Supporting First Generation College Students in Summit County
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.
Scholarships and funding for Mountain Scholars helping to provide an affordable path through college.
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.
Average hourly pay for a 4-year graduate, compared to $16 average for high school graduates
Tuition dollars saved by attending 2-year college before transfer to a 4 year school
Of "top jobs" require some amount of postsecondary education
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.
Examples of how the level of your gift will impact support for students:
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For more information about Mountain Scholars, please contact our Program Manager, Tara