Finding Scholarships and Funding For College
Here are some links related to scholarships and funding for school that you may find helpful.
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.
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
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:
Other Scholarships (based on ethnicity, gender, affiliation, etc.)
This website provides links to scholarships on campus as well as nationally competitive scholarships.
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.