- 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 in progress or completed at time of application. (Second semester Freshmen and beyond)
- Commit to enrolling at UNM for upcoming academic year (Fall & Spring)
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
- Attend orientation the week before the beginning of the Fall semester in August.
- Attend 8 to 9 bi-weekly seminars each semester, which take place on Fridays from 2-4pm.
- Attend two Saturday sessions each semester.
- With guidance, identify a Faculty Mentor of your choice.
- Attend Experiential Learning Trip during Spring Break of 2024 (expenses covered).
- Complete all assigned projects culminating in a Research Proposal.
- Present Research Proposal at the UNM Undergraduate Opportunities Conference in April 2024.
- Participate in events provided for El Puente Research Fellows.