- UNM-Valencia Campus offers several need based and merit based scholarships for students enrolled full time, three quarter time or half time enrollment.
- Awards are made for an entire academic year or on a semester basis.
- To be eligible, a student must be admitted into a UNM Valencia certificate or degree program.
- UNM-Valencia Campus also honors the New Mexico Scholars scholarship through the Commission on Higher Education.
Bridge to Success Scholarship
This scholarship is for incoming freshman who have graduated from a New Mexico highschool or recieved a high school equivalency in 2018/2019.
- Complete a FAFSA form (must be non-Pell Grant eligible);
- Must be a New Mexico resident;
- Must have graduated from a N.M. public (or accredited private) high school or a N.M. GED recipient (official transcript must be on file with UNM);
- Must be enrolled full time at UNM-Valencia;
- Must have a high School 2.0 GPA or 166 on GED (student not eligible by GPA or GED score may still be eligible for the Lottery scholarship if they meet the requirements listed below.);
- All students are encouraged to apply.
Contact the Financial Aid Office to apply.
N.M. Legislative Lottery Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded the second semester of attendance at UNM-Valencia.
- Must be a New Mexico resident;
- Must have graduated from a N.M. public (or accredited private) high school or a N.M. GED recipient;
- Must enroll full time in a degree-seeking program at a public N.M. college or the first regular semester after high school graduation or receipt of GED;
- Must earn at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at a 2-year institution and 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 at a 4-year institution during the first semester in college.
Note: Available for three semesters at a 2-year institution, additional four semesters at a 4-year institution.
Spring 2019 Named Scholarships
Students admitted and enrolled in a UNM-Valencia certificate or degree program are eligible to apply for scholarships made possible through the generous contributions of local families, businesses and/or organizations. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $1250 per year. Some scholarships are need-based which requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and completion of your financial aid file with the UNM-Valencia Financial Aid Office. Non-citizens are also eligible for many of the scholarships and are encouraged to apply. For individual scholarship requirements click here(available February 4, 2019).
Application opens February 2019APPLY HERE
National Science Foundation S-STEM Pathways Scholarship
The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is seeking applicants for
the S-STEM Pathways Scholarship Program for Spring 2019 and the 2018-2019 academic year.
● Up to $10,000 per academic year based on financial need, as defined by the FAFSA.
● Additional support and tutoring in math, chemistry and sciences.
● Additional support from a STEM Academic Advisor.
● Support from a STEM faculty mentor.
● Assistance with transferring in to a STEM program at a four-year institution.
● Assistance from Career Services for future employment in the STEM field.
REQUIREMENTS IF SELECTED AS AN NSF S-STEM SCHOLAR
Students need to maintain the following during the academic year:
● Admitted into either a General Science (STEM track), Mathematics, Pre-Engineering
or Information Technology major.
● Enroll full time (12credits or more) per semester.
● Maintain a “B-” average (2.67 GPA) per semester.
● Enroll in the “UNIV 102: Research Methods.”
Students with declared majors in STEM fields. The following majors are eligible to apply:
● General Science working toward a physical or natural science major.
● Pre-Engineering (including Computer Science).
● Information Technology.
● Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
● Have an minimum 3.0 GPA.
● Demonstrate financial need by completing a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
HOW TO APPLY
● Complete an online application with essay describing your career goals, academic ability and how the scholarship will support you.
● Email the following requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: S-STEM Scholarship):
° Unofficial transcripts
° Letter of support from a STEM Instructor, teacher or faculty member
Note: Any student with career aspirations in medical, healthcare, or clinical fields are not eligible.
Application Opens February 2019
Vicki Froehlich Memorial Scholarship
Deadline March 15, 2019
Michelle Jimenez Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Hispano Chamber of Valencia County Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The requirements include:
- minimum GPA of a 2.5
- Signed transcripts in PDF format
- Two letters of reference
- Submission of an online application in its entirety
- A 500 word essay
Applicants do not need to be Hispanic to apply, but they do need to be attending school in Valencia County.
Point Foundation Community College Scholarship
Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. The application will open November 1st for the 2019-2020 school year.
- $3,700 financial award
- Access to Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars and alumni
- Opportunity to attend the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles
- Students must be enrolled in their final year at an accredited community college in the U.S. in the Fall 2019 for the full academic year.
- Students must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
- Students must submit an application online.
Legislative Endowment Transfer Scholarship
Applicants must have substantial financial need. At 2-year public institutions, students may receive up to $1,000 per award year. Enrollment of at least half time is required. The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility.
NCWIT Academic Alliance Awards
National Center for Women & Information Technology. NCWIT offers several awards to members of the Academic Alliance (AA). AA focuses on changing the local conditions that create barriers to attracting and graduating women in postsecondary computing by adopting and contributing research practices. Membership if free. For additional information visit www.ncwit.org.
New Mexico Scholars
New Mexico residents who graduated in the top 5 percent of their high school class or have a composite score of 25 on the ACT are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a combined family income of less than $30,000 per year. The award is a scholarship for tuition, books and fees and is based on availability of funds. Student must complete the FAFSA. Funds not currently available.
Other Scholarship Links
- HACU Scholarship Program
- HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)
- ENAAC Scholarship
- Phi Theta Kappa (2-year college honor society)
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
- Scholarship America
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
- Albuquerque Community Foundation
- Archaeological Society of N.M.
- The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships and Internships
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees of Valencia County
- The Sallie Mae Fund
- Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
- VOLT Lighting STEM Scholarship
- Scholarship Junkies
- Scholarships A-Z
- ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce
- Nationwide Debt Reduction Services Scholarship
- Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship
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