New Scholarship Campaign at FRCC Reaches First Milestone

The new Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign has reached the $50,000 mark, Ryan McCoy, executive director of the Front Range Community College Foundation reports. The Promising Futures Campaign is raising funds to provide scholarships for a student from each of the 80 high schools in the Front Range Community College service area.

There is ample time for others to join the campaign before students graduate in May, McCoy said.

For the Promising Futures campaign, donors commit to an annual gift of $2,500 for two years. The donor or donors can choose the high school that will award the scholarship to a deserving student. High schools identified so far are Centaurus, Erie, Legacy, Olde Columbine, Poudre, Westminster, and the Global Leadership Academy.

Students may begin at FRCC and transfer to a four-year university, or they can complete one of the college’s many Career/Technical Education programs and move directly into the workforce. The scholarships will go toward tuition, books, and fees.

“Our graduates bring their knowledge and skills to area employers and their buying power to the local economy,” President Andy Dorsey said. Recent research, he said, indicates that current and former students contribute $368.6 million in added regional income annually.

Among the committed donors are the Hispanic Education Foundation of Longmont, Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, and Nancy and Pete Hamilton. Other donors prefer to remain anonymous.

For more information on the Promising Futures campaign, contact McCoy at (303) 404-5238 or ryan.mccoy@frontrange.edu.

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About the FRCC Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to develop financial resources to support student scholarships, programs, facilities, and other resources essential to support the strategic vision of Front Range Community College.

About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.