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Student Funding

At the LAII we're committed to supporting students whose scholarship focuses on Latin America. This means not only that we support the students in the Latin American Studies (LAS) program, but also that we fund students in other departments all across campus.

In the past year, we awarded over $650,000 in funding to students across campus and 68% of Latin American Studies students received substantive financial aid through resources like graduate assistantships (GA), teaching assistantships (TA), and in-state tuition waivers. We also provided funding for research through our Field Research Grants (FRGs).

We invite you to learn more about our funding opportunities below.


Undergraduate Funding

The UNM Scholarship Office can help students identify funding to support their studies.

Graduate Funding

The UNM Office of Graduate Studies can help students identify additional funding to support their studies. For LAII funding, please note that Field Research Grants and PhD Fellowships are open to students in any discipline (including LAS students); all other funding is reserved for students in the LAS program.