UNM Los Alamos

Scholarships

Scholarships

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.

Requirement:

  • 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.

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

2017 Veteran Benefits Scholarship

VeteranAid.org, is an online resource for information on veterans’ Aid & Attendance pension benefit offers an annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship of $2,000 awarded to students enrolled in an accredited certificate program, college or university during the academic year. 2017 VeteranAid.org Veterans Benefits Scholarship

Other Scholarships for Veterans

The Ted S. Lopez Endowed Scholarship can be found at http://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.

The Arthur, Martha, and Alice York Endowed Scholarship can be found at http://vrc.unm.edu/Forms/york-scholarship-application-2017-2018.pdf

To apply, you will need to write a 1 to 2 page personal statement and:

  • Be attending UNM on a full or part time basis;
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student;
  • Be a veteran of any branch of the U.S. military, including reserve or the National Guard;
  • Have completed at least one full semester at UNM;
  • Have had at least a 5 year break in your education;
  • Possess and maintain a UNM GPA of 3.5 or higher; and
  • Have unmet financial need.

The scholarships will be awarded in the fall and will be paid out half in the fall, half in the spring.  The deadline to apply is September 22, 2017.