Graduate Scholarship Regulations
Western New Mexico University
Purpose: The Graduate Scholarship is intended to increase enrollment of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in a graduate education. Special emphasis will be placed upon academic fields of high national or regional priority and fields in which under-representation has been greatest.
Eligibility: A Graduate Scholarship may be awarded to an individual who:
Amount of Fellowship: The scholarship award shall be for seven thousand two hundred dollars per year; a six hundred dollar ($600) per month stipend for a period up to twelve months. [Appointment of half a graduate assistantship salary of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per month for a period up to twelve months will be added to the $7,200 for a total of $10,200.]
Duration: Each Scholarship is for a period of one academic year.
Distribution of Scholarship: The Office of Graduate Studies will make the final selection based on a recommendation from the department which will examine the files of all eligible students.
Termination: A scholarship is terminated upon the occurrence of:
WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
GENERAL INFORMATION (Please type or print.)
Name: ______________________________________________________ Gender: M 0 F 0
SS#: ____________________________ Date of Birth: ________________________________
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________
Permanent Address: ____________________________________________________________
Home Phone #: ____________________________ Work Phone #: ______________________
E-mail address: ________________________________________________________________
Are you a resident of the State of New Mexico? Yes 0 No 0
Citizenship Status: _____________________________________________________________
Do you have any disabilities or handicaps which you would like the selection committee to consider when making its decision: Yes 0 No 0
If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________
Race/Ethnicity (check one):
0 African American
0 American Indian (Tribal affiliation) ________________________
0 Hispanic (specify subgroup) ______________________________
0 Other (specify) _________________________________________
List all schools, colleges, and universities attended in any status. Use additional pages if necessary.
Degree Sought: ________________________________________________________________________________
Have you applied to WNMU for Graduate Study? Yes 0 No 0
Have you been notified of acceptance? Yes 0 No 0
Semester and year you began or will begin graduate study at WNMU: ____________________________________
Have you met requirements to be admitted into your program of study? Yes 0 No 0
In order to receive funding under this scholarship, you must have proven financial need, based on a financial needs analysis, of the stipend amount. However, you may use this space to discuss any special circumstances regarding your financial need. The Financial Aid Office will certify eligibility.
Items needed to complete your application packet include: (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)
· LETTER OF INTENT – These graduate scholarships are intended for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their chosen fields. Please present information/documentation that you would like the Selection Committee to consider in reviewing your application. Also include information regarding your interests, achievements, goals, extracurricular activities, etc. Heavy emphasis is placed on the Letter of Intent when making decisions on awards.
I certify that all the information I have supplied on this form is true and correct.
Signature: _____________________________________________________ Date: _________________________
Applications must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies no later than 4:30 PM on:
Please send your packet to: Norma Ward
Office of Graduate Studies
Western New Mexico University
P. O. Box 680
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
Phone: 505-538-6318 Fax: 505-538-6182