The deadline for two Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) scholarships are quickly approaching. The Jenny Marie Ames Memorial Scholarship and the ASUNM Advocacy Scholarship are due Feb. 24 by 5 p.m. in the ASUNM Office.
Jenny Marie Ames Memorial Scholarship
The Jenny Marie Ames Memorial Scholarship is aimed towards students who reflect citizenship, intelligence, community service and determination. ASUNM will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate scholarships.
The Jenny Marie Ames Memorial Scholarship was created for undergraduate students in the late 1990s in memory of a former ASUNM member, Jenny Marie Ames. Ames served as an Associate Justice for the ASUNM Student Court from Aug. of 1996 until her untimely death on Nov. 7 of the same year.
During Ames’ time at UNM, she touched the lives of many students and staff. While serving on Student Court, she acted vigilantly to maintain the standards of the ASUNM Constitution. She was both fair and impartial in her judgments and was working to revise the Judicial Code to make it more equitable and current.
The Jenny Marie Ames Memorial Scholarship includes a small application process that includes listing community involvement and brief leadership statements.
ASUNM Advocacy Scholarship
The ASUNM Advocacy Scholarship serves as an avenue for undergraduate students to bring light to major issues that students encounter on campus on a daily basis and how they themselves are working to improve it. ASUNM is awarding four $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students.
Applicants must submit a 750-word minimum essay addressing a campus issue faced at UNM and how they plan to resolve it and a list of community involvement. The recipients of this scholarship will have their essay sent to the President of the University, Dean of Students, Director of Student Activities and the members of the ASUNM Senate.
Students applying for either scholarship must be either an undergraduate or a non-degree student who has not received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application. All applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during either the spring, summer, or fall semesters prior to application and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at both the time of application and award. All ASUNM Officials whether elected or appointed cannot apply for these scholarships.
The applications for both scholarships can be found at ASUNM Scholarships. The ASUNM Office is located in the Student Union Building in room 1016.