The Center for Academic Excellence and Leadership Development (CAELD) provides programs to enhance the academic, personal, and professional development of high-achieving students at the University of New Mexico. CAELD’s primary mission is to prepare students for the next steps after graduating from UNM, by strengthening each student’s potential to become a competitive candidate for graduate schools, nationally prestigious scholarships, and professional opportunities. The Center also directs the National & International Scholarships and Fellowships and will keep the scholars informed on the opportunities for nationally prestigious scholarships.

CAELD Scholars Benefits:

  • Resources on research, internships, honors programs, honors societies, scholarships, study abroad, mentoring opportunities, etc.
  • Workshops on research, leadership, and career goal development
  • Information sessions on nationally competitive scholarships
  • Preparation for graduate school applications

Faculty Referral