UNM Big Give!

Now through February 21, 2024 - have your contribution to the Dr. Nathaniel Wollman Endowed Fund matched! Learn more at UNM Big Give.

David J. Boldt Fund for Economics Research

Established in 2022, the David J. Boldt Fund for Economic Research supports undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Economics in their pursuit of research opportunities, such as but not limited to conference attendance, travel, technology, etc. Dr. Boldt received his PhD from the UNM Department of Economics in 1987 and took a position at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, expecting to stay for only a few years, but wound up building his life and career there. We are grateful that he has chosen to support students at his alma mater!

Gerald and Vivian Boyle Memorial Graduate Student Award

This award is given to deserving graduate students who are successfully pursuing a course of study in Economics that includes a field in Public Finance. It is intended to provide financial support for graduate students in Economics to support research activity intern positions or other scholarly activities related to their educational experience at the University of New Mexico.
The award honors Gerald Boyle, a professor in the Department of Economics from 19xx-19xx, who was a leading force in public finance in New Mexico during that time. Among other legacies, Professor Boyle’s work was critical to establishing the Navajo Nation oil and gas severance taxes and New Mexico’s Low-Income Comprehensive Tax Rebate.

Michelle Elizabeth Canaday Memorial Scholarship

unm-graduation-photo-1.pngThis scholarship honors economics major Michelle Canaday, who died too young after a meteoric rise at PepsiCo. Her co-workers said she was ‘spit and vinegar,’ but she got the job done, had fun, and made it look easy. She was a fierce competitor on the soccer field and the ski slopes when she traveled the state competing in the UNM Corporate Cup with her family. She later switched to snowboarding and spent many weekends racing down the mountains with her friends. She loved to play with her dogs, Max and Leo, whom she called “her boys.” She loved her family and friends and looked forward to her time with her best friends’ children, who called her “Auntie Michelle.”
Undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Economics at UNM who maintain a GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need are eligible for the Canaday Scholarship. Preferences may be given to eligible students who through an essay, demonstrate an interest in the study of health economics and/or examining the economic impacts of substance abuse.

Julian S. Duncan Scholarship in Latin American Economic Studies

Named in memory of Julian S. Duncan a former faculty member and chair of the Department of Economics at UNM known for his dedication to students. This scholarship supports students of Economics who are focusing on the study of economics in Latin America.

Economics Department at UNM

Provides funds for Chair’s initiatives and for departmental needs and emergencies. A great way to support the Department!

David Hamilton Teaching Fellowship

This award honors the late Professor David Hamilton, who taught the History of Economic Thought for 60 years, continuing to teach even after he retired. Professor Hamilton was a pioneer in the field of institutional economics. The award provides funding for a graduate student to integrate the economic dimensions of social justice issues (e.g., poverty, discrimination, health and environmental issues, and other aspects of inequality) into an introductory economics course.

Medical Economics Review and Evaluation Research

Ryan and Brandi Mummert Research Fellowship in Economics

The Ryan and Brandi Mummert Research Fellowship in Economics was created by Ryan Mummert, a 1996 graduate of the Department of Economics, and his wife, Brandi. Their gift is not only intended to support undergraduate students in their research efforts, but also serves as a tribute to a special faculty member, Professor Robert Berrens. Professor Berrens mentored Ryan in completing an honors thesis, and Ryan credits the experience with propelling him into a successful career.

Nepal Study Center Study Abroad

Alfred L. Parker, PhD, Economics Scholarship Fund

This award honors Professor Al Parker, who was a member of the UNM Economics faculty for 30 years, and Chair of the department for nine of those years. He was an expert in the economics of the oil and gas industry, and is remembered for his dedication to students. The award provides Economics graduate students with general scholarship support to help them complete their degrees.

J. Raymond Stuart Award in Economics

This award is made possible by an endowment by J. Raymond Stuart UNM class of 1932. The award is designed to provide deserving undergraduate or graduate students with financial assistance for specific expenses related to their professional development such as the purchase of otherwise unavailable data sets subject fees for experiments travel to professional meetings or other purposes necessary for professional development.

Dr. Nathaniel Wollman Endowed Fund

nathanwollman_1969_1980_v3.pngEstablished by an anonymous donor who is a grateful student of the late Professor Wollman, the Dr. Nathaniel Wollman Fund supports faculty research activities in the UNM Department of Economics. The fund honors Professor Wollman, who conducted research at UNM in the economics of natural resources and environmental economics in the 1950s - 1970s.