All-USA Academic deadline approaching

By Nick Christian

Staff Reporter

The last day to apply for the All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship
is November 11, at 5:00 p.m., said Sharon Gordon, director of Service Learning,
Phi Theta Kappa and Skills USA.

Gordon held information sessions last week to educate students about the scholarship

The scholarship is a transfer scholarship administered by the Phi Theta Kappa honor
society according to information provided by Gordon. The purpose is to
recognize outstanding two-year college students. Gordon said she is “more than
willing to help the students.”

Students have to be nominated for the scholarship, according to Gordon and up to ten
students may be nominated for the scholarship. The official nominator of the
students will be CNM President Katharine Winograd.

If accepted, students will be eligible for renewable tuition scholarships from:
“New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Tech,
Northern New Mexico University, The College of Santa Fe, The University of New
Mexico, The University of the Southwest, and Western New Mexico University.

There are requirements for the scholarship, Gordon said. Students:

  • Must currently be enrolled at CNM,
  • Have a minimum of 36 semester (or 48 quarter) college-level credit hours completed at or transferred to a community college by December 31, 2011, and be on track to complete a minimum of 48 semester (Or 72 quarter) college-level credit hours by August 30 2012. Remedial or Developmental coursework does not qualify in the
    total credit counts,
  • By December 31, 2011 students must have a minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) college-level credits completed at a community college in the past five years (fall 2006-present),
  • Must be on track to get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree,
  • Must post a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in all college-level coursework completed in the past five years (fall 2006-present),
  • Must be free from academic suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary
  • Must be free from any criminal conduct, or if the nominee is a convicted felon, he
    or she must have completed all conditions of sentencing, including probation,
    at the time of nomination,
  • Must be a U.S. citizen,
  • Must demonstrate campus and community service.

Students interested in the scholarship can call Gordon at (505) 224-3068, or send her an
email at



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