The application process is now open for Clauve Outstanding Senior Awards – an annual recognition that is one of UNM’s most prestigious student awards.

It is presented to outstanding seniors who have performed well academically and made significant contributions to the campus community through their outstanding leadership and involvement in student organizations and activities. The Clauve Award is named for Dean Emeritus Lena Clauve, a UNM music education teacher and the first Dean of Women. She retired in 1961 but remained active on campus until her death at the age of 98 in 1994.

Students interested in applying must be outstanding in the areas of academics and leadership. UNM seniors with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average who will graduate in the Spring or Fall 2020 semesters are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, applicants must fill out the online application and obtain one letter of recommendation by March 4. Clauve recommendation letters may be written by faculty, staff, administrators, peer students, community members or alumni. Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to

The Clauve Awards will be presented at the annual Recognition Reception on April 24.