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Mountain Scholars Program

Receive up to $4,000 per year to help pay for college

Start at Colorado Mountain College, stay at CMC or transfer to a four-year college to graduate. Along with financial support, Summit County first generation students receive:

  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Academic Coaching
  • Degree and Career Counseling
  • Financial Navigation
  • College and Transfer Navigation
  • Other Additional Support Services

Award

Scholarships are given up to $850 for freshman and sophomore year and up to $4,000 for junior and senior year through The Summit Foundation.

Join Mountain Scholars

New Students, freshman and sophomores join any time!

Join Mountain Scholars

Continuing Juniors or Seniors apply now for your scholarship.

Junior/Senior Application

Student requirements

  • First generation student (neither parent has completed a four year degree).
  • Local to Summit County (2+ years in the county and established in the community).
  • Enrolled at CMC Summit for at least year 1-2.
  • College 101 course taken in first fall semester.
  • Meet with community mentor one-on-one at least once a month (including the spring workshop).
  • Provide updates and set goals with mentor and CMC Pathways Coordinator.
  • Achieve and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher in Associate level classes and a minimum 2.5 GPA for Bachelor level classes
  • Have plans to enroll in partnering four year program at CMC or a college/university and graduate with a four-year college degree or career certificate.
Alan-Mendoza

Alan Mendoza

Mountain Scholars Graduate

“My mentor always believes in my goals and aspirations and pushes me to do better and set higher goals for myself. Thanks to the Mountain Scholars Program I had access to several opportunities such as my internship, which offered me a job.”

Dariela-Flores-Alvarado

Dariela Flores Alvarez

Mountain Scholars Graduate

“My greatest accomplishment is to be the first in my family to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree. Mountain Scholars has provided the opportunity to graduate from college debt free. I am proud to say that I have graduated with no financial strain on me.”

Joel-Gomez

Joel Gomez

Mountain Scholars Graduate

“You will make many mistakes during your college career, and if you are not making them you are not pushing yourself hard enough. Mistakes are not always the most pleasant, but they are an opportunity for you to learn and improve, so seek out the opportunities to learn!”

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Average hourly pay of a 4-year graduate, compared to $16 average for high school graduates
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Tuition dollars saved by attending 2-year college before transfer to a 4-year school
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Of Mountain Scholars continued on to a Bachelor's Degree or Career Apprenticeship

Mountain Scholars News

Mountain Scholars program helps first-generation Summit County college students achieve their dreams

See article in the Summit Daily

Contact

Andrea Walker
Pathways Coordinator
970-989-1304
aswalker@coloradomtn.edu

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