Scholarship Information

scholarshipsSeveral scholarships are available to UNM-Taos students who meet the requirements. The requirements vary by type of scholarship and are also subject to change. To be sure about the requirements for any scholarship, contact the Financial Aid Advisor prior to applying

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Each scholarship program has its own set of criteria. Each scholarship application site will state the full list of requirements for each program.

 

 

 


The New Mexico State Lottery Scholarship

New Mexico Lottery Scholarship What is it?

Tuition scholarship for NM high school graduates attending public post-secondary institutions of higher education in the state--created by the NM Legislature and funded from lottery revenues--intended to make higher education more accessible to NM high school students. 

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • New Mexico residents. Non-citizens must have attended a NM public high school for at least one full academic year and receive a high school diploma or NM GED. Military dependents may qualify for a New Mexico high school diploma if they graduated outside NM due to parents’ military assignment.
  • Graduated from a NM public high school, an accredited NM private high school, or have obtained a NM GED. Home Schooled students are eligible only if they pass the NM GED.
  • Full-time attendance (fall and spring) at a NM public post-secondary institution of higher education immediately following high school graduation. Students with disabilities may enroll in at least (6) credit hours to qualify.
  • Obtain and maintain a 2.5 GPA and enroll full-time each semester (12 or more credit hours), excluding summer, beginning Fall and Spring graduates or current GED recipients.

 

When does it start?  When does it end?

  • For 2011 high school graduates or GED recipients January-July 2010 it starts in Fall 2011.
  • Available for 4 consecutive semesters or until the student graduates or transfers. Students with disabilities have up to 7 consecutive semesters or until the student graduates or transfers.
  • Transfer to a NM four-year state supported institution entitles the student to an additional 4 semesters. Students with disabilities have a total of 14 semesters.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

  • Full cost of tuition--does not include fees.
  • Amount of future awards will depend on the amount of lottery revenue available for the program--expected to cover all or most of the tuition cost.

How to apply?

No need to apply--if the student is eligible, according to UNM-Taos records, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship award will be automatic. Students who do not receive an award letter should contact the Financial Aid Office.

Is this scholarship in addition to others that cover tuition?

The intent of the law creating the Legislative Lottery Scholarship is to provide public funds for up to 100 percent of a student’s tuition but not more than 100 percent.  At UNM-Taos, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship will fund tuition for eligible students as revenues permit.  Other scholarship programs provide students with additional support for such things as fees and books, and in some cases, room and board.

Call 737-6217 for more information, or stop by the UNM-Taos Financial Aid Office at 115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571.

 

 



 

Daniel’s Opportunity Scholarship 

 4 - $500.00 Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2012 Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a New Mexico Resident
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Taos
  • Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • A 500 word essay on necessity of scholarship funds or  on professional and personal aspirations
  • Preference will be given to those students who have been:
    • GED recipients,
    • Candidates from alternative and/or reform schools, juvenile diversion programs and/or justice centers, and state correction facilities; and
    • Adult students seeking to pursue an education later in life or those returning for a “second chance” at postsecondary education.
  • In addition to demonstrated financial need, primary criteria for scholarship consideration are a candidate’s academic promise (generally defined), maturity, character, leadership, perseverance, and commitment to community service.

To apply, please submit:

An official application, including a written essay, up to 500 words, on your personal and professional aspirations, and the supports and challenges you face in accomplishing your goals and dreams and in attaining a college education. 

 


Chistine Apodaca Memorial Scholarhip

 2 - $500 Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2012 Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

·         Scholarship is intended for Single Mothers majoring in Art

·         Applicants must be a New Mexico Resident

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Taos
  • Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • A 500 word essay on necessity of scholarship funds or  on professional and personal aspirations

 


UNM-TAA

2 - $500 Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2012 Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

·         Must be a member of the UNM-TAA

·         Applicants must be a New Mexico Resident

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Taos
  • Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • A 500 word essay on necessity of scholarship funds or  on professional and personal aspirations

** To apply to be a member of UNM-TAA visit: http://unmtaa.com/

 


Circle of Giving

2 - $500 Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2012 Semester

Eligibility Criteria:

·         Applicants must be a New Mexico Resident

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNM-Taos
  • Applicants who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree are NOT eligible (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless otherwise dictated by scholarship)
  • A 500 word essay on necessity of scholarship funds or  on professional and personal aspirations

Applications available at the Student Enrollment Department Deadline: January 20, 2012

 



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    Here is a scholarship for veterans 

  • (still active or out) and dependents in specific areas of study. Please pass the word if you have anyone who may fit this. $2000 is a big help and they must be full time in resident.

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    OBJECTIVES: Scholarships will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to veterans, and to their spouses or dependents, who are working full time toward a degree in electrical, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; mathematics; physics; science or mathematics education; technology management; management information systems; or computer science.

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Quail Roost Foundation/UNM-Taos Scholarship

Scholarships in varied amounts up to $1000 per semester for a total of two semesters, will be awarded to UNM-Taos students who are New Mexico residents enrolled full-time in a Certificate and/or Associate Degree Program (part-time students may be considered under special circumstances). Applications are open to all UNM-Taos students and will be accepted until all scholarship funds have been awarded. Award recipients will be responsible for achieving and maintaining a minimum 2.5 grade point average. If the scholarship is offered in future years, recipients may be eligible to reapply.