Scholarships available for western Colorado students

By Press Release

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships available to students residing in western Colorado. A total of 32 different scholarship funds managed by WCCF are available to students through one online application at Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000+ and many are renewable for up to four years. Criteria varies from financial need, to GPA scores, to chosen field of study and covers both four year degree programs and vocational institutions. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2017. For more information contact Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

In 2016, WCCF committed $722,125 in scholarship awards, paid out over the next four years, to help 95 students from Western Slope counties attend college and pursue their dreams.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages 230 charitable funds totaling nearly $60 million in assets and awards over $2 million in grants and scholarships annually.