Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2018 (Open to Incoming Freshmen Only)
General SOE Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Open to all Students admitted to the SOE by June)

The School of Engineering (SOE) offers a variety of scholarships to incoming freshmen (current high school seniors) through its Incoming Freshman Scholarship Program. These scholarships usually supplement any other general scholarship received at the university level (e.g. Lottery, Regents, Presidential, Amigo, UNM Scholars, etc). All incoming freshman are encouraged to apply to the general UNM Scholarships prior to applying to the SOE scholarships.

Although not required at the time of application for this scholarship, in order to be considered eligible to compete for a SOE scholarship, students must be admitted into UNM and the UNM-SOE by the time of the scholarship selection. SOE incoming freshman scholarship applications from students already admitted at UNM will automatically be considered for SOE admission, as part of the SOE scholarship selection process. Scholarship applications from students not eligible for admission into the SOE will be placed on hold until admission to SOE is granted and will be reviewed once again, prior to the June SOE general scholarship competition.

Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements which vary according to the funding sources. Although there are some merit-based scholarships available, there is a large number of need-based scholarships and therefore, we highly recommend all students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You could submit a FAFSA online at: UNM's federal aid school code is 002663.




Incoming Freshman Scholarships
General SOE Scholarships

Application Postmark Deadline

February 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

Application Processing and Selection

February-March, 2018

June-July, 2018

Award Notification

By April, 2018

By August, 2018




For information about scholarships and other funding sources, please contact Elsa Castillo, Scholarships Program Manager, at (505) 277-5064 or, or visit the Engineering Student Services Office located in the Centennial Engineering Center, Room 2080.