Available Scholarships


The 2022 Fresh Start Scholarship for non-traditional students is temporarily closed.
The 2022 Clough Fellows Scholarship is closed.
The 2022 Western Colorado Community Foundation common application is closed.

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Orange text indicates an opportunity for non-traditional students.

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Our Scholarships

Kay Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students               Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County High Schools who have been active in community service and have maintained a 3.0 GPA. One of the candidates chosen must be an aspiring teacher.

Jean M. Blue Scholarship

This is for: Garfield County Students             Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $2,500

Awarded to a student with financial need, graduating from a Garfield County high school. Preference is given to graduates from alternative high schools.

Caddo Scholarship

This is for: Western Slope Students                           Renewable: Some Are                     Amount: $5,000

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools. Applicants must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.

Clough Fellowship

This is for: Rifle, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, and Yampah Mt. Students                 Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Varies

Awarded to students graduating from Rifle High School, Coal Ridge High School, Grand Valley High School, Yampah Mountain High School, or recent GED achievers. Students must have resided in the Garfield No. Re-2 School District or Garfield School District 16 for at least one year prior to application date. Please go to www.cloughfellows.org to apply.

Edith May Cox Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has significant musical talent. Please Note: This scholarship will not be awarded until further notice.

Dorothy Crousen Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: No                  Amount: $500

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has a solid academic record, financial need, and has musical/artistic talent.

Weldon Crousen Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: No                  Amount: $500

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has a solid academic record, financial need, and exemplifies good citizenship.

Delta County High School General Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school.

Didrickson-Niles Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from a Delta County high school.

Fresh Start Vocational Scholarship

This is for: Mesa County Non-Traditional Students             Renewable: Some Are                     Amount: Up to $5,000

Awarded to people who have been resident in Mesa County for at least one year and wish to attend a community college, technical school, or a training course to prepare for a career that does not require a four-year college degree. Training programs are not limited to public institutions and may include for-profit training centers. The amount of the scholarships will vary and be based on the financial need of each student and the cost of the program. Scholarships up to $5,000 may be awarded and can cover the cost of training, tools, books, and other expenses, including room and board.

Fruita Rotary Club/Marge Miller Scholarship

This is for: Fruita Monument Students                  Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School who is involved in Interact, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 14-18.

Fruita Rotary Club/Mike and Felicie Williams Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Fruita Monument Students                   Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School who is strong academically; has an interest in science, teaching, or music; and embodies the “love of life” that Mike and Felicie Williams were known for.

Laura R. Genelin Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Eagle County Students                   Renewable: No                       Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from the Eagle County public school system (Re-50 J) with a GPA of 3.5 or better, aspiring to become a teacher or study a field within the medical profession.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Colorado Students            Renewable: Some Are                     Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Awarded to students who are legal residents of Colorado with some college credit hours returning to or continuing their schooling, or to non-traditional students (i.e. not graduating high school seniors) enrolling in college or vocational school for the first time. A GPA of 2.0-3.5 is preferred and financial need must be demonstrated. These students must attend a Colorado institution and preference will be given to residents of the western slope who are attending a western slope institution.

Nick and Linda Hattel Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students              Renewable: No                  Amount: $2,000

Awarded to students graduating from Delta High School with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who have financial need and demonstrate good character and work ethic. Recipients should have realistic plan for their careers and be able to articulate why they want to pursue an advanced degree or acquire a vocational training certificate. Students must attend an accredited secular university, college, or vocational program in the state of Colorado.

Anna Lee Janowitz Scholarship

This is for: Fruita Monument Students                Renewable: No                  Amount: $2,000-$2,500

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School with a 3.0 GPA or better who is a runner, participating in cross-country or track, with a preference given to cross-country.

Leitzinger-Hallenbeck Scholarship

This is for: North Fork Students                  Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $500

Awarded to a student graduating from North Fork High School, with a 3.0 GPA or better.

Maltese Cross Scholarship

This is for: Active Firefighters                      Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Up to $2,000

Awarded to Colorado residents who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties: Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco, or Moffat. Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree (or certification) from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, public administration, or other related course (not including criminal justice). Scholarships of up to $2,000 per year will be awarded based on financial need and will be available for up to five years, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program, taking at least 3 credits per semester.

Jason Manspeaker Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Montrose or Olathe Students                 Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $500

Awarded to a student graduating from Montrose or Olathe High School who plans to complete his/her education in the field of nursing, criminal justice, or business management at Colorado Mesa University. Please Note: This scholarship is not available until further notice.

Mastin-Virgona Scholarship

This is for: Mesa County Students                             Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa County, who have a GPA of 3.25 or above, who intend to pursue a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at a two- or four-year, accredited public or private institution. Two students will be selected each year. The student must maintain a GPA in good standing in a STEM program.

Richard W. McGuire Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students                              Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County high schools with a preference given to graduates of Cedaredge High School. Must plan to study a field of natural science (biology, chemistry, botany, physics, medicine, nutrition, health, etc.) and attend a school in Colorado.

David Moore Scholarship

This is for: Delta County Students                              Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to graduating seniors from Delta County high schools who have participated in vocal or instrumental music programs in their high school for at least three years, which must include their senior year.

Natural Soda Scholarship

This is for: Meeker, Rangely, or Rifle Students                      Renewable: No                  Amount: $5,000

Awarded to a student graduating from Meeker, Rangely, or Rifle High School who plans to major in engineering, geology, physical sciences, or a similar field. This scholarship may allow the recipient to interview with Natural Soda for a paid summer internship at the company’s production facility near Rifle.

Bill Patterson Scholarship

This is for: Mesa County Students                             Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Varies

Awarded to a student graduating from Mesa County Valley School District 51 with a GPA 3.75 or above, has leadership potential (career potential and community service), and is planning to pursue a career interest related to science, medical, engineering, and/or the environment. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending upon the recipient’s individual circumstances and his/her college of choice. An interview will be held. This scholarship is renewable.

Kathy Pippenger Scholarship

This is for: Mesa County Students                             Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $2,000

Awarded to students with financial need graduating from Mesa County high schools. Priority is given to students studying for a four-year engineering degree – mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical, civil, or fire protection – or students with plans to become a registered nurse (R.N.) or a medical doctor (M.D.).

Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship

This is for: North Fork Students                  Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Varies

Awarded to graduating seniors of North Fork High School, renewing recipients of this scholarship, and past Hotchkiss High School graduates applying for the first time, including non-traditional students and students working on advanced degrees. All applicants must have attended Crawford Elementary School for two complete years prior to June 1, 2014. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Stanway Scholarship

This is for: North Fork Students                  Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,000

Awarded to a graduating senior from North Fork High School.

Faye Shofner Tally Scholarship

This is for: Mesa or Eagle County Students                            Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Varies

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa or Eagle County High Schools who are academically gifted, have a GPA of 3.5 or better and need financial assistance to pursue their educational dreams. The amount of this renewable scholarship will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances. Please Note: This scholarship will next be awarded in 2023.

Kittie Udd Memorial Scholarship

This is for: Cedaredge Students                  Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000

Awarded to graduating seniors from Cedaredge High School studying in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Student must maintain a B average.

Eldon E. and Ruth N. Veirs Scholarship

This is for: Olathe Students          Renewable: No                  Amount: $1,500-$2,000

Awarded to students graduating from Olathe High School who will attend a college, university, or vocational/technical school in Colorado.

Waldeck Nursing Scholarship

This is for: Mesa County Students                             Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Full-Ride

Awarded to a student graduating from a Mesa County high school, who will be a full-time freshman at Colorado Mesa University, and who plans to enroll in the CMU baccalaureate nursing program. Financial need, community involvement, academic performance, and potential will be considered equally for this scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies after other grants and scholarships have been applied.

Stewart/Watson/Wheeler Scholarship

This is for: Delta and Mancos School District Students                      Renewable: No                   Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County School District and Mancos School District with a B+ average (3.3 GPA). Those applying need to have a desire to better themselves, improve their knowledge, learn a trade or profession, and provide for self and/or family. Students applying need to plan for enrollment in a public institution.

Jeanette Wilkinson Scholarship

This is for: Delta Students             Renewable: No                Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from Delta High School.

Willson Education Scholarship

This is for: Delta and Mesa County Students                         Renewable: Yes                 Amount: Varies

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa and Delta County public high schools. Funds can be used at any not-for-profit two- or four-year college or university or vocational institution. Financial need is a consideration. The amount of the funding will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances.

Dave and Mary Wood Scholarship

This is for: Montrose, Nucla, Ouray, Ridgway. San Juan, and Silverton Students
Renewable: Yes                                    Amount: $1,000

Awarded to students graduating from Montrose, Nucla, Ouray, Ridgway, San Juan, and Silverton high schools. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate an interest in music and/or the arts through their current activities, and have financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to each high school.

Robert Young Scholarship

This is for: Alpine Bank Service Area Students                       Renewable: Yes                 Amount: $1,000

This scholarship is awarded to students residing in any Alpine Bank service area. If the student lives in a location not listed below but still served by Alpine Bank, the student may be eligible for the J. Robert Young Scholarship. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. Alpine Bank Locations: Delta, Eagle, Garfield, La Plata, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Routt, San Miguel, and Summit counties.