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CMC offers $1,000 scholarship to local high school seniors

EDWARDS — Your first semester at Colorado Mountain College could cost $355 or less.

Here’s why.

Colorado Mountain College is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all graduating high school seniors in the CMC district, to be used during the student’s first year at any of its 11 campuses.

CMC classes cost $57 per credit hour for in-district students, so 15 credit hours costs $855. If you subtract $500 (one semester of the President Carrie Besnette Hauser’s scholarship offer), that leaves your tuition tab at $355 for one semester.

And that doesn’t include if they might qualify for additional financial aid or scholarships.

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“It is an invitation to students to keep CMC top of mind for their college choice and a message to all young people in our communities that they are college material,” Hauser said.

One of the goals is to get students into college full-time, said Dr. Matt Gianneschi, chief operating officer and chief of staff at the college.

“We know that those who do so are more likely to complete a college degree, which has become a minimum requirement for most jobs in Colorado and nationwide,” Gianneschi said. “This initiative helps us fulfill several of our strategic goals: To increase access and success for our students and to prepare a skilled workforce for our employers, communities, and state.”

Scholarship Requirements

To receive the scholarship, a student must:

• Graduate from a high school in Colorado Mountain College’s district or service area by June 30.

• Apply to Colorado Mountain College by March 31.

• Submit a free application for Federal Student Aid form, which is available at any Colorado Mountain College campus or online at by March 31. (an alternate form is available for ASSET-eligible students)

• Start at Colorado Mountain College no later than this fall.

• Take 15 credits per semester.

• Maintain a 2.0 grade point average during the first semester.

For more information call Shane Larson at 970-947-8328, go to or (in Spanish) or visit any Colorado Mountain College campus.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and

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