Dr. Kevin & Laurie Goodluck Scholarship

A primary role of the Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is to support the academic, social, and cultural needs of Native American health sciences students at UNM.

Guidelines

Students may request financial assistance for the following:

  • Academic Support: Study aids/supplements not available at CNAH Student Centers; clinical instruments such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, etc.; program-related exam registration/preparation (e.g., Step 1).
  • Professional Development: Travel (including airfare, registration, and lodging); meals (by reimbursement); membership dues (if it lowers conference registration cost), and costs associated with presenting at conferences such as poster printing, lamination, etc. Priority for conference attendance will be given to students selected for presentation.
  • Traditional Healing/Wellness: Identified by the student.
  • Professional Licensure: Preparation materials and courses only.
  • Other Needs: If not listed here AND is not an exclusion, submit a detailed email request to the CNAH Director that states the need.

Funding Exclusions: tuition and fees, required course textbooks, living expenses (e.g. rent, car repair, bills, childcare, etc.), electronics (iPad, computers), deposits, licensing examination or renewal fees, travel advances.

See the Scholarship's Application Guidelines.

Final approval and amount are based on the availability of funds.

The maximum amount of scholarship assistance per student is $800 per academic year. A student will be granted an award no more than one time a semester. All recipients are REQUIRED to provide volunteer service to CNAH, e.g., participating in or leading a CNAH event and/or activity. All requests and awards are subject to review for compliance with UNM Policies.

CNAH libraryA student must meet the following four criteria:

  • Current enrollment in a UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) degree program.
  • Enrolled in a federally recognized Tribe, Pueblo, or Nation.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Has explored other funding options.

  1. Complete the Student Financial Assistance Request Form and the Estimated Budget Details Form.
  2. Submit a complete application to the CNAH Office no later than 10 business days before the event or expected delivery date. For travel requests, applications must be submitted no later than 20 business days before the expected travel date. Approval and processing takes 2 weeks – early applications are appreciated.
  3. Please provide supporting documentation based on your request.
  4. CNAH may request additional information such as a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), Tribal Enrollment Card, or Unofficial Transcript.
  5. If awarded, students will be notified via email of the total award amount and instructions for accessing their award.
  6. For a full list of the guidelines, click here to view/download.
Applications can be submitted in a few ways.

Online Application

The application for the Dr. Kevin & Laurie Goodluck Scholarship is available online.

Students are required to complete and upload an "Estimated Budget Details" Form.

If you are unable to complete your application, you may continue at a later time by clicking "Save and Resume Later". You will receive a link to your application. You will also have an option to receive the link by email. It will be your responsibility to keep a copy of the link. CNAH does not have access to saved applications or the links connected to the applications.