The Rural Student Project (RSP) provides a financial stipend of $2,000 over one academic year for students from rural communities from around N.M. to assist them in achieving their educational goals while also helping them create roots in the Albuquerque and UNM community. This year, the application is due May 23.

RSP scholars will have the opportunity along with other scholars to volunteer in Albuquerque, gain experience outside the academic realm, meet community members and make an impact.

To be eligible for the RSP scholarship, students must fit these qualifications:

  1. Hometown population is lower than 50,000 or student must be from a subdivision community of an area with no more t­han 2,500 people.
  2. Must be admitted and enrolled as a full-time student, min. 15 credit hrs. at UNM during the 2018-2019 school year.
  3. Must be an undergraduate student, beyond freshman year.
  4. Must have completed FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.
  5. One of the following statements must apply:
    1. Student must have graduated from a high school in a rural community.
    2. Or student must have resided in a rural community in N.M. within the last year.

Rural Student Project Scholars will receive:

  1. Supplemental financial assistance: $1,000 per semester.
  2. Community engagement experience.
  3. Resume building.
  4. Horticulture and agricultural lifelong skills.
  5. Networking opportunities within the ABQ Agricultural community. 

Applications must be completed online and supporting documents must be uploaded online by May 15. Completed applications submitted after this deadline will be considered, but preference will be given to qualified applicants who have met the deadline.

For more specific information on what is required and to submit an application visit the UNM CAMP website.

For questions contact the UNM CAMP program staff at 505-277-5492 or at