Graduate Scholarships

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The School of Engineering (SOE) has scholarships available each year for SOE graduate students. These scholarships could help supplement graduate-level fellowships or assistantships (e.g. Research/Teaching/Project Assistantships), however, please note that these scholarships are not intended to pay for graduate school.

Although there are some merit-based scholarships available, the majority of scholarships are need-based and we highly recommend that all students submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can submit a FAFSA online at: UNM's federal aid school code is 002663.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Live out of state? If you are considered a resident of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, then you would be eligible for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which is a tuition-reciprocity arrangement that offers in-state tuition rates to out-of-state students who are admitted to certain graduate programs.

Fill out the WRGP Tuition-Reciprocity form and return it to your academic advisor to ensure the status is reflected on your UNM record.

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Graduate Student Success Scholarship

The Graduate Student Success Scholarships are need-based scholarships that provide financial support to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a terminal masters or doctoral program. For Engineering or Computer Science fields the terminal degree is the PhD, for Construction Management, the terminal degree is Masters of Const. Mgt.

SOE Deadline for fall: September 21 (5pm)
SOE Deadline for spring: November 2 (5pm)

Graduate students are encouraged to contact directly the UNM Office of Graduate Studies or the respective academic departments to inquire about available graduate assistantships. Most research assistantships (RA), teaching assistantships (TA), or project assistantships (PA) help graduate students cover the cost of tuition and fees, and in many cases, may provide additional monthly stipends to help cover the cost of room and board and other general expenses.

SOE Scholarships for Graduate Students

Don't miss out on the following internal School of Engineering Scholarship Opportunities for Fall/Spring.

Deadline: June 1

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SOE Graduate Financial Assistance

Partial tuition assistance is available for graduate students who are self-supported and do not have employer tuition benefits or Graduate Assistantships. Upon verifying eligibility, reimbursements are processed by the end of the applying semester. Please do not forget to upload a copy of your Bursar's detailed account activity for the semester you are applying for assistance.

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Departmental Scholarships

Students will be considered for SOE departmental scholarships by submitting the standard SOE scholarship application due June 1st every year. Note: Certain departments may require students to be admitted to the UNM School of Engineering department or program and meet all of the scholarship requirements before being considered for a department-specific scholarship.