Supporting First Generation College Students in Summit County

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Making College Dreams Come True

The Mountain Scholars initiative aims to empower aspiring first generation, low-income, and academically motivated students in completing a four-year college degree or postsecondary certificate by providing financial and academic support throughout college along with extensive one-on-one mentoring, college navigation and other support services such as career planning and academic tutoring.


Robust college navigation services that include mentoring, academic coaching, degree and career counseling, financial navigation and assistance in transitioning to a 4-year college experience.

Financial Support

Scholarships and funding for Mountain Scholars helping to provide an affordable path through college.

Postsecondary Success

Mountain Scholars move through the college pipeline starting at Colorado Mountain College (CMC), staying at CMC or transferring to a four year college and graduating with a college degree.

Annual Gift Levels

Your tax-deductible donation to Mountain Scholars will ensure that first generation students not only have the opportunity to experience college, but receive critical wraparound support necessary to successfully graduate. Each year, we rely on the generous support of friends like you to help us carry out this life changing work.

Endowment Support

Make a gift that lasts a lifetime! Contact Sarah Grant at for information on how you can support our endowment


Are you a student interested in Mountain Scholars? Click HERE to learn more!