A&S Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2024 – 2025 academic year will be accepted from April 1, 2024 - June 14, 2024. All applications will be submitted through Infoready. Students are encouraged to read through each application process. Below is a general list of eligibility criteria for A&S Scholarships.

Summer scholarship opportunities are available below the academic year scholarship opportunities. Scroll down to view.

General Eligibility

  • Declared Arts & Sciences Major
  • Scholarships are for undergraduate students seeking their first BA/BS degree. (Students seeking a 2nd BA/BS degree will not be considered).See A&S Scholarship Guidelines for more details.
  • Enrolled in a full-time status (12-hrs) with a few exceptions. Medical exceptions are accepted through ARC (Accessibility Resources Center).
  • Provide Financial Aid Information from the UNM Financial Aid Office.

Application Materials You’ll Need

  • Letters of Recommendation - from faculty members familiar with your academic performance. Typically, one letter is required for most endowments. See individual application processes in Infoready and the A&S Scholarship Program Guidelines
  • Unofficial Transcript accessible through Loboweb
  • UNM Financial Aid Award Info for AY 24-25
    • Students are expected to submit UNM financial aid information, which requires FAFSA information or a state aid link to be completed prior to applying for the A&S scholarships.
    • NM State financial aid pertains to students with an international status and often cannot complete a FAFSA. Please discuss these options with the UNM Financial Aid Office.
    • UNM Financial Aid award info needed for the scholarship applications in infoready can be found by following these steps:
      • Go To <href="https://my.unm.edu/home" target="_blank">myunm.edu
      • Log in with your UNM Net ID and password
      • Click the Student Life Tab
      • Click on the red "Enter Lobo Web" button
      • Click on Financial Aid Tab
      • Click on AWARD INFO MENU
      • Click on AWARD PACKAGE FOR AID YEAR (2024-2025)
      • Select the current academic year from the SELECT AID YEAR list (click submit)
      • Click on AWARD OVERVIEW (the need calculation and cost of attendance is available here)

How-to Apply to an A&S Scholarship

All scholarships are listed within Info Ready.

  • Create an account
  • Log in
  • View the list of scholarships
  • Click on the scholarship you wish to apply
  • Read the criteria
  • Follow the steps within each scholarship link to apply
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Contact Information for Arts & Sciences Scholarships

Questions and inquiries regarding Arts & Sciences scholarships can be directed to the A&S Scholarship Team at asawards@unm.edu.

Additional Funding

Thanks to the generosity of many donors and the proceeds earned through differential tuition, the UNM College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) offers a variety of scholarships to Main Campus students who have a declared first or second major in an A&S academic program. 

General/Academic Year Scholarships

For any A&S major

Criteria: GPA of at least 2.0, student may be part-time or full-time.


Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Monica  Allen

Psychology

Paola  Blanco Parra

Criminology / Spanish

Valeria  Brenes

Psychology / Human Services

Mark  Campbell

History & Latin American Studies

Brittany  Chavez

Psychology and Criminology

Adriana  Chavez

English / Philosophy

Erica  Davalos

Earth and Planetary Sciences / Museum Studies

Cruz  Davis-Martinez

Art Studio / Art History / Psychology

Dario  Del Castillo

Chemistry & Philosophy / Biology

Steven  Delgado

Biology & Sociology/Chemistry

Chelsea  Diaz

Psychology / Human Services

Danielle  Gallegos

Communication & Journalism

Sarah  Goldberg

Anthropology / Religious Studies

Melissa  Gomez

Criminology / Sociology

Heather  Gruber

Biology

Kylie  Hanson

Sociology, Pre-law and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Sarah  Herrera

Psychology / Communications

Kamryn  Johnson

Psychology / Africana Studies

Haely  Katt

Statistics / Population Health

Isabella  King

Biology / Psychology

James  Martinek

Foreign Languages Literatures / Classical Studies

Chandelle  Mays

Linguistics / American Sign Language / Psychology

Bree  McCash

International Studies & Political Science / Management

Ralph  Meyers

Linguistics / Biology

Antonia  Mondragon

Psychology / Human Services

Aja  Nez

Biology / Anthropology

Naserian  Olemako

International Studies & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Kendra  Padilla

Biochemistry / Art

Hasti  Patel

Biology / American Sign Language

Nicole  Pelt

Native American Studies / Navajo Language & Linguistics

Liam  Pohlmann

Nuclear Engineering & Mathematics

Samantha  Ramirez

English /Theatre

Betsy  Ramsell

Psychology / Human Services

Reyes  Reynaga

Chicana and Chicano Studies / Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts (Philosophy)

Kayleigh  Russell

Signed Language Interpreting & Psychology / Navajo

Neema  Sadeghi

Psychology / Sociology

Madison  Shindler

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Amy  Sifuentes

Psychology / Communication

Natasha  Somoza

Psychology / Art

Jordyn  Suber

International Studies / Linguistics

Tierney  Thomas

Psychology / Communication

Ariadna  Torres

Spanish / Spanish & Portuguese

Tiana  Valdez

Psychology / Sustainability Studies

Enrollment in the areas of English, Modern and Classical Languages, Philosophy, American Studies or History.

Criteria:

  • Declared major in one of the above areas of study
  • Demonstrated academic achievement (3.0 or better GPA)
  • Selection shall not be based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin, or residence

Scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters provided the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA. The award may be used to pay for tuition, books, fees and other charges required by the University of New Mexico.


Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Adriana  Chavez

Chicano & Chicana Studies, English

Applies to any A&S major

Criteria:

Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time.


Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Genesis  Garcia

Communications / Psychology

This scholarship is designed to support outstanding female undergraduates who intend to pursue graduate study in the sciences. This scholarship offers $2000 each fall and spring semester and a $2000 summer stipend each year for up to two years, a total of $12,000. This scholarship intends to support students who seek careers as scientists (not as medical doctors).

Criteria:

  1. Female students who are completing their sophomore year of study and have two years remaining before graduation.
  2. Candidates must be majors in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, or Math.
  3. Candidates must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in math and science courses.
  4. Students may be nominated by faculty or may nominate themselves.
  5. Full-time (at least 12 credit hours)

Application materials:

  1. Unofficial transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of intent (up to two pages) that clearly states their interest in a professional career in science.
  4. Two letters of reference from faculty members or individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic record.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Alexis  Craig

Astrophysics / German

Pelagia  Eddings

Physics / Biophysics

Murphy  John

Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Elise  Rodriguez

Anthropology & Geography

For students who have demonstrated an interest and have background in conflict resolution, transformation and peacemaking. Majors include but not limited to: Political Science, Africans Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Women Studies, International Studies, and American Studies (Peace Studies).

Criteria:

Full or part time, grad or undergrad, financial need-based, “good” academic standing, Preference given to Political Science majors, or any A&S major.


Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Bibek  Acharya

Political Science

Margaret  Avera

Political Science

Applies to all A&S majors.

Criteria:

  • Current GPA of at least 2.5 to maintain eligibility.
  • Be students returning to higher education after an absence of at least a year.
  • Taking at least 9 credit hours to maintain eligibility.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Bevans  Burke

Psychology / Music

Applies to any A&S major.

Criteria:

The recipients of this scholarship must:

  • Declared major in any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Preferably a New Mexico resident.
  • Graduated in the top 1/5 of his/her high school class or have above average academic record if already a student at UNM.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Jonah  Molina

International Studies / Economics / Political Science

A scholarship divided among colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education and Fine Arts. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate students majoring in Education, Humanities, English, Music or Science.

General Notes:

Scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters for up to 4 years provided the recipient continues to meet the requirements.

Criteria:

  • Declared major in one of the above areas of study.
  • Student must have demonstrated academic achievement by maintaining a 3.4 or better GPA.
  • Student must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in the Humanities, English or Science.

Selection shall not be based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin or residence of the applicant.


Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Bethany  Valdez

East Asian Studies / Linguistics

This award is for outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Criteria:

GPA 3.0 or better.

The Scholarship is for Undergraduate Students in Science and the Arts, with emphasis in Music and performing arts.  

General Notes:

no grade point requirements

Criteria:

The recipients of this scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in the UNM College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance. Need shall be defined according to the guidelines established by the UNM Scholarship Office.
  • Provide a personal statement.

Have combined interests and actively pursue education in both the sciences (specifically Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Earth Sciences) AND the Arts (specifically as a band member, a music minor or similar involvement in the creative or performing arts).

Need-based scholarship for New Mexico Residents. 

Criteria:

The recipients of this scholarship must:

  • Must be enrolled full time in the UNM College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance.
  • Need shall be defined according to the guidelines established by the UNM Scholarship Office. Must be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Julian  Angel

Chicana and Chicano Studies / Journalism / Psychology

Andrew  Begay

Pre Languages, Foreign Languages Literatures / Anthropology

Julian  Holman

Geography / American Sign Language

Need-based Scholarship for A&S majors. 

General Notes:

Recipients should be willing to meet the donors of the scholarship as they will be introduced to them at time of award.

Criteria:

The recipients of this scholarship must:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in the UNM College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance. Need shall be defined according to the guidelines established by the UNM Scholarship Office.
  • Must be a resident of New Mexico and ineligible for the NM Lottery Scholarship.
  • Be an undergraduate above sophomore level.
  • Provide a personal statement.
  • GPA of 2.5 or above and making academic progress.
  • This award may also be granted to a former student athlete who is no longer receiving an athletic scholarship because he/she has: 1. Exhausted eligibility but has not yet completed an undergraduate degree, 2. Family/personal reasons that preclude the ability to remain a student athlete.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Christopher  DeWilde

Native American Studies / History

Adrienne  Paternoster

Environment and Sustainability / Management

Audriana  Sauceda

Speech & Hearing Sciences / Family & Child Studies

Savanna  Vocke

Psychology / Health Education

Jimmy  Woodfill

Psychology / Philosophy

A scholarship awarded to minority students majoring in Government, Social Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Law or Religion.

Criteria:

Study in Government, Social Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Law, or Religion

3.0 GPA minimum.

Fall,  2023-2024 Recipients

Hasti  Patel

Biology / American Sign Language

Summer Scholarships

Available to undergraduate students who have a declared major in an Arts & Sciences academic program. Students should currently be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in Spring 2024 in order to apply.

Criteria: Students must take an A&S course in the Summer 2024 to:

  • Stay on track to graduate in Summer 2024, Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 (Priority is given to those students needing to graduate within these 3 semesters)
  • Continue making satisfactory progress in their degree program; or
  • Maintain their scholarship eligibility

Students who have previously received an A&S Scholarship or an A&S Summer Success Grant are eligible to apply for an A&S Summer Success Grant. However, during the selection process applicants who have not previously received an A&S Scholarship or Summer Success Grant will receive priority.

Summer Scholarship applications are offered through Microsoft forms. See each scholarship for more information and a link to the online application.

Available to undergraduate students who have a declared major in an Arts & Sciences academic program. Students should currently be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in Spring 2024 in order to apply.

Criteria: Students must take an A&S course in the Summer 2024 to:

  • Graduate in Summer
  • Continue making satisfactory progress in their degree program; or
  • Maintain their scholarship eligibility

Students who have previously received an A&S Scholarship or an A&S Summer Success Grant are eligible to apply for an A&S Summer Success Grant. However, during the selection process applicants who have not previously received an A&S Scholarship or Summer Success Grant will receive priority.

How to Apply

Students need to complete the Summer Scholarship Advisor Form and upload the completed form to their online application below.

Apply Online

Purpose:

The A&S Summer Travel Scholarships aim to support A&S majors undertaking courses with a travel component at the end of the spring semester or during the summer semester. These scholarships, totaling up to $1,200, are designed to facilitate students' academic experiences by offsetting travel expenses.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an A&S major. See list of majors here: A&S majors.
  • Enrolled in an A&S course that requires travel at the end of the spring 2024 semester or during the summer 2024 semester.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as per UNM Financial Aid office guidelines. (Minimum of 2.5 GPA).

Required Application Material:

1. Personal Statement:

  • Briefly describe the A&S summer course and how it enhances your academic experience. (Half-page limit).

2. Student Schedule:

  • Include the course requiring travel.

3. Financial Aid Information for 2023-2024:

  • Complete the FAFSA prior to application submission.
  • Access financial aid information:
    1. Go to my.unm.edu.
    2. Log in with your UNM Net ID and password.
    3. Click on the Student Life tab.
    4. Click on the red "Enter LoboWeb" button.
    5. Navigate to the Financial Aid Tab.
    6. Click on the AWARD INFO MENU.
    7. Select "AWARD PACKAGE FOR AID YEAR 2023-2024".
    8. Choose the current academic year from the SELECT AID YEAR list and click submit.
    9. Access AWARD OVERVIEW for need calculation and cost of attendance details.
  • If FAFSA information is unavailable, state aid details are accepted. Refer to the UNM Student Financial Aid office for more information regarding the application for state aid.

Application Deadline:

April 26, 2024

Submission Process:

Apply Here

Selection Process:

Recipients will be selected based on eligibility criteria and the quality of their application materials.

Notification:

Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2024.


For any queries or further assistance, contact the A&S Scholarship Program at asawards@unm.edu.

C. T. French Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who have declared a major in an A&S academic program.

Criteria:

  • G.P.A. of 3.75 or above
  • Must take an A&S course during Summer 2024 to graduate in Summer 2024 or Fall 2024.
  • Demonstrate financial need

How to Apply

Students need to complete the Summer Scholarship Advisor Form and upload the completed form to their online application below.

Apply Online

Open to all A&S majors.

Criteria:

  • For full-time undergraduate students who have declared major in an A&S academic program
  • Earned a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • Must need to take an A&S course during Summer 2024 to retain or regain their Lottery Scholarship.

How to Apply

Students need to complete the Summer Scholarship Advisor Form and upload the completed form to their online application below.

Apply Online