Scholarship Requirements

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Scholarship

The scholarship application window is now CLOSED. Check back in Spring 2023 for the updated application and instructions!

 
To download the application form, click here.
Completed packets should be submitted via email to parenta@unm.edu.

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 2022-2023 academic year 

Scholarship Details

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. This equates to $500 for the fall 2022 semester and $500 for the spring 2023 semester. Funds must be used within the 2022-2023 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 twice before, will not be eligible.