Colorado Mountain College Summit County awarded $19k by state scholarship initiative | SummitDaily.com

Colorado Mountain College Summit County awarded $19k by state scholarship initiative

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Summit County and 31 other counties are the beneficiaries of $2.5 million in grant dollars for postsecondary education after the board for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative recently approved 29 local proposals.

Colorado Mountain College's two Summit County campuses were awarded more than $19,000 in new scholarship aid. In total, the 11-campus Western Slope community college network accounts for almost $110,000 in awards from the fund.

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative was created to increase the attainment of postsecondary degrees and credentials for underserved students in the state. The project addresses this challenge through both accessibility and affordability.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education seeks to reduce the attainment gap — the term to describe the space between Coloradans who traditionally go to college and those from demographic groups who are historically less likely to do so. The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is one of the ways the department is fulfilling this charge.

To inquire about forming a scholarship partnership, please contact Shelley Banker at shelleybanker@dhe.state.co.us or 303-974-2673.

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