UNM Chapter Scholarships/Stipends

The Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Scholarship and Recruitment Offices, are working to revamp the Chapter Endowed Scholarship/Stipend Program. Endowed Scholarships allow Chapters to provide additional stipends for qualified Amigo and other students from their areas. The new process will allow the Alumni Relations Office to contact qualified students from these Chapter areas to encourage them to apply for their area scholarship. The Chapters will then be able to choose their recipients from the pool of applicants for a more structured, transparent and smooth process.

Chapters that currently have Endowed Scholarships:

  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York
  • NorCal
  • Denver

Amigo Scholarship

The Amigo Scholarship entitles outstanding out-of-state students to be charged the in-state tuition and given a cash stipend of $200 per year (valued at $16,338) In order to qualify for the Amigo Scholarship, the prospective first-year student must:

  • Have a cumulative unit grade point average(GPA)  in core classes of 3.5 or higher (on 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 23 or the SAT equivalent (1070)
  • Have a cumulative unit grade point average(GPA)  in core classes of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 26 or the SAT equivalent (1190)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

The scholarship may be renewed automatically for up to eight semesters provided the student meets requirements of 24 semester hours each academic year with a GPA of at least 3.0.  A student who fails to meet the requirements necessary to renew the scholarship also forfeits the privilege of resident tuition.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE and WUE Plus)

WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition.


WUE Enrollment—Interested students must be admitted to UNM prior to applying for the WUE subsidy. First-time freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of at least 21 or the SAT equivalent (1000). Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) on 30 transfer hours. All UNM Programs are open to WUE students. Access to the WUE Program is selective; enrollment is limited to 30 students per academic year.

WUE Plus—22 ACT (1030 SAT) and 3.0 Unit GPA.

How to Apply: For consideration, students must contact the WUE Coordinator at (505) 277-3361 to begin the WUE admissions process.