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Scholarship Listings

Please read the instructions thoroughly, before applying. If your application is incomplete, it will not be considered. The link to apply is at the end of the instructions.

Each student must reapply every year in order to be considered for a scholarship. This includes past recipients who have received a scholarship from the College of Education & Human Sciences.

Georgia Abeita Oliver Memorial Endowment

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic potential having achieved a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences
  • Students must be from one of the 19 pueblos of New Mexico

American GI Forum of Albuquerque Endowed Scholarship in Education

Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate admitted to the College of Education & Human Sciences or full-time graduate student working on a MA, MS, EDSPC, or PhD in education.

The Juliet Fleischer Block and Betty Jo Block Marder Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Have been born in New Mexico and be a current New Mexico resident.
  • Admitted to the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Be in her/his JUNIOR YEAR.
  • Plan to teach in a public school in New Mexico after graduation.
  • The award amount is $2,000.
  • The same scholar may receive the award for up to four successive semesters, until graduation, provided the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and is maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

Melvin and Consuelo Cordova Future Teacher Scholarship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a teacher preparation program and be participating in student teaching at the time the award is given
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)
  • Submit a letter of intent that addresses whether the student:
    1. is from rural New Mexico and plans to teach there, and
    2. is a not-traditional student who did not enroll in college immediately after high school or who is returning to school and
    3. is a care-taking parent

Pat and Alex Czeto Endowed Scholarship in Nutrition and Dietetics

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be admitted, full-time or part-time students in good standing at the time the award is given in an undergraduate, graduate or internship program in Nutrition and Dietetics in the College of Education.
  • Recipient must be a member of one of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico (Acoma, Taos, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Felipe, Jemez, Zuni, Zia, Nambe, Picuris, Ohkay Owingeh, Santo Domingo, Laguna, Isleta, Santa Ana, Sandia, Cochiti, and Pojoaque), the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe or the Navajo Nation.
  • Recipients must possess financial need (FAFSA).
  • Recipients must possess a UNM GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of the application.
  • Recipients must be graduates of an accredited high school or community college in New Mexico or on the Navajo Nation.

Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement, GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Education & Human Sciences.

Federated Women’s Club of Albuquerque Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be full time students in the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Recipients must be female.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance (FAFSA)
  • Recipients must be residents of the State of New Mexico
  • Recipients must indicate an intent to pursue their professional career in New Mexico

Donna J. and Ronald S. Feingold Endowed Scholarship for Teachers

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be undergraduates
  • Be enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences at the time the award is given
  • Be graduates of a high school in New Mexico or on the Navajo Nation
  • Be a member of a state or federally recognized Native American Indian Tribe
  • Submit a statement of purpose and/or a letter of recommendation from a COEHS faculty that demonstrates the student’s commitment to serving Native American communities and/or in schools that predominately serve Native American students

Nancy L. Fraser Doctoral Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in the College of Education & Human Sciences.

William and Dorothy Gram Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • The scholarship will support students who are from California and attending the College of Education & Human Sciences at The University of New Mexico, with a preference for supporting students who are pursuing careers in teaching and/or school counseling.
  • Please write a statement supporting how you are from California, and how you are pursuing a career in teaching and/or counseling.

Judith A. and Donald E. Hampton Scholarship for Teachers

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be undergraduate students.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in a teacher preparation program.
  • Recipients must be engaged in student teaching at the time the award is given.

Jeanne Hopler Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Recipients will be female.
  • Student must be enrolled in the College of Education & Human Sciences specializing in K-12 education.

Byron Henry Ives Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Recipient will be female.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Recipient seeking advanced teacher training

Helen and Wilson Howard Ivins Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Completed comprehensive examinations leading to a doctoral degree.
  • Be pursuing a career focusing on Secondary Education
  • Please provide a letter of interest outlining how you will focus your career on Secondary Education.
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Mary Karen Janes Endowed Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Awarded to graduate students in Elementary Education focusing on 5th grade or younger.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).

United States Ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo Endowed Scholarship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Outstanding scholar and leader
  • Committed to Social Justice and understands the unique needs of the Hispanic/Latino Community
  • Be a New Mexico resident
  • Be pursuing a doctoral degree in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences when the award is given
  • Possess financial need
  • Have an excellent academic record

William M. Kane Endowed Memorial Scholarship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences
  • Possess financial need
  • Be passionate about promoting good health through his/her professional career

Melissa and Joshua Keller Endowed Scholarship for Fourth-Year Education Students

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a student in his/her fourth (4) year of study as an undergraduate at the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Be involved in a practicum (i.e., be engaged in student teaching) as required to complete his/her degree.

Mildred Bunch Langston, EdD Teacher Preparation Endowed Scholarship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be enrolled in a teacher preparation program.
  • Recipients must be from New Mexico.
  • Recipients must possess financial need (FAFSA).

Flonnie Ellen Matherly Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences

Joe S. and Dell Miera Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Be admitted to a graduate program in Teacher Education at the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a GPA of 2.8 in both undergraduate and graduate courses from an accredited college or university.
  • Be making satisfactory progress toward graduation by enrolling in at least 6 hours per semester.

John Milne Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Must be upper classmen.
  • Planning to teach in a public school upon graduation.
  • Awarded on the basis of financial need (FAFSA), ability, and character.

Carolyn Jones Minton and Thomas E. Minton Scholarship for Teachers

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be undergraduate students enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences at the time the award is given
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)
  • Recipients through a submitted statement of purpose and/or letters of recommendation from College of Education & Human Sciences faculty, demonstrate the student’s commitment to the field of education

Marion Monical Endowed Scholarship in Education

Requirements:

  • Awarded to a UNM College of Education & Human Sciences junior or senior student during their student teaching.

Yvette Montoya Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be enrolled in Educational Diagnosis, Educational Psychology or Educational Leadership.

The Emma May Olson Memorial Scholarship in Education

Requirements:

  • Awarded to Native American student
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time in the College of Education & Human Sciences.

Osuna Family Endowment

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences at the time of the award is given
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in teacher preparation program
  • Possess financial need as demonstrated through a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or similar process by the U.S Government that is reviewed by the College of Education & Human Sciences Scholarship Committee
  • Plan to take at least three Special Education courses during their course of study and submit a plan outlining which courses will be taken and when

Arthur and Phoebe Pack Environmental Education Fund

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Provide a letter of interest that describes short and long-term professional goals, and skills and strengths being brought to the fellowship experience.
  • Provide an updated resume.
  • Submit a proposed plan for participation in the environmental education program.

Oliver L. and Louise R. Pembroke Memorial Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in education.
  • Recipient shall have been admitted to the College of Education & Human Sciences in a program leading to an undergraduate degree in education.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).

Alex C. Peralta Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement by achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance (FAFSA).
  • Be an Education major.
  • Be a junior or senior.

Helen L. Sagl Memorial Scholarship in Education

Requirements:

  • Recipient must be female
  • Majoring in Elementary Education - graduate with a degree in education.
  • In their final year of college.
  • Who have maintained a 3.0 GPA.
  • Based on financial need (FAFSA).

Josephine H. Selvage Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Recipient shall be admitted to the College of Education & Human Sciences in a program leading to an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education.
  • Recipient must plan to teach in New Mexico after graduation.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 2.8 at UNM and /or other accredited institutions of higher education.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Dr. Edward Sengel, III Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Be a doctoral student working on his/her dissertation in the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Be 40 years of age or older.
  • Be in the top 10% of his/her class and/or demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance.

The Emma Showman Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Must be admitted to a Master’s degree program within the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Must be licensed or will be licensed to teach upon graduation.
  • Intend to teach (Pre-K -12) upon graduation.
  • Need based (FAFSA required).

Dr. Charles R. Spain Memorial Fund

Requirements:

  • Graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Education.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).

Vincent James Tapia Inspirational Scholarship Fund: Knowledge is Power

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time or part-time in a teacher licensure program in the UNM College of Education;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Be an individual who, through the scholarship application, submits evidence of a past or future commitment to serving the educational needs of underserved Hispanic male students in New Mexico elementary or secondary schools; and
  • Submit an essay that demonstrates (a) how "knowledge is power" for the applicant and how the applicant came to that realization, (b) the applicant’s past or future commitment to serving the educational needs of underserved Hispanic male students in New Mexico elementary or secondary schools, and (c) whether the applicant is/was a student or employee of an elementary or secondary school in the West Mesa cluster of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Teacher Preparation Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Any student with a specialty in TESOL/bilingual education or other high need areas as determined by the Dean of the College of Education.

Nelle Gooch Travelstead Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Outstanding undergraduate students in the College of Education & Human Sciences who are committed to teaching in the public schools of New Mexico for at least two (2) years after graduating.
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled in the College of Education & Human Sciences.
  • Must have 60 hours at UNM with a GPA of 3.0.
  • The same undergraduate may be selected no more than 4 consecutive semesters; the committee must be persuaded of sufficient progress for that long.

Marjorie Yepsen and Carleen F. Farnam Endowed Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Awarded to an undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Education
  • Students may receive the award in consecutive years up to four (4) years provided they maintain the requirements outlined above.  A student may not receive more than $1,500 per year in awards from this fund.

Family Studies Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Student must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate student (12 or more hours) in the Family Studies Program, or as a graduate student (9 or more hours) in the Family Studies Program
  • Undergraduate student must have been enrolled at UNM full-time for three (3) semesters
  • Award will be given to student with the highest GPA
  • Will be awarded on the basis of economic need (FAFSA)

Margaret “Peggy” B. Hoffman Scholarship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences Family Studies Program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving his/her community by showing a history of community involvement. Applicant will submit an essay of not more than 350 words describing their commitment to serving their New Mexico community.
  • Demonstrate financial need

Lou Rosasco, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the COEHS – Dept of Individual, Family, and Community Education 


Virginia Curran Shipman Doctoral Fellowship

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a GPA of 3.5 in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited college or university.
  • Meet the graduate program admission requirements.
  • Be seeking a doctorate in Family Studies.
  • Provide a 500-word description of their current research objective.

Elizabeth P. Simpson Memorial Fund

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be female.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be concentrating her studies in the fields of Nutrition or Family Studies while pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Alan and Doreen White Endowed Doctoral Fellowship

Requirements:

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the PhD Program in Educational Psychology in the UNM College of Education and Human Sciences at the time the award is given.
  • Recipients must provide proof of a record of academic excellence.
  • Recipients must submit an essay outlining how the recipient qualifies for the fellowship’s preferences.

L. F. "Tow" and Pearl J. Diehm Sports Medicine Endowment

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
  • Be a graduate of an accredited athletic training education program from a college or university, with preference given to students graduating from New Mexico institutions.
  • Be a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) member in good standing.
  • Be licensed or pursuing licensure within the state of New Mexico.
  • Be a BOC certified athletic trainer.
  • Be assisting with the education of UNM undergraduate athletic training students.
  • Be pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Health Exercise and Sports Science in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences or pursuing a teaching endorsement in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences with the intent to pursue the profession of sports medicine as a means of livelihood.
  • Submit an application designed by the selection committee along with a copy of his/her official transcript, resume and three (3) letters of recommendation (including an academic reference and a character reference).

Roy Hickman Family Fund (Sports Administration)

Requirements:

  • Student enrolled in Sports Administration
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Deserving student working hard toward a degree

Coach Rusty Mitchell Endowed P.E. Teacher Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • At the time the award is given, any recipient must:
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program,
  • Be an individual, who through the scholarship application, demonstrates a commitment to the physical education profession and a commitment to community involvement.
  • Maintain a passing GPA according to PETE program standards

Armond Seidler Endowed Fellowship

Requirements:

  • Provide evidence of a record of scholarly excellence
  • Be enrolled in a PhD program in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences,
  • At the time the award is given, have completed all of their required coursework

Dr. Dolores Gonzales Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Awarded to a full time junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement maintaining an acceptable GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Student must be legal resident of NM.
  • Preference will be given to student actively involved in Bilingual, Bicultural Education.
  • Student must write a brief essay on his/her interests in Bilingual, Bicultural Education.
  • May be awarded to same student in successive semesters providing student reapplies for scholarship.

Leroy and Dora Ortiz Scholarship in Bilingual Education

Requirements:

  • Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in education and specializing in Spanish/English bilingual instruction.
  • Be fluent in Spanish and English and express a commitment to the concept of philosophy of bilingual education.
  • Be earning a degree in teacher education with specialization anywhere from preschool through secondary education.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, with GPA consistent with admissions standards for teacher education and/or graduate admissions and be making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Scott C. Cantwell Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be in enrolled in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences at the time the award is given and pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree or certification in Special Education 
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)

John and Dolores Colby Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipient enrolled in Graduate or Graduate Certificate Program in Special Education

Kiersten Keller Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipient must be focused on working with students with an intellectual disability or severe disabilities

Professor Ruth A. Luckasson Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

Requirements:

At the time the award is given, any recipient must:

  • Be pursuing a degree in the Department of Special Education,
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and
  • Be an individual, who through the scholarship application, demonstrates a commitment to a career in Special Education working with individuals with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Donald J. and Evelyn M. Neil Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be in enrolled in the College of Education & Human Sciences and pursing a graduate degree and/or a graduate certificate in the Department of Special Education at the time the award is given
  • Demonstrate both academic excellence and adequate progress toward graduation

Diane Shaner Bassett Graduate Scholarship for Students in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in the UNM College of Education and Human Sciences’ Department of Special Education, and
  • Wish to work in the area of special education transition and career development for secondary youth with disabilities.
  • To be considered eligible for this scholarship, individuals must submit evidence through the scholarship application of enrollment, and a commitment to the field of special education and specifically to transition and career development for secondary youth with disabilities.


Loren Allen Trott Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipient must be pursuing a graduate degree or graduate certificate in the Special Education Program in the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences at the time the award is given.

Kim and Randy Youngblood and Julie and Chris Keller Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

**Requires Additional Information from Applicant – See “View Preferences” Section Below**

Requirements:

  • Recipient must be focused on working with students with intellectual disability or severe disabilities

Helen Esterly Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement, GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Enrolled in the College of Education & Human Sciences completing 60 semester hours of course work at UNM.
  • Awarded to an undergraduate majoring in Secondary Education.
  • Scholarship is awarded on merit and demonstrated performance only, irrespective of financial need.

Charles W. White and the John J. Hanzel Educational Administration Scholarship

Requirements:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student pursuing an MA in Educational leadership with administrative licensure.
  • Be a graduate of Albuquerque Public Schools.
  • Be admitted to the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences’ Educational Leadership Program.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester.
  • Be making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Dr. Sheri S. Williams Endowed Scholarship in Educational Leadership

Eligibility:

  • Be admitted to the UNM COE Educational Leadership MA degree or EdS certificate program for Administrative Licensure,
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA),
  • Submit a letter of intent that addresses the applicant’s commitment to prepare for leadership in diverse multicultural and multilingual settings in urban, rural and/or Tribal contexts in New Mexico.