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. UNM leverages your gift more than three to one to provide an award of $9,800 that covers a student’s tuition, fees and books and is renewable for four years. As a Sponsor, you are matched with a Scholar, attend special invitation-only annual events and have an opportunity to make a personal connection with the student whose life you are helping to change.

Alternately, you may make a gift of any size to the UNM Presidential Scholarship Program and “share a Scholar” with other generous donors. These gifts make a difference annually by providing many additional Presidential Scholarships.

For more information, please contact Presidential Scholarship Program Director Terry Mulert at or (505) 313-7679.