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$1,000 tuition scholarship for qualifying class of 2017 local high school graduates and 2016-17 local GED graduates

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Colorado Mountain College wants you to reach your goals. So we’re offering the $1000 President’s Scholarship to help you get there. Explore below for all the details:

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You might call this the fine print. But, these requirements are pretty simple. For resources to help you complete requirements, see the “Checklist” tab.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a 2017 graduate of a high school in the CMC District or a 2016-17 GED graduate living within the CMC District. See Map.
    • 2017 graduates of Salida High School, Buena Vista High School and Middle Park High School are also eligible.¹
  • Complete a CMC application and FAFSA² by March 31, 2017. Deadline for GED completers is August 1, 2017.
  • Graduate from high school by June 30, 2017, of complete the GED by August 1, 2017.
  • Start at CMC no later than the Fall 2017 term.
  • Take a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
    • To register for classes you must attend a campus orientation, or meet with a CMC counselor or advisor this summer.
  • Maintain good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA at the end of your first semester to receive the second semester award.

¹These high schools are within CMC Service Areas and are part of the Mountain Futures Fund Grant, a Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative grant administered by CMC.

²Your FAFSA must be official and complete, including any follow-up requirements that may be requested after your initial FAFSA is processed in order for these scholarship funds to be awarded. If you are not FAFSA eligible (undocumented or a “deferred action” [DACA] student), you can still receive the scholarship. Please email Katia Curbelo-Del Valle at kcurbelo-delvalle@coloradomtn.edu if you are not FAFSA eligible.

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Colorado Mountain College offers the lowest tuition rates in the state for in-district students. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration, nursing or sustainability studies or looking for job training for careers ranging from graphic design to solar installation, CMC is a smart choice for your education.