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Presidential Scholarship Program

Many of New Mexico’s highest achieving and most committed high school graduates attend UNM each year due to the UNM Presidential Scholarship. These scholars earned the right to be called Presidential Scholars through their academic performance and community service. They enrich New Mexico and exemplify student success as Lobos on the UNM campus throughout their college careers and long after they graduate. With a gift of $2,600 each year, you may join our program as a full Sponsor of a Presidential Scholar. UNM leverages your donation more than 3 to 1 to provide an award of $9,800 that covers a student’s tuition, fees, and books and is renewable for four years. As a Sponsor, you are matched with a Scholar, attend special invitation-only annual events, and have an opportunity to make a personal connection with the student whose life you are helping to change. Alternately, you may make a gift of any size to the UNM Presidential Scholarship Program and “share a Scholar” with other generous donors. These gifts make a difference annually by providing many additional Presidential Scholarships. For giving in perpetuity, an investment of $50,000 or more establishes an endowed Presidential Scholarship, which can bear the donor’s name or the name of a living or deceased loved one, colleague, or mentor. You may create an endowment with a one-time gift or pay over three years or less. For more information, please contact Presidential Scholarship Program Director Terry Mulert at Terry.Mulert@ unmfund.org or (505) 313-7679.

Scholars since 1976

FY 2020-2021 Scholars

NM high schools represented

In endowments

Endowment scholarships

Annual scholarships

New scholarships FY 2020-2021

PSP alumni Sponsors

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