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Scholarships a priority at CMC

Have you ever thought that you could be doing more to improve your career skills and options? Have you ever thought about going to Colorado Mountain College but did not think you could afford it? Or that you couldn’t qualify for a scholarship?At Colorado Mountain College in Summit County, access to all local community members is our top priority. Everyone is a learner and everyone has something to teach whether they are 16 or 66 years old. If funding is what is holding you back from walking through our doors, we want to make sure that you are aware of the many opportunities that exist to help you attend CMC on a part-time or full-time basis. 1) One way to acquire funding to attend CMC is through financial aid from the federal government. The FAFSA is easily accessible online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also stop by the Student Services Office at our Dillon or Breckenridge sites to pick up a hard copy of the FAFSA. The FAFSA application for the 2005-2006 academic year will be available in January 2005.2) A second way to help fund your career at CMC is through scholarships. One resource for national scholarships is http://www.scholarships.com. Corporations such as Best Buy, Coca Cola, Burger King, and Target have funding set aside specifically for assisting students in college.3) Colorado Mountain College also offers scholarships such as:– Summit Campus Health Sciences Scholarship which was established through the generosity of a private donor. This scholarship was created to assist high school graduates taking courses in the Health Sciences area.– Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship which has been established through generous contributions from private sources. The Colorado Mountain Culinary Institute at Keystone, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship provides a dynamic learning opportunity for students who want to achieve their first level of certification in becoming professional chefs.– Richard and Linda Bateman Scholarship in Science and Engineering which was created to encourage promising students with significant financial need who might ordinarily not have the opportunity to attend college to pursue a career in science or engineering.– Alpine Bank Hispanic-Latino Scholarship, guided by the philanthropic vision of J. Robert Young, Alpine Bank’s Chairman of the Board, provides scholarships to students pursuing educational goals. Recognizing that Latinos are important contributors to the work force and culture in our communities, this scholarship will cover the full cost of in-district tuition and books to students who would not otherwise be able to attend college.To find more CMC specific scholarships, please go to http://www.coloradomtn.edu/financial_aid/home.html or visit the Student Services Offices at CMC.We also know that some of the best ideas for funding or scholarships come from you, our local experts on what our county needs. Therefore, we want to hear from you as to how we can reach out and find more ways to meet our students’ financial needs through scholarships. We welcome all community members and business members to join us in creating new scholarships or funding opportunities for Colorado Mountain College. Please come and share your ideas and needs regarding scholarships. You are invited to attend one of the following conversations with our scholarship committee:– 5-6 p.m. Dec. 6 with light snacks and conversations at our Breckenridge Campus; or– 9-10 a.m. Dec. 7 with a light breakfast and conversations at our Dillon Campus.If you have questions, contact Heather Cutler, student service counselor at CMC, (970) 453-5767 ext. 2619.CMC Corner is produced by Colorado Mountain College to inform the public.


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