About the Noel S. Ruiz Scholarship

Noel S. Ruiz is a founder of CM Performing Arts Center. The family Noel created at CMPAC along with his Parents and Family have decided to award a scholarship in his honor each year.  This scholarship is given to a student looking to further their education in the arts.  All students may apply. They can be planning to attend the Fall Session at CM Performing Arts Center or a graduating senior looking to further their education in college. 

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2020

"To love another person is to see the face of God."
Victor Hugo
"First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me"
Rabbi Martin Niemoller
"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."
Henry Miller