The University of New Mexico has announced 2021-22 scholarship opportunities for new students.

Scholarship awards for incoming first-year and transfer students are extensive and are intended to reward students’ academic achievements. There is no ACT or SAT score requirement to be considered for any of the awards.

A new transfer student award is designated for UNM Branch Campus students attending the Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, Valencia campuses, while another has been created for Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) students. Both have requirements of a 3.00 GPA and prior completion of at least 45 credit hours at those institutions; the award amount is $2,000 per year up to two years. Application dates for both are no later than March 1, 2021.

For most awards, there is no separate application—just apply for admission by deadlines to be considered.

“We’re proud that UNM will continue the tradition of offering competitive scholarships to our undergraduate applicants,” said Dan D. García, UNM vice president for enrollment management. “The key is to apply early, which really means now.”

In addition, the Lobo First-Year Promise is extended for Fall 2021 students: Qualified first-time freshmen who have graduated from a New Mexico high school and have an annual family income of $50,000—roughly the state’s median family income—or less will have base tuition and fees for full-time enrollment covered for the 2021-22 academic year.