The Menan Foundation Scholars Program

The Western Colorado University Foundation, a nonprofit corporation established to provide private support to Western Colorado University, announces The Menan Foundation Scholars Program.

The funds for this program are donated to the Foundation by Western alumni, friends, and parents and the fund was endowed by the estate of Nancy Menan ('64).

The Awards
  1. Provide $4,000 to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior Western student (one scholarship per class). Students can be resident or non-resident students.
  2. The Scholarship is renewable for non-seniors:
    A. Must maintain a 3.5 grade point average
    B. Must contribute their leadership abilities as a student
    C. Must submit a brief letter outlining these accomplishments
    D. Must maintain status as a full-time student

Eligible candidates should have a high school, transfer, or Western Colorado University grade point average of, at minimum, 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. For high school applicants, an accompanying score of 25 or higher is required on the ACT or a score of 1100 on the SAT. Candidates must also demonstrate leadership qualities or experience.

Application Process

You can either fill out the online application and submit the following documentation electronically or you can send the items via postal mail:

  1. Send a cover letter and resume citing your qualifications and accomplishments. Include your Western student identification number in your application.
  2. At least two letters of recommendation.
  3. Official or unofficial copy of your most recent educational transcript. Incoming Freshmen, this is a HIGHLY competitive scholarship, please note if your school does not provide advanced courses (AP, Honors, IB, dual credit, etc.).  Document ACT or SAT scores if not listed on transcript.
  4. Cover letter, resume, recommendation letters and transcript must be submitted at the same time.

Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail and must be received by January 17, 2020.  If submitting by mail, send application package to: 

Western Colorado University Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1264
Gunnison, CO 81230

The Western Colorado University Foundation Scholarship Committee will make selections by February 15, 2020.  Notification of award recipients will follow shortly thereafter.