Senior Prize Application
Each year outstanding seniors in the College of Fine Arts are recognized through the Donald McRae (former CFA Dean) award for the Outstanding Senior. One outstanding senior from each department/program is selected who will then compete for the Donald McRae award. The award is commonly referred to as the Senior Prize.
Completed applications and supporting documents must be received no later than Monday, March 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Students who have graduated or are a pending graduate in the current academic year (summer 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023) and have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply. Eligible students are notified via email inviting them to apply for the Senior Prize
Awards: There are five awards including four outstanding departmental recipients and the College of Fine Arts McRae recipient. Each student receives a monetary award and a plaque. Additionally, the McRae recipient’s name is inscribed on a plaque with the previous award recipients and is displayed in the CFA Advisement Center in perpetuity.
Application: The Senior Prize application is an online process using the form found on this page. All fields on the form are required. Students MUST submit an unofficial copy of their UNM transcript as a PDF. Failure to follow instructions may cause your application to be marked incomplete and excluded from consideration.
The outstanding seniors will be recognized at the spring 2023 CFA Convocation with the McRae award recipient will be announced at that time.
Contact the Student Success & Advisement Center
How to Apply
The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.
To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.