Scholarships/Funding Assistance

Read this College Guide for Black and African American Students to learn more about resources for support. 

AASS General Scholarship - Last Spring Deadline May 5, 2022 by 5:00pm MST

All AASS General Scholarship funding is granted at up to $500 per student/academic year and is processed through your Bursars account. You are responsible for informing AASS if you have a balance on you Bursars when applying for funding. Students who work in AASS via work-study, student employment, GA are not eligible to apply for funding unless extenuating circumstance and need is discussed with Director. Staff who work at UNM are not eligible to apply for funding. Priority is given to those who have not received funding from our office in previous semesters and who actively participate in AASS.  Please email afro@unm.edu immediately after applying, to schedule your funding interview. 

To apply for AASS General Scholarship Funding assistance click: AASS Scholarship

 To give back to AASS: Giving Page

AASS Conference Assistance 

All Conference Assistance Proposals are due the first Monday of every month. Please submit funding for conferences at least 1 month in advance. All funding is granted at the Discretion of the AASS scholarship committee staff and may sometimes require additional information be submitted.You are responsible for informing AASS if you have a balance on you Bursars when applying for funding. Students who work in AASS via work-study, student employment, GA are not eligible to apply for funding. Staff who work at UNM are not eligible to apply for funding. Priority is given to those who have not received funding from our office in previous semesters and who actively participate in AASS. If you do not receive response within two weeks, please email afro@unm.edu

To apply for conference assistance click: AASS Conference Assistance 

 

Trajuan Briggs Community Impact Scholarship Deadline July 30, 2022

The Trajuan Briggs Community IMPACT Scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Mexico. This scholarship not only benefits students through financial assistance but also provides them the tools to make an IMPACT (Individuals Making Progress Amongst our Communities Together) during their matriculation at UNM through academic support, community service, and relationship building with the staff of African American Student Services. Scholarship recipients will be notified the second week of August. Please contact our office for questions or assistance in filling out the application.

Apply Now: Scholarship Application

To give to this scholarship fund click: Giving Page

Tomorrow Needs You Scholarship Deadline July 30, 2022

Tomorrow needs you. As well as every day after that. A saying that has come to mean so much to us after watching ones we loved lose their battle against mental illness. Tomorrow needs you is a two-way street. Not only do we need those battling mental illness to keep fighting; reach out for help even though it's hard- we also need compassionate individuals in the mental health field working to provide our communities with the resources needed to address mental health. The Tomorrow Needs You Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students at The University of New Mexico in partnership with African American Student Services who are pursuing a career or working to make a difference in the mental health field. 

Apply Now: Scholarship Application

To give to this scholarship fund click: Giving Page

UNM Black Alumni Chapter: Josephus "Joe" Long Scholarship Deadline July 30, 2022

The Josephus (Joe) Long Scholarship Fund is named in honor of Josephus (Joe) Long, the first Black Student Union President at UNM in 1967. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to honor Joe for his leadership and commitment to equality in the field of education for Black students. He attended UNM from the fall of 1967 to the fall of 1969 and majored in Art Education. He received a Master of Arts degree from UNM on June 3, 1970.Scholarship recipients will be notified the second week of August. Please contact our office for questions or assistance in filling out the application.

Apply Now: Scholarship Application

To Give to this Scholarship Page: Giving Page

 

Community Scholarship: SCLC-NM Scholarship Deadline CLOSED

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of New Mexico is part of the national organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), started by the late Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957. SCLC has always included eradicating classism and racism wherever it exists. The organization also works to ensure economic justice and civil rights indiscrimination and affirmative action.SCLCNM strives to be a voice for the lost, the least, and the left out. We believe in bringing about equality for all people, which is a continuing goal of the organization. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of the semester. Please contact our office for questions or assistance in filling out the application. 

Apply Now: Scholarhsip Application 

Community Scholarship: NM Buffalo Soldiers MC Albuquerque Chapter Scholarship Deadline CLOSED

 IN THE BEGINNING...In 1993, the Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club of Chicago brought together bikers who shared a love and respect for riding. The name was chosen to honor the heroic legacy of the original Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry that fought valiantly during the Civil War. Soon after the Chicago club was formed, others took interest and started chapters in the States of Maryland, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and New Jersey. Today, over 100 chapters strong across the United States (including Hawaii), the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club thrives as the largest predominately African American motorcycle club in the world, One Club, One Patch, One Mindset.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of the semester. Please contact our office for questions or assistance in filling out the application.

Apply Now: Scholarship Application