Alumni Scholarship Opportunities . . .

We're Proud to Help! Thanks to the gifts from alumni, friends, and chapters, the UNM Alumni Association assists top UNM students with their academic expenses.

Alumni Association scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students at UNM. Scholarships are awarded using a variety of factors such as academic achievement, community involvement, employment experiences, areas of study, financial need and several others. Scholarship amounts may change annually.

Undergraduate
Application
Graduate
Application

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The scholarship application process is pretty simple. Just click the link above and follow the prompts. The form for Graduate Scholarships is different than the form for Undergraduate Scholarships.
  2. The links above will direct you to an online application form. If you need the application in an alternative format, please contact Jane Algermissen at 505-277-9085.
  3. Fill out the application form completely. There are sections included for your resume and personal statement.
  4. One copy of your unoffical transcript is required to complete your scholarship application. Your transcript must be uploaded at the time of application.
  5. A link to our recommendation form will be sent to those you have chosen to write your recommendations after you submit your application.
  6. See our FAQ page for more details about the UNM Alumni Association Scholarship Program.

For more information on the scholarship program, contact Jane Algermissen at (505) 277-9085, or by email at jalgermissen@unm.edu.

Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria

Academic year 2015/2016 scholarship amounts are listed below. Scholarship amounts subject to change for academic year 2015/2016.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT / NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to being enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at UNM; applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need in addition to any other criteria listed.

  • Wood Clements Endowed Scholarship: $725/year
  • Arthur Friedman Scholarship: $500/year
  • Frank V. Kremer, Jr. Scholarship: $800/year
  • John "Puffy" Leonard Memorial Scholarship: $650/year
  • "Bub" Henry Endowed Scholarship: $500/year
    • Additional criteria: Preference given to a student enrolled in the College of Education, majoring in Physical Education
  • William & Ann Jourdan Memorial Scholarship: $1,000/year
    • Additional Criteria: Native of the State of New Mexico; Preference give to a student enrolled in the School of Engineering

LEADERSHIP / COMMUNITY SERVICE / CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to the specific criteria listed for these scholarships, applicant must also be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at UNM and demonstrate outstanding service, leadership, and involvement on campus or in the community. (NOTE: The La Luz Chapter Scholarship allows for a minimum of 6 credit hour enrollment.)

  • Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship: $700/year
    • Additional Criteria: GPA 3.2+
  • Class of '42 Memorial Scholarship: $1,300/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be a Junior or Senior at UNM with a GPA 3.2+; Must demonstrate financial need
  • Lena Clauve Memorial Scholarship: $900/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be a Junior or Senior at UNM with a GPA 3.2+
  • Arthur Harvey Scholarship: $1,200/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be a Sophomore at UNM with a GPA 3.2+; Must demonstrate financial need
  • La Luz Chapter, American Business Women's Assoc. (ABWA) Scholarship for Women: $1,000/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be Junior or Senior at UNM with a GPA 3.0+; Female; Must be preparing to advance current career, change careers, or re-enter the work force; Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, taking a minimum of 6 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters.

SPECIALIZED SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to being enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at UNM, applicant must meet the criteria specified below:

  • Lawrence Abraham and Wadette Goze
    Memorial Scholarship
    : $900/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be Sophomore or Junior at UNM in the College of Education with a GPA 3.0+; State of New Mexico resident; Must demonstrate financial need
  • Harry F. Lee Memorial Scholarship: $1,100/year
    • Additional Criteria: GPA 3.0+; Resident of the State of New Mexico from a rural background; Interested in pursuing a career in agriculture/ranching; Must demonstrate financial need
  • Kathleen McCann Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship: $1,000/year
    • Additional Criteria: Enrollment is in the College of Education with a GPA 3.5+
  • Jean Mullins Macey Scholarship: $1,500/year
    • Additional Criteria: Must be Junior or Senior female at UNM with a GPA 3.0+; Must demonstrate leadership and service

To be considered for an undergraduate scholarship award given by the Alumni Association, students must be enrolled full-time (12 cr. hrs.) during the 2015/2016 academic year for BOTH fall and spring semesters. (NOTE: The La Luz Chapter Scholarship allows for a minimum of 6 credit hour enrollment.)

Graduate Scholarship Criteria

Academic year 2015/2016 scholarship amounts are listed below. Scholarship amounts subject to change for academic year 2015/2016.

  • AAUW Scholarship for Graduate Women, Albuquerque Branch: $700/year
  • Anne J. Brown, Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate Scholarship: $1,300/year
  • Executive Women International, Albuquerque Chapter: $1,300/year
Graduate Scholarship Criteria, 2015-2016
Scholarship Academic Achievement Min. Enrollment / Semester Other Requirements
Executive Women International: Given to female preparing to advance current career, change careers, or re-enter the workforce 3.0 GPA or greater Minimum of 6 graduate hours Must demonstrate outstanding campus or community involvement, service or leadership
AAUW Scholarship for Graduate Women: Given female preparing to advance current career, change careers, or re-enter the workforce 3.0 GPA or greater Minimum of 6 graduate hours Must demonstrate outstanding campus or community involvement, service or leadership
Anne J. Brown Master of Public Administration: Must be enrolled in the MPA Graduate Program at UNM Must have completed 6 credit hours as a regular student in the MPA program Minimum of 6 graduate hours Must submit one letter of support from a regular Public Administration Faculty member

Scholarship amounts subject to change.
Note: To be considered for any award given by the Alumni Association, students must be enrolled full-time (6 cr. hrs.) during the 2015/2016 academic year for BOTH fall and spring semesters.

Scholarship FAQs
Eligibility Requirements
  1. I am a senior in high school entering UNM in the fall. Can I apply for a scholarship(s)?
    NO. Unfortunately incoming freshmen at UNM cannot qualify for a scholarship through the Alumni Association until they are sophomores or above. We encourage all incoming freshmen to contact the UNM Scholarship Office website at http://scholarship.unm.edu/ for information on additional scholarship opportunities.
  2. I am senior at UNM, and am planning to graduate in the fall. Do I still qualify for the scholarship(s)?
    NO. It is a requirement that the student be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) for both the spring and fall semesters. Unfortunately if you are scheduled to graduate during the fall semester, you will not be eligible to apply.
  3. Are the scholarships open to transfer students from CNM or other institutions?
    YES. As long as a student has completed 26 credit hours at another institution and will be considered a sophomore (or above) upon enrollment at UNM, you will qualify for the scholarships.
  4. Can international students apply for the Alumni Association scholarship(s)?
    YES.
  5. How do I prove I meet the "financial need" requirement?
    It must be clearly stated in the personal statement provided with the application. A brief description of your personal situation and how you are paying for school, what type of financial assistance you receive (if any) and how this scholarship can help you to pay for school-related expenses is sufficient.
  6. I have applied for a Master's program at UNM for the fall semester and have not received a response as to whether or not I was accepted into the program. Am I eligible to apply for the graduate scholarship(s).
    YES. It is important to indicate that you are waiting for an acceptance letter from the graduate school/program in your statement. In order to release the funds to a recipient's account, all eligibility must be met and is reviewed prior to funds being disbursed into a student's account. Therefore, if you do not get accepted into the program, the scholarship money will go to the alternate.
Application Process
  1. If applying for more than one scholarship, do I need to submit multiple personal statements?
    NO. One statement is fine. However, please note that if the scholarships require different criteria (i.e. academic achievement, community service and/or financial need) please make sure to indicate how you meet each requirement in your personal statement.
  2. What type of resume should be included in my application?
    Please submit your resume in the fields provided by the online application. If applying for a scholarship that requires outstanding campus or community involvement, service or leadership, indicate your activities in your resume. The selection committee looks very closely at your personal statement, so concentrate more on that than your resume. If you have received any scholarships at UNM, please list them, along with the dates and amount received.
  3. Is there a form that should be used for letters of recommendation?
    YES. Your letters of recommendation need to be submitted via our online form. Contact those writing your recommendations ahead of time to verify they will be able to do so and to confirm their email address. You will enter their name and email address in your scholarship application. Once you have submitted your application, a link to the recommendation form will be sent to the email addresses you have provided. Verify with your reference that they have received the link. If not, please contact us.
  4. Does the scholarship application require an official transcript?
    NO. A copy of your unofficial transcript is fine. You will be required to upload your transcript when you fill out your application. For instructions on receiving your UNM advisement transcript via email or in person, visit Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS). If you have multiple transcripts from multiple schools, please combine your transcripts into one pdf file that you can upload with your application. (25 MB max file size.)
  5. Can my scholarship application be e-mailed?
    Please submit your scholarship application via our online form. Contact Jane Algermissen at 505-277-9085 or at jalgermissen@unm.edu if you need an alternative submission method.
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Last updated: January 26, 2015