Rachael Nicole Dowler Award

Undergraduate Award

Amount: $375 (approximately)

Aims and Founders

The aim of these awards is to commend the work of our undergraduate honors students with awards for Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Student.

Founded by her family, these awards are made in honor of Rachael Nicole Dowler (1972-2000), a UNM graduate and Psychology Honors student.  Rachael, a recipient of the Outstanding Psychology Honors Student Award herself, was well on her way to receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham when she succumbed to respiratory complications due to Cystic Fibrosis in September, 2000.


Applying for the Awards


Outstanding Thesis Award

  • 2021  Maria McCready
  • 2020  Karaya Morris
  • 2019  Jacob Ring
  • 2018  KC Hodge
  • 2017  Dana Crooks
  • 2016  Huynh Nguyen
  • 2015  Stephanie McMichael

Outstanding Student Award

  • 2021  Nina Wells & Theresa Salas 
  • 2020  Jacob Spinks
  • 2019  Jessecca Nevers
  • 2018  Emma Brandt
  • 2017  Lucas Strickland
  • 2016  Victoria Newton
  • 2015  Jared DiDomenico
  • 2015  Katherine Kelton