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.

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. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent GED/HiSet score, be enrolled full time, and be New Mexico residents. This scholarship covers tuition only for one semester and is non-renewable.

Students must complete a UNM-LA Scholarship Application and submit a copy of their high school or GED/HiSet transcript.with a copy of their high school or GED or HSE transcript. Deadline for Fall is June 1, and for Spring is January 1. Submit complete packets to the Financial Aid Office.

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

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 form

Stoddard Scholarship

The Stoddard Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in a Personal care Attendat and.or Certified Nursing Assistant 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

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.

Great Southwest Civitan Foundation

The Great Southwest Civitan foundation is a non-profit corporation established in October of 1981. The Foundation seeks to encourage and recognize good citizenship, to develop understanding of basic human freedoms and to provide scholarships in special education. Foundation activities increase public awareness of the purpose and objectives of Civitan. For more information, click here.

Applied Technologies Native American Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is funded by the Office of Diversity Programs, DOE/NNSA. The UNM-LA Native American Scholarship Program provides funds to pay for tuition, housing, books and fees for students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Technologies at UNM-LA. Applied Technologies Native American Scholarship Application.

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/Scholarships/EligibilityAwards.html

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, 2011 for January 2012 award or June 15, 2012 for July 2012 award.

Merrick Engineering Scholarship Program

The Merrick Engineering Scholarship Program is funded by Merrick & Company, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm specializing in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. The scholarship provides funds to pay tuition and books for students enrolled at UNM-LA and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or civil/structural engineering. Recipients of this scholarship may receive an annual paid, summer internship at a Merrick & Company office. The first Merrick Engineering Scholarship was awarded in 2012. Merrick anticipates starting the next application process in Fall 2015 for award in Spring 2016.