UNM Los Alamos



A variety of scholarships are available to UNM Los Alamos students. Please print out and complete the appropriate form for the scholarship(s) you are pursuing.

Los Alamos Public safety Association Scholarship

If you are enrolled at least 6 hours in the Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services or Public Safety programs this scholarship is for you! Please read the eligibility requirements and pay close attention to the deadline: SEPTEMBER 2, 2019. Download Los Alamos Public Safety application

General Scholarships

There are several scholarships available to UNM-LA students. Please click on the UNM-LA Scholarship Application below to see the complete listing of scholarship requirements. Your scholarship application packet must include:

  • A complete a UNM-LA Scholarship Application.
  • A letter of intent to the Scholarship Committee specifying which scholarships they wish to be considered for and how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals.
  • An unofficial transcript.

Incomplete packets will not be considered. Application deadline for Fall Semester is June 1, and for Spring Semester is January 1. Submit complete packets to the Financial Aid Office.

UNM Los Alamos Scholarships

Bridge to Success

This scholarship is available to incoming freshman who have just graduated from High School or completed their GED/HiSET. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent GED/HiSet score, be enrolled full time, and be New Mexico residents. This scholarship covers a porting of tuition (amount is subject to change by the Higher Ed Department) only for one semester and is non-renewable.

NO UNM-LA ScholarshipApplication Required for Bridge to Success after Spring 2018. After Spring 2018 the Bridge to Success Scholarship will be awarded based on Eligibility requirements (see below)

Students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Graduate from NM High School or GED
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA/ GED/HiSet equivalent
  • Must be admitted in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Los Alamos.
  • Must be enrolled FULL TIME (12+ CR)
  • Fall applicants must have graduated or completed GED Spring semester of same year. Spring applicants must have graduated or completed GED in preceding Fall semester
  • Must have provided high school/ GED transcript and college transcript with admissions application

UNM Transfer Scholarship (For students transferring to UNM)

You've already done a great thing: you've begun your higher education, and now you are ready to make the transfer to UNM. The University of New Mexico offers several different scholarship programs for transfer students. No matter where you transfer from, we have scholarship opportunities for you. UNM Scholarship page for Transfer Scholarships.

Additional UNM-LA Scholarships

UNM-Los Alamos High Achiever Scholarship

The UNM-Los Alamos High Achiever Scholarship is available to students who:

•Have a minimum 3.75 HS or College cumulative GPA
•Are enrolled full-time in an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science, Education, Emergency Medical Services, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Pre-Engineering, Science, or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology with Cybersecurity at the UNM-Los Alamos Branch.

Download the UNM-Los Alamos High Achiever Scholarship application.

HED Incentive to Complete Scholarship

The HED Incentive to Compete Scholarship has been set up as a retention scholarship to assist current STEMH students finish their degree program. There will be two student awards per year. The award amount will be $1200 annually.

To be considered for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be enrolled in a STEMH degree program
  • Student must have already earned 24 credit hours
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12-18 credit hours)
  • Student must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA

Download HED Incentive to Compete Scholarship application

Stoddard Scholarship

The Stoddard Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) and/or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.


  • Enrollment in the CNA or PCA program as a degree seeking student
  • Demonstrate financial need (complete FAFSA or Financial need Form)
  • There will be 3 PCA scholarships awarded per semester ($300 each) and 2 CNA scholarships per semester ($450 each)

Download the Stoddard Scholarship application.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women is offering this scholarship to encourage a non-traditional female student to pursue her goal of completing her Certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree at UNM-Los Alamos. Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate financial need. (Complete current year FAFSA)
  • Must be enrolled in a certificate or degree seeking program
  • Must be enrolled in at least 8 credit hours per semester (fall/spring)
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue eligibility
  • Must submit a new application each year
  • Must submit a short essay (not more than one page) explaining why you want to attend school, what your goals are and how this scholarship will help.
  • Student must be a female non-traditional student returning to school or just starting education after several years out of high school.

Download the AAUW 2019 application.

External Scholarships

We have more opportunities to help fund you education!

Albuquerque Community Foundation

They have scholarships for more than just Albuquerque area residents. Scroll through their page and find a scholarship to apply for. Their deadlines are approaching soon, so apply now. Check out the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s website.

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

Los Alamos National Laboratory and its employees, retirees, and contractors partnered with the LANL Foundation to create the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF). The Fund’s goal is to provide scholarships that support the students of seven-county area of Northern New Mexico (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos) who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in fields that will serve the needs of the region. Awards are based on academic performance (academic rigor, GPA, and standardized test scores), leadership potential (extracurricular and community service activities), critical thinking skills, and career goals (relevant to LANL or local community needs). Financial need, diversity, and regional representation are integral components of the selections process. https://www.lanlfoundation.org/programs/scholarships

LANL Foundation Returning Student Scholarship Fund

The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund (LAESF), has established a new Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship fund. This fund awards scholarships to motivated students returning to a formal education after a hiatus for other pursuits. These scholarship candidates may have left formal education for business, the military, or other reasons, possibly for an extended period, and are now seeking to expand their opportunities with a certificate or a two-year degree through a program in the regional area.

Applicants must be a resident of the seven-county area of Northern New Mexico (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos). Applications must be submitted by December 15 for January awar or June 15 for July awards. Find information and application at www.lanlfoundation.org/our-work/scholarships.

Applied Technologies Native American Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is funded by the Office of Human Leadership and Career Management, DOE/NNSA. The UNM-LA Native American Scholarship Program provides funds to pay for tuition, books and fees for students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technologies at UNM-LA who have tribal affiliation. Priority deadline for applications for Fall 2019 is May 15 and final deadline is June 1.  Priority deadline for applications for Spring 2020 is November 1 and final deadline is December 1. Download  application here.

Scholarships for Veterans

The UNM VeteransResource Center has a list of scholarships available for veterans at vrc.unm.edu/admissions/scholarships

The Ted S. Lopez Endowed Scholarship can be found at vrc.unm.edu/Forms/ted-s-lopez-memorial-endowment-scholarship.pdf

To apply, you will need to write a personal statement and:

      • Be a UNM student (full or part time) and intend to graduate from UNM with an undergraduate or graduate degree;
      • Be honorably discharged from any branch of service;
      • Possess and maintain a UNM GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
      • Have unmet financial need.