Saturday, April 24, 2010
CNM Scholarships Go Green
Journal Staff Report
Central New Mexico Community College has launched a new scholarship program for students graduating from programs that incorporate green practices.
Eligible programs include air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, automotive technology, aviation maintenance and construction management.
PNM endowed the scholarship program with a $100,000 donation. The PNM Renewable Technology Award will be given to 10 CNM students each year. Recipients must have a 3.0 grade point average and must have shown a commitment to using their education to contribute to a more environmentally responsible community and economy.
A CNM news release states that while traditional college scholarships are focused on helping students get to college or stay in college, this award provides incentives to graduate and helps students obtain the tools needed to start their careers.
Each recipient will get $500 that the college said can be used for expenses related to entering the work force, such as buying professional equipment and tools, paying for certification fees and event getting professional attire for interviews.
The first batch of scholarships were awarded to 10 students Tuesday.