Eligibility and Criteria

NMAEYC is proud to offer scholarships to support all Early Childhood Professionals. Please read our eligibility and criteria before applying. NMAEYC will offer 19 annual conference scholarships to aspiring attendees who can demonstrate their potential in early childhood education and commitment to continued professional development

Our goal is to support a diverse group of professionals within the early childhood field by giving our scholars the opportunity to experience and share professional learning and networking opportunities uniquely available at the NMAEYC Annual Conference.

Scholarships are funded by individuals donors and conference sponsors. We thank our donors who make this program possible.

Scholarships close Friday, January 17, 2020.
  • Awardees will receive their conference registration and Saturday luncheon cost covered by NMAEYC. 
  • Applicants may only apply for 1 scholarship
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants will learn of their status no later than January 28, 2020.
See our Scholarships Page for more information and our “Frequently Asked Questions” section

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* 1. Scholarship recipients are required to share their professional development experiences with others. You may choose multiple avenues to ‘teach back’ what you have learned. The options include:
  • Reflection and debrief with staff/colleagues
  • Writing 3-5 paragraphs about their experience for NMAEYC outreach
  • Posting on social media during and after the annual conference about content, activities, etc
Do you agree to commit to sharing back if you are chosen for a scholarship? NMAEYC will contact you with further details if chosen.