Giving to Honors
The UNM Honors College provides a unique educational environment for motivated students regardless of major or degree. Private support is vital to the success of this College and ensures our ability to provide exceptional educational experiences to our students.
The Manuel Areu Project Found in a dumpster in Jerome, AZ in 1952, the music scores and documents of Spanish composer Manuel Areu tell us about his creative work in Spain, Cuba, México, and the United States during times of important social and political changes. The collection housed in UNM's Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections provides the material for a special research project in the Honors College. Since 2014, UNM Honors students and faculty have researched the cultural and political history of Areu's music, while transcribing the original scores from the long-lost manuscripts. For more information, visit https://manuelareuproject.wordpress.com/. To donate to the Manuel Areu Project, go to this link (https://www.unmfund.org/fund/other/), fill out the required information, and in the box at the bottom of that page that says "Add comments on this gift..." make sure to ask that your donation go to "202782 Manuel Areu Project."
Honors College Alumni Legacy Fund: This fund provides the Honors College leadership with the means to address the greatest needs of the College. This can include support for student programming, facilities and equipment, academic fees, conferences, travel, etc. The Honors Alumni Legacy Fund allows alumni to give in the most flexible way possible, providing needed support to a variety of Honors College activities.
Honors College Alumni and Friends Endowment: This fund allows the Honors College to enrich our students’ academic lives beyond the classroom. It supports the Lecture series, field-based courses and programs, equipment, and conference travel funds for faculty and students.
Honors College Research Institute: The Honors Research Institute (HRI) supports the close student-faculty collaboration that defines the Honors College. HRI funds data collection, fieldwork, travel, equipment and other costs associated with mentored student research projects.
Honors College Study Abroad Programs Fund: The Honors College recognizes how transformative international study can be, yet many students cannot afford these experiences on their own. The Honors College Study Abroad Program offsets some of the program costs of faculty-led international programs and provides scholarships to students who would otherwise not be able to take advantage these opportunities.
Jackie Schlegel Endowment for Scribendi Journal: Scribendi is a nonprofit annual print publication of honors undergraduate students work. Through this yearlong award-winning course and educational internship, student staff members gain practical hands-on experience in copy editing, typography, graphic design and magazine layout, Adobe Creative Suite, fundraising, marketing and distribution and small business management. Scribendi showcases poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, foreign language, visual art, digital art, photography as well as other media.
Rosalie Otero Honors Student Research Scholarship: One of Dr. Otero’s ambitions for the new Honors College is to establish a research center to support and fund Honors students best research projects. This endowment is a first step toward both realizing that ambition and honoring Rosalie’s contribution to the lives and work of students faculty and staff from so many schools over these last twenty-five years.
Bequests: Giving through a will is a simple yet meaningful way to provide support to the organizations that you have cherished during your lifetime. Often times, a gift through a will is the most significant charitable gift an individual will make. By telling us that you have provided for the Honors College with a bequest to the UNM Foundation, we can show our appreciation during your lifetime. It is important to clarify with the organization you wish to support the appropriate language to describe your gift so your intentions can be fulfilled.