Incoming Freshmen

We welcome new students into the Western family and encourage you to apply for these scholarships in addition to the automatic merit-based scholarships listed on the Admissions Costs and Scholarships page.

 

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND (MARY FLORENCE WRIGHT)


Available to:
Financially needy students from the Western Slope of Colorado. Parent(s) must be alumni of Western State College and the student must have demonstrated academic success.

Provided by:
A bequest by Mary Florence Wright of Delta, Colorado, who was a graduate of Western State College in 1918.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Alumni Office Scholarship Committee (Tonya Van Hee).

Application:
Contact the Alumni Office for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2493 - Taylor Hall, L2 Suite (ground floor)

 

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CAPLAN, GERALD SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Graduates of small public Colorado high schools (with a three-year graduating class size of 100 graduates or less). Preference given to minority students with financial need.  Preference given to students who are the first in their families to attend college.
 
Provided by:
Gerald Caplan
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
WSC Financial Aid Office in cooperation with Mr. Caplan.
 
Application:

Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

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CHARLESWORTH, WILLIAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western State. The applicant has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The applicant has demonstrated an interest and is active in inter-collegiate athletics. Preference should be given to entering freshmen; however, all classes, freshmen through senior, are eligible. Preference should be given to applicants whose study time is limited by family obligations or the need to earn income. No preference should be given based on the sex of the applicant. Preference should be given to applicants from Delta County, Colorado, or from the Western Slope of Colorado.

Provided by:
Established with the Western State College Foundation to perpetuate the memory of William Charlesworth, a 1954 graduate of Western State College. The express purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to student-athletes pursuing majors in mathematics or related natural sciences.

Amount:
$1,400 annually (depending on funds available).

Selected by:
Chaired by the chairman of Mathematics and Computer Information Science and shall include a representative from the Athletic Department appointed by the Athletic Director. A representative from the Natural Sciences Deptartment shall be on the selection committee.

Application:
Contact the MCIS Department or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.

MCIS Department:  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Athletic Department:  (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210 

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COLEMAN, PAUL JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Colorado residents who are Gunnison High School graduates. Must be full-time WSC student and have maintained a 3.2 GPA or greater as a GHS graduate, or a 3.0 GPA as a WSC student.

Provided by:
Mirta M. Coleman, Julia Cockrill and Hazel Dickey, Ed.D.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $750).

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.

Application:
Complete and submit The Paul Coleman, Jr. Scholarship application which is available in the Financial Aid Office (Taylor Hall - L2 Suite). A teacher recommendation form and a one page essay will be needed to complete the application. Deadline is April 1.

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DOLEZAL, GARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Men and women from high school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.
 
Provided by:
Family to perpetuate the memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship, and scholarship.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Lawrence Dolezal) in cooperation with the Western State College Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.
 
 

EASTMAN AWARD IN RECREATION  & OUTDOOR EDUCATION


Available to:
The New Student Eastman Achievement award seeks to recognize and encourage incoming Recreation & Outdoor Education (ROE) majors who show diversity and outstanding achievement in the recreation field. This award is open to both new freshmen and new transfer students. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and new freshman must also have a 21 ACT or 990 SAT. Students must also show a documented commitment to ROE as their major field of study at Western. Must show outstanding achievement in at least three of the following five areas:
      • Special Recreational Talents
      • Unique Recreational Endeavors
      • Obstacles Overcome
      • Community Service
      • Leadership

Provided by:
Don Eastman.

Amount:
Amount depends on fund availability

Selected by:
Western Recreation & Outdoor Education Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Recreation and Exercice & Sport Science Department for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2010 - Wright Gym 209

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FAIR, SCHOLARSHIP IN MODERN LANGUAGES


Available to:
Colorado Resident and US citizen. Declared Foreign language major preferred or a minor with strong interest in studies of other cultures. Awards will be awarded to incoming Freshman who demonstrates a strong interest in and an aptitude for foreign languages. Balance of awards given to students who obtained at least Sophomore standing. Must have 3.0 GPA or better and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship may be renewable. Cultural diversity shall be valued in making award decisions.

Provided by:
Dr. Jeane Fair, Professor of Modern Languages from 1948-65, in memory of her parents.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Modern Languages.

Application:
Contact the Communication Arts, Languages and Literature Department for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2025 - Taylor Hal  216

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FINHOLM, WILLIAM A. AWARD


Available to:
Students involved in the Western State College track and field program. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be a Colorado resident.

Provided by:
Family and friends to perpetuate with affection and respect the memory of William A. "Billy" Finholm, a team leader and an inspiration to fellow students.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Athletic Department.

Application:
Contact the Athletic Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210 

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The FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM


Available to:
Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT or 1100 SAT score.  Students must demonstrate leadership qualities or experience.  Award is renewable for four years - to renew students must maintain 3.5 GPA and contribute their leadership as a Western student.

Provided by:
The Western State College Foundation.

Amount:
$4000.

Selected by:
Western State College Foundation.

Application:
See the Western Foundation webpage for application and deadline information.

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GLOVER, WHITNEY CHANTAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Incoming freshmen in good academic standing from Gunnison High School. Students should have a 3.0 GPA minimum, but 2.5 will be considered if there are special circumstances.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in working with children during high school as well as intend to pursue a career working directly with children. Preference given to females.
 
Provided by:
Family and friends of Whitney Chantal Glover.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.
 
Application:

Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

 

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GUNNISON ENERGY PLRM SCHOLARSHIP FOR GUNNISON VALLEY


Available to:
Full-time students that are graduates of Gunnison High School and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be a Freshman or seeking an Additional Bachelors Degree.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
2 awards of $2500 each.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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GUNNISON SAVINGS AND LOAN SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a Business, Accounting or Economics Major. Must also be a member of GS&L.

Provided by:
Donation from Gunnison Savings & Loan.

Amount:
$750

Selected by:
Dept of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting and Economics for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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GUNNISON WATERSHED SCHOLARSHIPS

Available to:
Gunnison High School graduates who attain a high level of academic achievement and who have exhibited strong leadership traits through student government, athletics and other activities.
 
Provided by:
Gunnison Watershed District.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application. Narrative must include information about activities involved in during high school years and high school GPA.
 
Other: Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA at Western during first session in order to qualify for second payment.
 

HANSEN, DR. KENNETH H. MEMORIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and a non-traditional student as defined by the WIT Program (either starting or resuming their education). Should be studying in WSC Education Program in order to become a teacher. Must demonstrate appropriate abilities, skills and promise as observed by WSC Education Faculty. Preference shall be given to students with financial need.

Provided by:
Mary Alice Hansen and her family to celebrate the memory of her late husband Kenneth.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Education Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

 

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JOHNSON, BRUCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Colorado residents who have been accepted for admission to Western or a full-time Western student; a minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Must be enrolled in band at Western while receiving the scholarship.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Bruce who died suddenly during his freshman year. Since Bruce was unable to fulfill his dreams, the family wishes to help other students achieve their goals.

Amount:
$2,000 for one academic year.

Selected by:
Department of Art and Music.

Application:
Contact the Music Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101

Other: Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA at Western in order to qualify for subsequent payments during the year. 

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KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Applications available through local Kiwanis clubs. Gunnison High Students should contact their high school counselor.

 

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KNIGHT, SOPHIE HAMRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Western students who have established financial need and a positive attitude; must demonstrate interest and potential in becoming a teacher. Preference will be given to freshmen, but open to students in all classes and to high school graduates who may not be eligible for other scholarships awarded to top 5% of graduating class.

Provided by:
Her son, V. Robert Kerr, to perpetuate the memory of Sophie Simpson Knight, an outstanding example of academic achievement, citizenship, and an exemplar of courage and dedication in the pursuit of education and knowledge. Mrs. Knight's association with Western began in 1944 and continued for more than 20 years, graduating with an A.B. and a Life Certificate in 1957 at the age of 64.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103 
 

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LAWRENCE, A. W. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Aubrey W. Lawrence who served as Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available. (Anticipated award $150)

Selected by:
Science Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Conatct the Natural and Environmental Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128 
 

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LEROUX FAMILY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Colorado residents with a 3.0 GPA who show financial need.  Preference given to graduates of West Grand High School (Kremmling, CO) followed by graduates of other Western Colorado high schools.
 
Provided by:
Estate of Lois Reed on recommendation of estate manager, David Kuhns (WSC alum)
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available (anticpated annual awards of $2000 total).
 
Selected by:
In cooperation with the Western State College Foundation and the WSC Financial Aid Office.
 
Application:

Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

 

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LONG, KELLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Resident of Colorado, who is accepted by WSC admissions and maintained a 3.0 GPA during four years of high school. Must be a participant in intercollegiate wrestling.

Provided by:
The Kelly Long Memorial Scholarship has been established by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Long to accomplish three major purposes. To perpetuate among contemporary young people the memory of Kelly Long, who was an outstanding example of excellence in citizenship and athletics. To reward outstanding scholarship, citizenship and athletic ability among Western State College students. To encourage these outstanding students to continue pursuit of their personal goals and a quality education at Western State College.

Amount:
The dollar amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the WSC Foundation and the Selection Committee, to be distributed over two semesters, one-half awarded at the beginning of each term. Approximately $700 for the academic year.

Selected by:
The Western State College Head Wrestling Coach.

Application:
Contact the Athletic Department for additional information. (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210 

 

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 MASONIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are available from local Masonic chapters.

 

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MILHEIM, WAYNE H. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Undergraduates majoring or minoring in music; students must be recommended by one or more members of the Western music faculty. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen, however members of all classes may apply.

Provided by:
Wayne Milheim, a long time friend and philanthropist to the Western State College Music Department, who received his B.M. degree from the Chicago Conservancy of Music in 1950 and his M.A. from Western State College in 1966.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Department of Art and Music.

Application:
Contact the Music Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101 

 

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NAUMAN, JAMES D. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP - FRESHMEN

Available to:
Must have applied and been admitted to Western State College and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies.  Must be enrolled full-time. Preference given to students with financial need.
 
Provided by:
Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available. (Anticipated award $500.00)
 
Selected by:
Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee
 
Application:
Contact the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-7011 - Kelley Hall 240
 

PEDERSON/WRIGHT/BORAH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND


Available to:
Full-time student or must have been accepted for admission to WSC. Must be a scholar/athlete, i.e. must participate in an intercollegiate sport; must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher; must demonstrate leadership qualities both as an athlete and as a student; priority will be given to football, basketball, wrestling and skiing, however all male intercollegiate sports participants are eligible.

Provided by:
This fund was established to honor three great men in the history of WSC athletics- men whose impact on the college and on the hundreds of students with whom they worked will last forever: Willard "Pete" Pederson, Paul W. Wright and Leroy "Tracy" Borah.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available. Approximately $1000 for the academic year.

Selected by:
WSC Athletic Director, WSC Faculty Athletic Representative, a female member of the coaching staff or faculty, and Candi Borah for as long as she is willing and able to serve.

Application:
Nominations are submitted by Western head coaches.  Contact the Athletic Department for additional information.  (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210

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PIQUETTE, CHARLES E. AND LUCILLE C. SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Descendents of Western Alumni, must work part-time, embody the spirit and values of Charles and Lucille Piquette. They encouraged all of their children to receive higher education (especially through WSC) and created a family legacy at WSC. Preference given to Colorado residents.
 
Provided by:
The Piquette Family.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State College Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.
 

PORTER, RALPH E. ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students at Western State College; must be a varsity athlete competing in an intercollegiate sport. Priority for selection will be football, basketball, skiing and track. Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Provided by:
Established by Ralph E. Porter to assist selected athletes with the payment of tuition charges and living expenses while a full time student at WSC.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available. Approximately $500 for the academic year.

Selected by:
The Athletic Director, the Chairman of the ESS/ROE Department and the Executive Director of the WSC Foundation.

Application:
Nominations from each head coach are to be submitted to the Director of Athletics.  Contact the Athletic Department for additional information.  (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210


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PORTER, RALPH E. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time Business Administration majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Provided by:
Ralph Porter who was associated with Western State College for more than sixty years. He worked directly to serve the College as a student, Secretary to the President, Treasurer, and Business Manager.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Business, Accounting & Economics Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting and Economics for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 

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QUEAL, MORGAN L. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time student at Western State College with demonstrated financial need who embody the spirit and values of Morgan L. Queal (see below). Preference given to students studying a Liberal Arts field such as History, Political Science, Literature, Writing or Art.
 
Provided by:

Calvin P. Queal

 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Western State College Scholarship Committee (Director of Financial Aid).
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

Other:
Morgan was a journalist, and small business owner before attending college.  She graduated from WSC in 1987 at the age of 52 and graduated from Law School two years later.  She served as an attorney for the Navajo Nation and later entered private practice.  Per Calvin Queal, "Morgan had a special feeling for the poor, the disadvantaged, the persecuted and abused. She scorned sham and pretension, and firmly believed in the causes of justice and fairness.  We trust recipients of this scholarship will follow her example."
 
 

REICHLE, OLIVIA L. AND FRED A. MEMORIAL FUND

Available to:
Graduate of a Colorado high school; must have at least a 3.25 GPA with a minimum of 30 credit hours; must be a full-time student for the academic year; and must have resided in Colorado for at least ten years.
 
Provided by:
The estate of Olivia L. and Fred A. Reichle.
 
Amount:
Five $1,000 scholarships awarded each year.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State College Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.
 

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RE/MAX COMMUNITY BROKERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Available to:
Gunnison High School or Crested Butte graduates who are full-time, high need and demonstrate a strong desire to continue his/her education and succeed professionally.
 
Provided by:
RE/MAX Community Brokers.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available (Anticipated award $500).
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the WSC Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.  Narrative must include information regarding the strong desire to continue his/her education and succeed professionally.
 
Other: Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA at Western during first session in order to qualify for renewing scholarship. 
 

ROBERTS, JOHN MOTOR WORKS MEMORIAL TO JOHN SIEVERS


Available to:
Students participating in the Western wrestling program. Must have a 2.5 GPA in high school or college.

Provided by:
John Roberts of John Roberts Motor Works of Gunnison to memorialize John Sievers, a state wrestling champion at Gunnison High School and a student at Western before entering the military, serving in Vietnam where he was killed in 1970.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Wrestling Coach).

Application:
Contact the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210

 

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ROCH, SAMUEL WILLIAM NATHANIEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full time students, active members of the cross country or track & field teams, who have demonstrated both academic and financial need. Preference given to minority students and Colorado residents.

Provided by:
Stephen Roch and Lorie Moreno-Roch, both WSC Alumni, to honor their beloved son Samuel.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application:
Top nominations are selected by the Head Cross Country Coach. Contact the Athletic Department for additional information.  (970) 943-2079 - Wright Gym 210
 

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ROTARY CLUB OF GUNNISON SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Graduating seniors of Gunnison High School who are planning to attend Western State College during the next academic year. Applicants will be evaluated on academic and/or athletic achievement, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to community service.

Provided by:
Rotary Club of Gunnison, Colorado.

Amount:
Two $1,200 scholarships for academically talented students and two $1,200 scholarships for athletically talented students.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application:
The Rotary Club of Gunnison Scholarship Applications are available from the Gunnison High School Counselor and the Rotary Club of Gunnison.  Application deadline is June 15. 

 

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ROUSE, ROBERTA M. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Colorado residents. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing; must be planning a career in elementary education; demonstrated academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to students returning to college to continue their education.

Provided by:
Her children to honor their mother. Roberta Rouse met her husband, Fred, while they were attending Western State College. Following WW II, they returned to Western where Roberta supported her husband as he completed his education and began his career as an educator. After the birth of their last of nine children, Roberta returned to complete her BA and MA degrees in elementary education. Seven of their children also attended Western State College and five of the children became school teachers.

Amount:
Award depends on available funds (approximately $500).

Selected by:
Western State College Education Department.

Application:
Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

 

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SAN JUAN MINING SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Incoming Freshmen who are graduates of Gunnison High School (current WSC students are NOT eligible). Students must enroll full-time at Western State College.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to show financial need.
 
Provided by:
Friends of the San Juan Mining tour
 
Amount:
$500
 
Selected by:
Western State Scholarship Committee (Director of Financial Aid).
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.
 
 

SCHULENBERG, KAREN LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST


Available to:
Graduates of Eau Claire, Wisconsin High School; must be a first-time freshman ranking in the top 40% of high school graduating class or have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Must also achieve a score of at least 870 on the SAT test or 21 on the ACT test; must reside on campus; maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at Western, and be a full-time student.

Provided by:
A trust established by her family to memorialize this outstanding young woman and to assist other women students graduating from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Memorial High School to attend Western State College. Karen Schulenberg graduated from Western State College in 1975. She died accidentally while on her way home from a class reunion in 1978.

Amount:
One-half of non-resident tuition.

Selected by:
High School Counselor.

Application:
Contact the Counselor's Office at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Memorial High School.

Other:
Recipients may only receive this award for a maximum of four years.
 

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SHERIFF'S (COUNTY) SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Permanent resident of a Colorado County whose Sheriff's Department is a participating member of the County Sheriffs of Colorado. Must be enrolled or applying and accepted into an institution of higher education as a full-time student.

Provided by:
The County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC), established in 1978 as an expression of the Sheriffs' confidence in and respect for education and training.

Amount:
$500 per year.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application:
Application information can be found on the County Sheriffs of Colorado website. Award made every other year (Gunnison County awards in even years).
 

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THORNTON ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Any student that has a unique or unforeseen situation or considerable financial need.
 
Provided by:
The estate of Jessie Thornton.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Western State College Foundation.
 
Application:
Submit a written essay describing the unique or unforeseen situation or the considerable financial need. Students should also submit supporting documentation to provide an accurate picture of their financial situation.  Submit essay by April 1 to the Western State College Foundation, PO Box 1264, Gunnison, CO 81230.
 
 

WALKER, C. RALPH AND FLORENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students at Western State College; must have declared a major in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Provided by:
Gifts from members of the Walker family to perpetuate the memory and to commemorate the service and devotion of C. Ralph and Florence Walker who both served the College and the Gunnison community in an exemplary manner for many years. Professor Walker was Chairman of Western's then Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available. (Anticipated award(s) $600 - $1200).

Selected by:
Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Contact the Natural and Environmental Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128
 

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WSC PRESIDENTIAL HONORS SCHOLARSHIPS


Available to:
Full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Involvement in the WSC Honors Program as well as campus activities and/or community service (whole student development, including athletics). Preference given to students who have considerable financial need, intent to become teachers, are a minority or non-traditional student.

Provided by:
Jack and Marilyn MacAllister Foundation.

Amount:
Eight $2500.00 awards (2 freshman, 2 sophomore, 2 juniors, 2 seniors).

Selected by:
WSC President and Executive Cabinet and Executive Director of WSC Foundation and Director of the WSC Honors Program.

Application:
See the Honors Program Scholarship web page for application and deadline information.  Or contact the Honors Program Director, Dr. Heather Thiessen-Reily. (970) 943-7128 - Kelley Hall 225
 

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WALKER, CHARLES R. JR. MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time Western student majoring in and dedicated to Music. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Charles R. Walker Jr.

Amount:
$500

Selected by:
Faculty of the Music Department in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101

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