The New Mexico Black Lawyers Association’s Raymond Hamilton Memorial Scholarship was created in 2019 in honor of Mr. Raymond Hamilton, co-founder of the association and graduate of Hobbs High School. Part of Mr. Hamilton’s legacy and one of the goals of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association is to create a pipeline for young, aspiring students to become members of the legal community. Therefore, the Raymond Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a black Hobbs High School senior with at least a 3.0 GPA who is interested in pursuing a future career in law. The $500 scholarship must be used toward tuition at an accredited college/junior college/community college.

$500 for College/Junior College/Community College


  • Must be a black senior enrolled at Hobbs High School
  • Must submit transcript
  • Must be graduating
  • Must write an essay on why the student is interested in the law and how the scholarship will help him/her pursue a future legal career