The 2024-2025 Parent & Family Association Scholarship application cycle is CLOSED. Please check back in February 2025.

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. To be eligible you must have completed one year of graduate school at UNM.
  • 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 2024-2025 academic year

Scholarship Details

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded, one to an undergraduate and another to a graduate student. This equates to $500 for the Fall 2024 semester and $500 for the Spring 2025 semester. Funds must be used within the 2024-2025 academic year. So, if applicants do not take courses during one of the semesters, they will only receive the award for the semester they're enrolled in.
  • There is a two-time limit for applicant awards. Therefore, those who have already won the UNM Parent & Family Association Scholarship twice before, will not be eligible.