Scholarship Program

Scholarship Requirements

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Scholarship coming in Spring 2021

Over the years, this scholarship program has helped over 80 students, funding over $80,000.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the criteria listed below and complete the 2020-2021 application form.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of a UNM 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Undergraduates: Must be enrolled full time 12 credit hours or more, a sophomore, junior, or senior during award year with at least two full-time semesters remaining until 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. Continuing graduate students and new graduate students who are continuing on from their UNM undergraduate degree the previous semester are eligible.
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated community service, awards, and/or recognition
  • Successful Applicants must volunteer at a Parent & Family Association event within the academic year

Required Documents for Scholarship Packet

  • Parent & Family Association Scholarship Application Form
  • An essay describing your financial need along with your community or academic involvement. In at least 250 words, describe your involvement with a student project/community service/student organization you are passionate about and how it enriches your UNM college experience.
  • Experience resume: list of extracurricular activities, community service/involvement, student organizations, experience, skills, awards, etc.
  • UNM Financial Aid Award Package for the 2019-2020 academic year 

Support the Scholarship Fund

As part of its commitment to helping support student success, the UNM Parent & Family Association provides scholarship funding for many deserving students. Through the generous support of UNM parents, the Parent & Family Association has established a fund to make multiple awards each academic year. In addition to directly supporting the Parent & Family Association Scholarship Fund HERE, our partnership with the UNM Bookstore allows proceeds from the sales of the Holiday ornament to benefit the Parent & Family Association, Scholarship Fund. To shop all the commemorative keepsake ornaments, visit the UNM Bookstore website.

If you'd like to attend a board meeting, please reach out to us! We'd love to meet and help you help support your student.

Email: parenta@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-0790

Join the PARENT-L Listserv

Sign up for the UNM Parent Association's Listserv. The list will be used to provide updates about the Parent Association. Information may include events, policy information, important dates, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly newsletter etc.