Orientation Leader Scholarship Program

Earn money for school while gaining valuable leadership skills through the New Student Orientation Leadership Program.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23, 2021 (or until vacant spots are filled). 

Questions? Email or call (505) 224-3352. 

Thank you for your interest in the New Student Orientation Leadership Program. We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer Term program. However, we are recruiting for the Fall 2021 Term.

Orientation Leaders will work orientations offered in May, June, July and August welcoming and preparing new students who will begin classes in the Fall 2021 term.

Apply to be an NSO Leader


  • Gain valuable leadership skills. 
  • Earn a scholarship toward your next term at CNM.
  • Build community with students and have some fun!

Eligibility Requirements 

We're looking for students who are enthusiastic, approachable, dependable, and who love CNM. To qualify as an Orientation Leader, you must: 

  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. 
  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours at CNM, and be planning to return to CNM for the fall 2021 term and plan to take at least 6 credit hours during the fall term.
  • Commit to work the minimum number of required sessions leading to the fall term.  
  • Complete mandatory training which will be offered online. Training must be completed by Friday, May 14, 2021.
  • Not be on a consortium agreement with another school. 
  • Complete a FAFSA application for 2021-2022 academic year (if you have a social security number).

Note for Dual Credit Students:

  • Dual Credit students who are graduating from high school in May 2021 are welcome to apply for the Fall 2021 term Orientation Leader Program as long as they meet the eligibility requirements listed above. 

Student Employees

If you are currently a student employee at CNM and would like to apply as a New Student Orientation Leader, check with your supervisor. It may be possible to do both. 

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