Humanists Open Scholarship Competition

Central Colorado Humanist Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Central Colorado Humanists (CCH) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of several $1,000 (or more) scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2019. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding college-bound high school seniors at Buena Vista High School, Salida High School, students in non-traditional programs or home schooled students who plan to attend an accredited college or university full time next fall. CCH scholarship recipients are eligible for and encouraged to apply to CCH for an additional scholarship after the completion of their first semester in college to help them meet college expenses for their sophomore year. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit applications is March 31st.

Last spring, the Humanists awarded eight scholarships of $1,000 each. Six were awarded to graduating high school seniors and two to previous scholarship recipients following successful completion of their first semester of college study. Applications for this year’s scholarships are available for download at Specific instructions for completing and submitting applications can be found on this website.

Scholarship candidates should have a 3.0 GPA and have exhibited some form of community service during their high school career. Evaluations will be based in part on the quality of an essay (limited to 750 words) to be submitted by each applicant. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the respective high school’s awards assembly in May.

The Central Colorado Humanists is the local chapter of the American Humanist Association. Humanists are informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by art and nature, and motivated by compassion. The scholarship awards are one avenue by which the Central Colorado Humanists encourage the development of these values in our local youth while helping them achieve their life-long goals. For more information, visit our website at

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