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Sister Cities

This scholarship opportunity is only for international students who are from one of Albuquerque's ten Sister Cities.

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

  • Open to all academic majors

  • 3.0 GPA minimum

  • Applicants should submit an essay outlining how they will use their UNM education to benefit their home communities and how they will be ambassadors of their home communities to UNM and the City of Albuquerque

  • Letter of Recommendation or Support from a School Official, or from a representative of the ABQ Sister City that the student is from. See list of Albuquerque's Sister Cities here:

  • Applicants must sign a release for us to share their application materials with the members of the "Sister Cities Scholarship" Committee that might include a non-UNM person

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 a copy of your Essay and Letter of Recommendation with the subject "Sister Cities" 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