Photo - Graduate at CMC Summit Commencement CeremonyMountain 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 Tutoring
  • Degree and Career Counseling
  • Financial Navigation
  • College and Transfer Navigation
  • Other Additional Support Services


Scholarships are given up to $500 for sophomore year and up to $4,000 for junior and senior year through The Summit Foundation.*

*Required to qualify:

  • 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 year 1-2 and participate in the CMC Mentor Program.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher for Associate level classes, and a minimum 2.5 GPA for Bachelor level classes.
  • Have plans to enroll in a partnering four-year program at CMC or a college/university.

Apply Now!


Andrea Walker
Pathways Coordinator