Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has three scholarships it presents on an annual or semi-annual basis. The following is a brief description of the competitions for these scholarships.

Conroy International Study Grant

Conroy International Study Grant

Patrick Conroy has endowed two $1000 grants to be awarded to two meritorious students who are either a major, second major or minor in Spanish or Portuguese (within the College of Arts and Sciences), who would like to study abroad, but finds it difficult to afford the cost of a program.

Eligibility:

  • Planning to participate, in an approved UNM Spanish or Portuguese study abroad program between May 2022 and May 2023;
  • A degree-seeking UNM student;
  • In good academic standing at UNM;
  • Able to receive UNM credits or transfer credits for the international program;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need;
  • A *declared major, second major or minor in Spanish and/or Portuguese.

(*declared = degree program listed on the student’s degree audit and transcripts)

Send the application by email to Professor Kathryn McKnight at mcknight@unm.edu

Due: Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Lina A. Ruiz y Ruiz Memorial Award

Lina A. Ruiz y Ruiz Memorial Award

The Lina A. Ruiz y Ruiz Memorial Award is a $1000 scholarship for one UNM student pursuing a Spanish degree. The awardee will be selected by department faculty on the basis of: Academic excellence, and the strength of the submitted application letter (which must be written in Spanish).

Eligibility:

  • A *declared first or second major in Spanish within the college of Arts and Sciences and are actively pursing the degree.
  • Expected to graduate between the Spring 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Spanish courses taken in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UNM.

(*declared = degree program listed on the student’s degree audit and transcripts.)

Send the application by email to Professor Kathryn McKnight at mcknight@unm.edu

Due: Wednesday, April 6, 2022


College of Arts & Sciences Summer Scholarship  

A & S Summer Scholarship

Awards will be used toward tuition and class supplies. Students must be working toward an A&S major and demonstrate good academic standing. Please download and fill-out the application form and submit along with the required paperwork. For more details please see the scholarship form or visit the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship page here.

 (*declared = degree program listed on the student’s degree audit and transcripts)

Due: Friday, March 13, 2020


Latinx Linguistics Fund

Latinx Linguists Fund

The Latinx Linguists’ Fund serves students of Linguistics who are first generation to college, low income, and/or members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate school. Any recipient must be focusing their studies on Linguistics or Hispanic Linguistics.; This award ranges from $200-$800 per year. 

Eligibility:

  • A current graduate student in Hispanic Linguistics or Linguistics in good academic standing
or
  • A current undergraduate student in good academic standing who has
    • declared a major in Linguistics -or - declared a major in Spanish & Portuguese and

    • taken or be enrolled at least two upper-division Hispanic Linguistics or Linguistics courses, such as: 

      SPAN:  350, 351, 352, 445 or 449 (Note: other courses may count if they have sufficient Linguistics content)

      LING:  301, 302, 303, 304, 322, 331, 401, 412, 413, 415, 417, 425, 429, 433, 435, 446, 460, or 469

(*declared = degree program listed on the student’s degree audit and transcripts)

Due: On Going