Scholarship Writing Contest

Humanist Society of New Mexico Announces High School Writing Contest

Winner will receive a scholarship to attend CNM

The Humanist Society of New Mexico (HSNM) is now accepting applications and essay entries from

graduating high school students who want to attend Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Students are asked to submit an application form along with an essay of 600 to 800 words on any aspect of humanist values. The application form and complete details are posted on the HSNM website,, along with information about humanism, and links to local and national humanist resources.

The selected student will receive a scholarship grant to cover the first year of tuition at CNM, renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 3.0 average. The winner may enroll in academic or certificate programs. The contest is open to any student in the Albuquerque school system who will graduate before the start of the CNM fall term. The selection will be made by a committee of HSNM members (relatives of the selection committee or HSNM board are not eligible to enter). All applications are confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of HSNM.

The deadline for application is May 1, 2018. There will be a personal interview for the finalists between May 10 and 15. The winner will be announced on May 26 at HSNM’s May Speaker Meeting, to be held at Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. NE, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

The winning essay will be published in HSNM’s June 2018 Newsletter.

To download the grant application form, click here: CNM-Grant

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