Educator Resources

Grants & Scholarships

Through the years, the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico has proudly provided scholarships and grants to teachers, supporting their innovative ideas and lessons. Grants have provided support to create new and innovative science experiments, help students to explore music from other countries, and broaden the learning experience.   

The grants and scholarships are possible through the generosity of our Golden Apple partners and donors. As grants and scholarships become available, Golden Apple will post links on this page and our social media.  Subscribe to our e-mail list to be one of the first to be notified when grants opportunities open.

Students Can Win Cash for Essays

Aldo Leopold Writing Contest


For 6tth to 12th-grade students in New Mexico, the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest is an effective and inclusive way to engage the next generation of citizen leaders in an urgent conversation about how to address the changing realities brought about by climate disruption, biodiversity loss, growing freshwater demands, and other pressing global conservation issues.

Student essays are judged anonymously based on the character of the content, without regard for the writer’s race, national origin, religion, or any other factor. The Aldo Leopold Writing Contest is an organic – because based on merit – way to diversify an essential conversation for all of society.​

Download 2021 Leopold Writing Contest Entry Form

Thank You to our Corporate & Grant Sponsors

These sponsors generously provide funding for special awards and for teacher grants and scholarships. 

New Mexico Mutual Logo
Goodgame Foundation
Lang Family Foundation
Ralph K. Strong Endowment Logo
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Bueno Foods Logo
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Intel Logo
Martin J. And Pat Koldyke
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