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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


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

Apply for $4,000

Apply for as a Continuing Junior or Senior

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.


Andrea Walker
Pathways Coordinator

Mountain Scholars News

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

See article in the Summit Daily