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Global Creative

This scholarship opportunity is only for creative-minded international students who intend to study in a Creative Arts program at The University of New Mexico.

  • Value between $3,000- $7,000 (USD)

  • Open only to students who intend to major in a program in the UNM College of Fine Arts

  • 3.0 GPA minimum

  • Portfolio of Artistic Work (can also be a YouTube video link, or a link to an online portfolio platform). Visual Artists: submit 5-10 image examples of your artistic work (in one pdf or jpeg document). Performers: submit a word document with a weblink to a 3-5 minute video of you performing on a YouTube, Vimeo, YouKu, etc. Your face should be clearly seen in the video.

  • Applicant should submit an essay (no more than 500 words) in which you describe your interest in the Arts, where you hope it will lead you, and how you will use your creativity to benefit your community.

  • Letter of Recommendation from a School Official.

Notice: Receipt of this scholarship does not guarantee admission to a major in the UNM College of Fine Arts. All students are still required to complete the admissions requirements for the College of Fine Arts.

Notice: This scholarship is not "stackable" with any other UNM scholarship. Meaning that it will not be combined with another UNM scholarship (such as the Amigo Scholarship). The greater of the scholarships will be awarded to an eligible student.

Important: Before applying for this scholarship, you should first complete an online application for admission and receive your UNM ID number (in 9 digit format). You will need your UNM ID number for the scholarship application.

Fall Semester Priority Deadline: February 15th

Questions? Contact:

To Apply: Please email copies (attachment docs) of your creative work, a copy of your Essay and Letter of Recommendation with the subject “Global Creative” to In the body of your email, please include the following:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your UNM ID Number (in 9-digit format)
  • Your Recommender’s full name and his or her email address