road sign: "scholarship just ahead"

Five Front Range Community College students have received $2,000 scholarships, thanks to a new partnership between the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) and the FRCC Foundation.

The students:

Monica Edlauer, who is studying Nursing at the Westminster Campus

Haley Vinton, who is studying for an Associate of Arts degree at the Westminster Campus

Susan Duguid, who is studying Health Information Technology at the Westminster Campus

Eliana Martinez, who is studying for an Associate of Arts degree at the Boulder County Campus

Patricia Brennan, who is studying Paralegal Studies at the Larimer Campus

Karen McGee and Patricia Brennan

CWEF Board President Karen McGee, Patricia Brennan

Eilana Martinez, Holly Paulman

Eilana Martinez, CWEF Trustee Holly Paulman

CWEF awarded each recipient $1,000, and the FRCC Foundation matched that amount with funds from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) and foundation general scholarship funds. A $2,000 scholarship is enough for at least 12 credits at FRCC.

“The FRCC Foundation is always looking for new ways to partner to support the success of our students at FRCC,” said Ryan McCoy, executive director. “The funds from Colorado Women’s Education Foundation allowed us to unlock matching dollars from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative for the majority of these scholars. Gifts to our annual scholarship fund filled in the gap. We hope to continue to partnership in upcoming years.”

The scholars met their benefactors at Scholar Meet and Greet conferences at each campus.

CWEF Board President Karen McGee, Monica Edlauer, Haley Vinton, Susan Duguid, FRCC Foundation Director Ryan McCoy

CWEF Board President Karen McGee, Monica Edlauer, Haley Vinton, Susan Duguid, FRCC Foundation Director Ryan McCoy

“The conferences were inspiring,” said Karen McGee, CWEF board president. “It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the FRCC Foundation Board and former scholarship recipients while spending time with current scholarship recipients.”

One of the scholarship recipients, who could have been speaking for all, said, “This matching scholarship was the most amazing gift I have ever received. It brought me to tears, as I truly needed it for the upcoming semesters. I am ecstatic!”

CWEF empowers women through education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement. Eligibility includes being a woman at least 25 years old, a U.S. citizen, and resident of Colorado for at least 12 months before the application deadline of May 31. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited higher education institutions and be seeking vocational certifications or an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

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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 138,000 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.

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