Scholarships

If you are interested in applying for a Scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application form and send it to Rachel Jump, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, racheljump@unm.edu. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2022. Scholarship awardees will be announced on March 1, 2022. For incoming graduate students eligible for scholarships, they will be awarded upon acceptance into a degree program.

Scholarship Application [PDF]


Dean Scholarships

Available For Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture

SA+P Annual Scholarship
(for all disciplines)

Requirements:

Selected by the committee. Open to all students in all disciplines

(Architecture, CRP, and Landscape Architecture).

Awards start at $2,500

Charles Edward Brown & Katherine McBride Brown Scholarship Fund in Architecture

Requirements:

This scholarship is awarded annually a paid on a semester basis.

Recipients are selected by the Dean, and the student must be enrolled in the Architecture Department. The student must have demonstrated academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0/4.0. The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters, providing the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Award starts at $1000

Community-Engaged Service Award

Requirements:

This quasi-endowment is to present two annual community service awards, one to an undergraduate student, and one to a graduate student. The student must be an active volunteer engaged in community service related to their area of study within the university or within the state of New Mexico. The Dean is the Fund Administrator.

Awarded $1400

HGM2 & Class of 1965 Travel Award

Requirements:

Selected by the committee. Open to all students in Architecture.

Awarded $1000

Marian B. and Kevin F. Ryan Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

Selected by the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. Recipient must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need for scholarship assistance, and be enrolled as a full-time student in the SA+P. First preference shall be given to student in their third year of study, or juniors. First preference will be given to graduates of Silver City High School, second preference to graduates of any New Mexico high school. Successive awards to the same student are allowed provided the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward a degree and maintaining a grade point average of C or better.

Award starts at $2500

Michel Pillet Endowed Memorial Endowment for International Studies

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To provide summer or intersession travel support for second or third year undergraduate or first year graduate students in the Architecture Program. Preference is given for faculty-directed group travel. The Dean of the SA+P will be the Fund Administrator.

Awarded $1500

Peggy Cavett Walden and Jerrold Leanky Walden Endowment

Gift Description:

Requirements:

Eligible recipients must be students currently enrolled in one of the three professional programs of the SA+P, with the expectation that the student will continue their study at UNM following a period of the grant. Recipients are expected to document the project and present their findings/conclusions following the completion of the project or study.

Awards start at $750 for each discipline


Scholarships for Incoming Graduate Students

John B. Jackson Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

Shall be used to provide scholarship aid to those students in all disciplines who were born within the State of New Mexico and have resided within the State of New Mexico for at least ten years.

Awards start at $1000

Architecture Department Scholarships

AIA Santa Fe Chapter Endowed / Bradley P. Kidder Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The fund provides for annual scholarships to be used for students in the UNM SA+P Masters of Architecture Program with two or more semesters remaining in the completion of the degree. The student must demonstrate exemplary work in advanced technology skills used in the practice of architecture. Scholarship preference is given to graduates of public or private schools in the following northern New Mexico counties: Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, or Union.

Award starts at $1300

AIA Santa Fe Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To provide for annual scholarships to be used for students in the UNM SA+P Masters of Architecture Program with two or more semesters remaining in the completion of the degree. The student must demonstrate exemplary work in the area of exploration of sustainable issues in architecture of New Mexico or the desert Southwest.

Award starts at $1500

Anne Taylor Design Education Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The scholarship is for architecture students who are interested in teaching design education at the Pre-K-12 levels or who want to research, write about, or design a learning environment as a studio for children and test its effects on occupants. The student must be enrolled in cross-disciplinary design education at UNM.

Award starts at $1000

Cherry See Scholarship in Architecture

Gift Description:

Requirements:

For undergraduate (end of 2nd or 3rd year) and graduate students (who receive their undergraduate degree from UNM, or incoming graduate students who completed their first year of graduate study). Must be a full-time student (15 credit hours). Must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and graduate GPA of 3.0. Must maintain these minimum GPAs to be considered for succeeding years. Must have financial need. Scholarship may be awarded to the same student throughout their studies or to a different student each year.

Award starts at $1300

David Keller Endowed Memorial Travel Fellowship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To support foreign or domestic travel for research purposes. Recipient must be a returning graduate student enrolled in the Architecture program. Recipients will make a presentation to the donor during the semester following their travel experiences.

Award starts at $2000

Donald Tucker Scholarship in Architecture for a Socially Responsible Undergraduate Student

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The recipient should demonstrate social responsibility through experience with work- or volunteer-related activities for organizations that support underserved or disadvantaged communities.

Awarded $3500

Gilberto Churchill Forbes Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

For an Architecture major, undergraduate student in 3rd or 4th year with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Must demonstrate financial need. Must exhibit a passion and talent for architecture, as demonstrated in their scholarship application.

Award start at $1000

Lou Weller Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

For a student in either the undergraduate or graduate program in

Architecture with proven financial need. First preference is to an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe who has graduated from secondary school in New Mexico. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Award starts at $1200

Michael “Mickey” Nielsen Kosanovich Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

This scholarship is intended to recognize and honor architecture students who demonstrate design excellence. This scholarship may assist students participating in the SA+P’s international summer travel programs. The selection process is for work in the first semester of the fourth-year design studios, and winning submissions will be presented at AIA NM. Kosanovich Travel Prize(s) will be offered to the winning student(s) who continue in the graduate program at UNM (fifth year). The prize support will be used exclusively to defray student expenses and tuition for participation in the School’s international summer travel programs.

Awarded $4000

NM Southern Chapter AIA Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The student must demonstrate academic achievement, and must be enrolled as a third- or fourth-year undergraduate student in the Architecture Program. Scholarship preferences will be given to residents of the following southern New Mexico counties: Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, or Sierra. The scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive years as long as the student continues to demonstrate academic achievement and remains in the Architecture Program. Each scholarship recipient shall make an annual presentation of his or her work at a regularly scheduled monthly NM Southern Chapter AIA meeting.

Award starts at $500

Professor Don and Jackie Schlegel Graduate Award

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The selection of the student to receive this award shall be based on the Architecture faculty’s determination of the best project completed in the terminal studio that fully represents the integration of design and technology.

Awarded $2800

Robert G. Mallory Architecture Scholarship in Architecture

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Master of Architecture student who grasps the discipline and shows competence in the processes of transforming architectural design into built reality.

Award starts at $1600

Schoeman Travel Endowment for Architecture

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To support travel within the Architecture Program, including domestic and foreign travel by students as approved by the Director of the Architecture Program.

Awarded $4000


Scholarships for Incoming Graduate Students

Don Schlegel Design Excellence in Architecture Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

A graduate student entering the Master’s degree program in Architecture. The student must have completed their undergraduate degree in Architecture at UNM. The recipient must be a graduate of a New Mexico high school.

Awarded $1550

Don Stevens Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

A graduate student entering the Master’s degree program in Architecture holding an undergraduate degree from UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

Award starts at $800

George Anselevicius Graduate Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The recipient must be a graduate student in Architecture dealing with the study of housing.

Awarded $2500

James W. and Jeanette C. Larson Endowment Scholarship for Architecture

Gift Description:

Requirements:

A graduate student who is entering the Master’s degree program in Architecture. The student must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution other than the University of New Mexico.

Awarded $1000

John Quinn Pate Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

For a graduate student in the Architecture program (according to

guidelines)

Awarded $1000

Lalitha K. Iyengar Endowment

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The scholarship is to support international students in the Architecture Program at SA+P. The fund may be used to provide assistance in the form of scholarships, faculty-directed student travel, stipends for summer architecture internships, registration and associated travel costs for conferences.

Award starts at $2500

Maureen McMahon Walter Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Women in Architecture

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To support women graduate students in the Architecture

Program. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement, be enrolled as a new or returning full-time student at UNM SA+P. Scholarship preference will be given to new graduate students entering the program.

Awarded $1000

NCA Architects Endowed Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

For a graduate student with an undergraduate degree in architecture who is entering the two-year master degree in Architecture program.

Awarded $1200

CRP Department Scholarships

Charna E. Staten Scholarship Endowment

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The student must be either a beginning student, or must be enrolled in the CRP Program. Special consideration will be given to women who apply for this scholarship based on Ms. Staten’s commitment to the empowerment of women.

Award starts at $800

Cynefin Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To support students who are admitted into the BA in Environmental Planning and Design Program (BAEPD) and are New Mexico high school graduates. Students much show financial need. Award is for the cost differential between the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship and tuition. Additional funds up to $500 for emergency needs as determined by the dean. Recipients must write a letter to donor expressing how they will use their education to benefit the community from they derive. Selection by a committee that includes the CRP Chair, a BAEPD associated faculty member, and both the undergraduate and graduate advisors.

Awarded $6400

Rankin Family Endowment Memorial Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

The student must demonstrate academic achievement, including

making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 in CRP courses. The student must be enrolled as a full-time, returning graduate student in the CRP Program, and express a passion for physical planning.

Awarded $1000

LA Department Scholarships

Connie Hyde Memorial Scholarship

Gift Description:

Requirements:

Recipients shall be selected by the Dean or his/her delegates in accordance with the normal procedures and criteria used to select any and all scholarship award winners. The recipient must be a woman who is starting a second career in design, and who is enrolled in the 3-year MLA program. Preferences are given to students who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), have a focus on issues of racial/environmental justice, and who want to do a study abroad class.

Awarded: At the discretion of the Fund Administrator

Morrow Stratham Award

Gift Description:

Requirements:

To be selected by the Landscape Architecture Department Chair on the basis of need or merit. For two (2) BAEDP students entering the MLA in the Landscape Architecture Department. A recipient must be a UNM/SA+P graduate and have a BAEPD major and enter the UNM/SA+P Master of Landscape Architecture Program. Preferences are given to exceptional scholars, talented designers, and students who intend to become a licensed Landscape Architect.

Awarded: $500

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