Alpine Bank awards record number of scholarships in 2010 |

Alpine Bank awards record number of scholarships in 2010


SUMMIT COUNTY – With a large number of strong student applicants and the participation of an additional high school this year, the annual Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship program is helping a record 13 students attend Colorado Mountain College to earn associate’s degrees.

Many of the students will be the first in their families to attend college and say they want to serve as good examples for their siblings and make their families proud.

The dreams of this year’s scholars range from earning a business degree and opening a clothing store, to becoming computer engineer, a nurse, a veterinarian and a civil engineer.

The Alpine Bank scholarship is designed to promote diversity in the college’s student body and to open doors to college for qualified Latino high school graduates in the community. The scholars program is now in its 14th year and has awarded approximately 118 scholarships so far.

Scholarship recipients must be of Latino or Hispanic descent, show financial need and be a resident of Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt or Summit counties. Students receive books, fees and tuition for two years, or a maximum of $2,200 per year. They must carry a full-time academic load at Colorado Mountain College in order to graduate in two years.

Recipient Alma Frias is a graduate of Summit High School.

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