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Office Hours

Fall 2015 Office Hours
Monday          8:00am- 5:00pm
Tuesday         8:00am- 5:00pm
Wednesday    8:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday        8:00am- 5:00pm
Friday            8:00am- 5:00pm


El Centro de la Raza

MSC 063830
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Mesa Vista Hall

Phone: (505) 277-5020
Fax: (505) 277-5182

Celebrating 45 Years of Excelencia


Selection Criteria:

A)    Available to graduate and undergraduate students attending UNM

B)    Must be a full-time student during the 2015-2016 academic year

C)    A cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduate students

D)    Must display financial need

E)    Must submit the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Essay responding to questions.  Essay should be between 250–500 words (if you exceed they will be deleted)
  • Unofficial UNM transcript (attachment)
  • Current resume (attachment)
  • Copy of student’s 2014 tax return. Must include parent’s 2014 tax return if student is still dependent. (attachments)

The Ida Romero Memorial Scholarship will be offered to students demonstrating financial need and perseverance in overcoming obstacles.  The application assessment is based on:

  • Essay questions

  • Financial Aid

  • General Activities on and off campus

  • Honors, awards, and academic achievements

  • Employment, internships, co-ops

  • Volunteer work/commitment to communityGrade Point Average (GPA)

Selection will be based on a point system.  Each item will be awarded points for the total overall rating.  The award will be credited to the students’ account at the beginning of the fall semester (individuals of under-represented groups, single parents, and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply).

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS:  Friday, June 5, 2015 


Notification of Selection:

A notification to the students chosen to receive the Ida Romero Memorial Scholarship by July 2, 2015

All applications and required documents must be completed online at

Key Programs & Services

El Centro provides the following programs and services to UNM Undergraduate and Graduate students and prospective students:

Student Support

  • Student Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Academic Support
  • Research Opportunities
  • Professional & Leadership Development
  • Workshop Series

Academic and Professional Development

  • Academic Advisement
  • Financial Aid Resources
  • Scholarships
  • Career/Professional Advisement
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Professional Internships & Fellowships (Graduate & Undergraduate Opportunities)

Community Outreach

  • Cultural Programs
  • Service Learning & Civic Engagement
  • Student Organizations
  • Community Events & Conferences
  • Special Events & Activities


  • Computer Pod
  • Free Printing & Copying 
  • Conference/Library Room
  • Fax Services 
  • Break Room & Kitchen