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Ida Romero Memorial Scholarship

Selection Criteria:

A)  Available to graduate and undergraduate students attending UNM

B)   Must be a full-time student during the 2016-2017 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:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Essay responding to questions.  Essay should be between 250–500 words (if you exceed they will be deleted)
  3. Unofficial UNM transcript (attachment)
  4. Current resume (attachment)
  5. Copy of student’s 2015 tax return. Must include parent’s 2015 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:


1)   Essay questions

2)   Financial Aid

3)   General Activities on and off campus

4)   Honors, awards, and academic achievements

5)   Employment, internships, co-ops

6)   Volunteer work/commitment to community

7)   Grade 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, April 29, 2016




Notification of Selection:

A notification to the students chosen to receive the Ida Romero Memorial Scholarship by June 17, 2016


All applications and required documents must be completed online at