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Leaving a legacy new scholarship for children of alumni

A lot has changed at Colorado Mesa University over the years, but the university’s commitment to providing the highest quality education at a great value and to alumni persists. To that end, the institution has announced the CMU Legacy Scholarship, a $1,000 annual scholarship exclusively for the children of alumni.

“Financially, it’s no small thing,” said Rick Adleman, Director of CMU’s Alumni Association. “With our tuition and fees being what they are, $1,000 moves the needle. A thousand dollars a year over a four-year college career is $4,000. That’s a significant scholarship.”

The scholarship will be available beginning next fall for full-time incoming, transfer and current students. To qualify, degree-seeking students must have earned and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The student’s parent or legal guardian must have earned a degree from CMU. The award is available to both in-state and out-of-state students.

Like the merit awards available from CMU, the legacy scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 120 credit hours. As with other awards, the scholarship does not apply to the summer term.

“This has always had a family feel as an institution, and we pride ourselves on that,” Adleman said. “As I talk to alumni around the nation, from the class of 1929 on up, they consistently tell me that the faculty and staff at this institution cared about them. I think this is a great physical manifestation of that. The institution still cares about you as an alum and your family. This is one big Maverick family, and it’s putting its money where its mouth is to keep it that way.”

Current and prospective students who qualify for the legacy scholarship will be notified via email when the award becomes available. •

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