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Foundation offers help to pay for college

CMC Corner
Carol Efting
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Carol Efting

Glenwood Springs native Brooke Lockard thought she wanted to get away from Colorado for college, but after one expensive semester at a private school in Utah, she headed home.

Brooke will be paying off student loans she incurred at that first college for some time, but she has found an affordable place to continue her education where she is just close enough to keep homesickness at bay. She’s now a sophomore at the Timberline Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, where she is working on her associate degree in biology.

And she has help now with her college expenses, as the recent recipient of a Daniels Fund Opportunity Scholarship.

The assistance that Brooke received is thanks to one of more than 90 merit- or need-based scholarships available to students attending Colorado Mountain College, assistance made possible through donors supporting the CMC Foundation.

“Thanks to your generous contribution, I will be able to continue this next semester with 20 credits and put more focus into my school work,” she wrote the donor in a letter of gratitude.

You can find an application for the 90-plus scholarships to attend Colorado Mountain College on the CMC Foundation Web page, by clicking “Scholarships” at http://www.cmcfoundation. org. March 15 is the deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year.

Several new scholarships are available for students at the Roaring Fork Campus, which has locations in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Spring Valley.

For instance, the Alec F. Littler Scholarship, which honors the Glenwood Springs native who died in an Air Force training flight in 2008, is for students attending the CMC Learning Lab at the college’s Glenwood Center who plan to continue their education at the college.

The Colorado Law Enforcement CLETA Scholarship is funded by faculty members of the training academy, as well as the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation.

The Cynthia Harrison-Reed Memorial Scholarship was established for students pursuing a degree in the visual arts, including graphic design and photography, and taking classes at the Roaring Fork or West Garfield (Rifle) campuses.

Two other scholarships of note are available to students at any campus. The new CMC Scholarships are for full- or part-time students, either traditional-college-aged or adult learners. The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation scholarships assist Colorado Mountain College students who are experiencing financial barriers while pursuing a higher education, and who plan to reside and work in Colorado after completing their degree or vocational program.

As coordinator of the scholarships available to all ages and types of Colorado Mountain College learners through the foundation, I welcome questions any time from current or prospective students and their parents.

The complete listing of CMC Foundation scholarships is available in hard copy at any Colorado Mountain College location or online on the scholarships page on the foundation website, at

Carol Efting is the CMC Foundation scholarship coordinator. For answers to your scholarship questions, contact her at or 947-8355, or by calling Colorado Mountain College’s district office at 945-8691.

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