MONTE VISTA—Sargent High School graduate Melissa Bower from Mosca is among ten students statewide to be awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. She was one of dozens of applicants from throughout Colorado who applied for a share of the $50,000 in scholarships awarded by the foundation for the 2017-18 school year.
Bower will enter Colorado Mesa University as a freshman this fall. Her scholarship was earned based on academic performance, need, volunteerism and career goals.
She seeks a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing.
Scholarship eligibility was extended to students who are Colorado residents and enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university as an undergraduate. Scholarship award criteria included maintaining a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in high school or during the previous 12 months as a college undergraduate. Applicants had to demonstrate active involvement in community service and also describe in an essay why they need the scholarship and their goals for their education.
“We are very pleased to support outstanding students like Melissa,” said Doug Schneider, chairman of the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. “They have shown a commitment to their education and to creating a better future for Colorado communities.”