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The Central Colorado Humanists (CCH) have announced that the application process for their 2022 sponsorship of several scholarships to be awarded in spring 2022 is now open.

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding four-year and community college-bound high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, community college, or university full-time next fall from the following school environments:

  • Buena Vista High School
  • Salida High School
  • Cotopaxi High School
  • Students in non-traditional programs
  • Homeschooled students

CCH scholarship recipients are eligible for and encouraged to apply to CCH for an additional scholarship after the completion of their first semester to help them meet college expenses for their second year. The deadline to receive applications is March 31.

Last spring the Humanists awarded six scholarships of $1,000 to high school seniors and four $1,000 scholarships to previous recipients following the successful completion of their first college semester.

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, 2022.

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 about the CCH chapter, visit their website at