• Experience academic research first-hand
  • Engage and create mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Work closely with a graduate mentor
  • Engage with a prestigious community of scholars
  • Graduate school exploration, preparation and site visits during spring break
  • Develop excellent research writing, critical thinking and reading skills
  • Understand and connect critical issues in your community to your field of study
  • $2,000 scholarship upon completion of fellowship requirements


  • Undergraduate student with a minimum of 30 credit hours (completed or in progress at time of application/Rising Sophomore)
  • Enrolled at UNM for Fall & Spring and able to commit for full academic year
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
  • Must meet 1 of 3 of the following criteria:

    • Member of an underrepresented ethnic group in higher education
    • First generation college student
    • Qualify as low-income
  •  Please note that this program is open to any student regardless of immigration status