Finding Scholarships and Funding For College

Here are some links related to scholarships and funding for school that you may find helpful.

 

Disability-Related Scholarships

 

College Scholarships for Students With Disabilities - Affordable Colleges Online

 

Financial Assistance - Disability Resources

Because Texas A&M compiled this list, Texas-specific information is at the top, but right after that are general and disability-specific scholarship links.

 

College Funding for Students with Disabilities - DO-IT

 

 

NM Division of Vocational rehabilitation

The NM Division of Vocational rehabilitation  (DVR) is a federal and state program, and their goal is to assist people with disabilities to become employed. It is an eligibility-based program. One of the services that may be available to you, depending on your circumstances and the determination of DVR, is funding for college. If you are interested in pursuing this option, we would encourage you to apply with your local DVR office as soon as possible to see if they would be able to help you. The process can take up to 5 months to be found eligible and established in an employment plan, but it could be worth the effort to see if you can get funding for college. This is funding that you would not have to pay back.

 

Scholarships Offered by Your Degree-Granting College or School

 

Arts & Sciences

 

College of Education

 

School of Engineering

 

College of Fine Arts

 

Anderson Schools of Management

 

School of Architecture and Planning

 

Honors College

 

College of Nursing

 

Check With Your Department

 

 Check with your individual department to see if they offer scholarships specifically for students in your particular field of study. For example:

 

Communication & Journalism

              

Other Scholarships (based on ethnicity, gender, affiliation, etc.)

 

College Enrichment Program

 

El Centro de la Raza

 

American Indian Student Services (AISS)

 

African American Student Services (AASS)

 

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

 

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

 

Greek Life

 

ASUNM: Associated Students of the University of New Mexico

 

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

 This website provides links to scholarships on campus as well as nationally competitive scholarships.

 

Alumni Relations Office

 

UNM Parent Association

 

Global Education Office (GEO)

 

Searching For Other Scholarships

 

You can use Google and/or scholarship databases to do keyword searches to find scholarships for which you may qualify. For instance, you could do searches based on your race, ethnicity, disability type, gender status, religious status, college major, career goal, age, etc.

Check out the UNM Scholarship Office's Additional Scholarship Websites page for links to databases you can search.