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
- 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: email@example.com 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|
|GEM Fellowship||January 15th||Undergrad and grad||There are 2 programs: MS Engineering program and PhD program. For MS program: must be a senior or graduate at the time of application. US Citizen or permanent resident|
|Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Fellowship Program||January 15, 2021||Grad||Applicants from academia (pre- or postdoctoral scholars) and mid-career professionals in law, military, government, science, policy or international organizations.|
|AIAA Scholarships||January 31st||Undergrad and grad|
|L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Program||January 31st||Grad||Must have a conferred PhD and have started postdoctoral research position|
|AAAS Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internships||February 1st||Undergrad||Have an interest in science writing|
|AIS Scholarship||February 1st||Undergrad and Grad||Deadline for Spring scholarship. Must be at least 1/4 enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe|
|Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship (NNIS)||February 15th, 2021||Grad|
Fellows receive a monthly stipend of no more than $2,500. Fellows will also receive an additional Dislocation Allowance of $600 per month (prorated) while on a practicum assignment.
Fellowship is open to all U.S Citizens about to enroll in or currently enrolled in a qualified course of study at a participating university with at least one full year of graduate work remaining at the beginning of September 2021.
|Dissertation Proposal Workshop||February 14, 2021||Grad|
Applicants must be pre-dissertation proposal doctoral students studying at U.S. universities from at least one of the following underrepresented racial or ethnic populations.
|Tuition Scholarships for American Students of Polish Descent||February 15, 2021||Grad|
Citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||February 15th||High school seniors, undergrad, grad|
Must be of Hispanic heritage
|Entry Point Program||February 15th||Undergrad and Grad||Must be a US citizen|
|Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship||February 23rd||Grad||Limited to women who are US Citizens or permanent residents and who are admitted to full-time study in graduate stastics program.|
|American Association of University Women Santa Fe||February 26, 2021||Grad|
|Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund||February 27th||Undergrad||Must be a woman age 35 or older, low-income, US citizen of permanent resident, pursuing associate's or 1st bachelor's degree.|
|American Association of University Women (AAWU)||February 28th||Grad|
For a Santa Fe County woman resident who is admitted into the graduate program at UNM. Short essay about yourself (more information on the website) and application should be sent to:
|National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Scholarships||March 1st||High school and Undergrad|
NSPE member and US Citizen
|American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Program||March 1st||Grad|
Must be involved with ASHRAE
|California Council on Science and Technology||March 1st||Grad|
Must be a PhD student
|Udall Undergraduate Scholarship||March 5th||Undergrad|
Udall faculty representative can give you access to the application. Representatives and their contact information are available on the site
|NASA Summer 2020 Internships||March 8th||Undergrad and Grad||Deadline for summer internship. (Fall 2020 deadline is July 6th)|
|AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award||March 15th||Undergrad||Must be female students in sophomore or junior year who are majoring in physics, including space physics and geophysics or geoscience.|
|Ayen Tunca Memorial||March 15th||Undergrad||Must be female students majoring in STEM, US Citizens or permanent residents, and undergraduate members of the SPS national organization.|
|Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society||March 15||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.|
|Sabrina Single Mother's Scholarship||March 20th||Undergrad and Grad||Undergraduate or Graduate single mothers at UNM|
|Women in Technology Scholarship||March 22nd||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.|
|Dissertation Grant Program||March 22, 2021 @ Noon PST||Grad|
|Sabrina Single Mothers' Scholarship||March 29, 2021||Undergrad & Grad||Applications are available at women.unm.edu. This scholarship is open to graduate or undergraduate single parents who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, are sole financial supporter of children and are registered for at least 6 credits.|
|Association of Dam Safety Officials Scholarship||March 31st (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 31st||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.|
|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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Associated Builders and Contractors Build Your Future Scholarship||August 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|
|International Peach Scholarship Fund||September 15th||Grad|
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*
|Barry Goldwater Scholarship Opens||September 3rd||Sophomore or Junior||US Citizen or Permanent Resident with letter stating his/her intent to become a US Citizen.|
|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, 2020||Graduate||For women pursuing Ph.D/Doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Apply here.|
|Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program||November 30th, 2020||Undergrad and Grad||Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college institution. High school students, taking college courses must apply to SEAP program instead.|
|STEM Undergraduate Research or Prep Scholarships (The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation)||December 3rd, 2020||Undergraduate||Must major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM major). The National Science Foundation (NSF) sets the preference|
|NSF Graduate Research Internship (GRIP) at the EPA||December 4th, 2020||Grad||Internship|
|Generation Google Scholarship||December 4th, 2020 11:59pm (PT)||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.
|Ford Fellowship Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship||December 10th, 2020 5pm (EST)||Grad||Fellowship, Notification of award will be given Mid-late March 2021|
|Ford Fellowship Predoctoral Fellowship||December 17th, 2020 5PM (EST)||Grad||Fellowship, Notification of award will be given Mid-late March 2021|
|Novus Biological Scholarship Program|
December 10th, 2020
|Undergrad and Grad||Scholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.|
|R&D Systems Scholarship||December 10th, 2020 12pm (MST)||Undergrad and Grad||Scholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.|
|Tandon Faculty First look Fellowship||December 15th, 2020||Grad||Eligible participants include doctoral degree candidates and post-doctoral fellows. Women and applicants of African-American, Latinx, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.|
|Ford Foundation Fellowship Program||December 17th, 2020 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|