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10th Mountain Division Hut Association

10th Mountain Division Hut Association

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is a non-profit organization that manages, for public use, a mountain hut system that promotes understanding and appreciation of the natural mountain environment while developing individual self-reliance.� The 10th Mountain Division owns and operates 14 back-country huts in the Leadville, Vail, and Aspen areas. “The name honors the men of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army who trained during World War II at Camp Hale (Leadville), were victorious in many important alpine war battles in Europe, and upon their return were instrumental in development skiing in the United States.” Hut visitors share the spirit of these individuals, especially their pursuit of excellence, self-reliance, and love of the outdoors.

Alexandra Yajko

Alexandra Yajko

Alexandra Yako held the position of Colorado Mountain College Director and CEO from 1991 until 2010. During that period she raised over $20 million dollars to support Colorado Mountain College’s education enrichment programs, buildings and scholarships. Alexandra established the Foundation Scholarship program which currently meets the needs of 300+ CMC students each year.

Alexandra serves on the board of ChildHelp, a children’s treatment center for sexual abuse in Glenwood Springs, and is past president and a over 20-year member of the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club. And when the fatal Storm King Fire struck Glenwood Springs in 1994, Yajko instantly jumped in, volunteering her time and energy, assisting and giving support to firefighters.

One of the strongest attributes Alexandra possesses is her unwavering ability to praise others’ good works, taking the attention from herself.

Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship

Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship

Guided by the philanthropic vision of J. Robert Young, Alpine Bank’s Chairman of the Board, many scholarships have been provided to students pursuing educational goals. The purpose of the Latino/ Hispanic Scholarship is two-fold: 1) to promote diversity of the CMC student body, and 2) to open doors to qualified Latino/Hispanic high school graduates for a college education. Recognizing that Latinos are important contributors to the work force and culture in our communities, this scholarship will cover the full cost of in-district tuition and books to students who would not otherwise be able to attend college.

Alpine Bank - Summit County

Alpine Bank - Summit County

Alpine Bank of Summit County is establishing this scholarship to remove the financial barriers for students purusing baccalaureate education at Colorado Mountain College. Recognizing that a bachelor�s degree can lead to a superior career, and builds a stronger community workforce, the Alpine Bank 4-Year Scholarship will cover the full cost for 4 years of in-district tuition, books, and fees to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the Summit Campus of Colorado Mountain College.

Amy Millisor

Amy Millisor

The Millisor’s established this scholarship to recognize the academic achievement and remove financial barriers for graduates of Summit High School�s Pre-Collegiate Program. The Millisors recognize that first generation students face many obstacles in achieving their educational goals and hope their scholarship will open doors to Latino/Hispanic high school graduates who dream of a college education. Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of the Summit High School Pre-Collegiate Program. Applicants must be planning to enroll as full-time degree-seeking students at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) at the Summit Campus within two academic semesters after high school graduation

Anschutz Foundation

Anschutz Foundation

In addition to the numerous nonprofits and projects supported along the Front Range, the Anschutz Foundation has partnered with CMC through a grant to provide scholarships for first generation students working towards the Associates of Arts in New Media program. The Anschutz Foundation seeks to support in district and in state students as they become the first in their families to attend college through this innovative program within the Isaacson School for New Media.

Aspen Glen

Aspen Glen

This Scholarship has been established through the generous support of members of the Aspen Glen Club in order to support students entering into the bachelors degree program at the Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork Campus.

Becker Family Scholarship

Becker Family Scholarship

Kathie and Dick Becker have created this scholarship to assist deserving Summit County students achieve their dreams of higher education. Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student at Colorado Mountain College at the Breckenridge or Dillon Campus pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree. Applicants must be Summit County residents.

Bénédicte Jeanson

Bénédicte Jeanson

Bénédicte Jeanson has established this scholarship to recognize the efforts and achievements of CMC student members of the Summit Campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Beta Zeta Omicron, who often face multiple demands of school, work, and family — yet continue to demonstrate academic excellence, high standards, and exemplary work ethic.

Bill and Barbara Hill

Bill and Barbara Hill

This scholarship was established by the late Bill Hill, an active community member in the cities of Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction, CO.
The Hill family moved to Steamboat Springs, CO in 1978. Bill became the executive director of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and, in 1981, directed the founding of the Colorado Mountain College – Alpine Campus, Steamboat Springs. Bill was responsible for the CMC ski business programs, started Leadership Steamboat, a training program for young community leaders, and was active in the Rotary Club where he served as president in 92-93. He also taught business courses at CMC for 16 years. Bill retired in 1997. In 1998 he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Grand Junction, CO.
In Grand Junction Bill founded MACHO, Men Against Cancer Helping Others, served on the convention and tourism and Habitat for Humanity boards and was active in the Small Business Development Center, Meals on Wheel, and the Presbyterian Church.

Bostic Family and Friends

Bostic Family and Friends

The Family and Friends of Blake Bostic have established two scholarships to remove financial barriers and open doors to individuals that have a passion and a drive to succeed in the culinary industry.
The Blake Bostic Colorado Mountain College Culinary Scholarships are to be provided to two 2nd or 3rd year CMC students that are enrolled in the Culinary Arts Apprenticeship program. Each student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the scholarship. If for some reason the student’s GPA is below a 3.0 at the end of a semester, the following term’s scholarship amount will be suspended for the entire following semester. At the end of the subsequent semester if the student’s grades are brought up to a 3.0 or higher the scholarship will be reinstated for the following semester. If there are two consecutive semesters in which end of semester
grades are below a 3.0 the scholarship will be revoked and the funds will be available to a new student the following year.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Breckenridge Grand Vacations has established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to its many employees, or the children of their employees, who plan to pursue an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree at Colorado Mountain College. Recognizing that a Bachelor’s Degree can lead to a better future, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Scholarship will provide up to a 4-year scholarship to a qualified applicant.

Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club

Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club

The Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club has established this scholarship for full-time, in-district students attending the Colorado Mountain College Summit Campus.

Bristol Family

Bristol Family

Everett Bristol was a founder of Yampa Valley College which later became the Alpine Campus of Colorado Mountain College. A successful local businessman, he had a great interest in international affairs. �Ev� supported higher education in the Yampa Valley as a charter member of the Yampa Valley Foundation. This scholarship, endowed by his widow Benita Bristol, honors their children. It is intended to assist students who are pursuing an education and career in international business or international affairs. It is hoped that recipients will work toward a better understanding among the peoples and nations of the world. Students selected to receive this scholarship will be expected to learn as much as possible about this region, our country, and the world community. The recipients will be required to share this knowledge of international cultures and issues by addressing student and community groups

Chevron North America

Chevron North America

Chevron has established education as the company’s highest priority for its philanthropic program. They believe that education is the most important ingredient for individual accomplishment, family stability and societal progress. The company’s scholarship fund at Colorado Mountain College is designed to prepare students for jobs in the energy industry and to help non-traditional students develop new job skills for employment and a secure future.

Clough Family Foundation

Clough Family Foundation

Genevieve Clough was a fabulous women with a heart of gold. A huge supporter of education, Genevieve established the multi-million dollar Clough Fellows Scholarship fund to assist graduates of three Western Colorado High School as they transition to career and college paths.
Not only did Genevieve start the college scholarship fund and donate to numerous charitable causes throughout Rifle, her philanthropy was also extended around the world. Through the Clough Family Foundation, she financed orphans in Zimbabwe, a country in the southern part of Africa, with classrooms, an orphanage, teacher housing, cows for the orphans to help them be self-sustaining, clothing and food.
Mrs. Genevieve Clough passed away on October 24, 2010.

Club Rotario - Roaring Fork

Club Rotario - Roaring Fork

The Club Rotario Roaring Fork CMC Scholarship Award has been created by local Rotarians dedicated to promoting diversity and providing access to education regardless of a student�s background. Club Rotario firmly believes in the power of integration and the importance of providing limitless educational opportunities to first generation students. These scholarships are made available through the fund raising efforts of local Rotarians to students who demonstrate financial need and a strong desire to pursue a college education.

CMA Legacy Society

CMA Legacy Society

In 2006, a group of big-hearted, motorcycling riding rebels began a commitment to the youth of the Vail Valley. They began to raise funds (and have some fun along the way) in order to support local kids by meeting their essential needs and help them thrive. The CMA Legacy Society honors and continues the work of the original group known as the Vail Valley Motorcycle Foundation, by granting multiple book scholarships to qualifying CMC Vail Valley students every year.

Colorado Mountain College Scholars  - Donors

Colorado Mountain College Scholars - Donors

This scholarship has been funded through the generosity of the following donors:
Alpine Bank
Pamela Arsenault & Kip Wheeler
Judith Beattie
Herb & Kate Feinzig
Kris Gardner
Nancy Genova
Scott Genova
Frances Ginsburg & Bob Olson
Rich & Holly Glassier
Diane Goldberg-Hunckler &
William Hunckler
Nelson & Linda Gordman
Mark & Mary Gould

Carter & Louise Jackson
Sandy Jackson
Randi Lowenthal
Robert & Marcie Musser
The Orr Family
Thomas & Suzi Phillippe
Judy Hyde Smith & James Smith
Robert & Jaci Spuhler
Linda Stein

Confrérie de la Chaine des Rôtisseur

Confrérie de la Chaine des Rôtisseur

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, founded in Paris in 1248. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. Each year the society sponsors young chef and sommelier competitions that attract contestants from throughout the world, while the Chaîne Foundation provides scholarships for students in these fields. Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters. Revived in 1950, the society has professional and amateur members in more than 90 countries worldwide. In the United States, there are nearly 130 bailliages (chapters), each offering a variety of culinary activities to suit the interests of local members.

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain

Under the guidance of ski pioneer Chuck Lewis, construction of Copper Mountain ski area began in 1971. Over the years, Copper has grown to its current size of 2,465 skiable acres, and is now one of Colorado�s premier year-round destination resorts. The area also features Woodward at Copper, a year-round ski and snowboard freestyle training facility. Copper Mountain Resort prides itself on being a responsible steward of its mountain and village environments, and maintains strong partnerships with local organizations and initiatives to the benefit of the community and future generations.

Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship

Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship

This scholarship has been established through generous contributions from private sources. The Colorado Mountain Culinary Institute at Keystone, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship, provides a dynamic learning opportunity for students who want to achieve their first level of certification in becoming professional chefs. Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program and have completed at least 6 months in the program. Culinary scholarships are awarded on a basis of academic achievement, financial need, and excellence in the culinary workplace.

Diesslin Structures

Diesslin Structures

Diesslin Structures was founded by Salida native, John Diesslin on his ethics of strong work, reliability and integrity. Diesslin Structures has been operating from Chaffee County, Colorado with projects throughout the Central Rockies of Colorado and beyond since 2000. The company recognizes the role of community colleges in creating an educated workforce and advancing careers. As such, and out of recognition for the roll that it has seen CMC play first hand in Lake, Chaffee and Eagle Counties, Diesslin Structures has created this scholarship.

Doug and Katie Bizerra

Doug and Katie Bizerra

This scholarship is offered by Doug and Katie Bizerra, franchise operators of Chick-fil-A at Gardens on Havana, with the objective of remembering CMC student and Chick-fil-A employee, Stephenie “Steph” Zgorzynski, and her passion for animals through the Veterinary Technology program at CMC�s Spring Valley campus while attracting students to CMC’s program of Veterinary Technology who possess an aptitude for leadership. The expectation is that as a CMC Veterinary Technology student, the scholarship recipient will demonstrate a superior work ethic, exude a passion for animal care, continue to cultivate his or her leadership abilities, serve as an inspiration to classmates, and elevate the entire Veterinary Technology program.

Eligibility: Current or Incoming CMC students pursuing a 2-year or 3-year Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. The ideal scholarship candidate will demonstrate academic ability and a history of general leadership and a strong work ethic for animal care.

DR. DAVID AND MRS. CINDY MILLER

DR. DAVID AND MRS. CINDY MILLER

In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, we believe there is one constant: the vital importance of having qualified, capable and compassionate nurses to care for the infirmed. We are therefore endowing this scholarship in hope of easing the educational financial burden for a dedicated, worthy recipient who is pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.

Dr. Dennis Mayer

Dr. Dennis Mayer

Dr. Dennis M. Mayer became the fifth President of Colorado Mountain College in 1987. He retired in 1993 after a lifelong career in higher education which included teaching, counseling, and administration on many levels. The Mayer Family Endowed Scholarship is provided by Dr. Mayer and his wife Jo Anne to assist students at Colorado Mountain College who are and/or have been involved in service to the community.

Dr. Matthew Goodstein

Dr. Matthew Goodstein

Dr. Matthew Goodstein moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with a desire to raise a family and be a contributing member of the community. It is in this spirit that he established a scholarship to support women with dependents to achieve a college education, enabling them to become self-sufficient.

Dr. Michelle Balcomb

Dr. Michelle Balcomb

Dr. M. Michelle Balcomb, was a former trustee, faculty member, and a great supporter of Colorado Mountain College. Dr. Balcomb was also a long standing member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “AAAS”, serving the Association for more than fourteen years as Executive Secretary of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain “SWARM” Division.

Her term at AAAS was marked by several innovations including the encouragement of a closer association of state academics of science with SWARM and active participation of teachers and students in association activities.

EDNEY FAMILY

EDNEY FAMILY

The Edney Family has established this scholarship to benefit traditional and non-traditional students who are pursuing either a 2-year or 4-year degree in science, engineering, or information technology at Summit Campus of Colorado Mountain College. The Edney Family understands how essential career-focused education and the advancement of the sciences are to creating a stronger workforce.

Estate of Freda Roof

Estate of Freda Roof

This scholarship was established in memory of Freda T. Roof for any deserving student enrolled at Colorado Mountain College to defray expenses of tuition, fee, living and transportation costs, and other expenses necessary or incident to the education of the recipients. It was the sincere hope of Miss Roof that if the recipient benefiting from these funds becomes financially able to repay the funds, he or she should take the opportunity to do so. Those funds could then be repaid to the Freda T. Roof Memorial Scholarship Fund in the care of the Trustee at the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. of Denver, CO.