Named Scholarship Opportunities at the University of New Mexico School of Law

Investing in law school is both a personal and financial commitment. The Admissions and Financial Aid team at the University of New Mexico School of Law is here to help you find ways to make your education more affordable. Our alumni and friends of the law school have generously donated to over 50 named scholarships to support our students.

Some scholarship opportunities require an additional application to be submitted. Other scholarship opportunities do not require an additional application and candidates are automatically considered for these opportunities based on admissions materials for entering first-year students and current law school records for second and third-year students.

Scholarships That Require Additional Application

Please read through these opportunities below to find out more about each of these scholarships. Some scholarships may require an additional application. Applications for these scholarships include a statement of interest and why you should be considered for the award, a current resume, as well as an unofficial copy of your more recent academic transcript (either previous institution or UNM School of Law for current JD students). To apply, please submit your statement of interest, resume, and academic transcript to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at admissions@law.unm.edu.

Application deadlines:

  • Scholarships that are specific to incoming first year (1L) students are due: March 1, 2014
  • Scholarships that are designated for any class (1L, 2L, or 3L) are due: March 1, 2014
  • Scholarships that are specific to current students (2L or 3L) are due: May 1, 2014

University-wide scholarships may have separate deadlines, please note these in the description.

For additional funding opportunities please visit our External Funding Opportunities page.

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Burck and Sandra Bailey Scholarship in Law

The Burck and Sandra Bailey Scholarship in Law was established by Burck Bailey, an attorney from Oklahoma, and his wife Sandra Bailey. Upon retirement, the Baileys moved to Santa Fe and established the scholarship to make a difference in their adopted state. This need-based award provides that a preference shall be given for Native American applicants and/or applicants demonstrating leadership in Hispanic or African American communities.

Deadline: March 1

Captain Richard Lynn Klein Scholarship

The Captain Richard L. Klein Scholarship was established at the law school in memory of Richard L. Klein, a 1971 graduate. To apply, a student must submit an unofficial law school transcript (first-year students submit undergraduate transcripts) with a resume and a cover letter explaining why he/she is best qualified to receive the scholarship. In addition, the following criteria must be met: demonstrate financial need, be enrolled as a full-time student and be an active or former member of the United States Marine Corps.

Deadline: March 1

Carlos F. Vigil Memorial Scholarship

Carlos F. Vigil was an attorney who had an extraordinary sense of justice and commitment to the defense of those persons who most needed caring and effective representation in the courts of law. He served the poor, the impoverished and the most helpless members of the community, assisting many people for little or no compensation. To apply, a student must submit a law school transcript (first-year applicants submit undergraduate transcripts), a resume detailing his/her experience, and a cover letter (1,000 words maximum) explaining why he/she is best qualified to receive the scholarship according to the following criteria: Demonstrated commitment upon graduation and during law school, to the extent possible, to provide legal services (primarily, but not limited to, criminal defense) to low-income New Mexico Hispanics; Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the history, culture and social customs of northern New Mexico Hispanic communities; Demonstrated commitment in the past to serving the low-income Hispanic community through civic, educational, or community organizations or employment; A well-rounded undergraduate experience, academic proficiency and financial need.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: March 1

Esteban Aguilar Scholarship

The Esteban A. Aguilar Scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year law student who has demonstrated interest and excellence in the area of trial practice. Academic achievement in related subjects of evidence, trial practice, civil procedure, pre-trial practice, client counseling and/or professional responsibility should be demonstrated and will be considered. It is understood that not all applicants will have taken all of these courses. The student may also have participated in mock trial competition. Applicants who have participated in mock trial competition(s) should indicate that in their application.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: May 1

Henry S. Glascock Memorial Scholarship

The Henry S. Glascock Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Henry S. Glascock, a Gallup attorney. This award is offered to a law student who demonstrates both financial need and academic achievement. In addition, the recipient must show an interest in the area of natural resource law. Applicants interested in being considered for this opportunity must submit the a statement of interest, a current resume, and current transcript.

Deadline: March 1

Jackson Lewis Workplace & Labor Law Scholarship

The Jackson Lewis Scholarship in Workplace and Labor Law will provide one scholarship annually valued at $5,000.00 to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in, or an aptitude for, employment or labor law, preferably to someone who is underrepresented in the profession. Jackson Lewis LLP, is one of the nation's leading labor and employment law firms and has initiated a national scholarship program, attached to cities where they maintain offices, to reward students who focus on the practice of workplace and labor law. The scholarship is designed to encourage student interest in, and raise awareness of, the field of workplace and labor law.

Deadline: March 1

James E. Sperling Memorial Scholarship

The James E. Sperling Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student demonstrating academic achievement and financial need for scholarship assistance. Students must be enrolled as full-time students in the school of law and demonstrate an interest in the field of natural resources law.

Deadline: March 1

James Quinn Memorial Scholarship

The James Quinn Memorial Scholarship includes an award of $1,000 during the recipient's first year of enrollment at the UNM School of Law, both 1L and incoming transfer students are eligible to apply.  Applicants should demonstrate commitment to pursuing conservation and sustainability through environmental law.  The applicant should show strong potential to make outstanding contributions to the law school, the environment, ethics, and sustainability.  A strong preference will be given to individuals interested in water law related issues.  Interested applicants should submit a written statement addressing these qualities and their interest in environmental law, an unofficial transcript from their previous institutions, and a current resume.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: March 1

Jerrald Roehl Scholarship for Student-Athletes in Law

The Jerrald Roehl Scholarship for Student-Athletes in Law is awarded to a former UNM student-athlete interested in pursuing a JD at UNM. Applications for this scholarship will be reviewed annually, and UNM men's basketball student-athletes are strongly encouraged to apply. This award is designed to encourage student and former athletes to pusue a law degree, and to support them in this endeavor.

Deadline: March 1

Judge Mayo T. Boucher

The Judge Mayo T. Boucher Scholarship, established in memory of Judge Boucher, is awarded to a second- or third-year student with substantial ties to Valencia County. To apply, please submit an unofficial transcript with release form, a resume and a letter of no more than 500 words demonstrating your ties to Valencia County and explaining why you are best qualified to receive the Boucher Award.

Deadline: May 1

Judge Oliver Seth Memorial Scholarship

The Judge Oliver Seth Memorial Scholarship was established to honor of Judge Oliver Seth, who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for over 35 years. The annual scholarship is awarded to one or more second- or third-year students who show promise in the areas of legal ethics and/or mediation. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit.

Deadline: May 1

Justice Patricio M. Serna Scholarship

The "Justice Patricio M. Serna –Education: Path to the American Dream Scholarship" was established in honor of Retired New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Patricio M. Serna upon his retirement fromthe bench in 2012. The scholarship includes a $5,000 award during the recipient’s first year of enrollment at the UNM School of Law. The continuation of this scholarship for the second and third year will be based upon an end of the academic year review andevaluation. A unique and exclusive aspect of the scholarship includes one-on-one mentorship from Retired Justice Serna from the point of award of the scholarship, throughout the three years in the student’s academic career, and even as the student preparesfor the New Mexico State Bar exam and entry. Retired Justice Serna will also personally move to admit the recipient into the New Mexico Bar. Candidates for this scholarship should provide evidence of academic excellence in high school and post-secondary studies, and demonstrate financial need. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a history of leadership in academic organizations and/or civic groups, a demonstrated commitment to community services, and parallels with the life of Justice Serna.

This scholarship will be awarded once every three years beginning Fall 2013. The next available award will be for the Fall 2016 incoming 1L class.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Karen and Gregory Chase Law Scholarship

The Karen and Gregory Chase Law Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship given to a rising 2L or rising 3L who is in the top 50% of his or her class and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Karen Chase is an alumna of the UNM School of Law and Gregory Chase is an adjunct faculty member at the law school and both practice law in Albuquerque. Additional consideration may be given to advancing the educational goals of diversity and cultivating a rich campus environment at the University of New Mexico, including but not limited to considerations of a candidate's economic disadvantages, neighborhood and community circumstances, and the impact of a candidate’s cultural experiences, backgrounds, and special talents. Such considerations shall be made on an individualized basis and not on assumptions based on gender, race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: May 1

Keller & Keller LLC Scholarship

The Keller & Keller LLC Scholarship is awarded to three first-year students who have demonstrated financial need and an interest in representing injured persons. One student will receive a $5,000 award, another student a $3,000 award and a third student will receive a $2,000 award. To apply, please submit an unofficial transcript, a resume and a one-page statement explaining why you believe you should be selected to receive the scholarship and how it will help to support your legal education and goals. Attorneys from Keller & Keller LLC will review applications and make recommendations for selection of recipients. Keller & Keller LLC Scholarship recipients will be featured on the Keller & Keller LLC website, including a photo and bio.

Deadline: March 1

New Mexico Black Lawyers Association(NMBLA)
- Cochran Scholarship

The Cochran scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year student who has demonstrated commitment to serving the Black community, including service to civic, educational and religious organizations. This service can be in the form of volunteer or paid positions, and should evidence leadership abilities. The recipient of this award must also have demonstrated academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: May 1

New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Foundation Scholarship

The New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Foundation Scholarship was established by the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association to provide tuition support to an incoming, first year JD student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. This scholarship provides assistance to a candidate who demonstrates financial need; is a New Mexico resident, a New Mexico high school graduate, or has other significant ties to New Mexico; is committed to issues of importance to the Hispanic Community and is committed to serving the Hispanic Community after graduation; and shows a history of community involvement particularly with the Hispanic Community. Some consideration will also be given to prior academic achievement, the candidate’s intent to remain in NM following graduation, and any other circumstances the candidate would like the committee to consider.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: Friday, April 25th.

Ray M. Vargas, II Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Trial Lawyers

The Ray M. Vargas, II Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Trial Lawyers is awarded to a second- or third-year student who has a demonstrated interest plaintiff/trial work including the related subjects of evidence, trial practice, civil procedure, pre-trial practice, client counseling, and/or professional responsibility. It is understood that not all candidates will have taken extensive coursework in these areas. Preference will given to applicants who are New Mexico residents, are student members of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, or have participated in Mock Trial.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: May 1

Richard C. Civerolo Family Scholarship

The Richard C. Civerolo Family Scholarship was established through a generous donation by the Richard C. Civerolo family. The merit-based scholarship is awarded using a number of criteria, incluidng LSAT scores, GPA, and community involvement prior to being admitted to law school. Half of the award is made available to the recipient at the start of the student's first semester of law school. The second half is awarded at the beginning of the student's second semester, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: March 1

Richard Gonzales Employment and Labor Law Scholarship

The Richard Gonzales Employment and Labor Law Scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year law student interested in a career in employment and/or labor law. To apply, you must submit an unofficial law school transcript with release form, resume detailing your experience and a cover letter (1,000 words maximum) explaining why you are best qualified to receive the scholarship. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of law school faculty, a member of the State Bar’s Employment and Labor Section and the assistant dean of admissions and financial aid.

Deadline: May 1

Robert E. & Ann Simms Clark Scholarship

The Robert E. and Ann Simms Clark Scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year student who has demonstrated an interest in Natural Resources Law.

Deadline: May 1

Rudolf & Betty Schware Scholarship in Labor Law

The recipient of the Rudolf & Betty Schware Scholarship in Labor Law should demonstrate interst in labor law, preferably from the perspective of trade union movement, meaning not from the perspective of corporations or small business. The awardee shall make arrangements to attend, as observers, various trade union meetings in the course of their studies in law school.

Deadline: March 1

The Kathryn and Ted Parnall Scholarship for Law as an
Instrument of Economic Growth and Social Development

The Kathryn and Ted Parnall Scholarship for Law as an Instrument of Economic Growth and Social Development is intended for a student who understands that law is more than a means of dispute resolution, and that it can be an important tool for both domestic and international economic development and a more equitable restructuring of the social order. This scholarship is primarily merit-based for full-time 2L or 3L law students. Applicants LSAT scores and cumulative law school GPA will be used to establish merit, however some consideration may also be given for need. Applicants must submit a short essay, up to five pages, describing how the law can be used for domestic or inernational economic and social development.

Applications will be reviewed by an external committee.

Deadline: May 1

The R. Edward Garcia Scholarship

The R. Edward Garcia Memorial Scholarship was established by Yolanda M. Garcia, mother of Ralph Edward (“Eddie”) Garcia (UNM School of Law Class of 2001). Upon graduating from the UNM School of Law, Eddie worked in the Public Defender’s Office with dedication because he felt the gravity of his position and the impact it had on individuals who are otherwise unable to afford legal services. He saw how one could help a large number of individuals realize their right to counsel in accordance with our Constitution. This memorial fund provides assistance to current UNM School of Law students interested in pursuing public interest law. This award is a need-based award for a second- or third year law student who demonstrates an interest in public interest law. Preference will be given to law students of Hispanic descent.

Deadline: May 1

Tim Vigil Scholarship

The Tim Vigil Scholarship is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated an interest in working in public interest law, providing access to the justice system for low income individuals and disadvantaged communites in rural and other underserved areas of Northern New Mexico.

Deadline: March 1

Toby Grossman Memorial Scholarship

The Toby Grossman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first-year Native student who demonstrates a high potential for success in law school and who has close ties and a demonstrated commitment to a Native community.

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Scholarships That Do Not Require Additional Application

Alfred L. Gausewitz Memorial Scholarship

The Dean Alfred L. Gausewitz Scholarship was established by the Albuquerque Bar Association to honor the legacy of the of the University of New Mexico School of Law's first dean, Alfred Leroy Gausewitz. Beginning in 1947 with only three rooms and a library of 11,000 books located on the second floor of Zimmerman Field's grandstand, he oversaw the construction of a dedicated law building and quadrupled the size of the law library by the time he retired in 1958. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving second- or third-year law student on the basis of merit and need.

School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship

The UNM School of Law Alumni Board and Alumni Association are proud to offer this merit-based scholarship. This scholarship provides full in-state tuition to one student from each incoming class for all three years of law school. Candidates for this scholarship are nominated by the Admissions Committee to the Alumni Association Board. Decisions are based on the candidates' personal statements from their admissions application. Awardees must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.20 while in Law School to remain eligible for this award.

Anna K. Resigner Scholarship

The Anna K. Reisiger Scholarship was established in 1963 by Anna Reisiger of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The scholarship is awarded to a student who shows promise of making a substantial contribution to society.

Babs McEnearney & Margarita Stelzner Scholarship

The Babs McEnearney and Margarita Stelzner Scholarship was established to provide support to a student pursuing his/her Juris Doctorate at the University of New Mexico. This scholarship was established by former UNM Law Professor Louis Stelzner and his wife, Pat Stelzner a UNM Law graduate (’82), in memory of their mothers. This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming, full-time 1L student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. The chosen candidate will receive this award for each of his/her three years while attending the UNM School of Law. This award will be made once every three years. The next award will be made to a candidate for the Fall 2017 incoming 1L class.

Bertha B. Hollis Scholarship

The Bertha B. Hollis Scholarship was established to help young Protestant Indian students who are in need of financial aid.

C. M. Botts Memorial Scholarship

The C.M. Botts Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a current UNM Law student who demonstrates need and/or academic achievement.

Carl P. Dunifon and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship

The Carl P. Dunifon and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship was established in recognition of Carl P. Dunifon, an attorney, and his wife Erma W. Dunifon, a former school teacher, who made their home in Albuquerque. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking student in the School of Law who has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need for scholarship assistance. Preference is given to relatives of Carl P. Dunifon or Erma W. Dunifon and single students without children.

Donald D. Montoya Memorial Scholarship

The Donald D. Montoya Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Donald D. Montoya, a Santa Fe attorney. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, first-year law student who demonstrates academic acheivement and financial need for scholarship assistance. Preference is given to students who are graduates of New Mexico high schools.

Frederick M. & Joan M. Hart Opportunity Scholarship

The Frederick M. & Joan M. Hart Opportunity Scholarship Fund is named for beloved former Dean and Professor Fred Hart and his wife, Joan, for their extensive and tireless support of the UNM School of Law. The award is established for students interested in the study of law and pursuit of a legal career who would otherwise be wholly unable to do so.

Helene Simson Memorial Scholarship

The Helene Simson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Helene Simson, a professor in the School of Law known for her exceptional charm, intelligence, and grace. The award is offered to a law student who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.

Hoshour Memorial Scholarship

The Hoshour Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a student demonstrating academic acheivement and an active and effective interest in law school affairs, with some consideration for need.

Howard Bratton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Judge Howard Bratton who served as a judge on the US District Court for the District of New Mexico for over 30 years, including nine years as chief judge from 1978 to 1987. Prior to his appointment, Judge Bratton worked in private practice in both Albuquerque and Roswell, NM. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving law student each year on the basis of need and merit.

Judge J.V. Gallegos Memorial Scholarship

The Judge J.V. Gallegos Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Judge J.V. Gallegos who served as District Judge in the 10th Judicial District of New Mexico. Prior to being appointed District Judge, he served as the City Attorney of Tucumcari, New Mexico and an Assistant District Attorney. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a New Mexico Resident who demonstrates academic achievement and/or financial need.

A preference is given to candidates of Hispanic descent.

Indian Law General Scholarship Fund

The Indian Law General Scholarship provides financial support to Native American applicants pursuing their legal education at the University of New Mexico. No additional application is required.

Julius & Bert Fine - Joe and Toni Fine Endowed Scholarship

The Julius M. Fine - Joe & Toni Fine Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student at the start of their first year of law school. Particular consideration is given to the achievement of minority students, and financial need may also be considered.

Justice Irwin S. Moise Merit Scholarship

The Justice Irwin S. Moise Merit Scholarship was established to honor Justice Irwin Stern Moise, a distinguished lawyer and jurist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a New Mexico resident with outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement in undergraduate and/or graduate studies, who has potential to make significant contributions to the people and State of New Mexico.

Modesta E. Comeford Scholarship

The Modesta E. Comeford Scholarship is awarded by the School of Law to a student demonstrating financial need.

Olaf A. Olson Memorial Scholarship

The Olaf A. Olson Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a current UNM Law student who demonstrates need and/or academic achievement.

The Pat Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

The Pat Sheehan Memorial Scholarship was established by the Sheehan and Sheehan law firm in memory of the late Pat Sheehan, who founded the firm in 1954. The Pat Sheehan Memorial Scholarship will provide one scholarship annually valued at $5,000 to an incoming first-year student who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given for New Mexico residents and for current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Peter A. Winograd Endowed Annual Scholarship in Law

The Peter A. Winograd Scholarship in Law was established to honor Peter Winograd’s career at the University of New Mexico School of Law and his support of students pursuing a legal education. This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per academic year. It will be awarded to an incoming, full-time 1L student who demonstrates a propensity for giving back to his/her community, has made a positive impact on the lives of others, and is a highly qualified and competitive applicant to the law school. The chosen candidate will receive this award for each of his/her three years while attending the UNM School of Law.

This scholarship will be awarded once every three years beginning Fall 2014. The next available award will be for the Fall 2017 incoming 1L class.

Randolph Reese Memorial Scholarship

The Ranfolph Reese Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a current UNM Law student who demonstrates financial need.

Robert C. Poole Memorial Scholarship

The Robert C. Poole Merit Award Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming first-year student. The merit-based scholarship is awarded using a number of criteria, incluidng LSAT scores, GPA, and community involvement prior to being admitted to law school. Half of the award is made available to the recipient at the start of the student's first semester of law school. The second half is awarded at the beginning of the student's second semester, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

The Roehl Advocate Award

The Roehl Advocate award is awarded to a student who exemplifies those attributes of an outstanding trial lawyer. The awardee assists in organizing the intramural competition for selecting the mock trial team and assists the coach of the mock trial team in preparing the team for competition. This award is made to a third-year law student and is awarded during the academic year based on performance.

Rothgerber Endowment to Honor Alfred & Miriam N. Grunsfeld

The Rothgerber Endowment to Honor Alfred & Miriam N. Grunsfeld was established to provide financial support to a current UNM Law student who demonstrates need and/or academic achievement.

Sam & Frances Dazzo Scholarship

The Sam and Frances Dazzo Scholarship is awarded to a law student who is a New Mexico resident and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student.

San Juan Basin Scholarship

This scholarship is generously funded by a group of lawyers in the San Juan Basin area of New Mexico to provide financial support to an outstanding student from the San Juan Basin who is pursuing a JD at the University of New Mexico.

The Calvin Hyer, Jr. and Darlene J. Hyer Law School Scholarship

The Calvin Hyer, Jr. and Darlene J. Hyer Law School Scholarship was established by UNM School of Law alumnus, Calvin Hyer, Jr. (Class of 1972) and his wife, Darlene J. Hyer, to provide financial support to an incoming, full-time law student at the University of New Mexico who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. This is a recurring scholarship and will be awarded once every three years. Preference will be given to veterans of one of the US Armed Forces. The next award will be made for the Fall 2017 incoming class.

The Catron Family Scholarship

The Catron Family Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a deserving first-year student at the UNM School of Law. The awardee should be a New Mexico resident, have a well-rounded undergraduate experience, and must demonstrate academic proficiency and financial need.

The Helen James Scholarship

The Helen James Scholarship provides financial support to female UNM School of Law students who demonstrate financial need.

The Honorable James A. Parker Scholarship in Law

The Honorable James A. Parker Scholarship in Law provides financial support to a full-time student at the UNM School of Law who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

The Marshallene G. Koff – Manuel D. V. Saucedo Scholarship in Law

The Marshallene G. Koff – Manuel D. V. Saucedo Scholarship in Law provides financial support to a second- or third-year law student who is in the top 10% of their class and demonstrates financial need. Preference for awarding this scholarship is given to a female student.

The Mary Han "Not For The Top" Scholarship

The Mary Han "Not for the Top" Scholarship is awarded to a rising second- or third-year law student who demonstrates financial need and has established a pattern of hard work, discipline and interest in all aspects of the law.

Thomas A. Wilkerson Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas A. Wilkerson Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial support to a current UNM Law student who demonstrates need and/or academic achievement.

Thomas J. Mabry Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas J. Mabry scholarship is awarded to a student on the basis of ability and need.

U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union Book Scholarships

The U. S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union Book Scholarship was established by the U. S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union and Mr. Alan Varela, Vice President of U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union and a 1987 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and Mr. Phil Forbert, Marketing Manager at U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union. This scholarship will assist one law student per class who demonstrates financial need with financial support to purchase textbooks for the upcoming fall semester. Textbooks must be purchased through the awardees’ student accounts at the Medical/Legal Bookstore on North Campus.

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