PhD Student Awarded NMHED Scholarship

First-year Medieval Studies Ph.D. student, Sara G. Flores was awarded a 2022 New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) Graduate Scholarship for Underrepresented Students.

Flores currently teaches English Composition as a TA and serves as Graduate Assistant for the Department of English. She is a member of Medieval Outreach, Medieval Studies Student Association, and Sigma Tau Delta. Her recent research involves the treatment of black and monstrous non-Christian characters in Medieval Romances.

The NMHED Graduate Scholarship was created by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education to increase graduate enrollment of underrepresented groups at public post-secondary institutions. UNM further sees this as an opportunity to encourage departmental support of students from underrepresented groups toward graduate degree completion. The maximum award amount is $7,200 per year. This award may be renewed annually based on academic standing and fulfillment of requirements. Recipient must receive a minimum of 10-hour-per-week paid assistantship or internship and serve 10 hours per week in an unpaid assistantship or internship. For more information about the NMHED Graduate Scholarship please visit UNM’s graduate studies website.