Funds to aid nontraditional CMC students |

Funds to aid nontraditional CMC students

Christine Dell'Amore
Post Independent Staff

Some nontraditional students at Colorado Mountain College might get a financial boost in the near future.

The Daniels Fund honored the college with a $75,000 Daniels Opportunity Award to support up to 12 non-traditional CMC pupils through their transfer to Mesa State College. Eligible students include adults returning to college later in life, GED recipients and students coming out of foster care.

“We ask the college to select the students based on leadership and maturity,” said Matt Gianneschi, director of systems and information for the Daniels College Prep and Scholarship Program. “We’re looking for diamonds in the rough, students with the potential to do well who need help to get there.”

The Daniels Fund received more proposals this year than in the past, making the process particularly competitive, Gianneschi said. The fund awarded other Daniels Opportunity Awards to private and public universities in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 each.

“This partnership will expand access to a higher education to many high-potential, financially challenged individuals across the Rocky Mountains,” CMC President Dr. Bob Spuhler said in a press release.

CMC, a two-year college, has 12 locations in the Colorado Rockies.

Contact Christine Dell’Amore, 945-8515 ext. 535

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