Spring 2015 has been a very busy time for our Scholarship Program team here at the WesternColorado Community Foundation! We are pleased to announce that we have committed $616,000 in scholarships, to be paid over four years, from 36 different funds. These scholarships support 76 graduating seniors from high schools across the many counties we serve.

 2015 marks our first year using an on-line scholarship application process.  While this was new for our staff, donors and review committees, we feel it was a great success.Students can now complete a common application and upload supporting materials via our website; they are then automatically considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible. On-line applications greatly improve the efficiency of our process as we grow and add more scholarship funds.

Scholarship funds are a tremendous investment in young people. With the cost of college education rising steadily and worries about student debt burden growing, private scholarships offered through our community foundation can help a young person’s dream of a college education come true.