Funds by Category: Schools, Colleges & Programs

Schools, Colleges & Programs





Anderson School of Management

  • Anderson Behavior Lab Fund

    The Anderson School is leading the way in a growing trend that is bringing behavioral research labs into business schools. Dr.Ryan Jacobson says the Anderson lab is an interdisciplinary, school-wide resource. It is intended to stimulate scientific investigations of behavior as they apply to multiple business fields, including Behavioral Finance, Behavioral Accounting, Behavioral Economics, Consumer... Read more »
  • Anderson Dean’s Development Fund

    Funds will be used at the discretion of the Anderson School of Management Dean to support the strategic initiatives and mission of the school, students, faculty, staff and programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Student Innovation Fund

    The UNM Student Entrepreneur Innovation Fund primarily supports first-generation and underrepresented students looking to advance an idea or project into a company by providing early-stage grants. This fund will be used to provide UNM student entrepreneurs with: • Grants to be used for start-ups costs to assist them in pursuit of their innovative and entrepreneurial... Read more »

Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

  • CAPS Greatest Need

    Giving to the Center for Academic Program Support’s greatest need ensures that the CAPS Director can allocate funds to additional tutors for a student-requested math lab purchasing laptops for online tutoring services and providing additional Student Resource Representatives to cover a new CAPS satellite location.
  • CAPS Supplemental Instruction Program

    The Center for Academic Program Support’s Supplemental Instruction SI helps students develop strategies for what to learn and how to learn through collaborative study sessions facilitated by a student SI leader who has previously excelled in the course.
  • CAPS Tutoring for Athletes Fund

    The Center for Academic Program Support partners with the Assistant Athletic Director to provide support to UNM athletes as they strive for excellence both in and out of the classroom. CAPS services are readily available to athletes in the Student Support and Services Center a location where athletes frequent to meet with their advisors and... Read more »
  • CAPS Tutoring Technological Advancements

    From software and web resources to laptops and Smartboards, the Center for Academic Program Support strives to provide access to cutting-edge technology to help students effectively integrate their course content with today’s changing technology.
  • CAPS Writing and Language Center Fund

    In the Writing and Language Center undergraduate students work on their writing and improve their language proficiency in a relaxed friendly environment. The Center for Academic Program Support provides writing assistance in Spanish and many other languages as well as English.
  • CAPS Tutoring at the Ethnic Centers

    The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) partners with El Centro de la Raza, African American Student Services, and American Indian Student Services to provide tutoring at the Ethnic Centers in writing, math, biology, and chemistry. Unique to the Ethnic Centers, CAPS offers drop-in writing labs for Spanish and Navajo students.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Africana Studies Program Fund

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

    Annual scholarship given to a male and female student who are declared history majors having completed 15 credit hours in history, and 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Alvin R. and Caroline G. Grove Endowed Scholarship in Field Biology

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

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

    This fund provides program support for the Department of Anthropology including both colloquia and special events.
  • Anthropology Graduate Student Support Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The purpose of this fund is to support an enlarged study of the history and culture of the American West through hosting seminars, conferences and workshops.
  • Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Establish by Professor Emeritus Clifford S. Crawford and UNM alumna Claudia Gayheart Crawford, Esquire, this award is given to deserving graduate students in the Department of Biology conducting research on or related to the Rio Grande Bosque.
  • David E. Stuart Scholarship for Graduate Studies and Public Anthropology

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

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

    This fund, established by Dean E. Uhl, awards two different scholarships benefiting the students of the UNM Chemistry Department, Merit Scholarships for junior or senior chemical engineers or chemistry majors, and Presidential Scholarships, restricted to chemical engineering or chemistry major candidates.
  • Dr. E.A. “Tony” Mares Award for Chicano Literature Endowment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This endowed fund is used to support the operations of the UNM Herbarium at the Museum of Southwestern Biology for purposes including, but limited, to augmenting herbarium research, education and maintenance, at the discretion of the Herbarium Curator.
  • Fund for Inspirational, Biological, and Engaged Research (FIBER)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This annual scholarship awarded to undergraduate chemistry student who has just completed their sophomore year and is awarded based on scholarship, promise as a scientist, and financial need.
  • Joan Willard Hemsing Tinoco Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship is designed to directly benefit women in Chemistry. Awarded annually and paid on a semester basis, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding female undergraduate chemistry major.
  • Joseph Alvin Gaudin, Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Annual scholarship given to a male and female student who have completed 15 credit hours in political science and 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology Amphibians & Reptiles Division Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This lectureship was created in 1989 by Jerry and Mary Carole May Wertheim and James E. and Georgia Phillips Snead. Wertheim and Snead are UNM alumni and attorneys in Santa Fe. The lectureship rotates between Anthropology and History and recognizes a significant scholarly activity by a faculty member.
  • Sobel-Duncan Science for Health of Indigenous Populations (SHIP) Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, the University of New Mexico’s Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe is an annual, weeklong gathering that draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Your donation will help provide general Conference... Read more »
  • Urgent Priorities for The Bird Collection: Ongoing Activities in Avian Biodiversity Research, Teaching and Curation at the Museum of Southwestern Biology

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

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

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

    This endowed fund has been created to support graduate students within the field of Physical Chemistry to honor Wayne M. Trott by his wife, Maryann C. Trott, who sincerely hopes that the financial assistance provided by this scholarship will facilitate rewarding career paths for recipients to come.
  • William H. and Marjorie Bell Chambers Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in History

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

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

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

College of Education and Human Sciences

  • Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP)

    This program improves the preparation and retention of effective, diverse teachers for high-need schools and has been nationally recognized with the Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. It is a collaboration between the College, Albuquerque Public Schools and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation. Gifts from caring donors directly support program students.
  • 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 »
  • College of Education and Human Sciences Family Development Program

    Gifts from compassionate donors like you to this fund help improve the chances of success for New Mexico’s youngest citizens. New findings in the field of early learning make it clear that success in school and life depend largely on children’s experiences before kindergarten. This Program brings these findings to child care givers, parents and... 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 Education Faculty and Staff Recognition Program Fund

    This fund recognizes the efforts of College of Education faculty and staff and their work to support the College’s students. This fund truly provide a margin of excellence above and beyond what state funds alone can provide. Gifts from caring donors help ensure that the College’s leadership is able to thank and recognize its dedicated... Read more »
  • College of Education Family Development Program

    Gifts from compassionate donors like you to this fund help improve the chances of success for New Mexico’s youngest citizens. New findings in the field of early learning make it clear that success in school and life depend largely on children’s experiences before kindergarten. This Program brings these findings to child care givers, parents and... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Exercise Physiology Lab

    Exercise science majors study the science of human movement. They also learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise and rehabilitation. The laboratory is the heart of the exercise science program. Each semester, it provides hands-on experiences to more than 200 students in the program and supports research that improves human health.
  • 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 »
  • Summer Youth Sports Leadership and Learning Academy

    The Summer Youth Sports Leadership and Learning Academy (SYSLLA) helps low-income parents in Bernalillo County keep their children and adolescents active, safe and engaged with new experiences in the summer. Weekdays, hundreds of energetic “campus campers” enjoy sports, games, hands-on STEM activities. They are guided by great role models –- UNM graduate and undergraduate students... Read more »

College of Fine Arts

  • 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 »
  • College of Fine Arts ARTS Lab – General

    ARTS Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary center for emerging media with an emphasis on immersive and interactive media. The Art, Research, Technology & Science Lab supports education, research, production and presentation for the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, as well as other colleges, and the greater community.
  • College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund

    Investing future of professional artists benefits our university, our community, and beyond. The arts are an economic driver in New Mexico, and our UNM Fine Arts students will be global leaders in the arts, and innovators who contribute to every profession. The lives of students, faculty, and staff are enriched by the financial support of... Read more »
  • Concert Choir Fund

    The UNM Concert Choir plans to perform in Carnegie Hall in March, 2020. The UNM Concert Choir is the Department of Music’s premier mixed choral ensemble, and gifts made in 2019 – 2020 will help offset their travel expenses. Led by Dr. David Edmonds, this group has been recognized across the state and region for... Read more »
  • 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 (DTSBDC.org) 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship

    The Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship Fund was created to honor Tamarind’s director for over thirty years. This fund will directly support a student enrolled in Tamarind’s one-year Printer Training Program.
  • Music Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

    The UNM Department of Music Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of concerts, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, music equipment and much more. See our website at music.unm.edu for information.
  • 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.
  • Reggie Behl Drawing Award

    This fund supports a drawing award for undergraduate students in the Art/Art History Department. Selection is based on merit, using the student’s drawing portfolio.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • String Pedagogy Family Fund and Mad About Music Fund

    Mad About Music is the advanced repertoire class and touring group of the University of New Mexico Lab School. These talented young middle/high school musicians have been invited to perform across the United States and even internationally. Click here to see the group perform.
  • Suellen Gornall Endowed Scholarship in Music

    This endowment honors Suellen Gornall, who liked to study, listen to and perform various types of music, including folk, pop, and musical theater. Her favorite types of music were choral and classical. She performed in many amateur chorus groups throughout her life, including at The University of New Mexico. This fund supports a full-time student, in good academic standing,... Read more »
  • Tamarind Institute

    Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Theatre and Dance Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

    The UNM Department of Theatre & Dance Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of performances, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, equipment and much more. See our website at theatre.unm.edu for information.
  • 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 »
  • UNM Art Museum Acquisitions Fund for Diversity and Equity

    The UNM Art Museum seeks to increase diversity in the permanent collection. Funds generated will be used to acquire works of art by and about women, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color, particularly Native American and Latinx artists. The first acquisition in the fall of 2019 will be photographic portraits by of transgender and gender... Read more »
  • UNM Art Museum General Fund

    Support the UNM Art Museum and ensure the continued excellence of our programs and collection with your annual gift. Get involved with the Museum by participating in dynamic programming, engaging social events and taking part in meaningful learning opportunities. The UNM Art Museum relies on the generous contributions of donors to support a robust schedule... Read more »
  • UNM Children’s Chorus

    The UNM Children’s Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus serving boys and girls in the Albuquerque metro area between the ages 7 and 12.  Any child who wishes to sing is welcome. The UNM Children’s Chorus is a program started in cooperation with the UNM Music Prep School and the UNM University Chorus, both groups seeing... 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 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 »
  • 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 »

College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

  • Fine Arts Library Fund

    The UNM Fine Arts and Design Library (FADL) supports the teaching and research programs of the University in the fields of architecture and planning, landscape architecture, art, music and photography. This fund supports the acquisition of collections and materials for FADL.
  • Howard L. Karno Endowment for Latin American Pictorial Collections

    The Howard L. Karno Endowment for Latin American Pictorial Collections was established in 2013 by Russ Davidson, PhD, in honor of his longtime friend and renowned Latin American bookseller, Howard L. Karno (1930 – 2012). The Endowment will provide funds to enrich the holdings of rare and specialized Latin American visual resources at UNM Libraries.... Read more »
  • OILS General Fund

    This fund provides program support to the Organization, Information & Learning Science Program (OILS, formerly OLIT).
  • The Elizabeth Griffin Forsman Library Endowment for OER (Open Access Resources)

    The Elizabeth (“Betty”) Griffin Forsman Library Endowment for OER (Open Access Resources) supports acquisitions and access to study materials and textbooks for students across The University of New Mexico (UNM) as many students cannot afford expensive books and study materials for classes. A former Navy WAVE, teacher, and librarian, Betty was passionate about education, reading,... Read more »
  • The Lynn and Lynda Miller Fund for Southwest Fiction

    The Lynn and Lynda Miller Fund for Southwest Fiction was established to celebrate the rich cultural and literary history of the Southwest. The fund supports fiction (novels and short story collections), events and other costs associated with works that highlight the ways in which the landscapes and cultures of this diverse region shape stories, situations,... Read more »
  • Tony Hillerman Collection Fund

    Anthony Grove Hillerman (1925-2008) was an award-winning author of southwestern literature. The Hillerman Portal is a comprehensive online resource for researchers and students who wish to learn more about the author, his life, and work. This site hosts digital reproductions of Hillerman’s manuscripts, screenplays, and papers, as well as a complete catalog of his published... Read more »
  • University Libraries Dean’s Fund for Excellence

    The University Libraries Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides for unique opportunities under the discretion of the University Library Dean to accomplish services materials and projects which meet the strategic goals of the library.

Grand Challenges

  • Grand Challenges General Fund

    In the Spring of 2019, after an extensive, university-wide competition, designed to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration, UNM President Garnett S. Stokes launched three “Grand Challenges” that address problems of global, national, and regional significance. They are: Sustainable Water Resources, Successful Aging, and Substance Use Disorders. These challenges require researchers to work together across disciplinary boundaries to... Read more »
  • Substance Disorders-Grand Challenges Fund

    The Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge team is a large, multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of substance use and addiction. Co-led by UNM Health Science Center and Central Campus, our team includes professors, psychologists, physicians, nurses, political scientists, economists, communication experts, community members and state policy makers. These individuals work together on novel... Read more »
  • Successful Aging-Grand Challenges Fund

    The Successful Aging Grand Challenge focuses on researching ways to compress the ‘period of disability’ of our aging NM population, shifting the threshold of functional status so a person can remain independent longer to successfully age in place at home. The Successful Aging Grand Challenge will work to create solutions on the expected demand on... Read more »
  • Sustainable Water Resources-Grand Challenges Fund

    The Grand Challenges Sustainable Water Resources research team has taken on the obligation to step up to what is truly a Grand Challenge: to tackle water resources and the sustainability of New Mexico’s economy, environment, and unique social fabric. The water sustainability team will partner with stakeholders and other agencies in the state to develop,... Read more »

Honors College

  • Honors College Alumni and Friends Endowment

    These funds are used for needs in the Honors Program, including an Alumni Lecture series, field-based courses and programs, equipment, and conference travel funds for faculty and students.
  • 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 »
  • Pathmakers Program

    The Pathmakers Program was established by students for students and is led by a four-person student leadership team consisting of a Mentor Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Event Coordinator, and Service Coordinator. This team leads a cohort of over 40 peer mentors as they help over 500 new UNM Honors College students build connections across the university,... Read more »
  • 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.
  • Rosalie Otero Honors Student Research Scholarship

    One of Dr. Otero’s ambitions for the new Honors College is to establish a research center to support and fund Honors students best research projects. This endowment is a first step toward both realizing that ambition and honoring Rosalie’s contribution to the lives and work of students faculty and staff from so many schools over... Read more »

International

  • Department of Music Opera Fund

    Our program presents two productions in the academic year. All students in Opera Theater are given the opportunity to perform in the opera scenes performances or the fully staged opera production accompanied by the UNM Symphony Orchestra. All of our costumes come from the Santa Fe Opera. Our goal is to educate and develop the... Read more »

Master of Public Policy

  • 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 »

School of Architecture & Planning

  • 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 »
  • Landscape Architecture Endowment

    Landscape Architecture is a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas, a tool for positive social and environmental change, and a living narrative that connects us to our surroundings. At the University of New Mexico, the Landscape Architecture Department prepares students with the tools to think and act critically, enabling them to understand the complexity of... 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.
  • 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.
  • School of Architecture and Planning Alumni Association

    Join the Alumni Chapter! The Alumni Chapter is an opportunity for graduates of the School, student members, honorary members, and members of the design community to have an active role in supporting the students, faculty, and staff. Opportunities include professional outreach and mentorship, career days and portfolio reviews, networking, student tours, post-lecture receptions, student relief,... 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 Architecture and Planning Robert Walters Fund for Exhibitions

    The Robert Walters Fund for Exhibitions supports gallery shows and exhibitions in George Pearl Hall. Exhibitions are an important component of the School’s educational offerings to our students. The fund honors the late Robert Bob Walters, architect and artist, who played a critically important role in the education of several generations of students at the... 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.

School of Engineering

  • 3D Printing Fund

    Support the collaborative COVID 19 response effort between the UNM Department of Orthopaedics and the UNM Department of Engineering. Your gift will help purchase materials needed for a mass 3D printing production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for UNM Hospitals and other critical care facilities around the state of New Mexico in short supply. Engineering... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Biomolecular Engineering

    Supporting work in biomolecular engineering, protein interfacial dynamics, protein misfolding and aggregation in human diseases.  
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Chemical Biological Engineering Chair’s Fund

    Through your generosity to the Department of Chemical and Biologial Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Computer Science Founders Fund

    This fund honors Sto Bell, Ed Gilbert, and Don Morrison, the Founders of the UNM Computer Science Department.  This fund is established to award a full time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of undergraduate students in Computer Science.  Voted on by graduating seniors, the recipient will receive the award for three consecutive... Read more »
  • CS DNA28 Conference Fund

    This fund will be used to put on the DNA Computing and Molecular Programming Conference. The funds can be used for all general needs relating to the conference. Proceeds will be used to pay for event expenses, and to support the needs of the department.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Future Technology Fund

    Your gift will help advance the projects and work in the Center for Biomedical 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Nuclear Engineering Chair’s Fund

    Through your generosity to the Department of Nuclear Engineering, you provide the flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise and to fund groundbreaking initiatives.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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 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 »
  • Vex Robotics Competition Fund

    In the University of New Mexico’s VEX Robotics event, organized by the School of Engineering, K-12 students team up to design, build and program robots. The robots have to perform tasks, such as building tall “skyrise” posts. Teams work together in alliances, which change throughout the game. Winners of the state championship held at New... 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 »
  • Vizzia Internet of Things Lab

    Created by Vizzia Technologies this fund will be used to pay the salary and benefits of a lab manager to be hired by the UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. A portion of the funds may be used at the lab manager’s discretion, in coordination with the ECE Department Chair, to support equipment, materials and... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • 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.

School of Law

  • 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 »
  • Brad and Jan Tepper Student Emergency Support Fund

    Brad and Jan Tepper established this fund to provide financial assistance to students of School of Law, 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 by fire... Read more »
  • Child & Family Justice Initiative (CFJI) Fund

    The UNM School of Law embraces its responsibility as New Mexico’s Law School to serve New Mexico’s people and address important issues facing the state. The CFJI exists to pursue justice and racial equity for New Mexico’s most vulnerable children and families by creating and enhancing programs for pipelining to Law School, preparation in Law... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
  • 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 »
  • Mental Health Services Fund

    The School of Law has been deeply affected by the loss of alumni and students to suicide in recent years. We feel it is essential to provide our students with self-care skills during their time in law school to take into practice with them. This fund will provide funding for students’ mental health services, including... Read more »
  • Native American Law Student Association (NALSA)

    NALSA is an active UNM School of Law student organization known as the “Native American Law Students Association” (”NALSA”). We are comprised of Native and non-Native law students, both striving to attain a Juris Doctor (“J.D.”) Degree or a Master of Studies in Law (“MSL”). NALSA is a wonderful community. While promoting professional development in... Read more »
  • School of Law Alumni Fund

    The School of Law Alumni Fund’s primary purpose is to fund the Law Alumni/ae Association’s full-tuition and need-based scholarships. The fund is also used to host the Annual Law Scholarships Classic and the Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner; provide lunches to UNM Law graduates taking the NM Bar Exam; and for other Law Alumni/ae Association activities.... Read more »
  • 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.
  • The Phil Davis Scholarship Fund in Civil Rights

    The purpose of the Phil Davis Fund for Scholarship in Civil Rights, established after Phil Davis’ sudden death in January 2022, is to provide an annual award to a University Of New Mexico School of Law student with exemplary dedication to the furtherance of civil rights law in New Mexico. Phil Davis graduated from the... 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 »

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