomplished collegiate and high school musicians. Participants will be immersed in daily chamber music coaching, instrumental master classes, a solo competition, student and faculty recitals, special music topic lectures, and much more. Our goal is to be able to offer full... Read more »

UNM Symphony Orchestra Fund

The UNM Symphony Orchestra program has been in existence for more than fifty years. It constitutes one of the most important cultural student organizations on the campus of the University of New Mexico and is open to all students regardless of academic major The UNM Symphony Orchestra presents an average of nine concerts every year.... Read more »

UNM Trailblazers Student Alumni Ambassadors

UNM Trailblazers are ambassadors for the UNM Alumni Association and The University of New Mexico. Trailblazers volunteer at UNM Alumni Association functions. They may also choose to participate in special volunteer projects or fundraising activities chosen by the organization. As Trailblazers, members develop leadership skills by interacting with other student leaders, networking with community members,... Read more »

UNM Veterans Resource Center

UNM Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a 501 C3 run by Veterans for Veterans. We’re easily accessible and widely available to all service members veterans and their dependents who would like to explore the possibility of attending UNM and or any other State of New Mexico Accredited Higher Educational Institution. We are a VA-designated VetSuccess... Read more »

UNM Young Alumni Scholarship Fund

The UNM Young Alumni (UNMYA) Scholarship Fund was established to assist soon-to-be UNM graduates with scholarship opportunities and educational stipends to help achieve their graduate-level educational goals and aspirations at UNM. We raise funds for this scholarship through fundraising initiatives, including donations from generous Lobo supporters like you.

UNM-G Jonathan Suarez Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Jonathan M. Suarez who was a native of Gallup and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in Political Science. Jonathan’s legacy is one of unwavering love for his family, a deep compassion for others, and everlasting relationships with those who were drawn to his... Read more »

Unmet Student Financial Need

There is still a great deal of unmet student financial need at UNM even with lottery and merit scholarships. For many a college education is an expensive investment. Scholarship assistance makes a world of difference in a student’s life to afford a top quality education.

Urology Research

The Urology Research Fund provides funding for research activities in the division of urology, particularly studies involving residents or medical students. The fund also provides financial support for resident travel to present original research.

Vera John-Steiner Gift of Confidence: a scholarship for immigrant students

UNM College of Education Professor Emeritus, Vera John-Steiner, championed UNM’s interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Linguistics. She was internationally renowned for her work on collaboration and creativity, as well as interpreting the works of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. A Hungarian holocaust survivor and champion of social justice, Professor John-Steiner passed away on December 6, 2017 at... Read more »

Veroff Undergraduate Excellence Fund

Named after the CS beloved professor, Robert (Bob) Veroff, this scholarship award is given to a computer science undergraduate student. The award will be made to an outstanding junior about to start their senior year, who has excellent academic performance, performs community service, has research/teaching/tutoring experience and has high integrity.

Veronica Reed Memorial Scholarship in Opera Studies

The Veronica Reed Memorial Scholarship in Opera Studies supports undergraduate or graduate students in good standing, pursuing a degree in the Department of Music. Veronica Reed was a graduate of the UNM Department of Theatre, and went on to have a career as an opera stage director. Through opera, she met her second husband, LeRoy... Read more »

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 »

Virginia Curran Shipman Doctoral Fellowship

Professor Virginia Shipman dedicated her time, treasure and talent to advancing the understanding of children and families. Characteristic of her giving nature, she generously funded this endowment for academically outstanding doctoral students in the College of Education’s Family Studies Program. To facilitate the diversity of perspectives in understanding children and families that is critical to... Read more »

Visionaries of Infinite Potential Endowed Scholarship

The Visionaries of Infinite Potential (VIP) scholarship endowment was created by a small group of young, dedicated alumni who shared a common goal to help others define and accomplish their dreams. The VIP alumni have set an ambitious goal to raise this endowment to $100,000 by the year 2023. Your gift will help grow this... 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.

WHY Lab Fund

The WHY lab (What do engineers do? How the heck do you do that? WhY am I taking this course?) is an ECE Department undergraduate laboratory envisioned as an experiential learning approach to introduce students to discover an area in ECE that best interests them. The WHY lab has many other purposes. For instance, to... Read more »

William E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship

The William E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship supports the academic and professional development of promising undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in Geographic Information Science (GIS). This fund was created by family and friends of the late William “Bill” Fogleman. Bill was internationally known for his work in the GIS sector.

William M. Kane Memorial Scholarship

Your gift will pay tribute to the late Professor Bill Kane by helping College of Education and Human Sciences students who are passionate about promoting good health. Professor Kane was a respected scholar, a professor of health education, and an author of more than 50 books and curricula about health, but most importantly, he was... Read more »

William Seymour Collaborative Piano Scholarship

The William Seymour Collaborative Piano Scholarship was established to honor the life and work of celebrated classical and jazz pianist, and dedicated UNM professor William Seymour. The scholarship supports music education students in the College of Fine Arts. Reflecting Dr. Seymour’s passion for piano and education, a preference is given to students with interest in... Read more »

William Seymour Memorial Scholarship for Music

The William Seymour Memorial Scholarship in Music is established to honor the life and work of the celebrated UNM professor of Music. Dr. Seymour came to UNM in 1962. He taught piano, low brass instruments, music education, musical behavior, piano pedagogy, music aesthetics, and psychology. In his “spare” time, he served as advisor to all... Read more »

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.

Wilson and Company Civil Engineering Scholarship

Established by Wilson & Company, this scholarship provides financial support for a deserving student enrolled in the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at UNM. UNM is proud to award this scholarship. Thank you to all the Wilson & Co. employees for changing lives.

Women in Leadership

This fund supports programs around Women in Leadership including events and learning opportunities for women at UNM Anderson School of Management.

Women’s Resource Center Fund

The Women’s Resource Center is a place of advocacy, support, and safety for all members of The University of New Mexico and greater community. Through a feminist model of empowerment we offer educational, social, and cultural programming aimed at encouraging women’s self-determination and community engagement. This fund supports the programs and activities of the Women’s... Read more »

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