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Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships Available from NSF

April 26, 2010

nsf-logoUndergraduates at UNM and high school students who qualify can receive up to $5,000 a year as part of a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Principal Investigator Tariq Khraishi from Mechanical Engineering says students will have to demonstrate financial need as well as potential for academic success. A 3.0 grade point average will be needed. High school students must be admitted to the School of Engineering at UNM as well as to the university in order to be eligible.

This is a multi-year grant and scholarships can be renewed if student continues to meet criteria. Faculty members involved as co-principal investigators are Steve Peralta director of Engineering Student Services (ESS), Heather Canavan assistant professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Ganesh Balakrishnan assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Andrea Mammoli associate professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Students interested in applying for the scholarships can mail or hand-deliver the complete NSF STEM Scholarship Application package to:

NSF Scholarships
Engineering Student Services
MSC01 1145
Centennial Engineering Building
Room 2080
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 131-0001

The deadline for submitting applications is July 1, 2010. Students who have questions (including those wanting to obtain the application forms) can contact the NSF Scholarship Coordinator, Elsa M. Castillo, at or call (505) 277-5064.