The UNM Department of History offers several scholarships to declared History Majors. Students are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship with a single application, although the application statement must explain how the applicant is eligible and deserving for each one applied for. Although students may apply for more than one scholarship, they can be awarded only one. 


Application Instructions

Students wishing to apply for any of the scholarships should download the application form (a form fillable PDF), prepare a 1-page single-spaced application statement that explains relevant qualifications, and provide names of two history faculty members who could provide recommendations. All materials should be emailed to the History Department at


Alfred Grunsfeld Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Annual scholarship given to a male and female student who are declared history majors having completed 15 credit hours in history, and 60 hours toward the B.A. degree with an overall and major GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Conlon-Demas Undergraduate Research Fund in History

This fund supports the research expenses of undergraduate honors students in the History Department including meeting registration fees, travel and lodging, copying fees, book purchases, writing costs such as printing and related computer expenses.

Robert Figge and Thord Nilson Endowed Scholarship Fund in European History

Established to honor history teachers Robert Figge and Thord Nilson from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this endowed scholarship fund supports undergraduate, junior or senior history students studying European history, that are in good academic standing, showing academic potential, and demonstrating financial need.

Bernice A. Rebord Memorial Scholarship in History

Named in honor of Bernice A. Rebord, a career-long history teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awards from this fund are made to deserving undergraduate juniors or seniors, or master degree students in the History Department who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in elementary or secondary education. The award will be based on both scholastic and financial need.

Graham Browne Endowed Memorial Scholarship in History

Established in memory of Graham Browne, co-creator of Sutin, Thayer & Browne law firm of New Mexico, this undergraduate scholarship is annually awarded to a full-time history student, preference given to an American History major in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.