External ScholarshipsUNM Graduate School funding information HERE.
*Please note that ESS will not be accepting applications for the following scholarships*
- UNM's American Indian Student Services has a great scholarship database: https://aiss.unm.edu/scholarshipsfinancial-aid/private-scholarships.html
- For more undergraduate and graduate fellowship opportunities, visit Pro Fellow website.
- Scholarships for Women
- Scholarships for Undocumented studentsScholarships for Girl Scouts in NMScholarships for NM residentsPorch $2000 Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship
- Spring Contest Cycle: April 17-July 17
- Summer Contest Cycle: July 18-October 14
- Fall Contest Cycle: October 15-January 15
- Winter Contest Cycle: January 16-April 16
- Scholly Exclusive: Women of Color in Tech $10,000 scholarship
- Google Scholarship Opportunities
Student Organization Scholarships
- NSBE- National Society of Black Engineers https://www.nsbe.org/collegiate/education/scholarships
- SWE- Society of Women Engineers https://swe.org/scholarships/
- AISES- American Indian Science and Engineering Society https://www.aises.org/students/scholarships
- UNM College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
- Minimum of $5,200 in financial help
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Opportunities Calendar
|Ron Brown Scholarship Program (postmarked deadline)||January 9th||Undergrad||Must 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 Fellowship||January 12, 2022||Grad|
Eligibility will be extended to:
|Grants in Aid||January 16, 2022||Grad|
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 Scholarships||January 31st, 2022||Undergrad and grad|
|L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Program||January 28th,2022||Grad||Must have a conferred PhD and have started postdoctoral research position|
|Space Telescope Science Institute Summer Program||January 31, 2022||The 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.|
|SOARS||February 1st, 2022||Undergrad and Grad|
|Tuition Scholarships for American Students of Polish Descent||February 18, 2022||Grad|
Citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States
|Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund||February 18, 2022||Undergrad|
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 Program||February 21, 2022||Undergrad and Grad||Must be a US citizen|
|Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship||February 23, 2022||Grad||Limited to women who are US Citizens or permanent residents and who are admitted to full-time study in graduate stastics program.|
|Ida Romero Scholarship||February 25, 2022||Undergrad 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:
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||March 1, 2022||Undergrad and Grad|
Must be of hispanic heritage
|Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium||March 4, 2022||Undergrad 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, 2022||Grad|
|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 Internships||March 7, 2022||Undergrad||Have interest in science writing|
|NASA Summer 2020 Internships||March 8th||Undergrad and Grad||Deadline for summer internship. (Fall 2020 deadline is July 6th)|
|Sabrina Single Mother's Scholarship||March 21, 2022||Undergrad and Grad||Undergraduate or Graduate single mothers at UNM|
|Women in Technology Scholarship|
March 17, 2022
|Undergrad||Must 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 Scholarship||March 31st, 2022 (postmarked)||Undergrad||Must 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 Scholarship||March 28, 2022||Grad||Students 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) Scholarships||April 1, 2022||High School and Undergrad||NSPE member and U.S. citizen|
|1000 Dreams Scholarship||April 1st||Undergrad||This scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the US. Must have financial need.|
|Palantir Future Scholarship||April 5th||Undergrad||Must 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 Program||April 6th||Undergrad||Still accepts applications past the deadline|
|NM Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship||April 11, 2022||Undergrad|
These awards fund students to work on research at the level of $5,000 for two academic semesters.
|NM Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship||April 11, 2022||Grad|
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.
|McNair & Research Opportunity Program||April 12th||Undergrad|
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.
|UNM Ambassadors-The Pack Blog Abroad Scholarship||April 15th||Undergrad||Must 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 15th||Undergrad||Undergrad student in petroleum engineering or related field|
|Society of Petroleum Engineers- Henry DeWitt Smith Memorial Scholarship||April 15th||Graduate||Pursuing Master's or PhD in Petroleum Engineering or related field|
|BHW Scholarship||April 15th||Undergrad and Grad||Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in STEM during the 2020 school year.|
|Horton Research Grant||April 15, 2021||Grad|
|Business Plan Scholarship Opportunity||April 26th, 2021||Undergrad||ABQ 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 email@example.com to receive an outline for a business plan.|
|HENAAC Scholarships||April 30th||Undergrad and Grad||Must have Hispanic background and have GPA of 3.0 or greater|
|Student Scholarship||April 30th, 2021||Undergrad and Grad||Scholarships 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, 2021||Undergrad and Grad||You can nominate a candidate or yourself in under 5 minutes. Visit the link for more information.|
Charles Hutchins Educational Grant
|April 30th, 2021||Grad|
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 Scholarship||May 1st||Undergrad||Award for sophomore year for pre-engineering or engineering student|
|American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) High School Senior Scholarship||May 1st||Undergrad||For full-time students in first year in college in pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program|
|American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo Scholarship||May 1st||Undergrad||Full-time students attending accredited university|
|SWE Scholarships for Freshman||May 1st||Undergrad||Reference letters due May 8th.|
|UNM Parent Association Scholarship||May 3rd||Undergrad 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 6th||Undergrad|
|UNITE Summer Program||May 10th||High School students (9th,10th, 11th)|
|Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund Scholarships||May 15th||Variety of scholarships||There are a variety of scholarships and guidelines. Apply as soon as possible! There are limited number of applicants.|
|AISES Scholarships||May 31, 2021||Undergrad and Grad (Variety of Scholarships)|
|Hispanic Association of Colleges and University Scholarships||May 24th||Undergrad and Grad||Several scholarships available,m please look at the requirements for each award|
|New Mexico Engineering Foundation||May 31st||High School, Undergrad, and Grad||University scholarships are primarily offered in the spring and designated for students majoring in engineering, math, or science at a New Mexico college university.|
|Association of American Indian Affairs||July 1st||Undergrad and Grad||Must be enrolled in non-federally or federally recognized tribe|
|ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship||July 1st||Undergrad and Grad||Scholarship for women that must be studying or planning to study in STEM|
|Associated Builders and Contractors Build Your Future Scholarship||July 2nd||Undergrad and Grad||Applicants 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 Scholarship||August 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 Opens||August 1st||High School Senior||Must be Black/African American and high school senior at time of application.|
|New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation: STEM Prep||August 27th||Undergrad||Must 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 Program||August 27th||Undergrad|
Benefits include: Stipend for research experience, conference presentation experience, professional development, and university faculty mentorship.
|Barry Goldwater Scholarship Opens||September 7th||Sophomore or Junior||US Citizen or Permanent Resident with letter stating his/her intent to become a US Citizen.|
|International Peace Scholarship Fund||September 15th||Grad|
|Fall Book Stipend||September 18th||Undergrad|
$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 Scholarship||September 30th||Undergrad|
Must be enrolled in Mechanical engineering, Electrical
|Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society||October 1||Undergraduate, and Graduate Student or Pre-doc||Undergraduate 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 15th||Graduate||For women pursuing Ph.D/Doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Apply here.|
|Dissertation Fellowship||November 30th||Graduate||The 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 Scholarship||TBD: Application opens late October 2021||Undergrad 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
|Grad||Notification of award will be mid-late March 2022|
|Predoctoral Fellowship- Ford Fellowship|
December 16th, 2021
|Grad||Notification of award will be mid-late March 2022|
|Novus Biological Scholarship Program|
December 8th, 2021
|Undergrad and Grad||Scholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.|
|R&D Systems Scholarship||December 8th, 2021 12pm (MST)||Undergrad and Grad||Scholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.|
|Generation Google Scholarship||December 10,2021 11:59pm (PT)||Undergrad and Grad|
|Ford Foundation Fellowship Program||December 16th, 2021 4PM (EST)||Grad||Fellowship 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 Application||Undergrad||Must be an AISES member. Matches students with eligible scholarships|
|Research Initiation Grant||Grad|