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External Scholarships

UNM Graduate School funding information HERE.

*Please note that ESS will not be accepting applications for the following scholarships*

Student Organization Scholarships

  • UNM College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
    • Minimum of $5,200 in financial help
    • Eligibility: 
      • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident 
      • First-time freshman & attend UNM full-time for the 2021-2022 school year 
      • Demonstrate financial need 
      • One of the following three statements must apply to you: 
        • Have you, or at least one immediate family member spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farmworker? 
        • Or- Are you eligible to participate, or have participated, in a Migrant Education Program (K-12) while in school 
        • Or- Are you eligible to participate, or have participated, in a National Farmworker Job Program or Department of Employment Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 
    • Contact: for more information or questions. 


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Opportunities Calendar

Ron Brown Scholarship Program (postmarked deadline)January 9th UndergradMust be Black/African American, US citizen or hold permanent resident visa card. Must be a high school senior at the time of application
DOE Computional Science Graduate FellowshipJanuary 12, 2022Grad

Eligibility will be extended to: 

  1. Undergraduate seniors
  2. Applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school
  3. First-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree)
  4. Enrolled M.S. degree students beyond their first year provided that they plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at: 1) a different academic institution, OR 2) in a different academic department
  5. Applicants with no more than M.S. degrees who are not currently enrolled AND who will not have been enrolled in graduate school for two years prior to resuming graduate studies
  6. First-year Ph.D. students with an M.S. degree provided that they 1) completed the M.S. degree within two years at a different academic institution, 2) completed the M.S. degree within two years in a different academic department, OR 3) prior to current enrollment, they had not been enrolled in graduate school for at least two years
Grants in Aid January 16, 2022Grad

The Foundation awards grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to cover expenses directly related to the student's thesis work, such as field work, laboratory analyses, etc. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment, software, conferences, salaries, tuition, room and board during the school year.

AIAA ScholarshipsJanuary 31st, 2022Undergrad and grad
L'Oreal USA for Women in Science ProgramJanuary 28th,2022GradMust have a conferred PhD and have started postdoctoral research position
Space Telescope Science Institute Summer ProgramJanuary 31, 2022The Space Astronomy Summer Program primarily serves college undergraduates from the U.S. and other countries between their junior and senior years. We also accept exceptional undergraduate students in earlier years and beginning graduate students.
SOARSFebruary 1st, 2022Undergrad and Grad
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completed the equivalent of two years in college 
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
Tuition Scholarships for American Students of Polish DescentFebruary 18, 2022Grad

Citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States
Must be of Polish descent
Graduate level studies (Masters, Ph.D.)
GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship FundFebruary 18, 2022Undergrad

Must be a woman age 35 or older, low-income, US citizen or permanent resident, pursuing associate's or 1st bachelor's degree

Entry Point ProgramFebruary 21, 2022Undergrad and GradMust be a US citizen
Gertrude M. Cox ScholarshipFebruary 23, 2022 GradLimited to women who are US Citizens or permanent residents and who are admitted to full-time study in graduate stastics program. 
Ida Romero ScholarshipFebruary 25, 2022Undergrad and Grad

Must be a full-time student. 

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduate students

Must display a financial need

Completed applications MUST be submitted to Armando Bustamante at: by 5 P.M. Feb. 25, 2022

Hispanic Scholarship FundMarch 1, 2022Undergrad and Grad 

Must be of hispanic heritage

MANAMarch 2, 2024higher ed

Latina student in engineering

Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium March 4, 2022Undergrad and Grad 

Must be a US Citizen, enrolled full-time, have minimum of 30 credit hours, and GPA of at least 3.0 or above 

American Association of Unversity Women of Santa Fe March 4, 2022Grad


California Council on Science and Technology

March 7, 2022 

11:59 PM PST


Must be a PhD student

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

March 3, 2022

11:59 PM MST


Udall faculty representative can give you access to the application. Representatives and their contact information are available on the site

AAAS Diverse Voices in Science Journalism InternshipsMarch 7, 2022UndergradHave interest in science writing
NASA Summer 2020 InternshipsMarch 8th Undergrad and GradDeadline for summer internship. (Fall 2020 deadline is July 6th) 
Sabrina Single Mother's ScholarshipMarch 21, 2022Undergrad and Grad Undergraduate or Graduate single mothers at UNM 
Women in Technology Scholarship

March 17, 2022

4:00PM PST 

UndergradMust be active, full-time undergraduate students in accredited US, Canadian, or Mexican college/university. Must also be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in STEM and identify as women. 
Association of Dam Safety Officials ScholarshipMarch 31st, 2022 (postmarked)UndergradMust demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams
ICPSR Diversity ScholarshipMarch 28, 2022GradStudents accepted into graduate program. Scholarship is to enable students to acquire additional preparation in quantitative analysis with the objective of improving academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement. 
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)  ScholarshipsApril 1, 2022High School and UndergradNSPE member and U.S. citizen 
1000 Dreams ScholarshipApril 1stUndergradThis scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the US.  Must have financial need. 
Palantir Future ScholarshipApril 5thUndergradMust be active, full time students that are freshman, sophomores, or juniors majoring STEM and are from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group in STEM. 
Ronald McNair Scholars ProgramApril 6thUndergradStill accepts applications past the deadline
NM Space Grant Undergraduate Research ScholarshipApril 11, 2022Undergrad

These awards fund students to work on research at the level of $5,000 for two academic semesters. 


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full-time enrollment during award period (minimum of 12 credit hours/semester) 
  • Major in STEM field 
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA 


NM Space Grant Graduate Research FellowshipApril 11, 2022Grad

Scholarships are competitively awarded based on application information including research project, its alignment to NASA, faculty letter of recommendation and GPA. $10,000 is awarded for two academic semesters. 


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full-time enrollment during award period (minimum of 9 credit hours/semester) 
  • Major in STEM field 
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA 


  • Must be working on a research project of interest to NASA's mission directorates. 
  • Must have a faculty advisor
  • Must present research results at the Annual Virtual Student Research Colloquium
  • Must complete 10 hours of community service 
  • Must notify NMSGC if ineligible 
  • Provide a short-video testimonial if requested by NMSGC office
McNair & Research Opportunity ProgramApril 12thUndergrad

Check out this short video (2 min) to learn more about UNM McNair & ROP.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students with at least 60 credits by Fall 2021 and a 3.0 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply. Other eligibility requirements are listed on the application. 

NM Engineering Foundation ScholarshipsApril 15, 2023High School Senior and College StudentWe are thrilled students in New Mexico have the Opportunity/Lottery scholarship to cover the costs of tuition - but we know students have other expenses and need help!  Please use our new online application form.
UNM Ambassadors-The Pack Blog Abroad ScholarshipApril 15thUndergradMust be departing during Fall semester for study abroad and enrolled in approved UNM Study Abroad Program
Society of Petroleum Engineers-Gus Archie Scholarship Program April 15thUndergradUndergrad student in petroleum engineering or related field
Society of Petroleum Engineers- Henry DeWitt Smith Memorial ScholarshipApril 15thGraduatePursuing Master's or PhD in Petroleum Engineering or related field
BHW ScholarshipApril 15thUndergrad and GradWomen who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in STEM during the 2020 school year. 
Horton Research GrantApril 15, 2021Grad
  • Funder: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Amount: Upper  $11,000USD. Awardees are recognized at the AGU Fall Meeting where they receive a one-year grant (not to exceed $10,000) to cover research costs and related travel expenses ($500 for students in the United States and Canada; $1,000 for international students).
  • Applicant Type: Individuals: Graduate Student or Pre-doc
Business Plan Scholarship OpportunityApril 26th, 2021UndergradABQ Sigmas are looking to fund a student with a scholarship for the best business plan that addresses a problem you have identifies in ABQ and a business plan as a solution. Please email the chapter email to receive an outline for a business plan. 
HENAAC ScholarshipsApril 30thUndergrad and GradMust have Hispanic background and have GPA of 3.0 or greater
Student ScholarshipApril 30th, 2021 Undergrad and GradScholarships are awarded using a variety of factors such as academic achievement, community involvement, employment experiences, areas of study, financial need and several others. 

Joann Stromberg Leadership Scholarship (SMTA Grant and Scholarship)


April 30th, 2021Undergrad and GradYou can nominate a candidate or yourself in under 5 minutes. Visit the link for more information. 

Charles Hutchins Educational Grant 

April 30th, 2021Grad

Must be a graduate-level student pursuing a degee and working on thesis research in electronic assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field. 


American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Freshman ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradAward for sophomore year for pre-engineering or engineering student
American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) High School Senior ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradFor full-time students in first year in college in pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program
American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradFull-time students attending accredited university 
SWE Scholarships for FreshmanMay 1stUndergradReference letters due May 8th. 
UNM Parent Association ScholarshipMay 3rdUndergrad and grad

Undergrads: Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours and have at least 2 semesters left before graduation. 

Graduates: Must be enrolled full time, 9 credit hours or more or 6 hours in conjunction with an assistantship, Masters or Doctoral student with at least two full-time semesters remaining until graduation.

NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) at EPA May 6thUndergrad
UNITE Summer ProgramMay 10thHigh School students (9th,10th, 11th) 
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund ScholarshipsMay 15thVariety of scholarshipsThere are a variety of scholarships and guidelines. Apply as soon as possible! There are limited number of applicants. 
AISES ScholarshipsMay 31, 2021Undergrad and Grad (Variety of Scholarships)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and University ScholarshipsMay 24thUndergrad and GradSeveral scholarships available,m please look at the requirements for each award 
New Mexico Engineering FoundationMay 31stHigh School, Undergrad, and GradUniversity scholarships are primarily offered in the spring and designated for students majoring in engineering, math, or science at a New Mexico college university. 
none at this time
Association of American Indian Affairs July 1stUndergrad and GradMust be enrolled in non-federally or federally recognized tribe
ABC Humane Wildlife Academic ScholarshipJuly 1stUndergrad and GradScholarship for women that must be studying or planning to study in STEM
Associated Builders and Contractors Build Your Future ScholarshipJuly 2ndUndergrad and GradApplicants must be pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through NCCER accredited or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit shop
Solar ScholarshipAugust 1st

Open to NM residents who have successfully completed high school and have a diploma, GED certificate, or other completion award. 

Applicants will need to submit a 300 word essay, resume, and have maximum of three letters of recommendation (not from family members) 

SMART Scholarship Portal Opens August 1st Undergrad and Grad
Ron Brown Scholarship OpensAugust 1stHigh School SeniorMust be Black/African American and high school senior at time of application.
New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation: STEM PrepAugust 27thUndergradMust be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Full-time enrollment in STEM discipline. Strong interest in and potential for graduate studies is also considered. 
New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation: Undergraduate Research Scholars ProgramAugust 27thUndergrad

Benefits include: Stipend for research experience, conference presentation experience, professional development, and university faculty mentorship. 


Barry Goldwater Scholarship OpensSeptember 7th Sophomore or JuniorUS Citizen or Permanent Resident with letter stating his/her intent to become a US Citizen.
International Peace Scholarship Fund  September 15thGrad

This date is the start of IPS accepting Eligibility forms.

This scholarship is for graduate students with a full-year of coursework left.

*Please note that there are several deadlines for this scholarship. Please reference the IPS timeline

Fall Book StipendSeptember 18thUndergrad

$300 Book stipend. Must be U.S. citizenship or permanent resident. Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time in a STEM discipline. 

 NMAEE Stephen E. Benevides ScholarshipSeptember 30thUndergrad 

Must be enrolled in Mechanical engineering, Electrical
engineering, energy management, or energy technology related programs at accredited colleges,
universities, and technical schools in New Mexico


Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor SocietyOctober 1 Undergraduate, and Graduate Student or Pre-docUndergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree seeking programs may apply; Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to apply, but we strongly encourage you to consider becoming a member prior to the grant application deadline.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program October 21st (For Engineering) Can be a current senior at time of application or completed a Bachelor's degree. See the guidelines before applying. (Fellowship program for Master's or Doctoral Degrees) Must be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or national. 
2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship November 15thGraduateFor women pursuing Ph.D/Doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Apply here.  
Dissertation FellowshipNovember 30thGraduateThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards ten Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each to active members who are doctoral candidates and are completing dissertations.
Generation Google ScholarshipTBD: Application opens late October 2021Undergrad and Grad 

Scholarship will award $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada). 

Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship- Ford Fellowship 

December 9th, 2021

5pm (EST)

GradNotification of award will be mid-late March 2022
Predoctoral Fellowship- Ford Fellowship 

December 16th, 2021

5pm (EST)

Grad Notification of award will be mid-late March 2022 
Novus Biological Scholarship Program

December 8th, 2021

Undergrad and GradScholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students. 
R&D Systems ScholarshipDecember 8th, 2021 12pm (MST)Undergrad and GradScholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.
Generation Google ScholarshipDecember 10,2021 11:59pm (PT)Undergrad and Grad
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program December 16th, 2021 4PM (EST)GradFellowship open to all citizens, US nationals, and permanent residents of the US, as well as DACA students. 

*More scholarships for undocumented and DACA students*


American Indian Science and Engineering Society General Scholarship ApplicationUndergradMust be an AISES member. Matches students with eligible scholarships
Research Initiation GrantGrad