Vail Valley Cares provides scholarships to local college |

Vail Valley Cares provides scholarships to local college

EAGLE — Originally established in 2014, Vail Valley Cares scholarships, offered in partnership with Colorado Mountain College, are available to Eagle County residents with a desire for a college education. Vail Valley Cares Scholarships, valid at any CMC campus, are designed to provide assistance for students with a financial need and a history of community involvement. Scholarship applications are available online now and are due by Wednesday.

To qualify for a Vail Valley Cares Scholarship, applicants must meet the nonprofit’s submission guidelines, which include: Eagle County residency; the desire for a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree; full-time or part-time enrollment; a consistent 2.5 or above grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and a history of community involvement, volunteerism and/or commitment to the shared community.

Ten Scholarships Available

Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shoppes in Eagle and Edwards will award 10 scholarships this academic year, of up to $2,000 per scholarship, at the discretion of the CMC Scholarship Committee. Scholarships may be used for books, tuition and/or fees. If remedial courses are needed to help the applicant become college-ready, then the scholarship may be used for completion of those classes, as well.

Applications for 2017-2018 Vail Valley Cares Scholarships must be completed on-line and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. For complete instructions, visit

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Colorado Mountain College scholarships are one of the community-focused endeavors funded by Vail Valley Cares and the Eagle and Edwards Thrifty Shoppes. Employees of the organization and shops have helped thousands of people in need by funding more than $3.3 million in grants to local charitable organizations since 2000. Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shoppes also provide household items and clothing to other nonprofit organizations for their constituents.

About Vail Valley Cares

Vail Valley Cares is a local ecumenical nonprofit Christian help organization formed in 1994 by local churches to aid people in the Eagle River Valley community. The nonprofit groups is dedicated to sharing the love of God by meeting people’s needs, and the organization works with and complements the efforts of other benevolent organizations in the valley. Vail Valley Cares practices Charitable Ecology: improving the environment while helping others in need. Recognitions include the Vail Daily Best Charity award, the Vail Valley Partnership Citizen of the Year award in 2010 and the Vail Valley Partnership Platinum Service Award in 2016. For more information, visit or visit the Thrifty Shoppes in Edwards on U.S. Highway 6 across from Starbucks in The Riverwalk at Edwards, or in Eagle on Chambers Avenue, one mile east of the post office.

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